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by noseoil
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Scale making questions, epoxy etc
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Scale making questions, epoxy etc

The West System "G-Flex" is used a lot for this type of bond. Surface prep is very important. Scratch the surfaces with sand paper & keep them flat, clean with a solvent & then clamp to get things right. Sounds like a good plan you have. Fiber liner material, G10, Micarta or anything else would be g...
by noseoil
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:51 pm
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Topic: A muleish cousin?
Replies: 4
Views: 814

2nd cousin...

Another based on the same design as above. Really enjoying this & doing a bit better with practice. This is 1095 & some locally grown Ironwood. Really like working with this wood, but it's a booger to mill & stinks pretty badly. Still, nice when it's buffed out with a coat of wax. http://i1176.photo...
by noseoil
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:12 am
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Topic: Computer woes & cheap fix
Replies: 0
Views: 1784

Computer woes & cheap fix

Our computer sits in the back room, which is the office, laundry, cat litter area for a mentally challenged feline & general use area in our small home. The computer has become more & more quirky. Mouse not working & tracking properly, slow, acting weird at times & generally behaving progressively m...
by noseoil
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:18 am
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Topic: D2 steel question
Replies: 19
Views: 2396

Re: D2 steel question

No for food prep. Yes for common sense here. Mineral oil for food prep, as was already mentioned. A "work knife" which is used in the shop or outdoors doesn't get used for food prep with our use. A food prep knife isn't used for chopping outdoors. The D2 food knife in the trailer is just washed & dr...
by noseoil
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: D2 steel question
Replies: 19
Views: 2396

Re: D2 steel question

D2 gets a bad rap in general. It's very good steel when used properly. Not nearly as rust-prone as simple carbon steel, so a bit of care is all you need. I typically use wd 40 for my stuff like this. Cheap & easy, but there's nothing like a bit of prevention after using a blade (rinse or clean with ...
by noseoil
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:16 pm
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Topic: Ear Protection
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: Ear Protection

Cheap foam earplugs work very well. Roll them into a narrow cylinder & quickly stuff them into the ear canal. Hold them in place until they expand. Cuts out sounds almost completely once they expand.
by noseoil
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Snakes: Your encounters with them and your opinions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2451

Re: Snakes: Your encounters with them and your opinions?

A while ago, couple of years taking pictures in the early spring. Nice cactus blooms, so I had to get close for the shot. http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x331/Tim_Curry/3-22-PLSnaleShads_zpso46gcze5.jpg Then I realized what I was squatting over. Fortunately it was early morning after a cold nigh...
by noseoil
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:09 am
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Topic: Opinions on .380 for my wife
Replies: 53
Views: 5254

Re: Opinions on .380 for my wife

I would take her out & shoot lots of different ones first. Then see which one she shoots best & buy that. Chuck's suggestion of the 22 mag is also a good one. I think a laser sight is too "fiddly" in a close combat situation, not necessary, bulky & time consuming when there may not be enough time, a...
by noseoil
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:02 am
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Topic: Favourite 5 movies
Replies: 27
Views: 3199

Re: Favourite 5 movies

Departures
Kill Bill (1&2)
Snow Walker
Silence of the Lambs
We Were Soldiers
by noseoil
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:48 pm
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Topic: A muleish cousin?
Replies: 4
Views: 814

A muleish cousin?

I'm making a few knives now & just wanted to show a progressive "clone" of the Mule Team I've made. It's the second iteration of this design, since the first was a bit on the "chunky" side & needed some refinement. This one is 9" X 1/8" X 1 1/2" D2 with the HT at 61. What I like about it is the grip...
by noseoil
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Steels would you call non-stainless
Replies: 29
Views: 4594

Re: Which Steels would you call non-stainless

D2 is right on the edge of being called a true stainless also, but with the high carbon content, the chrome is used up in combining with the carbon & the result is a blade which can rust in the wrong conditions. It's sort of like ZDP in this respect. The chrome is used up by the carbon. My Superblue...
by noseoil
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:44 am
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Topic: .22LR rifle recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 4465

Re: .22LR rifle recommendations?

Savage MKII is ok, but somewhat spotty on QC & barrel quality, some shoot really well, others, not as good. Cheap, can be made into other things a with a bit of effort. A threaded barrel is nice to have from the factory, just sayin'.... http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x331/Tim_Curry/FinRSS_zps4b...
by noseoil
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:30 am
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Topic: American Steel Production Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: American Steel Production Question

Not very likely to happen in today's political climate, as was said already about pollution & regulation. We lost our steel making due to foreign competition many years ago, but also due to a system of antiquated mills which were not able to compete. Our mills were "state of the art" when steel maki...
by noseoil
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's happening to us?
Replies: 31
Views: 3063

Re: What's happening to us?

The #1 reason to quit smoking. For every cigarette you smoke, God gives Keith Richards another half hour of life.....
by noseoil
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:25 am
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Topic: Photography
Replies: 145
Views: 25402

Re: Photography

Cactus, 4x5 chrome, print
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by noseoil
Thu May 26, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your "odd" hobbies?
Replies: 93
Views: 8410

Re: Your "odd" hobbies?

Got the doors & drawer faces installed. Slowly getting there on the build.

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by noseoil
Wed May 11, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your "odd" hobbies?
Replies: 93
Views: 8410

Re: Your "odd" hobbies?

Making things, different things...

Trailer
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D2 steel at 60
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by noseoil
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your Mule
Replies: 1189
Views: 574887

Re: Show your Mule

Try Danish oil & wet sand from 220 up through 800 grit paper. Wipe each coat & let dry completely before changing grits. After the 800 is dry, use a small amount of oil & rub it into the wood, wipe it off, let it dry & then do again. Takes a lot of time but gives a nice, deep finish. The oil fills i...
by noseoil
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk about pistol holsters...
Replies: 70
Views: 13770

Re: Let's talk about pistol holsters...

The stuff I make is sealed with a wax product from Tandy which soaks into the leather, then dries. Once it's buffed out, it gets a coating of sno seal & gets warmed up to cure a bit. This is buffed out & it seals up the leather pretty well. I always cut my holsters with a "sweat shield" so there's n...
by noseoil
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk about pistol holsters...
Replies: 70
Views: 13770

Re: Let's talk about pistol holsters...

Agree with the above, P2000SK & plain black OWB leather.

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