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#4 Induction heating is awesome. It's used to make copper pipes too. You can get a small version for under $180, good for heating frozen nuts or for doing case mouth annealing if you reload you own ammunition.
The benefit of induction heating is that only the surface gets heated. You temper the whole blade first then you induction heat the skin of the piece and quench it. Now you have a sword with a hard outer skin that will take a high polish and edges that can be sharpened to a razor edge but the core is tough enough to not shatter when struck. The same technique is used for high spec aircraft bolts that need a hard surface to resist wear, such as engine mount bolts.Al_in_Ottawa
Also see: case hardening
#1 That man put some serious sharp on that machete.
note the added protection on his right leg
Way back in the day, did a little bit of that, trimming Christmas trees for harvest.Just imagine a ten acre field with trees planted every five feet apart. With a big grower, multiply that by 50 or 60 fields. The grower I used to work for, ships almost a half a million trees every year and he's not the biggest grower out there.
My squad leader could make a downward diagonal cut on a banana tree about a foot above the ground, then slash through the rest twice more before it finished droppin'You may not wanna know what he did to dead Cong.
Did that once as a 16yr old for a farmer in Pine Flats, PA. I was so tired before the sun came up, that I spent the rest of the day walking the 20mi back home. I still can't imagine doing that all day.
#3 kind of like the Pup read the Charles Atlas ads in back of the comic book.
#8. Polish Army's anti submarine table?
Evel Knievel Tank Driving School
All-time world record belly-flop winner.
"Tank fails float check."
Russian BT-7 tank during testing. Al_in_Ottawa
#3 As I've told small girls who pick on their smaller, younger brother: someday he's going to grow up taller and stronger than you so,.....
#10: Biden voters, without a doubt.Ed
3 - just playin.
#1 I don't do any holidays except for Veterans and Memorial Day. Nope, no birthdays either. However, I did them as a kid and when my kid was young. When she turned 21 I told her, I'm done. The xmas tree. I never understood why people wanted them shaped. I like those long branches sticking out. Looks like a tree. Great fer hang blubs and shit on.
Some people don't know what a real tree looks like. But I suspect it is as much to do with ease of shipping for the grower too.
#1 That was one of the high school jobs available here in my small town when I was in high school. I pumped gasoline for 2 years, 22 hours a week, until I graduated. It was the best job I ever had. In the summer I got to watch all the hot chicks driving to Lake Michigan. Of course, come winter, years ago, it seems like our Michigan winters were much worse, and hardly made the hot bikini chicks worth spending all the time outside in the snow/wind/rain/sleet. But at least back then, I had a full head of thick hair that kept my head warm.
Thank you for #6.
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