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    Scrap yard surprise - free coffee!

    So I had to hit up my least favored scrap yard yesterday since I cut it too close to closing times. I go through my regular rigamarole, argue about #2 vs #1 copper, walk into the office and...walk...
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    That's a whole lot of blade forging. Going to...

    That's a whole lot of blade forging. Going to have to bump up the internets to watch some of those.
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    A comment like that definitely requires a little more clarification from your side. If I get the results I was expecting, how is that a mistake? A more efficient process available? Definitely! The...
  4. You know what, the thought of casting a deer...

    You know what, the thought of casting a deer antler for a handle hadn't even crossed my mind! My hamster is spinning on the wheel now - If I could cast the shape of some antlers in aluminium bronze,...
  5. This thead is a question - We're stocking up on TimBit cannons and training...

    We're stocking up on TimBit cannons and training our Cavalry Moose up here in Canadia Land just in case anyways....
  6. Fabricating, casting, and shaping a knife handle

    Hey all.

    Been working on a series of project I call : "Why the hell not?" My next step in casting was trying to make a symmetrical form by shaping on single half, then casting it to make a double....
  7. Thread: About Me

    by WhiteSquirrel
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    Can't blame a guy for trying to get some...

    Can't blame a guy for trying to get some contacts....by ANY means necessary >.> <.<
  8. Thread: About Me

    by WhiteSquirrel
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    Welcome aboard! Right in Toronto, or in the...

    Welcome aboard!

    Right in Toronto, or in the outskirts?
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    Ayup, didn't take long to figure it out - the...

    Ayup, didn't take long to figure it out - the details and pics are instantly recognizable. Hence the wink about sending you some cats!
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    Pretty neat. Do you dissolve and precipitate...

    Pretty neat.

    Do you dissolve and precipitate with that amount, or save up a few batches before refining?

    Working on a deal for some used heavy equipment converters and failed prototype flow...
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    I'd like to dig into the practicality and use...

    I'd like to dig into the practicality and use theme a little bit more as well!

    What does everyone consider practical for a longer blade? (12" inches?)

    Been having some discussions today with...
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    I've done "damascus" billets before using chains...

    I've done "damascus" billets before using chains (pretty neat patterns), but they really don't speak to me. I like a clean steel look. I've seen a pattern using ball bearings that I'm thinking of...
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    Hollow knife rough forging

    Hey all.

    So here's the project I posted a picture of early. Working on the handle right now, think I have the general direction figured out, but this one was fun to "slap together". I had to shake...
  14. Good to see another Canadian processing plant! I...

    Good to see another Canadian processing plant! I don't know of too many reputable ones around my area (Northern-Ish ontario), so I might reach out when I have a stock pile worth considering sending...
  15. Ok, what about today's "Wife and kids are gone"...

    Ok, what about today's "Wife and kids are gone" adventure? Got it back together and burnt out my new set of MTs :| Also found out that there's a certain point after you bury the speedo where it...
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    This thead is a question - Welcome. That really depends on the yard :...

    Welcome.

    That really depends on the yard : one of my locals won't take non ferrous cast in ingot molds, but will take them cast in shapes or strips. Reasoning behind this is that it's easy to...
  17. Haha yeah, that's a party for me now. Add one...

    Haha yeah, that's a party for me now. Add one notch to the "You know you're getting old when..."
  18. Long weekend, wife and kids are away for a day...Nailed it!

    So I've had some projects in the back of my mind for a while, this one being a couple of years after I snagged some mounting springs from a big gen set. My biggest issue with making a knife is that...
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    Mmmm, coppppeeeerrrr *drool* Welcome aboard,...

    Mmmm, coppppeeeerrrr *drool*

    Welcome aboard, lots of different characters and interested here, don't be shy to post about anything!
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    Pretty sure that's Dave Grohl...

    Pretty sure that's Dave Grohl...
  21. New ingot mold? Check. 15 lb melt? Check!

    Hey all.

    I have a pile of large housings and odd shaped objects that wouldn't fit in my little crucible without breaking down...so I thought it was the perfect time to test out my large crucible...
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    This thead is a question - That sure is my case - I mostly do it as...

    That sure is my case - I mostly do it as component removal from side jobs (my brother in law is a contractor, gets some cool wierd jobs every now and then), when I'm working on a car (ask my wife...
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    Motherload! (For a nerd)

    So, was picking up some leftover stuff from a mid-week yard sale, bunch of boxes of random crap, blah blah, you know how it goes....And then, I open one of the last boxes from that run, and....It's...
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    This thead is a question - You know what's funny? I asked the same question...

    You know what's funny? I asked the same question as the OP but with different words - "Is it worth it?", and I got some responses saying I should have my account locked for asking that! :D

    Lots of...
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    This thead is a question - ^ | | Time is money! If I have a limited...

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    Time is money! If I have a limited amount of scrap and am not picking volume at that time, I find it worth while to separate certain types of steels and alloys (rotors, flywheels, heavy...
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