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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By muzzlebrake
Pig Sticker

Seeing other posts showing Bowies and poiny blades I thought while I am waiting on some epoxied handles to cure that I might as well profile one the bighoof rasps into another sticker. This one will...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By muzzlebrake
I'll bet that new grinder speeds up the process a...

I'll bet that new grinder speeds up the process a lot. I spend a lot of time just changing belts and fixtures on my single grinder. I can see where a feller could easily use 3 or 4 grinders all for...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By muzzlebrake
Oh Yeah! That's a lot of work right there. Great...

Oh Yeah! That's a lot of work right there. Great job.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,660
Posted By muzzlebrake
Salaried also has it's down side. Although you...

Salaried also has it's down side. Although you know your pay is going to be the same each paycheck, you may or may not be expected to work lots of odd hours and overtime. I worked on salary for many...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-17-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
I've seen a few old AC service guys with their...

I've seen a few old AC service guys with their own Vacuum pump made from a refrigerator pot. I even had me one for a time. Good ideas guys. Now if'n I can just find me one of them big mouth gallon...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-16-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
I can see a piece of this nice Zebra wood on the...

I can see a piece of this nice Zebra wood on the handle of another Heller hoof rasp Frog Sticker Bowie before long. Should have the weight in the wood to balance nicely and look good too. The red...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-15-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
You are right and I did a little sawing this am....

You are right and I did a little sawing this am. Got enough blanks to last a while. Jabota, Wenge, Zebra, Tigerwood, Ebony, Walnut and the precut Leopard wood. And I only sawed up about 1/3rd of it....
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-14-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,286
Posted By muzzlebrake
They won't be short anything. They will just...

They won't be short anything. They will just continue to make up stuff like they been doing all along.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-14-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
Thanks TP3 Got the box today. Some pretty good...

Thanks TP3
Got the box today. Some pretty good stuff in there.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-13-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 962
Posted By muzzlebrake
I always had hope that someday common sense would...

I always had hope that someday common sense would prevail all across the land. After the last presidential election I have even more hope. I do think it's catching on in spite of all. Of course there...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,568
Posted By muzzlebrake
Well I feel sorry for youse guys that have to...

Well I feel sorry for youse guys that have to resort to using a hose cause you don't have the reach to just hang it out the window.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
I burl that eats saw blades? Dried burl mesquite...

I burl that eats saw blades? Dried burl mesquite or Bois d arc maybe? Red oak is bad on blades but I have not seen any in burl. The sand in old dried mesquite will kill a new chainsaw blade like...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
That's what I been trying to do and have gotten...

That's what I been trying to do and have gotten some pretty good looking wood doing this. My saw will slice veneer thickness if I need to. I think the key to how well a band saw works is the blade...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-11-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By muzzlebrake
I hear ya. I'm starting to get a hankering to...

I hear ya. I'm starting to get a hankering to head up to my brothers place at Kiowa and ketch some of his pets off his dock.:D
It only takes a couple of them 5-6 lb whisker fish to make me a good...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By muzzlebrake
The addiction is bad. What were the withdrawal...

The addiction is bad. What were the withdrawal symptoms?

Oh, cool knife. Love that handle material.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-11-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By muzzlebrake
Here they are. Just finished sharpening them....

Here they are. Just finished sharpening them. Took most all morning. Still need to make sheaths and a little more Teak oil on the woods.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By muzzlebrake
Didn't measure but approx 4".

Didn't measure but approx 4".
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-11-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
thanks guys for all the good leads on wood

thanks guys for all the good leads on wood
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-10-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,759
Posted By muzzlebrake
Skil saw is also bad if'n you somehow cut the...

Skil saw is also bad if'n you somehow cut the power cord while ripping a 2x4.
Saw a guy do it once and I think that's where break dancing originated. Sparks wuz flying out his nose. He did get loose...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 648
Posted By muzzlebrake
Great horse. A Secretariat all over again. Once...

Great horse. A Secretariat all over again. Once out front he just holds them all off. Now for his life of leisure as a stud @ $200,000 a pop for a live foal. Thoroughbred rules require live coverage...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-09-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By muzzlebrake
I have begun experimenting with double quenching...

I have begun experimenting with double quenching on some steels. I got the technique from a guy that has been working in heat treatment for Haliburton down hole tools for almost 30 years.
The...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-09-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-09-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
Cocobolo, Wenge, Bocote, Ironwood, black ebony,...

Cocobolo, Wenge, Bocote, Ironwood, black ebony, black and red palm, any of the burl woods. I also use linen and canvas micarta in various colors, Red/black, Green/black, blue/black.

Another...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-09-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
I buy some stuff from Woodcraft and have gotten...

I buy some stuff from Woodcraft and have gotten some really good wood there. Unfortunately the one near me is out of the worthy stuff I am looking for. I guess cause I bought it all:D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-09-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
Holy Moly! Them are nice chunks. Thanks for the...

Holy Moly! Them are nice chunks. Thanks for the tips. I'll check this one out.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-09-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By muzzlebrake
Heat treating some blades

I never get tired of heat treating. To me it's like a box of CrackerJacks. You never know what's inside til you open it up. I did these 4 blades in Parks 50 and used an interrupted quench method for...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-09-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By muzzlebrake
Exotic wood help

I am in need of a good source for knife handle material. Do any of you knife makers have a good source for exotic woods that you can share. I can find plenty on ebay and the knife supply websites but...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-06-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By muzzlebrake
Anything the Clintons write is fictional. Nothing...

Anything the Clintons write is fictional. Nothing coming from either one is truth.
Therefore it would be impossible for Slick Willie to write anything that isn't fiction.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-04-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By muzzlebrake
Trump works Trade Deal with Kim Jong Un

The resident libs and never Trumpers will get a bang out of this.
I like Trump but still thought this was a knee slapper.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,573
Posted By muzzlebrake
So, my doctor is an alien? I knew it! I knew it!

So, my doctor is an alien? I knew it! I knew it!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-03-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By muzzlebrake
Hammer meet nail;)b

Hammer meet nail;)b
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-01-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By muzzlebrake
All I need to do now is get some blood on it. I...

All I need to do now is get some blood on it. I went with red palm for the handle and ground in a false edge on the clip. Added a bit of file work top and bottom on the tang. This should be a tough...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,663
Posted By muzzlebrake
I thought this thread was about my dog until I...

I thought this thread was about my dog until I read further.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-30-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,368
Posted By muzzlebrake
Termite treatment? Before or after?

Termite treatment? Before or after?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-30-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By muzzlebrake
Well the heat treat went well. Tempering twice...

Well the heat treat went well. Tempering twice for 2 hours @ 400 deg gave it the nice bronze tone I expect from W1 steel.
I love having a band saw to cut scales and spacer material. Sure makes...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-29-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,882
Posted By muzzlebrake
I got drunk one time and went into Starbucks and...

I got drunk one time and went into Starbucks and asked to use their restroom.
The guy said "you can't pee here"
I said "I'm not gonna pee here. I'm gonna pee wayyyy over there"
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-29-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By muzzlebrake
Frog Sticker

Been a while since I made a sticking knife so I decided to use one of my Heller bighoof rasps and let the sparks fly. To my knowledge these rasps are made from W1 tool steel. They must be since they...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-27-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,845
Posted By muzzlebrake
Well, how about the poor idiots out in...

Well, how about the poor idiots out in Kalifornia. Average is $3.73 out there.
Highest in the nation and they already talking about raising state gas tax even higher. https://www.gasbuddy.com/USA
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-25-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By muzzlebrake
Double extra nice! Where do you get the colored...

Double extra nice! Where do you get the colored thread from and what is it made of? Nylon?
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-25-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 955
Posted By muzzlebrake
Classic! That's how we got Obama not once but...

Classic! That's how we got Obama not once but twice and almost got Killary.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-24-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By muzzlebrake
Ditto I have detected this several times now...

Ditto

I have detected this several times now recently, hence my description of him as a bloviator for $$$.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-24-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By muzzlebrake
Small shop with limited room = moveable table ...

Small shop with limited room = moveable table
Large shop and plenty of room = fixed bench with fixed power outlets.
I hate having electric cords all over the place to trip over.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-24-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By muzzlebrake
Judge Andrew Napolitano

The more I hear him on the news and read his opinion pieces the more I am convinced he is an anti-Trumper and furthermore a liberal. How did this guy ever get to be a judge is beyond me. He is...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-23-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By muzzlebrake
And this my friends is exactly what you would see...

And this my friends is exactly what you would see if the democrats were in total power all the way thru including the supreme court. There would be NO constitution period! Our second amendment has...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-23-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,796
Posted By muzzlebrake
here ya go

here ya go
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-22-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,796
Posted By muzzlebrake
And there you have it in a nutshell! The...

And there you have it in a nutshell!
The dumbing down of America. Let the gubmint take care of you cause you too stupid to do it fo yoself.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-21-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,375
Posted By muzzlebrake
St Augustine likes a thin layer of cotton burr...

St Augustine likes a thin layer of cotton burr compost mixed in with the loosened soil. The compost underneath helps to hold water and let the new roots take hold. No need to fertilized until winter....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-20-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By muzzlebrake
Caca done hit the fan this morning.

Caca done hit the fan this morning.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-20-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By muzzlebrake
Yeah, she done talkin bout putting her Harley in...

Yeah, she done talkin bout putting her Harley in there and a place to store her potted plants in winter. Once she sees how much dust, shavings and grit comes off the band saw and belt grinders and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-19-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By muzzlebrake
All done except filling it up with tools and the...

All done except filling it up with tools and the 2 Harleys.
Celebration with a Balcones Rumble over ice.

Only took two days for two old men in their 60's to put it together. They have done a few...
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