"Just a note on precaution Andy. Be careful to make sure you don't apply too much lateral feed pressure. Spindle bearings in all but the most robust drill presses are not designed to handle lateral stress. Camel bone probably cuts…"
"Always have several old sawblades laying around that wind up as broaches eventually. Actually those old junked handsaws are easy to convert as well and you can make any length you might need. Make up a few with the teeth working on "draw"…"
"Thanks for the well wishes Jan. Really hate that I couldn't make Trackrock this fall. My first miss since I started the event way back when. Life just gets too full sometimes. Miss seeing you and Donnie."
"Very nice presentation/representation Jan! As always it's good to have you and Donnie participating and promoting the Trackrock Hammer-In event, helps make it just that much more special. Never knew when Mark, Chuck, John and I got together on…"
Bladesmith/knifemaker 50+ years; Master Artist; Charter member and past president Georgia Custom Knifemakers' Guild; Voting member The Knifemakers' Guild; Co-founder and instigator of Trackrock Hammer-ins; President of FOOSRK
UGA 1972 BSFR/Wildlife Biology; Professional ISA Certified Instrumentation Specialist; Environmental Impact Engineer, Rtd. Water/Wastewater certification.
Finally retired to full time Bladesmithing/knifemaking
Bladesmithing; Teaching Bladesmithing to youngsters
Flyfishing & kayaking
Hunting - blackpowder & pistol
Anything that requires being in the woods
Carving and Lapidary
Thanks for all the well wishes folks - love the knife cards (of course). Those of you that know me know that my "biggy" for my birthday is being able to hold the Trackrock Hammer-in's each fall. Hope those that can will join us.