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    Hummingbird Disaster

    I had a sad experience with some poor little hummingbirds. My shop has 22 ft ceilings and sometimes birds come in and fly around but, they usually leave . yesterday was different . At least 10 humming birds were flying all around my shop , apparently attracted by my Red riding mower . My...
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    Parks 50# quench

    Hey folks , I ran out of quench oil ... Where can I buy some parks 50 . ?? I know Kelly Cupples has some but, shipping from Washington state to Missouri is brutal ! Anyone Know of a closer Vendor ?? or does someone have 5-10 gal. they want to sell ? drop me a PM I will get right back to you...
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    New Habaki for Wakizashi

    Here are couple pics of Habaki construction . The main thing to remember is to constantly anneal the metal or it will become very hard and break . The Habaki needs to be hammered to blade profile Thinned a little then soldered and polished .... I will show how to solder and install...
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    New Tsuka

    New Tsuka finished New tsuka I am working on . The menuki were cast from shibuichi , the fuchi and the Kashira are made from Shakudo . The wrap (Ito ) is pure silk . This is for sword that I am making fittings for from shibuichi metal .
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    forging and casting sword fittings from Shibuichi

    This is a piece I cast this morning , 45% fine silver and 55% copper . There are several types but I like the 45/ 55 blend . This particular piece weighs about 12 oz. Used a fine silver .999 ingot and the rest good copper . From this I will Hammer forge a Habaki and seppa for sword ...
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    casting and forging Shibuichi for sword fittings

    This is a piece I cast this morning , 45% fine silver and 55% copper . There are several types but I like the 45/ 55 blend . This particular piece weighs about 12 oz. Used a fine silver .999 ingot and the rest good copper . From this I will Hammer forge a Habaki and seppa for sword ...
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    Heat treat for CPM- 3V

    Heat treat for cpm3-V sword I was wondering , has anyone made any swords from CPM 3-V steel . If so what kind of RC are you using for swords ? I am sure that RC is a bit lower than small knives ! Have a few chunks of it and I thought I would give it a try... Would like a HT...
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    Veterans Legal Help .

    I have been a national service officer for VVA( Vietnam Veterans of America) for a few years . I came to meet . Mr. Kenneth Carpenter at a seminar . He also represented me in My proceedings against the VA . VA litigation is supposed to be non- adversarial but, you guys that have been...
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    HCS railroad spikes

    Ok here is what I have . Met an engineer for Mopac RR and he gave me some spikes , he says they are 1095 High carbon steel ?? The top of spike says HCS . For all I know that could be the Mfg. These are rusted a little but never used . Whats the real skinny on these ... thanks Bubba. Oh by...
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    Looking for coin bezels

    Hello Folks , I started a small project to make a concha style Belt for a friend . What I am looking for specifically is a Quarter sized Bezel with either 3 knife prongs or A single Stud/ screw type . They need these to be sterling as everything else is silver . I plan on using a whole...
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    Japanese Menuki

    Hello folks , I wanted to post some Japanese shibuichi menuki that Teddy the jeweler and knifemaker cast for me . He did a great job , I would recommend anyone who needs some intricate casting of various metal , contact teddy he will do you right .These are copied from a 16th century copper...
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    Batteries

    I know we have heard it many times .... these are the best so and so batteries you can get ' I have a flashlight that takes 2 CR EL123 LI batteries . In you folks opinion, who makes the best batteries all a round ? in this size..... I have been told Fenix are pretty good for the dollar...
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    Thulya wood snake

    These kittle boxes are made in north Africa near morocco . The natives carve these cool little boxes and they put a live snake in it that, will bite you if you open in . Of course this box is empty but, I thought the idea was cool as is the wood . So I will show you how box works . you just...
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    where is post ??????

    I saw a post earlier today , where a member was trying to identify a signature (mei) on sword . can someone find it for me ? I am a little cloudy this morning Bubba. Here is translation.... Looks like Bishu Osafune Suke ,with the last character cut off when the tang was shortened...
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    Japanese sword post

    I saw a post earlier , A member was trying to translate . I can't find the post ??? I translated it .. here is is Looks like Bishu Osafune Suke ,with the last character cut off when the tang was shortened, probably Sukesada ! Bubba center picture is wrong pic . accidently inserted it...
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    hello folks

    Hello folks , how has everyone been ? Bubba
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    Boker Kwaito fixed blade

    Looking to trade or buy a boker Kwaito fixed blade .... If you have one let me know Bubba http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=boker+kwaito&qpvt=boker+kwaito&FORM=IGRE
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    Lucky Day

    I want to thank you folks for talking me into going to Dr. I just returned from ER and ortho Dr . He said its not broken but has a deep thrombosis bone bruise , also my achilles tendon has a slight tear . I can be a knuckelhead when it come to Drs. I have been to so many in the last...
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    Unlucky day

    Man I had a very unlucky day today . First : this afternoon about 2:37 pm someone got into my mailbox and swiped 1 esse Junglee 200$ . Then My dog started chasing dear , ran me stupid . I then came home and decided to go to my little armory , as I was walkng down the steps , I tripped on a...
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    O-Wakizashi

    This blade is a collaboration between Josiah Boomershine and myself . It is called O wakizashi because of length . It still needs final polish and to establish Yakote line on Kissaki .This is big heavy duty blade . Should take a few months to complete polish, hardware , Saya...... Bubba
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