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Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by KiwiBloke, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015
    Fmont,it'd be fantastic to get together here.
    At present,a loose plan is in progress of turning my compound into this on-going open-air multi-disciplinary colloquium of sorts...(my,what grown-up words i know...:).
    This spot here,in a number of ways,is square on the boundary between the timeless past and cutting-edge present;and is frequented by a very great diversity of people,many of whom are seekers after Knowledge formal and less so, in their own way,ranging from academics to indigenous scholars/hunters/trappers/fishermen...
    Living conditions will be dismal,at times verging on horrific(as at present,temps in the F 90-ies,and air black with gnats ...).
    Diet-straight fish,but equally straight out of the water,and of the finest kind!:)
    All in all the very best that the Western,off the road-system Alaska has to offer,and it'd be a real pleasure to have you join us!:)
     
  2. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Bessey soft grips go a long ways to not marring what you are working on.
     
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  3. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015
    Yes!Totally.
    But remember that the last 400 miles of the road are of the liquid variety...:)

    (NICE soft-jaws!:)
     
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  4. Dan Matula

    Dan Matula Gold Member Gold Member

    3
    Jul 1, 2019
    Ran across an axe maker onlne by the name of Marcis Liepins, reasonably priced product, but havent heard anything about the quality. Anyone familiar?
     
  5. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    867
    Apr 20, 2017
    I'll have to see if I can squirrel away a trip fund. You should know that my favorite food, and the one I find supports my health most fully is... fish. I am particularly fond of all manner of salmonids, to boot.
     
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  6. KiwiBloke

    KiwiBloke

    389
    Oct 2, 2018
    Watch this video you will see the axe in use and Bushcraft Sisyphus talks about it in quite some detail. I love that it has a welded bit. To me it looks absolutely stunning. How much do the heads go for do you know? He sells them without handle right?

     
  7. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    Random but the forging of a nuclear reactor is impressive.
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  8. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Reminds me of Alcoa's 50,000 ton forging press in Cleveland but this one looks a little bit smaller. Maybe a 30,000 ton press.

    Where was this photo taken?

    Boeing has a monster forging press at it's Auburn plant. I don't know it's rating but it has 6 30" hydraulic cylinders powering it. It's used in bending large aluminum alloy I-beams for aircraft frames.
     
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  9. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    Watching a ship come together from nothing but written contract was a blast.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    This is Areva’s Creusot Forge Foundry in France with two wimpy presses. An 11,300 and a 9,000 metric ton press.
    http://www.framatome.com/EN/busines...ge-global-specialist-in-heavy-components.html

    They have also “taken heat” for being ill equipped to forge nuclear parts.
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-areva-safety-creusot-idUKKBN16N1SL

    https://www.foundrymag.com/meltpour...stigation?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
     
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  11. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015
    Very impressive forging capacity,way cool...
    (the nice thing about it is when it gets That big it hardly arouses any penis-envy in us small-timing smiths,so enjoyment is untainted).
    Beautiful ship there,Scott.Lovely lines....
     
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  12. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Interesting read. Nuclear could be a big part of the carbon-free energy we need to stop climate change. But the state of the industry ensures that it will be unsafe. In the U.S. we have something called the Price-Anderson Act that exempts the nuclear industry from carrying insurance. Instead they're promised a big giant gov't bailout if they have an accident. So there's no incentive for them to increase plant safety.

    If we allowed private industry to insure nuclear plants then the rates would be based on the safety of the plant. The insurance industry would make realistic evaluations of plant safety because their financial future would depend on it.

    Fukushima happened under a similar 'sweet-deal' gov't insurance program.
     
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  13. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    We ain't stopping climate change, that's for mother nature to work out, and she always does.
     
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  14. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015
    Wonderful,then,as we specialise in salmonids in particular around here.
    This is the stash whence the staple diet comes from,https://imgur.com/bdJcnNi
    It's all Salmonidae,heavy on larger Pacific salmon,king and chum,though i do see a lone sheefish in that photo...(becides larger salmon there're 6 species of whitefish in the Yukon,sheefish of course being one of them,but all others we target as well,in varying numbers).

    I tried tacking on another photo;https://imgur.com/a/lorLfAL;If successfully,it'd be of a by-catch stockpile,that one is not human consumption grade and will be used for marten et c. trapping bait in winter,but it's also of course salmonids...
     
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  15. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019

    That's not exactly correct. They do have private insurance, it just caps the amount they'd have to pay out.
     
  16. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    867
    Apr 20, 2017
    That's about the best looking pantry a person could ask for! Even your furbearers are going to be eating better than most of the country does. With a lot of the food the country is eating we might as well be sticking our heads into a #160... Perhaps equally as trapped, and doomed, and just as unwitting.
     
  17. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply Gold Member Gold Member

    980
    Dec 17, 2018
    How sad, people can suck.
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  18. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    867
    Apr 20, 2017
    That's really exasperating and angering. It seems like it never stops.
     
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  19. ScottB65

    ScottB65

    127
    Jul 5, 2019
    They'll probably find out that a Confederate solider once walked through it and give those that cut it down a medal.
     
  20. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    867
    Apr 20, 2017
    No politics, we keep it cool here.
     

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