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  1. 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. 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. More info is better info- thank you so much, guys! Dave
  4. 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. 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. Think you got it, Steamboat. Mystery solved. And a great explanation, too! Been driving me nuts. Thanks very much Dave
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Anything else we can tell him? Thanks, guys! Dave
  12. A friend on the other coast asked for help with info on his old anvil- He says: Has 103 in big numbers..weight? Then has M __ US. HOLE . I know it is early 1800s at least. What can we tell him? Thanks, Dave
  13. You should e proud of both knives! Job well done Thanks for sharing the pics and the info. Dave
  14. I worked in an office years ago- my trainer would see e making piles of things to do and always said "all you are doing is moving things- if you pick something up deal with whatever it is and put it away". Having a place where things 'go' helps keep the shop a lot cleaner. Dave
  15. I am a steel feather fan. Lots of nice ones here! Dave
  16. The chain idea, from whoever, can be considered stolen again GREAT idea. Thanks for posting! Dave
  17. Interesting work- thanks for sharing it. Dave
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