Owen Hinsman

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About Owen Hinsman

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    Southern Maine
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    blacksmithing, woodworking, leatherworking, welding, horseback riding, tree climbing

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  1. Owen Hinsman

    Saw

    I quite like that saw with the stepped teeth. It seems like it would be easier to forge than a saw with triangualr teeth.
  2. Owen Hinsman

    Saw

    How would I go about smithing a saw? I’ve looked on YouTube, but have only found a few videos. I want to make something for cutting ice.
  3. Owen Hinsman

    Old Chisel

    Thanks for the help! I was guessing that from the tar adhesive on the tang and the cast steel label it was from the late 1800s.
  4. Owen Hinsman

    Old Chisel

    So I found this old gouge/chisel in my box of goodies, and began my research. But all the info I could find was from November 2007, and a timeframe of 1822 - 1965. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here’s the website I found the info: http://swingleydev.com/ot/get/174006/thread/
  5. Owen Hinsman

    It followed me home

    You may remember a massive stash of hardware that followed me home in May. I wa going through it (again) and I found these beauties. The file is 19 and 1/2 inches, aka as long as my arm, and the gouge is nine inches. The little cone around the tang of the gouge looks and feels to be pitch or tar of some sort.
  6. How would I go about making throwing darts? Not the bar kind, but something larger for hunting small game. I have tried doing this in the past, but the dart just tumbled in the air.
  7. Owen Hinsman

    It followed me home

    A couple of weeks ago I picked up 70+ lbs of random hardware. I also went to the NEB Spring Meet today and picked up some other stuff. WARNING: PIC HEAVY
  8. Owen Hinsman

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Das, what fair are you going to? I'll be at the NEB Spring Meet. is it there?
  9. Owen Hinsman

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Nice job Dylan!
  10. Owen Hinsman

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Daswulf, you can get rose cutouts online BTW, i am not trying to advertise, just help a fellow smith.
  11. Owen Hinsman

    Grappeling Hook

    Yes I currently forge. I don't have a personal forge, but I go to open bench. Where can I get some of that static line? it could be very useful even for non-climbing uses.
  12. Owen Hinsman

    Grappeling Hook

    13 and one half
  13. Owen Hinsman

    Grappeling Hook

    I am right here. You, sir, have been very helpful, pointing out all the things I don't know (A lot). I never considered that a single hook would be better then a triple or quadruple hook. Wouldn't the off balance hook be detrimental to accuracy? and its MA’AM not sir
  14. Owen Hinsman

    Grappeling Hook

    As I have now awakened, I shall now answer your questions. getting from tree to tree is mostly because i want to see if i can, and as for your idea, i will most defininetly give it a go.
  15. Owen Hinsman

    Grappeling Hook

    And now I am laughing my harbor seal laugh.