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    In a Strange Land......

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    Alpine, California, and Santa Barbara County
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    Blacksmithing, Hammering, Bucking, Metals, Music, Mineralogy, Elutriation, Foundry, Pottery, Panning, Shooting,7.62 x 39, 7.62 x 54, Science, Humanity, Industrial Anthropology

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  1. Anachronist58

    Axe Head As Hot Cut?

    Then you could put a rod (or "strap") through the eye and lag bolt it down to a "stump".
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    Axe Head As Hot Cut?

    Would this be a single bit, or a double bit? in other words, one cutting edge, or two?
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    Do I Upgrade/Is this an Upgrade

    JHCC, you are making me drool.... I am lucky that I have a Soderfors - the best anvil ever made..... Just ask Frosty!
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    Hammer handle ?'s

    Amazon sells handles. That eye looks round, so you will probably have to do some fit-up work, no matter what you buy. I have found handles at both big box, and Mom & Pop hardware stores alike. Gook luck, Robert Taylor
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    It followed me home

    Definitely a hat pin
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    Copper guitar picks

    Greetings, scott7, welcome to the Forum! You may have read this already, but if you have not: This helps make for a smoother forum experience. Your reference to ebay brought me right to the material. Thank you for posting that information. I have only produced that which I have originally posted in this thread, although I am no less interested. Hmmm..... $19 & $29 each.... I hope I find the time to look further into this.... Welcome Aboard, Robert Taylor
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    Drill bit lubricant

    For those who have read enough, feel at liberty to skip over this bonus material...... Those eight words are the core of my philosophy as a current journeyman tool and cutter grinder. My position has been proved in practice from intake to exhaust on modern turbofan (see GE LEAP, Trent, MTU, etc.) engine components. Thus, I cite myself. This position is further exemplified by the increasing use of ~10,000+RPM ceramic and ceramic/metallic tools, which must be run dry. High pressure airflow may be used - not for cooling, but for evacuating swarf (chips & fines) from the tool path. As for all previous contributions to this thread, I cite Rudyard Kipling and Tribal Lays. Many excellent anecdotes for our consideration. Viscous cutting media like that shown below, has its' place in certain tapping or broaching operations, as a narrow example. Not advisable in this instance, because it promotes the re-cutting of fines. Ianinsa, Canola based PAM works much better. Robert Taylor
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    Antisocial tech

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    Antisocial tech

    I agree, Thomas. A popular citation of a study reported on in the August 2009 MIT Technology Review places the upper limit for conscious processing at a mere 60 bits per second. I heard it explained that conversing with ones passenger conumes well over half of that capacity. Oh how I miss that old phone in a booth.
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    Antisocial tech

    Maybe. But there are numerous scenarios possibly behind this pathologically reckless behavior. I suppose that most of those who drive while intexticated do not fall under your proposed category. Like the compulsive gambler, they have no temporal awareness of the potential for disaster. It does give me pause, though, to consider, in light of your theory, why so many refuse to communicate via hands-free audio - shunning that much safer and ubiquitous tech, to the peril of those on our roads and sidewalks. Robert Taylor
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    It followed me home

    A longtime friend bought a property recently, and asked me if I wanted some stuff that she wished to have hauled off. "you mean that RUSTY stuff over there, and there, and there?" Oh my Weakness! A 10# sledge was used liberate the heavy-walled pipe fence posts from their concrete - some needing a bit of scoring with a chisel. Turned out to be the easiest part of the job. Two 5' lengths of Ø6" x 1/4" wall steel tube. American Standard Beam - S8 x 18.4 (8" "deep" x 4" wide & 18.4# per foot), 20' long and 2 each. Each beam weighs 368# (~167 kg) - Too long for the trailer and too heavy for me. Just manageable at 12' @ 220#; and 8' @147# I can still lift and carry 150# right before lunch, but just barely after all of that sledging. thank goodness for wheels, rollers, and a bit of still-viable grey matter. Just a note for those scrutinizing my torch cut: That cut could be a lot smoother. for one so out of practice as I, using a #0 instead of a #1 would likely have yielded better results. Unloaded in the dark, 38° F, howling wind, rain, and mud. Thanks to Dean, the Volunteer who insisted that we unload, him in T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. what an Animal! Be Safe, Robert Taylor
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    Show me your vise

    Thanks Slag and JLP - Happy New Year!
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    Ceruti Boring Mill Auction Buy

    That is Soooo Pretty! Weighs about 4,500#? Be safe with the move, and Enjoy! Robert Taylor
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    Drill bit lubricant

    Components in an engine are meant to slide past one another. In metal removal, the angle of attack different. Only the cutting edge is meant to sever the work - the rest of the tool is meant to slide cooly past the waste being ejected from the cut. Heat goes into the chip because it is being plasticly deformed, whilst Tool geometry and lubricity isolates the cutting tool from that heat. Marc1, I find your presentation to be clear and succinct. Thanks for that link, Thomas. Robert Taylor
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    Magnetic Blacksmith Shop Arm

    "A fun metal splinter", Indeeeeed! Two fine Dumpster Pearls for sure. Certainly rates you a spot on the International Dumpster Dive Team! Thanks for showing off your innovation! Robert Taylor