No roller blades or ice skates!
I can't balance that well.No roller blades or ice skates!
Otherwise, I'd say base it on the awesomeness factor. If you're going to make a sword or a hatchet. Then yeah! We all want to see that.
If you're just going to sharpen and oil your lawnmower blade for summer, that's probably not entertaining viewing for the rest of us.
Plus, it's gotta be functional and fit for purpose at the end, no wall hangers.
CoolI can't balance that well.
I have a drum mower, it would be plenty entertaining to see me sharpen the blades. But the language...the language.
I don't make wall hangers.
Just wanted to check, I have some ideas I've been wanting to work on. This is a good time to do it.
Feb 1 to April 30Timeframe?
I won't be able to start until mid February when I'm back in country, but I'm in. More than one entry ok?Feb 1 to April 30
Rules as they currently stand.
I would prefer to start earlier than later. Feb 1 sounds good to me. I'll be in the desert until April, so mine will def have a Southwest influence. I already have a name idea: "Rat-tler". And like most things in the desert, it will be sharp, and hard, and hurt you if you get too close to it.www.ratrodbikes.com
I'll clean em up a little when I post the challenge thread, and add anything that has bee brought up since.
I've edge hardened with a torch and then oven tempered back. DoableA lot of people temper with a torch.
Map gas is probably better than propane, but propane is doable.
You can also temper in the oven.
Also a lot of knives out there made from saw blades and whatnot with a grinder.
You've always been good at figuring out new things, so I have faith in your abilities.
The brass will also darken over time, but in a contrasting shade of brown.Brass or silver accents/pins to go with padauk wood?
Opinions. Discuss. Go.
NB: I'm not going to try stabilize the padauk color, so it will go from orange to dark brown over time
I'm thinking brass would look the best too, but on reflection I'd have to buy some. I'd rather not do that.The brass will also darken over time, but in a contrasting shade of brown.
I think the silver would look off once the padauk darkens.
Should be fine.I'm thinking brass would look the best too, but on reflection I'd have to buy some. I'd rather not do that.
Silver/steel color I have all sorts of scraps, wire, nails, etc.
I have a decent amount of copper too in various forms. Could look interesting.
Do you think cut down copper roofing nails would be sturdy enough for pins?
I've thought about trying my hand at some mosaic pins. Probably something simple, few rods inside a tube. We'll see how time and motivation falls when Feb comes around.