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Raymond Richard
11-03-2009, 01:20 PM
I'm always getting asked about Godzilla so here's a photo of a couple I have made. Got plans on making another one. Pretty simple tool but does a lot of work for me. The older looking one is all welded together. Godzilla is just bolted together. I used 5/8" X 2" 1065 on this one. I think I used to pieces that were 8" long for the blades. The upright piece was made from the same steel except I notched it and made a leg to fit in the hardy hole. 5/8" square works almost perfectly on my smaller anvil. There is also a backup vertical piece that holds it together. On the next one I plan on making I'm going to make the bottom blade 1" high instead of 2". That will be 1" less that I have to lift the hammer.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1732.JPG

Mike Barton
11-04-2009, 09:44 AM
http://KnifeDogs.com/gallery/files/5/5/godzilla_eating_steel_thumb.jpg (http://KnifeDogs.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=611&c=3)

Alright Ray!!!!

I've always wanted to see what he looked like without something in his mouth :D
I didn't know you had his cousin living there too :eek:

Thanks for the closer look 2thumbs

Mike

Raymond Richard
11-04-2009, 09:58 AM
Mike, I forgot to add that I did harden the top blade some. I think it helps on the life span of the tool.

Eli Gautreaux
11-04-2009, 10:31 PM
That's a life saver, a great tool!

ddavelarsen
11-05-2009, 03:44 AM
That's a great avatar, Mike. :D

Raymond Richard
11-05-2009, 09:20 AM
That's a great avatar, Mike. :D

Dave, Good Eye! That's the real Godzilla....... I never even noticed it.

One
11-05-2009, 11:13 AM
I think,... "zilla" must mean lizard in Japanese… or something like that.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/gilamonsterPA0705_468x360.jpg


"GODZILLA"

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down, Godzilla!

Helpless people on subway trains
Scream BUG-EYED as he looks in on them, Godzilla!

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town, Godzilla

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Godzilla ga Ginza hoomen e mukatte imasu!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
Attention, emergency news!
Attention, emergency news!
Godzilla is going toward the Ginza area!
Immediately escape, catch up, find shelter please!
Immediately escape, catch up, find shelter please!

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

Raymond Richard
11-05-2009, 11:22 AM
I think,... "zilla" must mean lizard in Japanese… or something like that.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/gilamonsterPA0705_468x360.jpg

Tai, Is that one of your desert pets?

You must have just added the song while I was posting this. Great tune!

BlueSkyJaunte
11-05-2009, 11:36 AM
Actually "Godzilla" is an Anglicization of the original Japanese "Gojira", which itself is a mashup (portmanteau, I guess) of the two Japanese words for "gorilla" and "whale."

No foolin'.

Oh, and please don't ask why I know this useless information. :)

Ray, is there a spring in there to hold the upper blade open so you don't have to lift it by hand when placing the workpiece in Godzilla's jaws?

Raymond Richard
11-05-2009, 11:41 AM
Actually "Godzilla" is an Anglicization of the original Japanese "Gojira", which itself is a mashup (portmanteau, I guess) of the two Japanese words for "gorilla" and "whale."

No foolin'.

Oh, and please don't ask why I know this useless information. :)

Ray, is there a spring in there to hold the upper blade open so you don't have to lift it by hand when placing the workpiece in Godzilla's jaws?

I wonder if my daughter knows that. She has lived in Tokyo for about 12 years now and is very fluent in the language unlike her daddy.

This tool is hand operated. No springs or tricks. Made by a simple old man. :D:D

One
11-05-2009, 02:36 PM
Come on Aaron,...

… We need to know what you know and HOW you know it.

Raymond Richard
11-05-2009, 02:57 PM
Come on Aaron,...

We need to know what you know and HOW you know it.

Ya, What do you know? :D

Mike Barton
11-05-2009, 03:13 PM
Hey you guys that's not my avatar....

and I can prove it

http://KnifeDogs.com/gallery/files/5/5/godzilla_eating_steel_thumb.jpg (http://KnifeDogs.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=611&c=3&userid=55)

:D:p:D

BlueSkyJaunte
11-05-2009, 04:24 PM
You asked for it...

So some of you may know my wife is 1/2 Japanese. She was born there, lived there until she was 12, and moved here (well, to Kentucky, actually...but that's another story).

Her middle brother (8 yrs. her junior) used to be a Godzilla fanatic. Did you know they have Godzilla conventions? I didn't. I probably could have made it through life without ever learning that and been perfectly happy. :D Anyway, I've been subjected to a diatribe or two about Godzilla...how to pronounce it correctly, how unfaithful the Mathew Broderick movie was to the original films, etc. etc. etc...sigh. Now I have this truly useless information clogging up my brain, the space for which could just as easily have been allocated to hammer techniques or heat treatment methods. :(

But hey, at least I got to use the word "portmanteau" in a post. That doesn't happen very often. :D

Raymond Richard
11-05-2009, 05:39 PM
You asked for it...

So some of you may know my wife is 1/2 Japanese. She was born there, lived there until she was 12, and moved here (well, to Kentucky, actually...but that's another story).

Her middle brother (8 yrs. her junior) used to be a Godzilla fanatic. Did you know they have Godzilla conventions? I didn't. I probably could have made it through life without ever learning that and been perfectly happy. :D Anyway, I've been subjected to a diatribe or two about Godzilla...how to pronounce it correctly, how unfaithful the Mathew Broderick movie was to the original films, etc. etc. etc...sigh. Now I have this truly useless information clogging up my brain, the space for which could just as easily have been allocated to hammer techniques or heat treatment methods. :(

But hey, at least I got to use the word "portmanteau" in a post. That doesn't happen very often. :D

You gotta feel better now that you got to release all this information. :D

Would you mind telling us what "portmanteau" means?

BlueSkyJaunte
11-05-2009, 08:19 PM
"Spork" is a portmanteau of "spoon" and "fork".

Sorry. Linguistics is a guilty passion of mine. ;)

ddavelarsen
11-06-2009, 03:10 AM
I'm digging the turn this has taken. :D

'Cause I'm just a lowly grinder kinda guy, and while I love tools, the meat Godzilla is more along the lines of my cultural focus. Between Tai's tune and BlueSky's vocabulary lesson, I'm having a fine ole time. Now, if only Ray would make his own Godzilla movie so I'd know what that massive thing is for... :D But something tells me I should know that already as this is not the first time I've seen those heavy metal jaws.

ddavelarsen
11-06-2009, 03:13 AM
Godziller Movie (http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1923872)

One
11-06-2009, 06:45 AM
Thanks for enlightening us Aaron. I feel much better now and completely satisfied with your answers... :)

Martin Brandt
11-07-2009, 06:33 AM
Of Tarzan being beardless I know little, perhaps he has the chimp pluck it out, or he shaves with his big bowie after he strops it on an elephants backside. Godzillas are handy tools, and on mine I extended the top jaw a bit past the hinge side so I could bump it with my hammer to open the jaws and allow my piece needing to be 'zillaed to enter in with ease. If I was better a puters and pics I'd have a pic here, but alas I am properly whipped by the complexityof this medium.:(

ddavelarsen
11-07-2009, 07:09 AM
My theory about Tarzan's beard is ... Jane. ;)

I would like to see Godzilla in action though.

stabber
11-30-2009, 05:59 AM
:eek:Yes! Me too. I get the Idea, but would love to see Godzilla in action!:bud:2thumbs
My theory about Tarzan's beard is ... Jane. ;)

I would like to see Godzilla in action though.

Robert Dark
11-30-2009, 07:13 AM
A few years ago, after talking with Ray (Big-Boy), I made my own version. I call mine "Globzilla"

Blades were made from an old mobile home leaf spring that I straightened and re-heat treated. Works great for its intended purpose.

Robert

http://darkknives.com/webpics/Globzilla.jpg

Raymond Richard
11-30-2009, 10:21 AM
:eek:Yes! Me too. I get the Idea, but would love to see Godzilla in action!:bud:2thumbs

Here you go Ricky.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/5-PeterUsingGodzilla-2.jpg

This link will take you to a forging section at my web site. http://www.hawknknives.com/forging/_forging.shtml There's a picture there of me using Godzilla. Please take the time to read what I have written there. Even though I'm working on a hawk the same holds true to forging a knife blade.

stabber
12-01-2009, 06:09 AM
Thanks very much Ray2thumbs

Raymond Richard
12-01-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks very much Ray2thumbs

Ricky, Here's another photo with Godzilla at work. I'm using it to start a spike on a hawk in this photo.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_1332.JPG

BDK
12-01-2009, 01:15 PM
Ah heck i have a new pair of tongs to make, thanks for sharing. Boo