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Winter Projects??

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Louie_T07, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    Even though its the 23 of December, S. Ontario has no snow of record yet... Well I guess there's been a bit, just hasn't stuck around.

    With the clubs comfortably sleeping away the 'winter' I've now got some time for a few winter projects; Two of the home improvement variety and the other is some paintfill work on my irons.

    Anyone else have something fun/cool planned for the winter??
     
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    I'm going to try my hand at making knives.

    Been talking to WBL on the best way to harden and temper the steel to achieve the proper hardness for edge holding. Mainly just a hobby...but I might try to sell some knives to offset some of my costs.

    I have no golf related projects planned.

    I might do some home improvement stuff...the upstairs bathroom needs an exhaust fan...and I have a few tiles that need to be re-thinset and grouted
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    I'm going to get started shortly on my teardrop trailer.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I'm going to play golf.......I might get better at flying my drone. Been wanting to take some overhead photos of my local area, but the damn oak trees are HIGH here.
     
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    fixed
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I'm reshafting my irons, ditching the graphite and switching to steel.
     
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    I plan to get some of the junk cleaned out of our house and get my wife to finish up a bathroom painting job that has stalled.

    Oh, and harass all you :poop:heads like usual. :D
     
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    Do it from scratch, bro!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. eclark53520

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    Image no worky...

    I'm not going to forge them...but yeah, from a rectangular hunk of steel, and a couple chunks of wood, I will be creating a knife.
     
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    Either me or this phone is too stupid to post pics. I suspect that latter.

    It was a series of photos showing a dude making a knife from ore.
     
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    I would love to make a knife, btw. Would be really cool.
     
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    I'd give it a try if they sold components. This sounds like a real craftsman's endeavor. Post pics - I'm interested!
     
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    My buddy has a homemade forge and we've built knives out of railroad spikes. Heat them up until they glow, beat the shit out of it with a hammer and an anvil until its the shape you want and then sharpen it.

    They were ugly as sin but would get the job done and it was fun!
     
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    I would like to do this, but I don't have a forge, nor an anvil. I figure if I get into it and enjoy it, I might invest in a forge some day.

    I watched a video of a guy that made a slab of steel from a shit ton of fish hooks and made a knife from it. Looked sweet. I'll see if I can find it.
     
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    Next time, get some carbon steel and hammer out some wedges........how hard could it be, right? ;)
     
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    Gonna build some irons and wedges.
     
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    That is awesome!!!
     
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