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    Cincinnati OH
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    Fishing, Reading, Animal Husbandry, Forging, Bladesmithing

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  1. IDFC, you mean when making them or when using?
  2. Hi. I'm a total newbie, and am looking to get some tongs. Right now I'm primarily forging rebar and 1/4" mild rod, but I hope to get some 1/2" mild round bar + square bar, 1/2" O1 drill rod, and maybe some 1095 flat bar, and I'm looking at leaf and suspension springs. Right now I'm just getting started, working on leaf keychains and kiridashis. I'm looking at Ken's Custom Iron rapid tong blanks. They have a bundle with v bit, flat jaw, scroll, bolt jaw, and slot jaw tongs. However, this bundle isn't much in the way of savings as opposed to buying those all separately. What I'm trying to figure
  3. Ohio we have a pretty happy median. We got the deer, possums, birds, raccoons, bunnies, sometimes a bobcat etc. but not the rattlers, black widows, scorpions, or copperheads. A couple things I do wish we had more of were big deer (elk, moose) furry snakes (ferrets and weasels) bears and nonvenomous reptiles. And big fish. We used to have gator gar in the OH river, but that's done...
  4. I forgot you were talking about copperheads... Was thinking you casually ran over a baby bear cup with your truck. By gosh was I concerned/confused/angry
  5. Snakes are tough suckers. When I was a kid, my dad was mowing with our big ole riding mower and hit something. I'm playing in the yard the next day and I see a black snake. I go to pick it up, and I kid you not, it was cut 60% of the way through by that mower, just one day before. Thing was still perfectly alive and most docile snake I've ever caught. And not in a half dead, delirious way. Mine is a grey tree frog. They aren't exactly amazonian dart frogs, but they are still really cool. They change colors, from a brown to gray to green. While I kinda wish he was like the on
  6. Ok. I will suggest a tree frog, though. Mine has a space about 2' by 1' by 1', and he's happy as can be. I have him trained to eat from my hand, so any time I put my hand in he tries to nibble my fingers with his adorable little gums. And one of the perks is that with the soil he has, I never have to clean his tank. That's right, never. Hey hey, I'm a senior member! And you, too, Deimos (The use of the @ Name tag is discouraged)
  7. So, a quick search tells me that you can keep a dwarf cuttlefish (about 2.5" long as an adult) in a 30 gal tank. Of course, that's saltwater, but as it isn't a reef tank it wouldn't be nearly as difficult. They suggest also getting a few hermit crabs and snails to go with him as a clean up crew. Might want to seriously look into that. Would get some tank experience beforehand, though.
  8. Absolutely. Ever heard of the mimic octopus? Absolutely incredible. Will pretend to be a lionfish or banded sea krait I believe it's the broadclub cuttlefish that can do the hypnosis. Most, if not all, can do color and texture changing.
  9. And another that actually hypnotizes its prey with flashing white stripes! Colossal squid for the win! Or do you mean the giant Pacific Octopus? There's actually a tournament for wrestling those if you're interested...
  10. Well... All cephalopods are difficult. The thing is, while you could have cuttlefish, it would be expensive, difficult, and ultimately- cuttlefish only live a couple years! And then, cuttlefish are fairly territorial so wouldn't like each other much. But I do agree, cuttlefish are awesome. There's one species that's only a couple inches long!
  11. The thing is, with mosquitoes that big there are advantages and disadvantages. Advantage one- You can see them coming. Advantage two- it shouldn't be possible for there to be a large population as they'd deplete the food source. Disadvantage one- It doesn't matter if you can see them. Unless you're willing to point a Smith and Wesson M&P at your arm and pull the trigger, they ain't leaving. Disadvantage two- They really don't care about the laws of physics, so there are still plenty.
  12. Sorry to hear that, Billy. Will keep you in my thoughts. I have been to Alaska, and boy are you wrong! Look up in the sky. See the majestic eagles with the 6' wing spans. Those are half size models of an Alaska mosquito Nile monitors will sleep with you...
  13. That's a good point. Oh, and lemmings. And seals. And whales. And penguins That's who I was looking at. Do you know if you got the rapid or quick? The quick comes with only 4 pairs. I'm certainly not an expert either
  14. Well yeah, I figured Frosty was counting arachnids as insects. I'm guessing creepy crawlies in general aren't his forte.
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