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David Lindberg





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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Test Cutting         Reply with quote

This is my first post here, it seems like a great forum.
Anyway, I have seen a few references to test cutting. I have wanted to give this a try, but I don't know what materials to use, or where to get them. Please give whatever details you can.
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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2005 6:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

First off, welcome to the wonderful world of myArmoury!

Test cutting materials that are used range from gallon milk jugs filled with water, 2 liter soda bottles, water soaked rice matts, rolled up newspapers, pool noodles, med. thickness card-board
carpet tubes and various fruits (melons) & veggies.

First you'll need to construct a sturdy cutting stand. Most are very simple to make and safety is a big issue as well. Make sure you have ample room outside to do such activities.

Heres a pic of the cutting stand I made a good while back. A few 2x4 blocks, a 4x4 post and a flat, wide board. Cutting stand on the left , son in the middle and pell on the right.

Sure others have other methods of construction.

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like your pell.

Easy to move around?

Where did you get the wire spindle or whatever it is that is forming the base?

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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Feb, 2005 6:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Joe,

I'm the warehouse supervisor for a electrical supply co. so I have access to tons of these wire spools. And yes easy to move around. I made it so that I could take out the main post for easy transport. Usually do 15-20 min. warm-up on the pell before test cutting, it helps greatly with better blade alignment when cutting.

Did a demo for a group back in Oct. and didn't warm-up any and really screwed up my shoulder for about a week.

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David Lindberg





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PostPosted: Sat 19 Feb, 2005 10:22 pm    Post subject: Thanks         Reply with quote

Thank you for your response. I've bought some lumber, but I still have one question: What can be done, if anything, for a vertical cut.
Thanks once more,
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Feb, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

off to the left you can see my stand. and off to the right you can see the scavengers decending for scraps... Happy


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Feb, 2005 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex Oster wrote:
off to the left you can see my stand. and off to the right you can see the scavengers decending for scraps... Happy



For some reason I can never see the pictures you post. Possibly a DNS issue, I dunno.
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Feb, 2005 1:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Anton de Vries wrote:
For some reason I can never see the pictures you post. Possibly a DNS issue, I dunno.

None of them have ever worked here, either. No DNS entry for that server.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Feb, 2005 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can see the pictures on my desk-top computer but not on my note-book?!?!?!? Both have different i-net providers.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Feb, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Anton de Vries wrote:
For some reason I can never see the pictures you post. Possibly a DNS issue, I dunno.

None of them have ever worked here, either. No DNS entry for that server.



strange they always show for me..

oh, well... saves me time and you web space Cool

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Feb, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: I had a go just now         Reply with quote

I sent four water filled milk bottles to their doom. That was an extremely enjoyable experience that reminded me of why I keep all my swords sharp. I used my new Windlass Damascus Viking Sword, and my old Windlass Kindjal. Both cut through wonderfully.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Feb, 2005 3:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great David! Now you've been bitten by the cutting bug there's no turning back. Have heard of people hanging a milk jug or 2-liter bottle from a tree limb and cutting, haven't tried that yet, but warmer weather is just around the corner...

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