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Raymond Richard
01-29-2010, 01:38 PM
Did you? Something I have wanted to try for several years has been a harpoon so now I can take this off my bucket list. I finally figured out how to start the head last night so I made a preform in the shape of a triangle. Welded a hay rake tine for a handle that I had straightened out a few minutes earlier and started forging. To my surprise it actually went pretty good and I only had to re weld the handle just one time. Next came the tricky part since I knew my last bandsaw blade had seen better days but I did manage to get it cut out. I'll go back in the forge one more time and draw out the area a little bit more where the shaft hooks up. I'm going to make the socket out of a piece of a very old 2 man cross cut saw blade. Hopefully by the end of the day I will have it together or close to it if it doesn't end up in the field behind the shop. Capt. Rayhab......

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Lorien
01-29-2010, 02:53 PM
Captain Rayhab:D:D:D

BowtownBlade
01-29-2010, 03:48 PM
I am amazed at the different directions and projects you take on Ray. You are a very talented man.

Phil Dwyer
01-29-2010, 04:13 PM
I didn't see the white whale, but I did see a maroon one. He was wearing glasses, I think. Dang Ray, how cold is it there?

LR Adkins
01-29-2010, 04:27 PM
Ray, what are you doing playing out in the cold? Looks like you been having fun.

Nice, fun project show us when you finish.

Larry

Raymond Richard
01-29-2010, 04:44 PM
I didn't see the white whale, but I did see a maroon one. He was wearing glasses, I think. Dang Ray, how cold is it there?

Phil, That's my not so cold outfit. Just two layers of sweats bought at the military surplus store in Boring. Its probably in the 40's plus I didn't have the forge on long enough to get warmed up. Old whales have thinner blood to. :D

Burton
01-29-2010, 04:45 PM
Nice keep the pics coming.

Raymond Richard
01-29-2010, 07:02 PM
The bad thing about doing stuff like this is I've never done it before so more time goes to thinking not to mention trial and error. The first socket turned out but I need to rethink it and change to a different size.

BossDog
01-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Captain Rayhab:D:D:D


that's a good one..

Ray, you look cold. You need to get to pounding...

Peter Killgore
01-29-2010, 10:07 PM
Shape up you swabs and man the harpoon! Thar she blows of the port bow:D
http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/September2000/img/f_moby.jpg

Have at 'er Capn' Rayhab.

John M Cohea
01-29-2010, 10:28 PM
Shape up you swabs and man the harpoon! Thar she blows of the port bow:D
http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/September2000/img/f_moby.jpg

Have at 'er Capn' Rayhab.

:D:D:D:D:D

Allen Newberry
01-29-2010, 11:06 PM
I am excited to see how the harpoon turns out Capn' Rayhab!

Eli Gautreaux
01-29-2010, 11:10 PM
Oh man, I go out of town for a couple days and look what I miss! Ray, you've got TONS of great ideas in that head of yours, I need to get some of your creativity in me :D

This is going to be a cool piece. Maybe you can find an antique boat oar for the shaft...

Eli Gautreaux
01-29-2010, 11:14 PM
BTW Ray,

I see your church bulletin in that second pic ---- were you sketching during the sermon??? :D

Sean Cochran
01-29-2010, 11:50 PM
A freakin harpoon!
Now that is cool.

mofretwell
01-30-2010, 12:22 AM
I can already tell. This is going to be one of the best threads ever!

Can't wait to see the finished product, Captain Rayhab.

Just don't try that nasty blade out on one of your pet steers.

Raymond Richard
01-30-2010, 12:30 AM
BTW Ray,

I see your church bulletin in that second pic ---- were you sketching during the sermon??? :D

Eli, Don't you know the difference between a church bulletin and a church scratch pad? Now I'm not saying I never sketch an idea during the sermon. :unsure:

I got all the piece made tonight. First picture shows the first socket attempt and the piece of steel for the second and final socket. A few pictures of me shaping the new socket. Last pictures shows all the piece to the puzzle. Unless I forget where the piece are tomorrow I should have it all together. This harpoon will be made from a truck leaf spring, a hay rake tine, and a piece for the 2 man cross cut saw. The metal part of a harpoon is called the iron. Now it could be also made out of iron but I'm not sure.

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Raymond Richard
01-30-2010, 05:15 PM
I got the iron finished. It finished out at 34 1/2" long.

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Eli Gautreaux
01-30-2010, 06:19 PM
WOW! Outstanding idea and execution.

I didn't know it was going to be so long Ray, that's awesome. Any idea what it weighs?

What's the godzilla-like took under it?

Raymond Richard
01-30-2010, 07:05 PM
WOW! Outstanding idea and execution.

I didn't know it was going to be so long Ray, that's awesome. Any idea what it weighs?

What's the godzilla-like took under it?

Eli, 34 1/2" maybe a little on the short side. 36" seems to have been the standard length. I just weighted it and its about 1 1/2 pounds. Here's an interesting link on whaling: http://www.whalecraft.net/ Lots of ideas to try. I think I'm going to do a single flute next.

That's my secret fullering tool under the anvil. I still need to make some modifications on it.

Allen Newberry
01-30-2010, 08:16 PM
Now we just need to find a whale.

Raymond Richard
01-31-2010, 08:25 PM
Now we just need to find a whale.

I went fishing in Sitka, Alaska in 97. I'm sure I snagged a humpback whale since one surfaced shortly after I had it hooked. I'd look there first. :D

Peter Killgore
02-01-2010, 12:05 AM
We saw a few whales when we were fishing in Sitka last summer. I found out I like Dramamine too! That stuff could easily become one of my best friends.

Raymond Richard
02-01-2010, 12:40 AM
We saw a few whales when we were fishing in Sitka last summer. I found out I like Dramamine too! That stuff could easily become one of my best friends.

Peter, After spending the money for the fishing trip I went on at Sitka Dramamine was part of my morning ritual just for added insurance. Did you see the whale with my lure stuck to it?

Lorien
02-01-2010, 11:45 AM
don't take this the wrong way, but I hope that harpoon never gets used for its intended porpoise.
I love whales:)

Raymond Richard
02-01-2010, 11:51 AM
don't take this the wrong way, but I hope that harpoon never gets used for its intended porpoise.
I love whales:)

I'm just after that white one and I only see it in my dreams. Don't worry!

Lorien
02-01-2010, 02:20 PM
aye aye, cap'n!

Raymond Richard
02-01-2010, 02:33 PM
aye aye, cap'n!

OK, Skipper!

One
02-02-2010, 05:18 PM
That's just too cool Ray! :)

casey
02-22-2010, 11:37 AM
heres one i found,i thought you might be interested in the pictures ray.
scroll right down the page. http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=272326804
i like yours better though.
cheers, casey

Raymond Richard
02-22-2010, 01:10 PM
heres one i found,i thought you might be interested in the pictures ray.
scroll right down the page. http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=272326804
i like yours better though.
cheers, casey

A bit different. I'm sure it was made for a different critter besides a whale. Thanks for pointing it out!