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lionslair
lionslair
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Last Activity: 02-12-2019, 10:47 PM
Joined: 02-27-2017
Location: East Texas - halfway between Tyler and Houston.
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  • I'd try a chunk because they carve it all the time in Asia. It might be while wet or if this is dry and hard, soak it and it might open the grain to carve. Hard to tell from afar. I'd try dry simply it won't crack or change shape after carving.
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  • The young ones were likely trade or high school kids in wood working - maybe vocation mode. Or sons and a daughter. I thought the process was wow an thinking of gluing up a rocking horse or such would be like that. I have a booklet on carousel animals that used like setups but specialized blocks...
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  • Did the G get eaten ?
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  • lionslair
    replied to Weather
    We had tiny snowballs frozen hard and hitting the metal roof of my office like hail. They were about 1/16" or so and didn't last since we were at 34. Now the sun is down and maybe snow tonight. We have roses blooming in the yard. Martin I like a good freeze now and then - kills bugs. No...
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  • lionslair
    replied to A question from the Brainyyack
    You did good. Now you can have rice every other day. I suppose it is digital. I'd have the battery & card out of it and charged. When the rice stops absorbing the water - e.g. no damp any more you can shake a can with dry bones and take a try with the battery. I would then if it seems dry by...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Hobo
    I was thinking about my 'college' days - into the 50 years since - One of the professors said he and one from Chem (mine Physics Head) would ride the rails back to Chicago from North Texas and spend Christmas with family and ride back. Common in those days. Depression...
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  • When I lived on an island and we got ships from the South Eastern region we would get it and Mahogany as packing to keep constants from shifting. Scrap at the next stop. The AFRS wood working groups would take a truck (Army) down to the docs and fill it up. More wood for projects. Both woods are...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Weather
    They are talking about an early spring. I'll wait to see. I think polar express is going to visit a time or two yet. Martin
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  • lionslair
    replied to Man with Newspaper
    Waiting on spring is he ? Can't stand the cold wet weather. - Nice indeed.
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  • lionslair
    replied to Greetings from the Pacific NW
    I like Doug myself and welcome to the group. Look around and see what has been said. I'm still in the middle of the road skill wise and hope to push higher this year.
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  • lionslair
    replied to Knives
    Back to the days the Hudson Bay was sailed on by large wood boats from England and maybe France ? - Now so much ice I don't think they can in Summer. Hum. I have the bead side series and I think one prize is "Georgius Agricola De Re Metallica" a translated version of a 1556 and several versions...
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    Last edited by lionslair; 02-02-2019, 12:04 AM. Reason: Just check Amazon for this old book.

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  • Some can take fine steel and burn the good out of it easily. One has to have the specs on the specific alloy to do it correctly. What often happens is migration of elements floating up/down in the super hot metal and is ground off....
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  • In machining high speed cutters for my lathe one grinds a shape and starts down a path of preform and final mirror. We never use green except for Carbide. White and black were all we used. - I am a retired Physicist so dabbling in everything is common. Blue is often for really tough stuff - CBN....
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  • lionslair
    replied to Knives
    Steel is exotic stuff. Was mostly Iron and oxygen to get it hot. Stainless's started with steel and added Nickel. Variations of adding Mn or Mg or Cobalt to steels make "High Speed" steel. Steel cutting steel. There are so many alloys its wild out there. I have a book on Steel and a...
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  • Teak was the Deck wood used on battleships in the US Navy. It was easily repaired and spliced with plenty in the deeps of the ship. The Aircraft carriers as well but I'm not sure that continued. I heard the US had Teak forests on islands in the south seas and no longer uses Teak. No active battle...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Weather
    I had to wait to today to get some help - working two crowbars lifting and our Son stuffed 5/8" foam rope under the footing of my observatory for my telescope. The "flat" concrete is smooth like glass but has some thin pockets of water when rain hits it. Hope the foam will make a good...
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  • Tough two weeks with my beloved. large L shaped cut on her cheek - cut out a 'cell' that was out of control. WARNING : pimple on cheek that was clear not black or white head. Cancer. It is 'gone'. Then another 'procedure' for another spot - now in recovery but No cancer after all in that one....
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  • make a Propeller or large item to carve - R&D way

    Construction of Wooden Propellers for Wind Tunnels 1941 NACA Langley Research Center

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1DCjR5mjnA

    These are massive propellers - all built from 1" board. No one would bid on the project so they did it themselves !! If you build up flats...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Blind Justice
    Is he entering the contest with the magazine ? one is running I think....
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  • Nice collection. I don't think our hospital would allow carving inside. I think most of us have 2 or more knives in our pockets but they stay there. The Nuns have taken over the Memorial Hospital here. They seem to have their own set of rules. I'd be outside under a tree or in my car. Such is...
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