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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-15-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By SamHarper
Fun fun

Fun fun
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-11-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By SamHarper
How many knives do you usually take to a show?

How many knives do you usually take to a show?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-09-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By SamHarper
That is good news!

That is good news!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By SamHarper
Curvy.

Curvy.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By SamHarper
It should be extraordinary. Are you making this...

It should be extraordinary. Are you making this for somebody in particular?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By SamHarper
What kind of steel are you using?

What kind of steel are you using?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 31,300
Posted By SamHarper
I would be soundly defeated.

I would be soundly defeated.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-07-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By SamHarper
That's good looking, Bob.

That's good looking, Bob.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-05-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By SamHarper
You have inspired me. I think I'm going to do...

You have inspired me. I think I'm going to do that with mine as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,025
Posted By SamHarper
1. Knob 2. Conditioner 3. Access road ...

1. Knob

2. Conditioner

3. Access road

May the best spouse win, and may I not be in the middle of it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By SamHarper
Maybe people are keeping their cats indoors these...

Maybe people are keeping their cats indoors these days.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-29-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
And now he has made his first sheath. I really...

And now he has made his first sheath. I really like his enthusiasm. We're working on a logo to go on his knives.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-29-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By SamHarper
Nice job, Bob. Have you ever tried San Mai with...

Nice job, Bob. Have you ever tried San Mai with stainless steel in the outside? It’s difficult from what I read, but it’s pretty cool looking.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-29-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
I’ve never tried w2 either, but I got some, too....

I’ve never tried w2 either, but I got some, too. I’m hoping to be able to get a good hamon out of it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-29-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
We started with a bar of 1095 steel, 1/8" thick...

We started with a bar of 1095 steel, 1/8" thick and 1.5" wide.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,399
Posted By SamHarper
Saw wheat!!!!!!

Saw wheat!!!!!!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-28-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
Lucky kid! I'm sure you'll enjoy it, too. :-)

Lucky kid! I'm sure you'll enjoy it, too. :-)
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-28-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
Maybe you do and just don't know it. I sometimes...

Maybe you do and just don't know it. I sometimes think of that passage Hebrews 13 where it says that some have entertained angels without knowing it, and I wonder if somebody I've met was actually an...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-28-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
Let's just hope he uses a respirator!

Let's just hope he uses a respirator!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-28-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By SamHarper
You have my attention.

You have my attention.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By SamHarper
Was it like this one? ...

Was it like this one?

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200579796_200579796

I got one just like that except without the pockets. The only thing I don't like about it is the neck...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By SamHarper
Nice job. After catching my cloth apron on fire a...

Nice job. After catching my cloth apron on fire a long time ago, I went looking for a leather apron and had a hard time finding one I liked.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
Yup. He made the blue one. I was really happy...

Yup. He made the blue one. I was really happy that he finished it. I was at my sister's house the other day, and he said, "I don't know what I'm going to do today." I said, "Why don't you make a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By SamHarper
My nephew's first knife

My 14 year old nephew finished making his first knife today. One of these is his and the other is mine. I'll bet you can't tell which is which!

He did everything himself, including heat treat. All...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-23-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By SamHarper
Pretty cool!

Pretty cool!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By SamHarper
Peanut M&M's

Peanut M&M's
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By SamHarper
That was really nice of you, Bish. Did you thank...

That was really nice of you, Bish. Did you thank yourself?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,690
Posted By SamHarper
I got one. It's really easy to get a knife sharp...

I got one. It's really easy to get a knife sharp with it. The problem is that it scratches up the side of the blade unless you tape it up first, which is a pain. I eventually sold it. I much prefer...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-19-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
About two hours. They’re simple and easy to make.

About two hours. They’re simple and easy to make.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-18-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By SamHarper
If I had a lathe, I would make chess pieces.

If I had a lathe, I would make chess pieces.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-18-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By SamHarper
It looks pretty cool. I've really had a thing for...

It looks pretty cool. I've really had a thing for san mai blades lately. I just think they look really cool, and i'd like to try one some day.

Since you do all of yours by hand, I'm curious about...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-17-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By SamHarper
Yes. I think what happened was that with the edge...

Yes. I think what happened was that with the edge of the blade expanding as it hardened, and the back not moving at all, it created too much stress on the edge. The crack was catastrophic. I might...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-16-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By SamHarper
You could do a spark test and guestimate how much...

You could do a spark test and guestimate how much carbon is in it. Just get some 1060, 1080, and 1095, and grind each of them, noting the differences in the sparks. Then grind the cable with the same...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By SamHarper
Now that phones are starting to cost $1000, it...

Now that phones are starting to cost $1000, it doesn't seem like quite so much to pay for a knife anymore. A knife lasts a lot longer than an iphone.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-15-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By SamHarper
But will it keel???

But will it keel???
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-13-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By SamHarper
That should have lots of contrast!

That should have lots of contrast!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-13-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By SamHarper
That's pretty cool, Bob! I look forward to seeing...

That's pretty cool, Bob! I look forward to seeing your San Mai knives, too.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-13-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By SamHarper
Pretty

Pretty
Forum: Traditional 12-11-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By SamHarper
How about Sue? He may not like you, but he’ll...

How about Sue? He may not like you, but he’ll grow up tough.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-07-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
I should remind y'all that some guy on YouTube...

I should remind y'all that some guy on YouTube came up with this design, not me. He's trying to make a living selling his wallets, so if you make a copy of it, I wouldn't try to sell it. I didn't get...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-07-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
It's just two pieces. The top one is 5-1/8" x...

It's just two pieces. The top one is 5-1/8" x 4-3/8". The bottom one is 13-1/2" x 4-3/8". The 4-3/8" isn't what I end up with because after I put it together, I trim about 1/8" from top and bottom...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-07-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
2 - 3 oz.

2 - 3 oz.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-06-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By SamHarper
Pretty cool. I've tried it with 1095 and never...

Pretty cool. I've tried it with 1095 and never could get a really pronounced hamon. I cracked a couple of blades trying. I recently ordered some W2, so I'm going to try that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,882
Posted By SamHarper
We watched that over and over when I was in...

We watched that over and over when I was in highschool. I just about had the whole thing memorized. I can't think of anything comparable.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-05-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
No, not at all! It's just that I recently...

No, not at all! It's just that I recently discovered I could "mark up" my photos in my iphone, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was totally and completely random that I happened to scribble right...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-05-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
I bought a shirt one time that was brown with...

I bought a shirt one time that was brown with thin orange stripes. This really cute girl told me she liked my shirt, and ever since then I've liked brown and orange together. Here is said shirt...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-05-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
You can have that first one if you want it. I'm...

You can have that first one if you want it. I'm happy with the second one, so I'm keeping that one for myself. Just PM me your address.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-04-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By SamHarper
That's hard to say because I didn't buy just...

That's hard to say because I didn't buy just enough leather to make it or just enough dye or thread. I had a big piece of leather I cut it out of, a lot of thread from which I cut what I needed, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By SamHarper
Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the suggestions!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,005
Posted By SamHarper
I'll never use Sirius XM. I bought a car three...

I'll never use Sirius XM. I bought a car three years ago that supposedly came with Sirium XM free for a month. I really only got two channels and never subscribed.

But then the calls started. They...
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