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Re: What did you do today?

Post by bigpete » 14 May 2022, 6:25 pm

Got my new to me forge cranking with the help of my apprentice and made a couple of what are meant to be tanged arrowheads. Great fun ! Now I need a proper anvil and some tongs ! :)
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by duncan61 » 15 May 2022, 12:49 pm

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duncan61 wrote:I went to the processing plant at South dale and have delivering carcasses sorted. They take pigs which is cool


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Re: What did you do today?

Post by bigpete » 15 May 2022, 2:41 pm

Today my lad helped me forge out a blade for a mushrooming knife for my missus
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Shootermick » 15 May 2022, 3:09 pm

I replaced the stock brake light/rear fender on my KLX 250 with an aftermarket set up. Fiddly job, but it looks so much better.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Blr243 » 15 May 2022, 3:27 pm

Designing rear winch mount, racks and boxes for my new quad bike , and a small trailer to tow behind it Too....Can’t do much fabrication because scared of council complaints on a Sunday , and because this rain just won’t go away , and major components ordered are still in transit , or about to be manufactured, and people getting covid and isolating it’s all messing with our schedules .....I’m so over this rain and it looks like another week at least more of the same
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by on_one_wheel » 15 May 2022, 8:33 pm

bigpete wrote:Today my lad helped me forge out a blade for a mushrooming knife for my missus
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A short length of railway iron makes a great little anvil.
You can even fashion a horn on one end :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by bigpete » 15 May 2022, 9:05 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:
bigpete wrote:Today my lad helped me forge out a blade for a mushrooming knife for my missus
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A short length of railway iron makes a great little anvil.
You can even fashion a horn on one end :thumbsup:


Yes,it does....I even used to have a piece that someone took to make themselves and me an anvil each....that was 5 years ago now.....
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Ragnorrk » 16 May 2022, 1:10 pm

I'm not a hunter, but I enjoy backpacking and fishing. I have an irrational fear of bears, so waking up to bear tracks around my camp was unsettling, and I didn't spend much more time in the area after that.

I've also had an unsettling encounter with an overly friendly deer. I was in a remote area, so I found it strange to see a deer that was so calm around humans. This deer would not leave me alone, walking around my camp all day and returning at night to scare the s**t out of me by laying down outside my tent.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Blr243 » 16 May 2022, 5:52 pm

I think it’s really cool when an wild animal does that / as long as it’s not aggressive, like the centipede that crawled into bed with me one night
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Post by Blr243 » 16 May 2022, 5:53 pm

I’d rather have a nasty centipede bite me than a red stag thrashing me with His antlers
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Post by Blr243 » 16 May 2022, 5:53 pm

I think it’s really cool when an wild animal does that / as long as it’s not aggressive, like the centipede that crawled into bed with me one night
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Oldbloke » 16 May 2022, 6:58 pm

Saw about 20 or 30 goats today. Got easily within 30 yards. POP

Problem was no rifle, it was a National Park in NSW.
Bloody heaps of pig sign to. Just unbelievable.

National Parks are a disgrace in this country, if it isn't ferals taking over its weeds.

Met a couple of parks guys trying to trap pigs. Also very disenchanted. Not allowed to shoot the ferals that were at that time looking at us about 60 yards away.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by bigrich » 17 May 2022, 9:09 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:
bigpete wrote:Today my lad helped me forge out a blade for a mushrooming knife for my missus
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A short length of railway iron makes a great little anvil.
You can even fashion a horn on one end :thumbsup:


i have a 100mm long length or track rail that i use as a dolly in my sheet metal trade . it's been used for shaping lots of different things over the years . :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Oldbloke » 18 May 2022, 9:05 am

on_one_wheel wrote:
bigpete wrote:Today my lad helped me forge out a blade for a mushrooming knife for my missus
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A short length of railway iron makes a great little anvil.
You can even fashion a horn on one end :thumbsup:


Yep, got about 14". Had it about 40 years
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Larry » 18 May 2022, 9:46 am

Oldbloke wrote:
Yep, got about 14". Had it about 40 years


You are a big boy arnt you and much younger than your username would suggest. :D
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by bigpete » 18 May 2022, 11:47 am

Larry wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
Yep, got about 14". Had it about 40 years


You are a big boy arnt you and much younger than your username would suggest. :D


I think you can halve the first and double the second lol
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Post by Oldbloke » 18 May 2022, 11:53 am

Your funny buggers.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by on_one_wheel » 18 May 2022, 6:28 pm

Just don't ask Oldbloke for 7" because he doesn't fold in half for no c#&t
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Oldbloke » 18 May 2022, 7:00 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Saw about 20 or 30 goats today. Got easily within 30 yards. POP

Problem was no rifle, it was a National Park in NSW.
Bloody heaps of pig sign to. Just unbelievable.

National Parks are a disgrace in this country, if it isn't ferals taking over its weeds.

Met a couple of parks guys trying to trap pigs. Also very disenchanted. Not allowed to shoot the ferals that were at that time looking at us about 60 yards away.


Another N.P. NSW
Plenty of goat s**t seen, spotted 2 in NP just out of town, very close to Hwy.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by animalpest » 18 May 2022, 9:19 pm

Trapped some foxes then caught a few salmon in the afternoon. 700km from home so gotta do something after work
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Die Judicii » 18 May 2022, 11:59 pm

bigpete wrote:
Larry wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
Yep, got about 14". Had it about 40 years


You are a big boy arnt you and much younger than your username would suggest. :D


I think you can halve the first and double the second lol


The big problem with "old" railway iron is that the working surface is generally crystallized (metalurgically speaking) and
would have a chance of the end fracturing and dropping off.

Then your 14" would suddenly become only 3" (But with old age you'd probly forget that it used to be bigger) :lol:
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by bigpete » 19 May 2022, 12:52 pm

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Bored af in isolation so hand carved a fox head bullet block out of Osage orange for my .36
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Oldbloke » 19 May 2022, 2:09 pm

Die Judicii wrote:
bigpete wrote:
Larry wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
Yep, got about 14". Had it about 40 years


You are a big boy arnt you and much younger than your username would suggest. :D


I think you can halve the first and double the second lol


The big problem with "old" railway iron is that the working surface is generally crystallized (metalurgically speaking) and
would have a chance of the end fracturing and dropping off.

Then your 14" would suddenly become only 3" (But with old age you'd probly forget that it used to be bigger) :lol:


Speak for your self.
And I might add, I think your my age,,right?
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by No1Mk3 » 20 May 2022, 6:31 pm

Finally got round to working out how to make cases for my 1891 Dutch East Indies revolver, looks like cut down 30/30 are the go, still need to fire form. Projectile next, 0.380" diameter at about 180g, possibly need to be heeled. Might contact CBE to see if they have dealt with such a design before. Have finalized the cases and load for the 1873 Gasser as well, so range day to come for that.
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Re: What did you do today?

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by bladeracer » 21 May 2022, 6:36 pm

Still woodworking.
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We spent a few hours yesterday on another property checking out some goats and geese.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Wm.Traynor » 24 May 2022, 4:01 pm

Installing my new Dednutz mount on my M70. The rear bridge of the action needed bedding, which took yesterday afternoon. It's getting cold here nowadays and the epoxy had to be left overnight. By this morning it had set as hard as a rock, though.Took a bit of force to remove the mount too. Some of the epoxy was squeezed out from under mount yesterday and I spent time wiping it away from both the action and mount. Don't know if that contributed to the difficulty separating the parts this A.M. After trimming, the ring alignment tools were installed for an exceedingly good result. I was tempted to leave things as they were but the gap was very slightly smaller at the top, than the bottom of the alloy rods. So I rotated the rear ring 180 degrees and the gap is now even all round.

That will do me but how did I know what to do with the rings.....
I didn't. It was a guess and the easiest thing to do at the time :D
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