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  • Doug Lester's Avatar
    04-08-2017, 11:22 PM
    Looks like a real nice job to me. Doug
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  • Doug Lester's Avatar
    04-07-2017, 10:52 PM
    You show good attention to detail. I have to admit that I have a prejudice against file or rasp knives though that buffing really brings out the...
    5 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Doug Lester's Avatar
    04-05-2017, 11:40 AM
    Doug Lester replied to a thread New forge ! in Hot Metal
    The stopcock does help with turning the gas on but it also is needed when something goes wrong and you need to turn off the gas NOW. ​Doug .
    19 replies | 8006 view(s)
  • Doug Lester's Avatar
    04-03-2017, 01:26 AM
    Doug Lester replied to a thread New forge ! in Hot Metal
    The regulator on my forge is back on the bottle. A gas line leads from it to a stopcock valve then a short brass nipple which attaches to the needle...
    19 replies | 8006 view(s)
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About Doug Lester

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March 1, 1949 (68)
About Doug Lester
Decatur, Illinois
history, knife making, swords, photography, archery
lab tech, retired?
Favorite knife.:
Hudson Bay trade knife


Old age and trechery will always overcome youth and ambition.


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