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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Jason Fry
Call Datum Engineering and ask for Robert. I...

Call Datum Engineering and ask for Robert. I don't think his firm does houses specifically, but he may have an engineer willing to take the project on after hours. (512) 469-9490
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree, Archery Shack is good, and Bruce is good...

Agree, Archery Shack is good, and Bruce is good people. Trader Bows is new and shiny.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,162
Posted By Jason Fry
Those numbers are incredible. Last week was a...

Those numbers are incredible. Last week was a lot of water, this week is 3 times as much.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,814
Posted By Jason Fry
Lol, nice. Since 1845 somebody's been...

Lol, nice. Since 1845 somebody's been mis-handling Texas altogether. Forget MAGA.... let's make Texas a country again.

I've spent most of the last 20 years in Abilene, and now I live in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Jason Fry
Leaf springs are fairly easy to come by, cheap to...

Leaf springs are fairly easy to come by, cheap to free. Knives are hard to make. Maybe you can find somebody...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
They added a little bit about my Texas history...

They added a little bit about my Texas history knives and Mikes banana hot sauce, but other than that, it was pretty much the same. For all the material we gave them, they sure didnít add much to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
So tomorrow night is my "Cutting Deeper" episode,...

So tomorrow night is my "Cutting Deeper" episode, at 7 p.m. They show the same story, but tend to compress the first two rounds and show a lot more footage of the final weapon builds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
Some of that is proprietary, but I think itís ok...

Some of that is proprietary, but I think itís ok to say that Mike and I built at the same time. Each had a two man FIF crew. They short the video, do the home interviews, and watch the clock.

So...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
Thanks for all the kind words. Second place...

Thanks for all the kind words. Second place stung a bit, was fair. Even Mike would tell you that my weapon was better in every respect except the one that mattered.

They caught it good in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jason Fry
Custom :) Iíve sharpened both Wusthof and...

Custom :)

Iíve sharpened both Wusthof and Henkels for folks, and theyíre good knives.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,327
Posted By Jason Fry
Shot a cottontail at 40 yards with my single six....

Shot a cottontail at 40 yards with my single six.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
We moved to Lubbock, even farther away, but Iíd...

We moved to Lubbock, even farther away, but Iíd be up for it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
I made the final four.

I made the final four.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
I can neither confirm or deny the very reasonable...

I can neither confirm or deny the very reasonable inferences yíall have made about how I did. Seriously, contract.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
Those are the show hosts in the pic. I'll be the...

Those are the show hosts in the pic. I'll be the one in the blue Texas shirt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,884
Posted By Jason Fry
Forged in Fire... next week itís me!

I’m finally allowed to release this exciting news. I will be appearing on History Channel’s Forged in Fire. My episode airs next Tuesday, September 4, at 8 PM central. Hope some of y’all can watch...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Jason Fry
Brooks Colson might could do it. He used to run...

Brooks Colson might could do it. He used to run a shop in Abilene.

I just moved here a year ago, don't have good contacts yet.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-28-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Jason Fry
I use teak oil on cocobolo without problems. ...

I use teak oil on cocobolo without problems. Take it up to 6oo grit, then teak oil, then buff.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Jason Fry
There are great big deer around there, like 6 of...

There are great big deer around there, like 6 of them, lol. You won't see many, but there are some whoppers.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-20-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,864
Posted By Jason Fry
Update. Installed a stiffer spring on the spring...

Update. Installed a stiffer spring on the spring pack, and lengthened the push arm. In this video I was forging some 3/8Ē square down a little further on the tail end of a blacksmith knife. Hammer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Jason Fry
Figured out it was an ID 10 T error. Voltage knob...

Figured out it was an ID 10 T error. Voltage knob got bumped and was in between positions. This machine has five levels, finite, so in between makes it not work.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Jason Fry
Cleaned the ground. Cleaned the tip. Still need...

Cleaned the ground. Cleaned the tip. Still need to plug in and check feed rate. Voltage to the plug should be good but I can check.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Jason Fry
Wire feed welder issue

My Lincoln 180 has quit working right. It is getting some current, enough to orange and barely melt the wire, but not enough to arc properly. Cleaned ground clamp connections, no difference. Any...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By Jason Fry
Lol, if you find a unicorn, let me know. ...

Lol, if you find a unicorn, let me know.

Alabama Damascus is USA made, and cheap relative to some of the other options. Good-ish, at least. Not my favorite.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,324
Posted By Jason Fry
One. Sanitarium. Surprised nobody said Breadfan...

One. Sanitarium. Surprised nobody said Breadfan yet.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Jason Fry
Here are some of my ponderings. (This is a lot...

Here are some of my ponderings. (This is a lot to ponder....)
Convex grinds vs concave grinds.
I know the concave grind caves in.
Why is that good or bad? - Personal preference. Thinner...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Jason Fry
Whatís it worth?

Edwin at Air Guns of Texas in Abilene is a friend of mine and a standup guy.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Jason Fry
Looks like somebody needs to buy a high-powered...

Looks like somebody needs to buy a high-powered pellet rifle :)


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,717
Posted By Jason Fry
2001 Mathews Q2 for me. Don't know if I'll buy...

2001 Mathews Q2 for me. Don't know if I'll buy another, unless it's to pass this one on to my kids.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,938
Posted By Jason Fry
@frycustomknives Sent from my iPhone...

@frycustomknives


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Jason Fry
That was one of the easiest car repairs I've ever...

That was one of the easiest car repairs I've ever done. From the time I left to go to the store to the beginning of the test drive was about 1 hour 15 minutes. Inside pad on the passenger side was...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-23-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,521
Posted By Jason Fry
Ouch! Youíre on the right track. Steel wool and...

Ouch! Youíre on the right track. Steel wool and oil can take care of the rust.

Iíd use teak oil on the handle, multiple coats, letting it dry a little on between.

Watch for separation...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Jason Fry
Looks like I've got a weeknight project, lol. ...

Looks like I've got a weeknight project, lol. Thankfully the heat's supposed to break today. 90's this week instead of 105.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Jason Fry
Pads but not rotors?

2013 Chrysler minivan brakes are getting loud. Can I do pads without doing rotors? Any reason to use the OEM ceramic pads instead of regular?


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jason Fry
I have put these up for sale a few places. But...

I have put these up for sale a few places. But also consider trades for firearms, or a bow for my teenage son.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jason Fry
Makes sense. The one time I did that kind of...

Makes sense. The one time I did that kind of work, I roughed it out on the band saw then finished it out with a draw knife. Hatchet or adze makes sense.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-18-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jason Fry
Copy away, nothing original about this design. ...

Copy away, nothing original about this design. Hammer poll is another popular option. Adze, nice, like a tiny little grubbing hoe :)
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-18-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jason Fry
Power hammer sure helps, Jank. Alot of detail...

Power hammer sure helps, Jank. Alot of detail work and straightening, etc, but the hammer does the heaviest parts of the work. Also, we had a few days in the low 90's after weeks hovering around...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-16-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jason Fry
Theoretically it would be good for a lot of...

Theoretically it would be good for a lot of things, LOL.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-15-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jason Fry
Finished the hawk and a blacksmith knife today. ...

Finished the hawk and a blacksmith knife today.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-14-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jason Fry
Ball peen hammer to Spike Tomahawk

Started from a ball peen about 16 oz, USA stamped. Forgot that my phone was plugged in, but I got a few pics later in the process.

Here it is after some of the Blade was beginning to be forged...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,532
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree. I was an Academy manager. We stopped...

Agree. I was an Academy manager. We stopped them if we could see them conceal, either live or on camera. Couldn't grab them, and couldn't pursue them out the door. Academy had a manager get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,847
Posted By Jason Fry
I'm in favor of custom knives, personally. You...

I'm in favor of custom knives, personally. You tend to get what you pay for. The higher end guys will have thinner grinds, better fit and finish, and better heat treats, generally. The cheaper...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Jason Fry
Target releases?

Son is into archery through 4H. Shooting four or five days a week wore out his cheap wrist release. Any recommendations on a thumb release that wonít break the bank?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,471
Posted By Jason Fry
This. Blades are tempered overnight. They have...

This. Blades are tempered overnight. They have a hydraulic press and a power hammer, and the forges are already up to heat when the clock starts.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,675
Posted By Jason Fry
I make knives, and I want guns. Havenít pulled...

I make knives, and I want guns. Havenít pulled off a trade yet. Some of you bartering folks hit me up, lol.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,471
Posted By Jason Fry
As a knife guy, I respect the skills it takes to...

As a knife guy, I respect the skills it takes to be competitive in those conditions. It's a game show, not a knifemaking instructional series. Sure, some of the scripting is a bit clichť, like "If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Jason Fry
I asked about it one time. My main interest is...

I asked about it one time. My main interest is history, not just age. Any cool story to the tree? Davy Crockett climbed it on the way to the Alamo or something?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By Jason Fry
Here are my thoughts... Build a burr at about...

Here are my thoughts...
Build a burr at about 120 grit. Polish it off with 220/400/600 belts. Strop lightly. Don't lean into the strop, just barely more than the weight of the knife.

If you...
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