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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Jason Fry
Likely. I don't figure there will be that many...

Likely. I don't figure there will be that many customers toting that kind of cash at Abilene this weekend.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Alright folks, here we go. 25 inches overall....

Alright folks, here we go. 25 inches overall. Osage handle, blued D guard. Weight is 2 pounds 2.6 oz.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-18-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Changed the guard shape. Took a long time, but I...

Changed the guard shape. Took a long time, but I got a clean block out of an Osage log. Guard is blued.

In the mean time, I can verify that it is sharp.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-17-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Fit up the D guard tonight. Likely handle...

Fit up the D guard tonight. Likely handle tomorrow.

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Laid it out on paper first. Mild steel bar stock and dykem...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-17-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
After finish grinding comes a lot of hand...

After finish grinding comes a lot of hand sanding.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-17-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
When you don't have a dedicated tempering oven. ...

When you don't have a dedicated tempering oven.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-16-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
MTU0dbyZWn8 Here's the quenching video! Got...

MTU0dbyZWn8

Here's the quenching video! Got it in the tempering oven right now, clamped up to deal with a little warpage.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-16-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Heat treated the sword last night. A bit of warp,...

Heat treated the sword last night. A bit of warp, but I think I can get it in the temper.

Have the quench on video but haven't uploaded yet.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,062
Posted By Jason Fry
There were some in Texarkana when I was there....

There were some in Texarkana when I was there. Never trapped one, but I tried.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-13-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
So I melted out my forge innerds. This put a bit...

So I melted out my forge innerds. This put a bit of a crimp on the sword project, but I have an appointment Thursday with a guy who has the equipment to use for heat treat.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,413
Posted By Jason Fry
6th, 1855. My kids are 7th.

6th, 1855. My kids are 7th.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,278
Posted By Jason Fry
Well shucks. Seems like a lot of the folks...

Well shucks. Seems like a lot of the folks working didn't know. Only a few of the DPS guys at the gate knew. It was a curiosity with the staff in the house... I don't know that the governor gets...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,278
Posted By Jason Fry
Finally got the Governor his knife

I built this knife a while back, intended for Governor Abbott to celebrate the passing of HB1935 which legalized bowie knife carry. Unfortunately hurricane Harvey literally rained on our party, so...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-28-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Exactly two pounds right now. Will lose a little...

Exactly two pounds right now. Will lose a little more after finish grinding, and lose some off the tang, but gain a little for the D guard and handle.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-28-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Civil War short sword WIP

It will be a few weeks minimum before I get back to this project. In the meantime, today I ground out my first 100% independent Damascus blade. I've used the material before, but never made my own....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Finish ground and ready for heat treat....

Finish ground and ready for heat treat. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180128/a0ea06bbddf034502af588243aa68c29.jpg


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Haven't weighed it yet. Heavier than I want, but...

Haven't weighed it yet. Heavier than I want, but a long way to go.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By Jason Fry
Civil War short sword WIP

Because why not ;)

Forged this out at a friend's house the other day, because he has a power hammer. It's like when you have a friend with a bulldozer, you dig a new tank.

Started with a leaf...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Jason Fry
What kind of hammer

I picked up these two unusual shaped hammerheads the other day. Any idea what they are for? About two or 2 1/2 pounds. Neither is marked....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By Jason Fry
It just followed me home

Went to a buddy's house this afternoon to visit his epic pile of cool stuff. Came home with a lot of goodies.

Couple of kerosene lanterns. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,515
Posted By Jason Fry
I saw a few at a fur auction one time. They do...

I saw a few at a fur auction one time. They do exist.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Jason Fry
pencil eraser, seriously. With a little oil or...

pencil eraser, seriously. With a little oil or wd40.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Jason Fry
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-16-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
Finished! ...

Finished!

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-15-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
The steel is forged W2. The guard is wrought...

The steel is forged W2. The guard is wrought iron from the first railroad into Dallas in 1872. The wood is spalted sycamore from the grounds at the Texas Capitol. The coin is 1836, the year Texas...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-15-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
Etched and blued and glued. Past the point of no...

Etched and blued and glued. Past the point of no return.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
More progress. Handle fit, and spacer coined....

More progress. Handle fit, and spacer coined. Still left to do: etch wrought, blue wrought, etch blade, glue up.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-15-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
Travis changed jobs. This knife is a custom...

Travis changed jobs. This knife is a custom order, won't be "for sale," so your budget is safe :)
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
More progress. Fluted the wrought fittings and...

More progress. Fluted the wrought fittings and fit and shaped the spacer. 1836 silver half dollar.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,030
Posted By Jason Fry
Bowies sell when they sell. I sold a $500 bowie...

Bowies sell when they sell. I sold a $500 bowie at the Lone Star Knife Expo last year. Make an impressive piece, and it'll move when it moves. Either way, you got to make a cool knife :)
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-09-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
Travis is in the middle of tearing his shop down....

Travis is in the middle of tearing his shop down. They close on selling their Katy house at the end of January. They're moving to Austin area, and haven't found a house up there yet. I bet it'll...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
https://youtu.be/GOx3-RTk_IA See what...

https://youtu.be/GOx3-RTk_IA

See what that'll do.

I buggered the replies up the page. The others are correct, pic #2 is clay to induce the hamon, as they described. The picture I commented...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
Yes, a customer of mine. I showed him the two...

Yes, a customer of mine. I showed him the two blades before they were even heat treated, and he wanted the second one just like the governor's.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
Just WD 40 and grit slurry. Tried to make hand...

Just WD 40 and grit slurry. Tried to make hand sanding interesting in a picture ;) I've got a nice video of the final hand sanded blade, just need to upload it.

Steel is W2. There's a decent...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Jason Fry
Big Bowie WIP

I've been working on a relatively close copy of the governor Bowie for an order. Here are some pics of the process.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree, mediocre material. Could have broken in...

Agree, mediocre material. Could have broken in manufacture, or could have been discarded after it broke in use. Cool find either way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,242
Posted By Jason Fry
My first thought was "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt...

My first thought was "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-19-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Jason Fry
Travis has done quite a few pens in the last few...

Travis has done quite a few pens in the last few years, but I never personally got beyond a couple of varmint calls a long time ago.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-18-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Jason Fry
Found some, thanks. My brother and I...

Found some, thanks.

My brother and I turned a few calls 20 years ago, but haven't messed with it since. We've gotten into knives since then, so our finish skills have improved a lot. Be...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-18-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Jason Fry
ISO a few predator call parts

My brother and I want to use my folks' lathe a bit at Christmas and turn a few predator calls with the nephews. I don't really want to buy a 25 pack of reeds and inserts. Anybody willing to sell me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,269
Posted By Jason Fry
Like when I told them that the ice cream truck...

Like when I told them that the ice cream truck only plays music when it's out of ice cream?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Jason Fry
FWIW, there's a business called Texas Custom...

FWIW, there's a business called Texas Custom Knives or similar that imports this crap. Nothing at all Texas about it, except that they're based in Houston.

As Leon said, if it's good, they'll...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-13-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,363
Posted By Jason Fry
I came on coffee later in life, on my second trip...

I came on coffee later in life, on my second trip through grad school. Three teaspoons of sugar, three of creamer. Two "cups" a day, minimum, sometimes 3, and I'm talking 16-20 oz cups, not those...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Jason Fry
I've been reading on presses a bit lately. ...

I've been reading on presses a bit lately. You'll have several challenges with a small press, best I can tell. First and foremost, you've got to plan for ram speed. Your tonnage won't come into...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jason Fry
I started into it once, but decided I didn't want...

I started into it once, but decided I didn't want a ton of knives. I'd rather make them.

That said, I collected trapper patterns in about 10 different brands. I also bought an Ulster Old...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-05-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,927
Posted By Jason Fry
Advice to this point is spot on. Sherriff will...

Advice to this point is spot on. Sherriff will say to deal with it. SSS works reliably.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Jason Fry
Best affordable rest for a kid?

Son is 13, ready to start shooting a "real" bow. I've got a late 90's Hoyt that's 25" draw that I was using for bow fishing. Going to set it up for the kid, but I haven't shopped bow accessories in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,169
Posted By Jason Fry
What are you going to build? Rifles? I had...

What are you going to build? Rifles?

I had an old Craftsman/Atlas lathe for a while, but sold it before I ever used it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Jason Fry
The furs are greasy. You'd have to flesh and...

The furs are greasy. You'd have to flesh and stretch it, minimum. We just skinned them and sold them green. They also stink, although not as bad as a beaver. Beautiful fur though!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Jason Fry
Haven't kept up with the fur market, but the best...

Haven't kept up with the fur market, but the best year we got about 140 on the big otters. Off year we got 40.
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