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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Jason Fry
Eugene Bible *(512) 715-4024‬ Sent...

Eugene Bible
*(512) 715-4024‬


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Jason Fry
Mr Bible does dozer work in that area. Idk his...

Mr Bible does dozer work in that area. Idk his first name, but some of my family have used him before.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Jason Fry
San Mai Bowie

You guys got a front row seat on the power hammer build. Before I built that, I welded this three layer billet by hand. 15n20 outside over a 1084 core. This small Bowie is just shy of 11 inches...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Jason Fry
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-10-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,393
Posted By Jason Fry
Look up Terry Dunn on FB. I think he is Rubydog...

Look up Terry Dunn on FB. I think he is Rubydog on TBH. Best wood dealer in the state.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Jason Fry
Some day I'll make it out there. Too many other...

Some day I'll make it out there. Too many other things going on this year, plus it's a fairly expensive trip.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Jason Fry
Yard, with neglect like a pasture :) I...

Yard, with neglect like a pasture :)

I don't mind mowing, just want something I can get started then virtually ignore. I don't want to win a pretty yard contest, just cover up the dirt with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Jason Fry
grass seed?

Any TBH recommendations on grass seed I could put down that produces drought tolerant (aka neglectable, lol) grass?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Jason Fry
Stiff rod is fine for tx rig. Doesn’t hurt to...

Stiff rod is fine for tx rig. Doesn’t hurt to wait a second before you rip the lips. On the other hand, stiff rod plus braid doesn’t require a big swing. You have so much power and leverage, you can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,963
Posted By Jason Fry
Don't forget this guy... ...

Don't forget this guy...

http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story/_/page/mccluskey%2F100511_robby_rose_cheating_fisherman
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By Jason Fry
2007 with a v6, 18 mpg Sent from my...

2007 with a v6, 18 mpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,417
Posted By Jason Fry
Twok is good, and we have historically done very...

Twok is good, and we have historically done very well at Cedar Creek also.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By Jason Fry
4H archery shoot

Anybody going to the district to4H archery shoot in the panhandle today? I’ll be there with a bright green shirt on.My son is shooting intermediate level, for the first time.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-17-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Ran it hard for three days with no major...

Ran it hard for three days with no major malfunctions. The way I had the dies set up to be interchangeable isn't going to work. It also hit much harder with a bit less space between the dies, but I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-14-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Hammered out a billet of Damascus today with no...

Hammered out a billet of Damascus today with no major malfunctions. So far so good.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-13-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Fully automated finger smasher. Sent...

Fully automated finger smasher.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Haven’t pushed it yet. 40 pound hammer. ...

Haven’t pushed it yet. 40 pound hammer.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-13-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Bazinga! Tightened up a few more things after...

Bazinga! Tightened up a few more things after this, but I was able to forge a taper on a piece of 1.25” solid round in about 5 heats.

https://youtu.be/eTUtDKn1mmg


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-12-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
10 o’clock on a Saturday night, I think I have it...

10 o’clock on a Saturday night, I think I have it going. Fighting gremlins all day. Now that I think it’s working, it’s too late to test. Darn neighbors, LOL.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-12-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Here is a picture of the toggle linkage that...

Here is a picture of the toggle linkage that lifts the motor up into the drive wheel. I revised this from a simple lever, and it works much better. Stepping down pulls the top bar forward, which...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Jason Fry
WTG Skinny. Vintage draw knife. Got a hickory...

WTG Skinny. Vintage draw knife. Got a hickory stave that’ll become a spear shaft next week. Picked up these from a neighbor last night. Chipaway is the one in the middle. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Jason Fry
Name this old tool

Got this old tool from a neighbor. Any guesses what it is?
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180512/212f070506ac6bf5f349a693f9eaaeaa.jpg


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-08-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
I think it'll go better than that. While I've...

I think it'll go better than that. While I've poked fun at my welding skills, I do have some engineering and building background. As far as cameras, we'll see.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-07-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Today’s the last day of my road trip. This hammer...

Today’s the last day of my road trip. This hammer must absolutely be running by next Monday. Expect the finishing touches this weekend.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Jason Fry
I need a stave, ASAP!

I need a bow stave, cured, Osage preferred, Hickory OK. Bonus points if the material came from Texas. I only need about 4 feet of usable material. Needs to be straight, for a spear shaft. There’s so...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-02-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Lol, possible. Whole contraption is 800 pounds...

Lol, possible. Whole contraption is 800 pounds minimum, I'd guess. Should be enough weight to keep the giant bounce down to a steady thump, lol.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-01-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Final pic of the anvil assembly. 400 pounds. ...

Final pic of the anvil assembly. 400 pounds.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180502/e55b85c95b50744fc86c02f7f80338a7.jpg

Linkage between the push rod and the spring pack. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
I'm kind of thinking "Rattletrap" since I used to...

I'm kind of thinking "Rattletrap" since I used to tournament fish...

Turns out my neighbor (who likes to fuss at my kids) works at a fabrication shop. If (when, lol) something breaks, we can pull...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-29-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Got the motor mounted and wired and let it go a...

Got the motor mounted and wired and let it go a few hits for proof of concept. Still a lot of adjustment, tightening, and final welding of tacked parts. Once it is running right, I’ll do a YouTube...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Rusty style DIY power hammer

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/f5a868a6f6f468f7d3eee17f200b3029.jpg

Got the guide mounted and the hammer head installed. I also added the push arm and mounted the motor. Still need to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-28-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
First major error. Got the column together and...

First major error. Got the column together and figured out that the column was a foot too tall. That 4” square tube is 3/8 wall, killed a chop saw blade but got it cut down and re-welded. Back on...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-28-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
I was working in the back on the hammer when my...

I was working in the back on the hammer when my grumpiest neighbor came out to the alley to dump trash. Struck up a conversation and I invited him over to see the project. Turns out he has interest...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Rusty style DIY power hammer

Here’s the part I was most worried about. The anvil for the hammer is. 32” piece of 5.5” round stock, at 215 pounds. That is then inserted into a mud pump sleeve that’s another 175 or so, and also...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-27-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
More progress. Got the tire mounted where I think...

More progress. Got the tire mounted where I think it needs to be on the base. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180428/9c4f55c47960c5a767f0d347af7b343a.jpg

Got the bearings for the ends of the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-25-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
This project multiplied my previous welding...

This project multiplied my previous welding experience x10. That, and I'm just beyond the capability of my machine. I'm using flux core in a Lincoln 180. Some of this is 3/8 to 1/2. I'm beveling...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-25-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Got the base plate screwed to the RR tie base...

Got the base plate screwed to the RR tie base last night. I also have most of the pieces ready to assemble on the base. Got bearings in the mail yesterday, and the motor should arrive tomorrow. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-23-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Jason Fry
That list wasn't intended to be complete, just...

That list wasn't intended to be complete, just representative. If he's got customs of that caliber, he could get to 2.3 mil. It would be important to get a solid appraisal in that case. A reputable...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-23-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Jason Fry
It would be difficult to have a collection worth...

It would be difficult to have a collection worth that much if the knives were all production. Customs, could be possible if they were from early and/or big name guys. Unless he's got Michael...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-22-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Here’s the other end of the hammer head. Made for...

Here’s the other end of the hammer head. Made for interchangeable heads in case I want to try different die shapes.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180423/41154cbab427da20b66eafae59fba11f.jpg...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-22-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,709
Posted By Jason Fry
I got an auto darkening from Northern Tool that...

I got an auto darkening from Northern Tool that has worked well enough for my hobby welding.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-22-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Here’s the roller assembly that will transfer the...

Here’s the roller assembly that will transfer the curved path of the helve spring into a straight up and down guided hammer head. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-22-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
The hammer ram goes up and down inside a guide....

The hammer ram goes up and down inside a guide. That’s the “guided” part of the guided helve hammer. Inside the guide will be UHMW plastic, adjustable with screws. Lots of tapping in 1/4” thick...
Forum: 3D/Tournament 04-21-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Jason Fry
I was there with my son. His first round ever,...

I was there with my son. His first round ever, and the first one I had shot in about 18 years. Well set up course with some interesting shots.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-21-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Worked on the top of the center upright, to get...

Worked on the top of the center upright, to get the pivot in place for the leaf springs. All recycled/used/scrounged materials so far.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-21-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Jason Fry
Happy San Jacinto Day indeed. May we again find...

Happy San Jacinto Day indeed. May we again find our opponents napping when we fight the next decisive battle for Texas Independence.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-20-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
;)b

;)b
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-20-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Hope to get the whole thing minus the drive train...

Hope to get the whole thing minus the drive train assembled this weekend. Pics eventually, lol. Next weekend will be motor, drive linkage, and tuning.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-18-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
One of these... ...

One of these...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyaoFtARF80
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-17-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
I ended up breaking my tap wrench threading holes...

I ended up breaking my tap wrench threading holes for the head guide, so I switched to laying out the flywheel. The idea is to bolt the flywheel to the car room, so that if the tire wears I can just...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-17-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,309
Posted By Jason Fry
Fortunately we're in a "regular" older...

Fortunately we're in a "regular" older neighborhood, with no HOA. I'll try and get some pics tonight of the progress from Sunday.
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