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Ajla December 3, 2010 12:26 PM

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Missus dropped a very pleasant surprise on me this morning--she bought tickets to a Trans Siberian Orchestra concert next Sat.
Last night she said I have a surprise for you, but I won't tell you--you know how the story goes--couldn't resist telling me.
I'm excited!!!

Thought you were going to say Trans Siberion Express! Now that's on my list! Saw it once where it left from Paris, a dream train!

Garlicluvr December 3, 2010 12:48 PM

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Jeff some of my "wanta do's"--bodkins, rope cutter, and a Swallowtail,Swallowtails designed to get caught up in horse harness etc and cut them up.
Other day you mentioned roll cage etc--the interstate here is great--the drivers--mostly insane--drove it for 18yrs, no accidents but to give you an idea it's called Malfunction Junction in the State jargon.
I threatened once to buy an old '67 Caprice, weld the doors shut and install railroad tracks all 'round.:)
You are a very learned person, versatile, knowledgeable and hands on--stay that way--the earth needs same.


Ski--Seen the new ordnance put in the field--programmable individual grenade launcher-- it can be programmed by the user for air burst, etc
A far cry from the old H&R "Thumpers" we had--had a guy who could knock a coconut out of a tree at 75 meters, just reflex shooting.


Ajla, since it's snowing there , ever made snow ice cream?--just clean snow, cream and sugar, a rare treat for us down South.

Got real cold here this morning --30 degrees--:)


Ax: Thanks for posting the pic of the arrow points. I have seen a few places that offer cedar arrows with the bodkin points. That top one if I remember right is for piercing chain mail.

Thanks for the compliment you too Sir Ax are quite knowledgable in many many areas and an invaluable resource.


I saw the article on the new grenade launchers, very high tech and kinda take a lot of the skill and guesswork out of the equation. As they used to say when I was in trying to make them idiot proof or sailor proof.


Hope you enjoy the concert Ax. Cold here have had the wood stove puffing, I do love that woodsmoke smell and coming in from the cold to a nice hot fire.

Jeff:)

axhandle December 3, 2010 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ajla (Post 667162)
Thought you were going to say Trans Siberion Express! Now that's on my list! Saw it once where it left from Paris, a dream train!

I would dearly love to board that one Ajla, it's said, a life's dream travel--

axhandle December 3, 2010 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 667194)
Ax: Thanks for posting the pic of the arrow points. I have seen a few places that offer cedar arrows with the bodkin points. That top one if I remember right is for piercing chain mail.

Thanks for the compliment you too Sir Ax are quite knowledgable in many many areas and an invaluable resource.


I saw the article on the new grenade launchers, very high tech and kinda take a lot of the skill and guesswork out of the equation. As they used to say when I was in trying to make them idiot proof or sailor proof.


Hope you enjoy the concert Ax. Cold here have had the wood stove puffing, I do love that woodsmoke smell and coming in from the cold to a nice hot fire.

Jeff:)

Appreciate your comment, I have been one to share about anything I have, including some of my "Todays Useless Knowledge"--:)

Man, O Man just a few more weeks and the Cherry Yule Log goes on the fire--I love it---

A good man with one of the older Thumpers could really put a world of hurt on the adversary.Most of them made by H&R as ,I recall.

While on my mind you mentioned shooting a .41 cal. pistol how do you compare it with a 9mm? never shot a .41, but fired a Dirty Harry once--

Garlicluvr December 3, 2010 07:18 PM

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Appreciate your comment, I have been one to share about anything I have, including some of my "Todays Useless Knowledge"--:)

Man, O Man just a few more weeks and the Cherry Yule Log goes on the fire--I love it---

A good man with one of the older Thumpers could really put a world of hurt on the adversary.Most of them made by H&R as ,I recall.

While on my mind you mentioned shooting a .41 cal. pistol how do you compare it with a 9mm? never shot a .41, but fired a Dirty Harry once--

Ax: The 41 mag felt pretty much the same as a 44 mag couldn't really tell the difference, both loud as hades and both have a pretty sharp recoil even in a large frame revolver. Both were ruger blackhawks. A heck of a lot more umph! than a 9mm. Were you possibly thinking of the 40 S&W which is primarily and auto round? Haven't fired one but from what I have heard about the same as a 9mm.

The 41 Mag is a rimmed revolver cartridge like the 44 Mag and 357 Mag. They jump a bit so not the quickest to get back on target. Wont do any rapid fire with them thats for sure.

The most enjoyable was the tweaked out Model 1911 .45 he had. Even with somewhat hot hand loads very pleasant to fire and super accurate.

Jeff:)

Garlicluvr December 3, 2010 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Ajla (Post 667162)
Thought you were going to say Trans Siberion Express! Now that's on my list! Saw it once where it left from Paris, a dream train!

Sign me up I am in too Ajla and Ax would love to ride that train or the orient express.


Jeff:)

axhandle December 3, 2010 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 667489)
Ax: The 41 mag felt pretty much the same as a 44 mag couldn't really tell the difference, both loud as hades and both have a pretty sharp recoil even in a large frame revolver. Both were ruger blackhawks. A heck of a lot more umph! than a 9mm. Were you possibly thinking of the 40 S&W which is primarily and auto round? Haven't fired one but from what I have heard about the same as a 9mm.

The 41 Mag is a rimmed revolver cartridge like the 44 Mag and 357 Mag. They jump a bit so not the quickest to get back on target. Wont do any rapid fire with them thats for sure.

The most enjoyable was the tweaked out Model 1911 .45 he had. Even with somewhat hot hand loads very pleasant to fire and super accurate.

Jeff:)

The .45's are my favorite, one good combo.
Speaking of blast--ever shot a CZ-52?-- little 7.62x 25 cartridge,, but loaded with submachine gun ammo-- ear protectors.!!

The CZ-52 is the only 7.62 x 25 that can handle the sub ammo--they are a piece of work,--roller block mechanism patterned after the MG-42 machine gun-mechanism,-- ugly as mud, but flat shooter, high velocity and control all in one.

axhandle December 3, 2010 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 667492)
Sign me up I am in too Ajla and Ax would love to ride that train or the orient express.


Jeff:)

Absolutely, You Bet!!!lets all get seats on both.

Ajla , if you make it to the Trans Siberian--I'm gonna be mighty envious--;):)

Garlicluvr December 3, 2010 09:11 PM

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Ax: Check out this site when you get a chance tons of info and history, my favorite metalworking and blacksmithing site.

http://www.anvilfire.com/index.htm


Jeff:)

Ajla December 4, 2010 07:21 AM

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Sign me up I am in too Ajla and Ax would love to ride that train or the orient express.


Jeff:)

It must have been the Orient Express I saw in Paris, the Trans Siberian leaves from Moscow I believe. It's a long way though, ideally we would need a fourth person to be able to play cards? I'll bring the jenever! :)

axhandle December 4, 2010 02:16 PM

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I think the two(Siberian/Orient) would stitch together rather well.
As I gather the Trans Siberian is rather spartan in accomodations, a cross section of people and cultures--sort of an arduous , interesting, long, journey.

After such, board the Orient for pure opulance----what better a cross section of life, and experiences of a lifetime.

About a month away should do it--:)

axhandle December 4, 2010 05:26 PM

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Big Boyz Toyz again, didn't buy but found a 1957 Lambretta Scooter yesterday, been in storage, origional condition--needs minor res-to.Runs, stops.
Asking price too much--but will haggle.

Attached pic is a '58 model restored.

Neato--down to the market or groceries---

Pepper December 5, 2010 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 667489)
Ax: The 41 mag felt pretty much the same as a 44 mag couldn't really tell the difference, both loud as hades and both have a pretty sharp recoil even in a large frame revolver. Both were ruger blackhawks. A heck of a lot more umph! than a 9mm. Were you possibly thinking of the 40 S&W which is primarily and auto round? Haven't fired one but from what I have heard about the same as a 9mm.

The 41 Mag is a rimmed revolver cartridge like the 44 Mag and 357 Mag. They jump a bit so not the quickest to get back on target. Wont do any rapid fire with them thats for sure.

The most enjoyable was the tweaked out Model 1911 .45 he had. Even with somewhat hot hand loads very pleasant to fire and super accurate.

Jeff:)

A 10 mm is a 40 cal and on the same power level as 41 mag which is a revolver round devel did make a 41 auto (devel)great gun expensive (also made the 45 )a company made a long slide 9mm mag and a 45 mag (grizzly)was made for 1 year (didnt catch on )the different in a 44 mag and a 41 mag is pretty big in terms of power I have all the blackhawk pistol cal includeing the 357 / 9mm convertable also the 32 Hr mag whichs also will shoot 4 or five other 32 cals (if you can find them) a 9 mm is a good cartridge not a great one it gets better if you load a heavy hollow point for home protection or use a glazer round , the 357 (110 grain or 125 )is one of the best self defense rounds ever a 45 is very good also if you can control the roll , I personally use a 10 mm colt delta elite 170 grain make the do bad DRT . lol A wilson 45 apc is about the best you can carry . or a sig 229 40 cal is very good also .rambling sorry .

Garlicluvr December 6, 2010 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Pepper (Post 668685)
A 10 mm is a 40 cal and on the same power level as 41 mag which is a revolver round devel did make a 41 auto (devel)great gun expensive (also made the 45 )a company made a long slide 9mm mag and a 45 mag (grizzly)was made for 1 year (didnt catch on )the different in a 44 mag and a 41 mag is pretty big in terms of power I have all the blackhawk pistol cal includeing the 357 / 9mm convertable also the 32 Hr mag whichs also will shoot 4 or five other 32 cals (if you can find them) a 9 mm is a good cartridge not a great one it gets better if you load a heavy hollow point for home protection or use a glazer round , the 357 (110 grain or 125 )is one of the best self defense rounds ever a 45 is very good also if you can control the roll , I personally use a 10 mm colt delta elite 170 grain make the do bad DRT . lol A wilson 45 apc is about the best you can carry . or a sig 229 40 cal is very good also .rambling sorry .

Pepper: I have heard the 10mm are nice cant get them here anymore although they were the rage 10 years ago or so. Gun store guy said they took them off the market because the FBI now uses them as their main service sidearm and took them off the market for the general public. Doesnt really make sense to me to pull a cartridge/caliber off the market.

I know the 44 mag has quite a bit more energy than the 41 mag but as far as shooting it I couldnt really tell much if any difference in recoil and general handling between the two.

I have always liked 357's and the 45's for a handgun for home defense etc. I also like a nice 12 gauge with buckshot either one of the side by side stagecoach guns or a 870 pump.


Jeff:)

Pepper December 6, 2010 07:53 AM

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The 10 mm now isnt what it was 15 years ago it was down powered after the fbi agents said they couldnt control recoil so they went to the 40 cal , ( a 10mm short sort of down powered )they went to the 10mm after 2 or 3 agents were killed or wounded after shooting a do bad I believe 6 times with a 9mm ( it was in miame Fl) glock , IE witness , colte and 1 more cant remember the other one still offers the 10 mm. best performce is when it is brought up to industries loads (the original loads )by hand loading, opps rambling again :D

axhandle December 6, 2010 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Pepper (Post 668685)
A 10 mm is a 40 cal and on the same power level as 41 mag which is a revolver round devel did make a 41 auto (devel)great gun expensive (also made the 45 )a company made a long slide 9mm mag and a 45 mag (grizzly)was made for 1 year (didnt catch on )the different in a 44 mag and a 41 mag is pretty big in terms of power I have all the blackhawk pistol cal includeing the 357 / 9mm convertable also the 32 Hr mag whichs also will shoot 4 or five other 32 cals (if you can find them) a 9 mm is a good cartridge not a great one it gets better if you load a heavy hollow point for home protection or use a glazer round , the 357 (110 grain or 125 )is one of the best self defense rounds ever a 45 is very good also if you can control the roll , I personally use a 10 mm colt delta elite 170 grain make the do bad DRT . lol A wilson 45 apc is about the best you can carry . or a sig 229 40 cal is very good also .rambling sorry .

Ramble on, Pep--:)---you have some "Pearls" here.---Ax.

axhandle December 6, 2010 08:16 AM

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Mornin, Jeff---

axhandle December 6, 2010 09:01 AM

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"The Ugly Duckling"--and I chuckle,-and a wink--
1.Best steel produced in 1953, Skoda.
2.Detail of "Rollerblock" mechanism.

A Tip, look at the top of the slide, there appears ding or punchmarks- #1 is the best and graded on down--this one is a #2.

Even the #4's can group 2 inches at 25 yds.

"Todays Bit of Useless Knowledge"---;)

Garlicluvr December 6, 2010 12:48 PM

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Morning Ax: The Swedes made the best steel for years the secret was the charcoal fired furnaces. Carbon from the charcoal leaches into the steel creating a superior steel.

Cant get the Swedish charcoal steel anymore except in small quantities the same with the charcoal iron (wrought iron) great stuff for architectual and ornamental work. Wrought iron does not oxidize or rust like steel does, therefore it last much longer especially in coastal areas where salt air does a number on steel. The outside of the wrought iron will oxidize some then it stops. Charleston South Carolina has some beautiful wrought iron work and it has held up well over the years.

Wrought iron is the preferred material for any outdoor ironwork, or anything besides tools. Just cant get it except for scrap from old bridges, structures as it hasnt been produced in this country since about the 1920's. Still one place at least in England that produces wrought but prices and shipping are prohibitive.

I have been trying to find someone with some to sell, every time I see one of the old wrought iron ships anchors that many coastal town shops and such have for decoration I stop and see if they want to sell it. So far no luck. Many of these early anchors and the chain were wrought iron again the resist corrosion much better than steel.


Ax: My woodstove burned pretty steady all weekend, smell of cherry in the crisp air was nice. I would love to have one of the russian or swedish stoves. Thats all I need though another project to add to the already lengthy list.







Jeff:)

Garlicluvr December 6, 2010 12:50 PM

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Also Ax: if you have never looked up the process of making Damascus or woot steel do so it is fascinating. Evidently it was a closely guarded secret up until the early 1900's.


Jeff:)

axhandle December 6, 2010 03:44 PM

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Morning Ax: The Swedes made the best steel for years the secret was the charcoal fired furnaces. Carbon from the charcoal leaches into the steel creating a superior steel.

Cant get the Swedish charcoal steel anymore except in small quantities the same with the charcoal iron (wrought iron) great stuff for architectual and ornamental work. Wrought iron does not oxidize or rust like steel does, therefore it last much longer especially in coastal areas where salt air does a number on steel. The outside of the wrought iron will oxidize some then it stops. Charleston South Carolina has some beautiful wrought iron work and it has held up well over the years.

Wrought iron is the preferred material for any outdoor ironwork, or anything besides tools. Just cant get it except for scrap from old bridges, structures as it hasnt been produced in this country since about the 1920's. Still one place at least in England that produces wrought but prices and shipping are prohibitive.

I have been trying to find someone with some to sell, every time I see one of the old wrought iron ships anchors that many coastal town shops and such have for decoration I stop and see if they want to sell it. So far no luck. Many of these early anchors and the chain were wrought iron again the resist corrosion much better than steel.


Ax: My woodstove burned pretty steady all weekend, smell of cherry in the crisp air was nice. I would love to have one of the russian or swedish stoves. Thats all I need though another project to add to the already lengthy list.







Jeff:)

I buy, and use, anything stamped Sandvik.
Likewise anything ,Skoda--as my G'Dad said, "Skoda was made over Brown Coal"--and he should know, first job at 12 yrs.old--and before he came here .

axhandle December 6, 2010 03:46 PM

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Chuckle, Jeff--the only way to grt to one's list , is to start back at #1.
Too much time on our hands---and a big question mark--?--;)

axhandle December 6, 2010 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 669144)
Also Ax: if you have never looked up the process of making Damascus or woot steel do so it is fascinating. Evidently it was a closely guarded secret up until the early 1900's.


Jeff:)

Friend made Damascus, his Dad made a Trip Hammer out of a 6 cyl.Chevy crankshaft--ran the N'Hood --Nuts---:)

axhandle December 6, 2010 04:17 PM

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'To Lighten 'tha Fare 'O tha Day:
Doc friend was in England c. early '40's.

American Fighter Pilot got shot down over the "Channel", busted his jaw up good, had to wire it together:

"Little Miss Brit (all acknowelements ,due) Nurse, first time:

"Good Morn, it's time for tea"

MMMMMM---said the Pilot.

"We must serve it on the backside,since you can't swallow", now can you roll over?"

MMMMM-Ummm--

"Oh, Dear I am sorry, is it too hot!!??"

MMMMM-- Ummmm--No, It's too 'Thweet--

Chuckle--Leave it up to US "Yanks" as Doc said----

Garlicluvr December 7, 2010 10:20 AM

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Friend made Damascus, his Dad made a Trip Hammer out of a 6 cyl.Chevy crankshaft--ran the N'Hood --Nuts---:)

Dont imagine the neighbors cared for the noise much. I eventually want a good power hammer, both for heavy grudge work and for damascus Aka patternwelded steel.


Japanese swordmakers used a similiar process in the early days, later switched to laminated blades. I have some swedish laminated blade knives also Normark good blades. I have some Sandvik saws and cabinet scrapers, also very good steel.

I believe my anvil is swedish also.

I read that the true or origional damascus was actually made using a somewhat different process. Heard that they immersed a faggot (strip of iron folded over and over) of pure wrought iron in molten cast iron and carbon from the molten cast combined with the pure iron to form steel. After removal from the molten cast iron and cooling the whole works was heated folded and forge welded into billets.


Another Burrrrrrrrr day here 28 degrees and 15 to 20 mph winds. Need any more Ice cubes Ax, I can send you a bunch.


Jeff:)

axhandle December 7, 2010 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Garlicluvr (Post 669734)
Dont imagine the neighbors cared for the noise much. I eventually want a good power hammer, both for heavy grudge work and for damascus Aka patternwelded steel.


Japanese swordmakers used a similiar process in the early days, later switched to laminated blades. I have some swedish laminated blade knives also Normark good blades. I have some Sandvik saws and cabinet scrapers, also very good steel.

I believe my anvil is swedish also.

I read that the true or origional damascus was actually made using a somewhat different process. Heard that they immersed a faggot (strip of iron folded over and over) of pure wrought iron in molten cast iron and carbon from the molten cast combined with the pure iron to form steel. After removal from the molten cast iron and cooling the whole works was heated folded and forge welded into billets.


Another Burrrrrrrrr day here 28 degrees and 15 to 20 mph winds. Need any more Ice cubes Ax, I can send you a bunch.


Jeff:)

Folded steel, and many hands--the best--It is said that the Grand Master of Samurai Swords , "Quenched the last, in Human Blood"--

I really like the Scallops in the blades, application of especial clay to the edges -applied by a brush before final temper--I 'Oft wonder--powdered bone sprinkled on the clay scallops, and clamped by leather-- fired--then buried in sand for some length of time--Hmmm--let me know what you find out--;)--Ax.

axhandle December 7, 2010 11:07 AM

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P.S. No Thanks on the ice cubes, tha Missus comes to bed and says--"Feel how Cold I am"--chuckle--and I might say, popsicles for feet?;):D--

axhandle December 7, 2010 11:24 AM

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Need a bit of Update, help, here.
Wrenches, sockets-etc---years of them--recently Kobalt, Snap On --und so Weiter--whats the best out there? So far, over the years many "bad wrenches , result in scabbed knuckles"

And a Whitworth 7 sixteengths is not anywhere an English Gauge7/16--

Garlicluvr December 7, 2010 11:36 AM

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Need a bit of Update, help, here.
Wrenches, sockets-etc---years of them--recently Kobalt, Snap On --und so Weiter--whats the best out there? So far, over the years many "bad wrenches , result in scabbed knuckles"

And a Whitworth 7 sixteengths is not anywhere an English Gauge7/16--

I would say that Snap-On and Mac tools are top of the line but quite pricey. I still like Craftsman not as good as the previous two but they do still raplace or repair them no questions asked.


Jeff:)

skiracer December 7, 2010 11:44 AM

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i guess if i were a professional mechanic i would want the best but for my personal use Craftsman (Sear) suits me fine. They usually hold up good over time and like my dad would do twenty years later if one of their tools broke return it for a new one. Cant beat that can you? I own plenty of sandvik hand saws and chisels. good stuff but any of them are only as good as the individual using and taking care of them. just like a weapon. must be kept like you keep your women. Clean and well oiled.


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