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Offline 1442

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I fought the flint
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:02:32 pm »
This darn Georgetown slab didn't do nothin right. The first flute had a lot of pressure and  went about 2-1/2", so I was gonna match it with #2 flute.
#2 flute had very little pressure applied to the lever but it went all the way to a half inch from the tip and cut through the point.
I tried to flake off flute #1 and replace it with flute #3. I lost a lot of width and length by time I got it ready and it was really thin on the base end and had a slight rise where flute #1 terminated. You can actually see how the termination of flute #1 affected the thickness of flute #2 due to the transition from thinner to thicker preform along the flute path.
Flute #3 turned in and cut through where it hit the concrete spot, so I just reshaped a tip onto it and cleaned up the base and just sit there a while and thought about how if I was smart I would build a fire and burn that dad gum fluting jig.

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Re: I fought the flint
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 09:06:46 pm »
heres flute#2 and the reworked preform

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Re: I fought the flint
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 09:09:25 pm »
heres flute #3 and the repair job

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Re: I fought the flint
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 09:11:50 pm »
a couple profile pics

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Re: I fought the flint
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 09:15:51 pm »
I knew I shoulda burned the fluting jig
I tried another one.
I wrecked another one

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Re: I fought the flint
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 05:23:36 am »
Glad your not that smart 1442.lol We would all very much miss watching you play on the edge.
Bjrogg
Still turned out beautiful
A hot cup of coffee and a beautiful sunrise

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Re: I fought the flint
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 07:47:09 am »
Thanks BJ

Id probably change my mind soon as it got burning good.
It really is a lot of fun until one breaks. Then it hurts for however long it takes to sit back down and start on another one.

I think I'm gonna do another point of the month next and let the jig cool off some.