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  1. Well thanks for the link That's sort of what I was thinking of doing
  2. Can anyone identify the machine this fellow used to grind his blades? The accompanying article says he was a stock removal man. Looks like the machine is set up to grind two sides at once and presumably create a hollow grind. Is this something he fabricated or something he modified, or...? The article proper https://clarksonhistory.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/secrets-of-the-dead-the-richtig-knife/
  3. Okey, obviously got the right guys to talk to here. Thanks for the image link G.O.G. What I see looks like a choker chain with a hand made grab hook on one end and a large link on the other. I'll show her that and see what she says Googling about a bit after I posted here, I did find http://store.chainsawr.com/products/keyhole-chain-hook-loggergrab and http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_479598_479598 No way I can make them that cheaply, but I'll see if that's what she wants. Maybe we can trade something. She's got an industrial Singer sewing machine and I have canvas I'd like to mend. Nobody, I followed the link, but my Google Book skills aren't that good. All I can see is an excerpt from pages 141 and 148 How do I get it to show me the pictures on pages 55 & 60 ? Notownkid, got your email. You're on the right track. She does wood turning, and uses the ponys to haul logs now and again. Nothing big/heavy she said. I expressed my concerns about liability, and that she'd be better off with genuine logging hardware, but she's a fairly small woman and on the north side of 50, so she's not about to get involved with anything over 200 lbs or so she says. Anywho, it's an interesting project for me, nothing ventured nothing gained. Go ahead and send the pictures to my email if you can. I had thought I had set up things so I'd get emails telling me when someone answered my question, but it doesn't seem to be working. Maybe I did it wrong or maybe Yahoo dropped the ball. More anon
  4. Woman with Haflingers wants a "bitch hook" No, that's what she said, honest. Looked it up, and found bitch hook n. a curved metal device used with a chain to hold or secure lumber or other things, or to brake a sled on descents. Also bitch link. Editorial Note: The unpublished manuscript for the Lexicon of Trade Jargon (circa 1938-39, now at the Library of Congress) includes in its section on “Lumber Workers’ Slang and Jargon” an entry for bitch chain and defines it as a “Heavy, short chain with hook and ring, used to fasten the lower end of a ‘gin pole’ (q.v.) to a sled or car when loading logs. bitch link, “In logging: a pear-shaped link on the end of a chain, larger and heavier than other links. When the chain is run through an opening a choker can be looped through this link to secure it Okey. Anyone have one, or can direct me to a picture of same?
  5. Don't find a technique forum, so posting here. Apologies if this isn't the right forum. How do you upset to one side of a square rod? I've wanted to make a pair of holdfasts for a joiners workbench since I first read about a guy named Rob Tarule using them in an article in Fine Woodworking. They're very fast and flexible compared to a vise. Since I read that article, Chris Schwarz has gone on a tear and popularized the Roubo workbench, so much so that you can't hardly swing a dead possum without hitting one on the Interwebs. Peter Ross recently made a close if not exact replica of the holdfast illustrated in André Jacob Roubo's L'Art du Menuisier, the book that started the whole thing, for Schwarz and you can see the original illustration here and Ross' results here http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/workbenches/that%E2%80%99s-not-a-holdfast and some "work in progress" shots here: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/workbenches/straight-from-the-frenchmans-mouth In the first illustration of Ross working on the bar it looks to me like he has upset on one side midway down the bar. The upset is to make the mass for the shoulder of the head. I've upset on end, but not midway and not to one side like that. What's the technique? I know you can make a holdfast by bending but that's not what I'm interested in. Thanks for any suggestions
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    forge & blower

    2x4's, angle iron, firebrick and a Centaur forge firepot-tuyere combination.
  7. Had to straighten the tommy bar and re-curve the spring and weld a crack in the bracket near the eye
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    yardsale vise - $6.50

    Guy had been doing auto body work in his shop and welded a length of rebar onto the leg to make it taller. I've got the bracket but have to make a spring and wedges
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    hammers

  10. portable vise bracket for demonstrations
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    Anvil & vise stand

    Neat rig for a small Peter Wright and vise stand