J.L.S

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  1. I was explaining "myself" so you could see that I really never meant to insult or offend anyone here. you just cleanly wrote a whole page explaining politely how I "deserve to be insulted" while actively complimenting, insulting me and making assumptions about me as a person you can't possibly fairly make. I don't even know how to respond to that, Im not even mad about this. I just feel sad. one last time, im sorry if I offended anyone in the way I was speaking. it was never my intention.
  2. frosty I think you might have misunderstood me could we please discuss this over pm's and not clutter up the thread further with any of our arguments? this is getting a bit heated and...personal. I accidentally wrote in the quote and don't know how to delete the box
  3. the consensuses about "taking things out of the wilderness" in Germany has different rules all over. in my area, when I asked the police regarding, wood, stones, animal horns/bones, pine pitch. they said on private land: "no! nothing is allowed!" which is obvious. on public places: "yes but only as little as can be carried(no truck/car loads)" "yes but only dead wood and smaller sticks" "yes but only if already dead animal parts and only if not killed by hunter or ranger and weight limited to what one hand can carry" "no mining, no digging, no felling, no hunting -without permit or owner permission" Im not sure this is the actual "law" but the "only as much as you can carry" rule I've encountered a lot in regards to the issue, except on private land, which you're not supposed to enter in the first place.
  4. "act like an adult" I don't appreciate the manner in which you have chosen to address my shortcomings.(like that?) "childish language" well, that's like, your own opinion man..dude bro?(I don't even speak like that, but I do speak in an expressive flavorful lighthearted manner, sorry) "read the stickies" so, no "@"-ing at people? strange but ok, personally I was never a fan of that anyway, other than that. I didn't insult or intentionally disrespect people and I did say "thank you" to people.
  5. today "in the shop" I stood 5 hours in shorts in the rain in the river banging away with a chisel at a stone for a tool im making. its not the stone i needed but I got a stone I could use. also, understandably, people who heard the banging came to marvel at the strange man, in short, in the river., in the rain. other than strange looks, this what I got, a nice convex whetstone :"D
  6. yea the forge entrances(/exhaust openings?) look huge! unless its perspective and the thing is actually not that big what i see on forges like that is that the opening is usually about the size of...a brick laid flat on its side. maybe a bit higher and a smidge longer. thats maybe...20cm x 10cm? ( 8" x4") ? I dont have a gas forge, am japanophile smith, fuigo and clay and bricks and thats all my forge needs.
  7. yep I know how that feels...I dont know a lot of japanese either, and i forget to bookmark websites like that too...there was one that had a name for the process of using a wooden board to grind japanese knives on these huge electric wet grinding wheels all I know is that the word started with "E"...E...Euke...Eku...Eruka...Eureka..no thats not right... good luck on finding that website, I hope it has the name! if I cant find out the name ill have to resort to naming it something like "ura shaping board" or "hollow grinding jig/board" XD
  8. I just remembered something, sword polishers are called "togishi", maybe the word "naishi" is something in the same direction?
  9. yes the tool is used to help grind in the hollow part on japanese plane irons but "dai naishi-gana" google translates to "i dont know" XD hm but i'll keep that name in mind during my research. thx yes the sen was used but not to hollow out the back it was used to clean/flatten the front, the board tool was used to grind in the hollowed out back, look at the whetstone hes grinding on, the stone is curved and has surface chisel marks for faster/rougher grinding. sen also work for carving in the ura but this smith is using that "mystery name"-board for that. The use of the @tag is discouraged. You might want to do a little reading.Using the @ name on the forum
  10. rockstar.esq, yeh im familiar with that stuff ^-^ im mainly studying japanese tool smithing, also the hollow/ura prevent your whetstones from deforming or wearing out faster. good whetstone > good tool tho that point was probably mostly made in the ancient times, where only natural stones were used and finding a good natural stone, was/is still today like finding a treasure. I got lucky once, found a stone that showed "potential" took it home cut it and flattened it and I wouldn't trade it for 1000$! since then Ive cut several other rocks that showed "potential" but never found anything close to as good(for woodworking tools) dug up the video, the tool is at 18:38 and after that we see a sen being used as well
  11. the censored word was a non swear word, thats why I wrote it.(thought that much would be ok) I don't see how its offensive when I voice my own hopelessness, over the fact I cant figure out what something is called, in a lighthearted joking manner. even if I had used a swear word, in no way did I mean to attack anyone. we all learn from our experiences and I guess I just learned that even non swear words that might be "too close for comfort" are not ok in this forum. Frosty: I am very young but c'mon man, no adults likes being called "kid"
  12. Hoi, In a while ill get back to the forge to work on some forge welded tools, for that id like to test a mix of borax with steel filings. problem is, my collection of steel filings is contaminated by oily drill chips, so questions: does that matter? best way to remove oil from steel filings/dust?
  13. Frosty, as far as I can tell its a traditional tool that seems to be part of the old handmade only factory standard, its true that nowadays they use grinding machines to create the hollow on the backs of plane irons and chisels but back then this is the best/fastes tool they had, I don't think its a cheat tool? its essentially like a hand sanding stick that knife makers use, except the tools is on the stick. ye ye, maybe i should go to some Japanese smithing forum, true u_u kozzy, yea i know that feeling and im relatively "young", i guess that's what happens when you occupy your life with things from a by gone era XD I hope you find something, anything, im still coming up blank D:
  14. this is a rough surface grinding tool, not at all used for bevel angles and such, its to grind in the hollow section on japanese tools the "ura" the plane blades, chisels razors etc, get clamped down to the wood to exert greater pressure. the whetstones used for this are intentionally curved for hollowing out the tools back side. nobody ever seems to talk about these tools tho, I suppose its a case of "lost in simplicity" so simple and easy to understand that its a case of "why would anyone research this?" I can make this from the pictures but just want to know the xxxxxxxxxxx name! XD
  15. seems pretty normal to me, these things happen every now and then. In the case of my japanese forge, when the clay tuyere starts getting a little melted, I mix up some refractory of mortared up charcoal and clay and slap it on the tuyere, that usually lasts for a long time. I don't think cracked firebricks are much to worry about? ps: Bentonite kitty litter clay, made it into powder and tried it but...it was, not very good... it would crack, flake/peel itself off and float around in my forge.