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    If you find one, please let me know. I'm starting...

    If you find one, please let me know. I'm starting to receive requests to construct "sword parts" that, once assembled, may resemble a certain novel-inspired sword ;).

    Seems the well has dried up...
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    Sorry OAL is 36" BLADE Length is 28 1/4"

    Sorry OAL is 36" BLADE Length is 28 1/4"
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    Viking sword Re-build: Mark II

    Some may (or may not) recall a string of rebuilds done on those cheap Indian viking swords, beginning about 7 years ago. My own was a conversion including the widening of the fuller and addition of...
  4. Forge lining melted = new forge build required

    I've historically had some issues with my forced air burner forge not having enough heat (zowada-style burner). It would also backfire once the chamber was hot for more than about 30 minutes (blew...
  5. A life-long obsession with all things bladed and...

    A life-long obsession with all things bladed and medieval. Not being able to find anything but "wall-hangers" in stores or catalogues as a kid, and Jim Hrisoulas' book (The Complete Bladesmith). Oh,...
  6. They've posted a promotional video which shows...

    They've posted a promotional video which shows Peter Lyon making sting. Quite educational...

    Now, to pick the linning lotto numbers...
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    Very nice, I like everything about it. Please...

    Very nice, I like everything about it. Please tell me though, where is the seam on the handle? you've got quite alot of different angles covered on the web page, and it almost looks like there is no...
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    Christian Fletcher, you are an evil, evil man. ...

    Christian Fletcher, you are an evil, evil man.

    That is the most sexy, alluring, "just gotta get my hands on it" sword I think I have ever seen.

    It at once inspires me to try to emulate the...
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    Very impressive. I like the fit and finish of...

    Very impressive. I like the fit and finish of your Guards and pommels a lot. I'm also working on a longsword with a combination cross-guard/cup, so it was nice to see how you accomplished yours.
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    I'm glad you like the combo Steven, and thanks...

    I'm glad you like the combo Steven, and thanks for the kind words, Gents.

    This one was challenging with those sharp angles and transitions on the faux rain guards and pommel. Not much wiggle room...
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    Lucky bastard (pun intended) I like your stuff...

    Lucky bastard (pun intended)

    I like your stuff more and more with each new piece, and I loved it from the first.

    Keep them coming...

    Cheers,

    Will S.
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    Open up your photo editor MS Picture editor or...

    Open up your photo editor MS Picture editor or some other, and re-size the photo to less than 1000 kb. My typical picture with my 3.0 Mpix camera requires 25% reduction to work on the forum.

    Hope...
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    I've got the following pieces on my work bench...

    I've got the following pieces on my work bench (besides parts for my ATV and snowmobiles, and the home improvement nic nac, dead spiders, etc.)

    A piece I've had for waaaaay too long for another...
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    Wow, I gotta say, I've watched you guys' skills...

    Wow, I gotta say, I've watched you guys' skills mature along the way, but I must have missed a few steps in the past little while... That is downright awesome! For overall fit and finish, that piece...
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    Holy Crap Sam! That is amazing..... you actually...

    Holy Crap Sam! That is amazing..... you actually finished something!

    LOL Just kidding. I like it. I too have had the hankering to try an axe. I might start out with a hawk and progress to a...
  16. I had a similar problem, was given a Jag-bomb (or...

    I had a similar problem, was given a Jag-bomb (or was it two or three?) after too much free-flowing draft one night at a staff conference, stumbled my way up to the hotel room, happy and somewhat...
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    Thanks guys. I too was dissapointed with the...

    Thanks guys.

    I too was dissapointed with the sword pictured in the series poster. Since I had made two swords for Terry and his webmaster had hinted at them being shown to Raimi... I didn't think...
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    I should have clarified: the 100 CFM+ blower is...

    I should have clarified: the 100 CFM+ blower is for most blown gas forge burner designs, like the Zowada burner I posted the link for. I'm not sure of the CFM requirement for a charcoal forge, it's...
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    Some answers, and some advice:

    I was in your position about 20 years ago, before the advent of the internet, and got Dr. Jim's book, but hit a dead end with having a useable workspace, no one nearby to mentor me, and knowing...
  20. I have a ravenous appetite for anything fantasy...

    I have a ravenous appetite for anything fantasy related, even (and sometimes especially) if it is animated. This movie made me want to vomit. I actually enjoyed another animated dragon movie that...
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    I think you're referring to "Confessions of a...

    I think you're referring to "Confessions of a Bladesmith - Secrets Revealed" by Kevin Cashen.
    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?t=13809
    Here's the set-up: (actually no longer showing up...
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    What Kevin Said

    I had a similar problem trying to ship two sharp swords to the US from Canada. In fact, UPS picked up the package, delivered it 800 miles away to the border, then sent it back because they...
  23. I thought Jody/Terry did the swords and armour...

    I thought Jody/Terry did the swords and armour for the movie "Excalibur". I wasn't aware they also did the swords and armour for "First Knight"?

    Very nice reproduction Chris. I envy you the use of...
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    Hi Sam, I know it's just a sketch, but the...

    Hi Sam, I know it's just a sketch, but the connection from the foot pedal to the head looks like a potential problem area. Not much mass there to aid in raising that massive head. Of course another...
  25. Good advice on the CPVC. My son has since broken...

    Good advice on the CPVC. My son has since broken the dowelling in all swords (Master, Kokiri and Biggoron), and I will be re-making some more with CPVC this week.

    My son originally held the sword...
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