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    Not to be snide, or not too snide anyway, but why...

    Not to be snide, or not too snide anyway, but why give a blade to a Vegan?
  2. Lady V, straight enough for a proper thrust with...

    Lady V, straight enough for a proper thrust with a bit of a gentle curve. Yep, David, thats as I see her. =)
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    True, the value of the Japanese swords wasn't...

    True, the value of the Japanese swords wasn't appreciated in a cultural fashion.
    Quite a few have been repatriated to the families that were able to be identified.
    That's a good thing. Many others...
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    A shameful treatment of these swords. Shameful.

    A shameful treatment of these swords. Shameful.
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    Keep it up. You will get there.

    Keep it up. You will get there.
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    Sticky: Its nice when they work properly, isnt it?

    Its nice when they work properly, isnt it?
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    Forehead isnt as wide and eyes arent as crazy....

    Forehead isnt as wide and eyes arent as crazy. Maybe just cousins.
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    Lovely portrait. She looks sad.

    Lovely portrait. She looks sad.
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    Wow.

    Wow.
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    From what Im told a little heavier leather would...

    From what Im told a little heavier leather would be better, but Ive see a few that had 3-4 oz stretched
    On it and they looked ok. Then too, it depends if they are for show or use. Show only, light...
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    The old style carpenters used Hide glue. Seems to...

    The old style carpenters used Hide glue. Seems to work on fine wood furniture.
    Elmers makes a good furniture glue that has proven effective.
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    Hi Bart, There are many books that have lots of...

    Hi Bart,
    There are many books that have lots of info.
    There are places online that have tutorials.
    Check out Youtube for bladesmithing videos.
    Granted, you may learn more from a actual Smith...
  13. Looks good. Whens dinner?

    Looks good. Whens dinner?
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    Bart, Your best bet would be to find a local...

    Bart,
    Your best bet would be to find a local within your area.
    It will depend on how much travel time you want to put in.
    Or if you would be willing to move to another location.
    Look at these...
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    Yep, thats the basic recipe. Some of the...

    Yep, thats the basic recipe. Some of the directions Ive gotten
    are to use a double boiler so it isnt exposed to direct heat.
    It will burn if its to hot and then doesnt work as well.
    Id like to...
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    I aquired a watered blade that had a smashed...

    I aquired a watered blade that had a smashed hilt.
    Banged and bent beyond my talents to repair.
    Bits were missing etc. The blade was what I wanted.
    Short, obviously been used in battle from the...
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    Are you refering to the stuff they put hilts on...

    Are you refering to the stuff they put hilts on with?
    Or something else?
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    The outgassing from super glue that hasnt fully...

    The outgassing from super glue that hasnt fully cured at least 24 hrs can cause surface marring.
    Or so Ive found. Others may know of others. But thats the only one Ive noticed.
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    If one has a problem that they feel needs...

    If one has a problem that they feel needs moderation they take it to a moderator.
    If one has a problem that involves a moderator, they take it to the Main Man.
    Currently, that is Mark. If one has...
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    Indeed. Hear Hear. Well said Sir, well said.

    Indeed. Hear Hear. Well said Sir, well said.
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    A Moderator is a Moderator, IMHO. If people...

    A Moderator is a Moderator, IMHO.
    If people cant police themselves and a MOD steps in,
    well, a Mod is a Mod. A LEO maybe a traffic cop but
    if he/she sees a robbery in progress do they sit on...
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    J G Hopkins has been involved. Mark has been...

    J G Hopkins has been involved. Mark has been involved as well.
  23. That would be great Bob. Thanks.

    That would be great Bob. Thanks.
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    I have seen way to many of the posts that Jeff...

    I have seen way to many of the posts that Jeff alludes to.
    And then they put them in the classifieds. Theres one now.
    I didnt have the heart to tell him it looks like something a
    10 year old...
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    Well Im certainly guilty of some of this. I didnt...

    Well Im certainly guilty of some of this. I didnt read the post you allude to Mark.
    And yes, Sorry to hear about your nephew. And I didnt read the review.
    For me any more itsto check in a couple...
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