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About BlasterJoe

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  • Birthday 06/25/1982

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    Round mountain NV
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    Hunting, Blacksmithing,

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  1. Wow, what a great "thing". Do the marbles come out pretty clean looking or do you have to shine them up?
  2. My daughters got me this book. Easy to read and good pictures. I really like it. Full of ideas for new blacksmiths.
  3. Great looking pieces. I love antler handles. On the horn handle is it stabilized? If it's not it needs to have a thick finish on it so it doesn't peel up.
  4. Very cool pieces. I really like the art work on the leather sheath.
  5. A friend of mine asked if I could make him a dead strait adze for some wood work he does. He didn't want any kind of bow to the blade. He also wanted a pass through handle. I'm not sure which side to bevel for this type. I was going to put a single bevel on the bottom or handle side. He will be using it for limbing mahogany in the field. I made it out of a chunk of tierod. The handle is hickory with linseed and terpintine finish. I haven't done a heat treat yet until he looks at it and is happy.
  6. The more I have read this book it is full of smack talk. He uses the term third rate blacksmith a lot. It makes me wonder if there was other books at the time that he didn't like or didn't like where blacksmithing was headed. Its almost like a turn of the century rap battle.
  7. It is an old printing. It's just new to me. There is a whole section of old book donated from around town. I tried the kindle thing but still prefer paper. Especially the smell of an old book. Reminds me of my grandma.
  8. Looking through an old book store in tonapah today and found this. It's from 1907 and reprinted 1913. Full of old timey writing and a lot of products I've never heard of. One thing I found interesting was about quenching files in molten lead.
  9. That is very cool ranchman.
  10. Do you get any cracks or splits in the antler when it dries? Does it push right on or does it take some persuasion.
  11. Very cool file work. Some mean looking knives.
  12. I have an elk shed in my garage waiting for the right projects. Around hear big Rocky Mountain elk and big mule deer. Usually not to hard to find those but moose are hard to come by in the desert.
  13. Looks great. Where did you get the moose antler from?
  14. The spine is a little over an eighth of an inch. The blade is 4 1/2 inches and 9 inches over all. It's pretty hefty. I've split some kindling with it and was still able to cut up an apple.
  15. Looks really good. I like the black contrast. That rosewood looks great I don't think G10 would look as good. Can't really envision it.