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  1. Sticky: Then I can make only one further suggestion...

    Then I can make only one further suggestion "Lady Morgana"
  2. Sticky: Since any name beginning "Blade of ....." sounds...

    Since any name beginning "Blade of ....." sounds like its straying into fantasy wallhanger-SLO-with-a side-order-of-spikes territory may I suggest a modification...

    You can hint at its...
  3. Sticky: WOW!!!

    Now thats a blade ancient lords would have mortgaged the kingdom for and offered you the choice of their daughters just to borrow it for a while.

    Eat your heart out, Excalibur, theres a new kid in...
  4. Sticky: And this is somehow a bad thing? All the delay...

    And this is somehow a bad thing? All the delay means is that you have that much more experience of your craft to share and those of us who drool at your work have a marginally greater chance of...
  5. Sticky: Yep, thats him. He will basically make you...

    Yep, thats him. He will basically make you anything you can pay for even though the website lists mostly arrowheads. I cant recall right now whether its on that site but if theres a list of his major...
  6. Sticky: Re: Squeal of Delight

    The swordsmith in question is Hector Cole, a truly gifted smith and a wonderful gentleman. I first met him when he was demonstrating traditional smithcraft at the National Trust exhibit centered on...
  7. Sticky: Re: uh, no...

    hehe.. Speaking from my own biology background, I believe the equivalent piece of kit to the microtome you and I are both familiar with is called a "wafer saw" -and then theres polishing and etching...
  8. Sticky: Re: Re: Re: Dear Cashen,

    Just guessing here, since all my microscopy experience is in the biosciences but I suspect its not too far distant from the qualities required of a geological microscope. Must be capable of both...
  9. Sticky: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Etch

    A favorite tobacco thread? Just one? Get two pipe-smokers into talking about preferences in pipes and baccy and you'll more than fill SFI's available storage. It would only get worse with three ;)...
  10. Sticky: Re: Re: The Etch

    Have to second this opinion - theres nothing quite like a nice calabash, although my old briar churchwarden came close before suffering a disaster and being honourably retired with an incurable...
  11. Sticky: Dont know about "mystique", but its sure one of...

    Dont know about "mystique", but its sure one of the reasons I like them :)

    I've just started teaching my son basic woodworking - with sandpaper and a few pots of finish! I told him I'm not letting...
  12. Sticky: Re: Is grinding that boring?

    Dont mistake the awed silence of a respectful listener for indifference.

    If you sense an unobtrusive ghost in your workshop thats probably me waiting for your next post.

    Dave.
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