Self Reliance

Fall is here, but it steel feels like summer

The month of September brought me a new nephew, a crap ton of rain, a couple of days of dedicated computer design and lots of house/garden/yard chores as well as a fair amount of progress on facilities projects in the shop. I sold and shipped two blades early in the month, and took a few […]

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Autumn is coming, thank goodness

Summer is always a challenge, but this summer was especially so because of the hemorrhoidectomy, and too many irons in the fire. I’ve been getting around, doing a lot of normal chores, but not as much productive work in the shop as I should be. Somehow, days just evaporate and though I walk several miles […]

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Late again

Somehow, the 25th of July escaped my attention. I’ve been working on lots of things, and time is going by very quickly.  The summer heat is still very apparent, and the humidity just as much. Also somehow I haven’t found time to work on the website much, or add new pictures, or anything that resembles […]

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My sister has a half birthday

The 25th of June is half way between birthdays for my little sister and my cousin, both born on the same Christmas day in 1982. Growing up, because Christmas is its own holiday, we celebrated my sister’s half birthday so she would feel like the center of attention on her own special day. This year, […]

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Pre-BladeShow 2018 report

Do Y’all like sharp things? My new tagline for shop status and blade design/testing videos is pretty darn silly, but I think that a bit of silliness is healthy. I’ve been working like an industrious squirrel trying to get things done for patient customers, and for speculative sale at the blade show.  A few fine […]

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Spring is late, and thank goodness for cool weather

Greetings from the cool south: This spring has been pleasant, and I’m glad of it because it makes everything more pleasant when sweating isn’t a factor during the work day. I just called Peter’s to check on the 3V blade heat treating status. They are being tempered and I expect they will come back to […]

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March is nearly over, and it’s still cold in Greensboro

Greetings. I had a birthday on the 25th. I wrote down a list of things to do this 38th year of my life, and it’s slightly daunting. Physical exercise goals, home and shop improvements, inventions, continuing education and vacation are all things that need to be put on the forefront. I’m also recently more concerned […]

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10 days early or 20 days late

Today it suddenly got warm. Weather here in NC is a bit mercurial, there’s not a lot of rhyme or reason to it, and a person who works for himself and has a million projects indoors and out can keep a task list that is weather dependent.  Today I should be outside taking advantage of […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Do Y’all like sharp things?!” My new video intro should get put into use this year much more than before, as I begin to photograph, video demonstrate and put to market many of the new creations I’ve been working on these last many months. The Anubis tomahawk is supposed to be featured in this March’s […]

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Niece’s 2nd Birthday

Well, I missed my deadline again.  Luckily, Today there’s a birthday party to remind me that the 25th just happened.  My Sister’s daughter is 2 years old, and I dropped the ball on the present I was going to make. A growth (height) chart with a custom CNC carved head piece that looks like a […]

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