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Taking off my glasses and getting close is like using a magnifier, great for splinter removal.  Been hassled to get my eyeballs carved to get rid of my heavy glasses; as I am an insulin dependant diabetic I'm reserving looking into the laser for more necessary work.  Will still take heavy sedation and some anchor chain to get me to stay still...

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On 3/8/2016 at 0:58 PM, BIGGUNDOCTOR said:

I have my eye on a local restaurant that is up for sale as the owners would like to retire.  Cooking is one of my lifelong passions , so maybe this is just good timing, fate so to speak.

Onward and upward. 

Check out the thread about cooking on the forge.

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22 minutes ago, ThomasPowers said:

Taking off my glasses and getting close is like using a magnifier, great for splinter removal.  Been hassled to get my eyeballs carved to get rid of my heavy glasses; as I am an insulin dependant diabetic I'm reserving looking into the laser for more necessary work.  Will still take heavy sedation and some anchor chain to get me to stay still...

Should be a lil easier staying still for a professional then some doc there that night that's willing to give it a shot. :rolleyes:

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A friend gave this to me yesterday. 20" x 20" x 2", 225 lbs. It appears to be mild and the rebound is a bit disappointing but I'm planning to make a Brazeal style anvil/swage blockish thing out of it.

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handy thing to have in the shop; makes a good upsetting plate on the floor or a weight for a workbench that has a post vise on it and is moving a bit---also allows you to place hot metal on a workbench with it under it---as long as it's not high C being placed on it as it might contact quench it (I use a slab of soapstone for the high C stuff)

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Nice friend you have there. Have you tried the rebound on it's edge? Good score.

Frosty The Lucky.

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While out in the woods cutting firewood (trying to get a jump on next year since it's already in the upper 70s here lately) when I had to stop for a minute. While takin my break I was looking around at some of the surrounding tree stand when I see somethin rusty out of the corner of my eye. Upon further inspection it's an old made in USA Nicholson file. It's a good one too at about 14 inches long and about 1 1/4 inches wide and about 1/4 thick. It's too far gone to use as a file but I might use it for somethin one day.

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14 hours ago, Frosty said:

Have you tried the rebound on it's edge?

Yeah that's where I tested it, it bounces a ball bearing about 30%

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I was thinking bits for hatchets, tomahawks, or whatever it actually turns out to be. I might try San Mai again. I have a small piece of wrought someone gave me a little while back that might look great.

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Today I was able to bring home an old header that had a piece of 1/4" thick 5"x12'6" plate. I already have plans for a few feet of it and the rest is probably gonna hang out for a while. I also had a fellow that I've done some remodeling work give me a few pieces of white tail spikes and a cape off of another deer he was gonna mount (until the freezer quit and stuff started to thaw). I didn't take a picture of the steel plate cause we all know what that looks like and I didn't get one of the cape because I didn't think anyone wanted to see that right now (I didn't much wanna see it either cause it was crawling already lol). When I finish (hopefully successfully) turning the hide to leather I might show so pictures if anyone wants to see.

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31 minutes ago, tdaleh said:

Jackalope antlers

Which ones are you saying looks like jackalope? Last I heard we don't have any mythical creatures here in Alabama but I wouldn't be surprised to find out I was wrong.

24 minutes ago, ThomasPowers said:

The disreputable red hat has two pointers on it now!

I don't get the reference but I did tell my wife that a set of those sets would be good for a cool helmet for our two year old. She just rolled her eyes at me.

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For several decades now the way folk have met up with me at Quad-State and other conferences was by my wearing a "disreputable red hat".  Well my old one finally failed the wife test---"You wear that out in public and you won't be wearing it back in the house, I'm changing the locks!"  So I got another one and am slowly breaking it in.  The old one had spike buck antler points on it so I figured the new one should be a 2 pointer... The other way to recognize me at Quad-State is that on Friday I try to wear lederhosen and an aloha shirt in remembrance of Paw Paw Wilson who recognized the get up as being mentioned in Glory Road by Heinlein

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Last one looks good for a jackalope. Thomas.... ugh.... the visuals .... ugh lol

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Send me your address and I'll send you a pair. But you have to post a picture when you get done.

I haven't figured out yet just how much use I can get from them anyway. I was hoping they'd be large enough for handle material but they're a little on the skinny side. I will try to use as much as I can though so that I can tell him I didn't throw it away or waste it just in case he has some bigger antler to get rid of at a later date.

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Picked up some various pieces and parts at the local scrap yard a few weeks ago and put them together to make a punch/drift block thing.

Just took a little welding and some drilling for the holes, had a friend at a machine shop drill holes from 1/4" to 1" in 1/8" increments, the plate is approximately 2" thick. 

The post is 6" x 6" x 3/16" and the base plate already had the center cut out so I can drift all the way through material and tilt it over to retrieve the tool.  Not perfect, but for about $20 it works.

 

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2 hours ago, Michael Cochran said:

I was hoping they'd be large enough for handle material but they're a little on the skinny side. I will try to use as much as I can though so that I can tell him I didn't throw it away or waste it just in case he has some bigger antler to get rid of at a later date.

Paring knife handles? Send me a pair; I'd be happy to give it a try.

1 hour ago, 01tundra said:

Picked up some various pieces and parts at the local scrap yard a few weeks ago and put them together to make a punch/drift block thing.

Just took a little welding and some drilling for the holes, had a friend at a machine shop drill holes from 1/4" to 1" in 1/8" increments, the plate is approximately 2" thick. 

The post is 6" x 6" x 3/16" and the base plate already had the center cut out so I can drift all the way through material and tilt it over to retrieve the tool.  Not perfect, but for about $20 it works.

Nice! What's the height? 

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8 minutes ago, JHCC said:

Paring knife handles? Send me a pair; I'd be happy to give it a try.

That's an idea I didn't think of. I thought about trying a pen knife and a whittling knife. I could always use another paring knife so that'll probably happen before the ideas I had.

Which ones were you thinkin about?

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1 minute ago, Michael Cochran said:

That's an idea I didn't think of. I thought about trying a pen knife and a whittling knife. I could always use another paring knife so that'll probably happen before the ideas I had.

Which ones were you thinkin about?

Whatever you like; I'm not looking a gift deer in the antlers. I'll send you a chunk of curly applewood in exchange, if you like.  I'll PM you my address.

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If you prefer you can just find me in regular clothes on Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.  I'm middle aged, bearded, over my optimum weight  and will be wearing bluejeans---no problem finding me in the crowd!  

For the smaller spike antlers I like to make threading hooks for spinning wheels from them, I twist up a doubled over piece of nickle silver wire, bend the looped end over  and insert the other end in the cut off fat end of the spike in a drilled hole with a bit of epox, cross drill the horn nearer the tip for a thong and I've never had any come back from a spinning conference.

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Sounds like there's plenty of use in these little spikes after all.

i still think seeing a guy walking around in a red hat with deer spikes would be something to see lol. Is it safe to assume you're talking about a red fedora and not a ball cap or a cowboy hat?

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no not safe: not a fedora, cowboy, ball cap, top hat,.....Closest would be an old hillbilly's totally worn out hat, no blocking recognizable; the original on had a tail as well thanks to Don Yors...(found a plastic dinosaur tail in the gravel at the fleamarket and told me that since I had horns I needed a tail...)

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4 hours ago, JHCC said:

Paring knife handles? Send me a pair; I'd be happy to give it a try.

Nice! What's the height? 

I can't remeber the exact measurment off hand, but it's basically at the same height as my anvil, somewhere in the 30" range.

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