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    Northern KY
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    blacksmithing,skateboarding, playing drums, reading, photography, air rifles ( field target and long range shooting), archery field target and historical,bow making and target shooting of any type or equipment i.e. atlatl, slingshot, firearms, hitting a target with anything interests me.

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  1. With your face shield on you look much younger in the pics you posted. I never would have guessed your age. Pnut
  2. Beautiful work. Where is the wood from? Is it reclaimed from something significant to your father? Pnut
  3. Are you planning on splitting the tubing into sheeting or using the tubes as is? Three inche OD 1 mm tubing doesn't leave much internal volume. You'd have to use a small burner I think. Pnut
  4. Once again, thanks for the further details. I haven't made a lot of tools with tangs but when I do I will put this info to good use. I've only seen it done by literally burning the tang into the material. The hidden tang awl I made I drilled out and filed to fit. I left it at someone's house and it disappeared. I need to make another one so I can finish my apron. I may try to handle it in the way you described Bfn. Thanks again. Pnut
  5. Pictures please. Pnut I went to your other post to see the pics but I doubt many others will.
  6. I hadn't seen it before and thought it might be of interest. Yes a pressure cooker does seem unnecessary. It worked pretty quick in just a pot on a hot plate. Pnut
  7. That's what I was thinking with roughing up the tang surface. I thought it would have a slightly irregular surface to bind to. I didn't consider a hammer finish doing the same thing. Thanks. Pnut
  8. Nothing like a cudgel to emphasize your point every once in a while. Pnut A stout cudgel in one hand and a stout beer in the other shows you mean business
  9. I just watched a guy make a bracket for a chest on a woodworking show. He submerged it in simmering hydrogen peroxide from the drugstore for about ten minutes to rust it then cleaned it with denatured alcohol. He proceeded to submerge the piece in simmering distilled water for a few minutes which turned the rust a bluish black color then added a coat of wax while warm from the distilled water bath. Has anyone seen or used this method for coloring cold worked steel? It seems like an easy way to age or color steel in certain situations. Pnut
  10. Those little guys frown on gold theft. He didn't want him showing up at his door interrupting dinner. Pnut
  11. Very true. I was going on the assumption it was just dry and hard. Cracks will grow and usually let go at the least opportune time. Replacement would be the safest option. I would still recommend conditioning the new belt when you get it and periodically depending on climate etc. Pnut
  12. By the way I used to live in Edgewood MD. Pnut
  13. I don't know if it would work for a belt but mink oil will work wonders on old dried out leather. It's what I used on my baseball gloves when I was a kid and on boots and anything else leather later on. It's good for reconditioning dry leather but I don't know if it will have a negative effect on the performance of a drive belt. It might make it slip until it absorbs it. Pnut
  14. To get the epoxy to bond better to a burned in tang,would roughing up the tang a bit with a file and gently sanding away the char in the handle material taking care not to remove too much material help? I don't trust epoxy on its own either. I feel much better using epoxy and a mechanical fastener. I haven't tried making pins from the same material as the handle in a hidden tang to disguise the pins. I might have to give it a try. Example making little pins from walnut for a walnut handle. Hmmmm. Pnut