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About windancer

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    Grumpy old man - deceased

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    Tenino, WA USA
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    Hot Steel, Wily Cuts and Bows, old hot-rod truck and reading. And, oh yeah, hot steel!

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  1. windancer

    Air powered closer for post vise ideas?

    Will check out the new suggestions as you folks keep pitching them out here for me. I value every one. Great place and great guys here! A million thanks to you, too, Glenn, for a terrific site!! Dave
  2. windancer

    Air powered closer for post vise ideas?

    I ordered an electric impact wrench since I sold my compressor- duh.. When that gets delivered I will head back out to the shop and do some more looking and playing with the rough design I now have in my head and see what is or isn't going to work. Will get some pics for a follow-along for those who may be interested in where this is going. I did rough out a return spring and have an idea for mounting that, too, at least for the moment. Still quite concerned about my fingers- had them quite a while now and kind of like the way they work, sure don't want any changes is that department Guess I will go see if there is an estimated delivery date yet. Thanks again for all the input! Dave
  3. windancer

    Air powered closer for post vise ideas?

    More info is better info- thank you so much, guys! Dave
  4. windancer

    Air powered closer for post vise ideas?

    The air wrench sounds like the answer for me, been concerned about fingers getting in there, and could operate that thru a foot switch, I think? Thanks to everyone for the ideas and thoughts. As a blacksmith I always love the idea of having a free hand! I happen to have an air ratchet for sale right this minute- will go remove that item now and give this some more thought. Will post some pics as I work this through and figure it out or not, either way. I always wonder what happens to ideas that pop up and then seem to get lost out in the ozone somewhere You guys are the best! Thanks again, Dave
  5. windancer

    Air powered closer for post vise ideas?

    Investigating an idea I saw a while ago [and can't find] for an air powered post vise closing mechanism that would leave both hands free when opening/closing my post vice. Mine is a modular Kinyon style that I may modify some more to open/close hands free, if possible. Built by my friend Bill Cottrell. Anyone care to share your thoughts? TIA Dave
  6. Making a hawk- heat treat and tempering rages? Can't find one of the scrap lists that has metal types- tired of looking and searching. Thanks Dave
  7. Thanks to all for the info and the laughs along the way Dave
  8. Think you got it, Steamboat. Mystery solved. And a great explanation, too! Been driving me nuts. Thanks very much Dave
  9. Have asked all my local friends, so counting on you folks again Only marking is "Patent applied for" - tip is brass, tip is also flimsy Thanks, Dave
  10. windancer

    Recent Axes

    Great work! Dave
  11. windancer

    wrought hook

    A Beauty, regardless of material!
  12. windancer

    Second Damascus project

    Thanks for adding more pics- we are image hungry fools here and WAY TOO MANY pics are always appreciated. You do excellent work and should be very proud of this knife! Dave
  13. windancer

    PICTURES of your hardy sleeves / hole size adaptor

    The new hardy if 1 1/8 inch, so having trouble finding and steel that size that is WAY over-priced. Found a piece of heavy tube that I sanded down until it would fit the hard and split the corners a touch. Just need to bend all 4 sides down now and it will be ready to go. Will post a Pic when I get it finished Dave
  14. windancer

    Anvil ID and info, please?

    Anything else we can tell him? Thanks, guys! Dave
  15. windancer

    Second Damascus project

    Beautiful! Dave