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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 12:09 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,942
Posted By Jason Fry
In 2008 I was shooting a 2001 Q2. In 2022 I'm...

In 2008 I was shooting a 2001 Q2. In 2022 I'm still shooting the 2001 Q2.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jason Fry
Ask him for an opinion on Texas independence or a...

Ask him for an opinion on Texas independence or a peaceful "National divorce."
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
x1000 That was my impression as well.

x1000 That was my impression as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jason Fry
Y'all ready to talk about Texas independence yet?

Y'all ready to talk about Texas independence yet?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By Jason Fry
Where does he get his blanks?

Where does he get his blanks?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,146
Posted By Jason Fry
12 years. And that was 10 years ago. I'm a...

12 years. And that was 10 years ago. I'm a pretty long way from doubling again.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 805
Posted By Jason Fry
I tried lol. He wasn't super talkative, but I...

I tried lol. He wasn't super talkative, but I asked a bunch of questions. Mostly about smallmouth behaviors and preferences, not much about seasonal patterns etc. He had just got 7th in a 200 boat...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jason Fry
I bought a one day fishing license in Michigan...

I bought a one day fishing license in Michigan online and received the PDF in email. It had a QR code, presumably so the officer could scan and see who I was and if my license was current. All I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 805
Posted By Jason Fry
Bucket list is right. This trip was kinda...

Bucket list is right. This trip was kinda unplanned, but came together at the last minute when I realized we hand most of a day free and how close we were to some of the worlds best smallmouth...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 805
Posted By Jason Fry
Smallmouth trip

I took my son up to University of Michigan for a gymnastics camp and unofficial visit. We tacked on a guided smallmouth trip with Scott Dobson, FLW 2019 angler of the year. Lake St.Clair is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By Jason Fry
The field condition at Hodgetown has improved...

The field condition at Hodgetown has improved substantially this season.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,069
Posted By Jason Fry
Mine ships out to San Diego Aug 15. I’m with you,...

Mine ships out to San Diego Aug 15. I’m with you, OP. Mixed emotions.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Jason Fry
While we're on the topic... if anyone has any...

While we're on the topic... if anyone has any actual civil war cavalry sabers, I'd be interested in talking with you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Jason Fry
Lol at 6 fingers Agree, the only reason...

Lol at 6 fingers

Agree, the only reason these had a secondary bevel is because they weren’t done right in the first place. They had a nice Cold Steel that was similarly styled that had a zero...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Jason Fry
These were WAY thick, at least 3/32 on the worst...

These were WAY thick, at least 3/32 on the worst ones. They all got 50/120/220 at roughly 40 degrees total angle. My axes have better edge geometry. Two of them were thinner, 60 thou or so.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Jason Fry
Swords

Two sword stories this week got me thinking.

First, I was hired by a knife store to sharpen up a group of swords that came from India and were unsharpened. Construction quality was decent, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,664
Posted By Jason Fry
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Bumper crop of brown recluse this year.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Jason Fry
Funny story.... For a year they had been trying...

Funny story.... For a year they had been trying to get another famous manufacturer that rhymes with Base to be on that cover. Last minute, Schrade accepted the deal, so they're on the cover.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Jason Fry
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Jason Fry
If you want to melt your brain, read Larrin...

If you want to melt your brain, read Larrin Thomas’ book “Knife Engineering.”


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Jason Fry
All the knife questions

Ever wonder what all the knife words mean… ricasso… detent… distal taper

Or what all the different steel types are and how they rank?

Or how to tell a good knife from junk?

Or where to get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Jason Fry
Just got back last night. Did alot of things. ...

Just got back last night. Did alot of things.

- Had the new production knives out
- Debuted a new book
- Won "Best Collaboration" in the Guild awards
- Didn't pass my JS test
- Sold 3 customs...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Jason Fry
Blade Show

Anybody from here go to Blade Show in Atlanta this weekend?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Jason Fry
Still need a ride for my rose bush. Sent...

Still need a ride for my rose bush.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Jason Fry
Need express Lbk to Marble Falls or Round Rock

My dang kid who just drove from Lubbock forgot a rose bush he was supposed to take to my parents in Marble. Anyone going that way in the next week or two?...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jason Fry
I thought it was "If it floats, flies, or...

I thought it was "If it floats, flies, or fornicates, it's cheaper to rent"
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jason Fry
In 2004 I bought a 1993 and fished it for 7...

In 2004 I bought a 1993 and fished it for 7 years. Paid 4K, sold for 2200.
In 2011 I bought a 2004 and fished it for 7 years. Paid 8500, sold for 6000.

The way I look at it, I basically paid...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,397
Posted By Jason Fry
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/19/1099748064/baby-inf...

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/19/1099748064/baby-infant-formula-shortages

Let me summarize...

It's a good idea for babies to have food.

Government comes in and:
- regulates production for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jason Fry
Agree, 1080 or 1084. Jantz sells in smaller...

Agree, 1080 or 1084. Jantz sells in smaller quantities.

Also, look up the Texas Knifemakers' Guild on FB. We have events around the state, but two of our bigger ones are in Baird and Abilene.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jason Fry
Putting handles on a blank is a good entry to the...

Putting handles on a blank is a good entry to the craft, but IMO don’t say you “made” that knife. I’d be looking at Jantz or USA Knifemaker for quality blanks.

Stock removal, making knives by...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,652
Posted By Jason Fry
Josh makes a dang good knife and certainly has...

Josh makes a dang good knife and certainly has the marketing figured out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By Jason Fry
For me, as high up as the tree allows, and 20...

For me, as high up as the tree allows, and 20 yards to the front of the feeder. I want the shot in between me and the feeder to match my 20 pin. I have 30 yard cairns set up also, so I know the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Jason Fry
Thanks for the shout out, Shane! Sent...

Thanks for the shout out, Shane!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,470
Posted By Jason Fry
Sherrif has been working hard! Y’all catch these...

Sherrif has been working hard! Y’all catch these losers.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6,223
Views: 402,928
Posted By Jason Fry
Picked up a Smoke Wagon today to try. They had a...

Picked up a Smoke Wagon today to try. They had a couple of bottles of Basil Hayden Toast on the shelf at Doc's in Wolfforth, if anyone's looking. I've seen it mentioned here before.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,805
Posted By Jason Fry
Some of those stories are super crappy. State you...

Some of those stories are super crappy. State you upgrade from a 5 year paper to a 10 year folder to a 15 year hard sided folder, etc.

That said, if any of you are in a position to give good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,191
Posted By Jason Fry
S35VN at 59/60 RC.

S35VN at 59/60 RC.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,191
Posted By Jason Fry
My mailing list got a crack at their pick of...

My mailing list got a crack at their pick of handle material this morning. I'll be working social media later this week with the preorder link. Delivery in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,191
Posted By Jason Fry
Almost time! Started this conversation in...

Almost time! Started this conversation in September, and the knives are almost done. My design, manufactured by White River Knife and Tool in Michigan.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,664
Posted By Jason Fry
We had a few strutting birds in late March on...

We had a few strutting birds in late March on camera, but our feed ran out and everyone disappeared. Reset feed this weekend. First camera check since season, some good 4/5 yo deer survived.

It’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Jason Fry
This one’s going to be for sitting with kids...

This one’s going to be for sitting with kids and/or grandpas rifle hunting.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Jason Fry
I like my deer stands medium rare lol. ...

I like my deer stands medium rare lol.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Jason Fry
Stand building questions… windows & plywood

Started a 4x8 box blind this weekend. Framed and decked the floor.

Planning on Deerview windows. Best place to buy?

Any recommendations on the height of the windows from the floor?

Going to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Jason Fry
2003/4 was decent for me. 15$ coons, $160 otters,...

2003/4 was decent for me. 15$ coons, $160 otters, foxes red and gray both 30ish. Next year the beavers were up, cats up, coons and otters down.

Somebody needs to make fur great again.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Jason Fry
There are fish in there. Kind of isolated, but...

There are fish in there. Kind of isolated, but some of the guys in the Lubbock fishing FB group go down there.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,223
Views: 402,928
Posted By Jason Fry
I had seen this recommendation several times. On...

I had seen this recommendation several times. On a trip where I was flying back, I got a bottle knowing I’d end up leaving half of it. Good stuff for the price, and it didn’t hurt my wallet leaving...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By Jason Fry
Is it a turncoat? Sent from my iPhone...

Is it a turncoat?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,017
Posted By Jason Fry
I have no ideas either, just a stack of old...

I have no ideas either, just a stack of old heads. Like a 80 inch deer that was the best one I had ever killed back in 1992.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-21-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,633
Posted By Jason Fry
This knife made it on the cover of blade...

This knife made it on the cover of blade magazine. It was also used extensively in the Blade Show Texas promotional material, and it was published in Knife Magazine as well.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jason Fry
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