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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
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: 3,078
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: 327
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: 500
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: 500
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: 12,756
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: 48
Views: 793
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: 799
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: 3,336
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: 799
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: 799
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: 2,032
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: 2,032
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: 2,032
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: 2,032
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: 2,032
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: 2,032
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: 2,032
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: 3,430
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: 1,795
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: 243
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: 1,343
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: 2,584
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: 1,343
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: 1,212
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: 789
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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Jason Fry
Eugene Bible *(512) 715-4024‬ Sent...

Eugene Bible
*(512) 715-4024‬


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
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 06-17-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
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: 215
Posted By Jason Fry
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
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: 308
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: 308
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: 626
Posted By Jason Fry
Stiff rod is fine for tx rig. Doesnít hurt to...

Stiff rod is fine for tx rig. Doesnít hurt to wait a second before you rip the lips. On the other hand, stiff rod plus braid doesnít 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: 3,046
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: 595
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: 2,461
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: 98
Posted By Jason Fry
4H archery shoot

Anybody going to the district to4H archery shoot in the panhandle today? Iíll 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: 6,710
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: 6,710
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: 6,710
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: 6,710
Posted By Jason Fry
Havenít pushed it yet. 40 pound hammer. ...

Havenít pushed it yet. 40 pound hammer.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-13-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,710
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 1.25Ē 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: 6,710
Posted By Jason Fry
10 oíclock on a Saturday night, I think I have it...

10 oíclock on a Saturday night, I think I have it going. Fighting gremlins all day. Now that I think itís working, itís 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: 6,710
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: 714
Posted By Jason Fry
WTG Skinny. Vintage draw knife. Got a hickory...

WTG Skinny. Vintage draw knife. Got a hickory stave thatíll 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: 714
Posted By Jason Fry
Name this old tool

Got this old tool from a neighbor. Any guesses what it is?
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-08-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,710
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: 6,710
Posted By Jason Fry
Todayís the last day of my road trip. This hammer...

Todayís 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: 646
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. Thereís so...
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