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About Arthur210

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    Quebec City, Qc, Canada
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    Historical recreation, archery

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  1. Nice design! Tube for the arm would work, only the top die needs to be solid and go through the tube. If you arrange the botton die to be removable, then you can use body of the tool for different dies. Much like a guillotine tool. With the lengthened arm, you could call it a trebuchet tool.
  2. No cerveza for me, that was a bottle of cider.
  3. Indeed, I forgot about the ears. Next time! Thanks for the compliment. But I've seen your work, jlp, and you're far ahead of me in a lot of other items!
  4. First bottle opener with first horse head. Haven't tested it yet; I plan to do so later today.
  5. I was able to spend a few hours in the shop this morning. Finished a few punches: 2 eye punches. 1 square punch and 2 ball punches (to make the eye punches and other texturing). All from a small coil spring. I also made 2 drifts from a 3/4" diameter length of unknown steel (sparked like medium carbon to my admittedly novice eye). First time.I make eye punches. Figured I'd make 2 different ones. One has a centered pupil while the other one is offset as if partly hidden by the eyelid (for an angrier/more aggressive look). Had to try them out eben though I was winding down, so I heated up a small piece to do so.
  6. I was able to sneak out tothe shop this evening for a little time in the shop. Couldn't work hard, since I hurt my shoulder a month ago (tendinitis) and am still recovering. Cleaning up stumps for secondary anvil and tool mount.
  7. It looks large but it is only 10" wide. I used the increased height to compensate and still get a decent inside volume. I get a bit over 2 cubic feet of air for each one-way movement of the piston.
  8. Box bellows are great sources of air. When I made mine, I went with the handle oriented vertically and mounted it higher. I find it a more natural position for the arm and shoulder. Just hold my hand up and grab the handle. It also allows me to just lean into and away from the bellows to pump it. Great set up. Well done.
  9. Yesterday was moving day for a lot of people in Quebec, so I went around my neighbourhood and recovered 4 metal bedframes.
  10. Literally followed me home... new trailer, 50" x 97" and 2000 lb load capacity. You can see my previous trailer on the left. The new one has about 2.5x the volume and 4x the load.
  11. This one sounds fine. Smooth turning and a bit of noise from the gears at higher speed, but I think that's normal for these. I may have to add some oil or grease in it, I haven't had time to inspect it more closely to determine which.