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  Topic: Hey guys...I'm dying... The winter illness thread!
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PostForum: Chat   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:24 pm   Subject: Hey guys...I'm dying... The winter illness thread!
Should be glad you don't live in Edmonton, with the windchill we got down to just shy of -50 degrees celcius. Here you don't get sick you simply succumb to the elements. Laughing
  Topic: Galvanized steel......Can it be Absorbed into your skin?
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:20 pm   Subject: Galvanized steel......Can it be Absorbed into your skin?
yeah zinc ozide really will not do any harm unless you inhale the fumes created by heating it with a torch or similar heat source. I have a bottle of zinc ointment that's 15% zinc oxide and even reco ...
  Topic: melting aluminum
darkness

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:26 pm   Subject: melting aluminum
if it's liquid then it will act like water until it starts to harden and even then it shouldn't stick, more than likely form a skin and then harden inwards. check out backyardmetalcasting and you sho ...
  Topic: Saftey aspect of Galv
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:23 pm   Subject: Saftey aspect of Galv
Just a cough shouldn't be the result of zinc poisoning; if anything it is just an irritant being raised into the air, probably similar to being in a dusty shop or other such environment where there is ...
  Topic: Chose thy bow!
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PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:55 pm   Subject: Chose thy bow!
right now i have a 150lbs draw crossbow (though i'm thinking of ordering a 180lbs arm for it) with a 3x site on it, goes through 2 sheets of 3/4 inch plywood no problem. I'd really like to pick up a ...
  Topic: Sharper looking images under 100KB?
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PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:06 pm   Subject: Sharper looking images under 100KB?
right now i use a canon A95 it's a 5mega pixel and it takes beautiful shots at any distance over about 2 feet from the target closer than that and it sucks. normally i'll take a photo of the maile an ...
  Topic: finger rings
darkness

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:42 pm   Subject: finger rings
this is a doublemaille ring that i made out of sterling silver and anodized niobium 20ga 1/8" rings http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31322181/?qo=10&q=by%3Adarknessstaresback+sort%3Atime+- ...
  Topic: Effects of Firescale on Various Metals by Armored Drake
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PostForum: Articles Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:55 am   Subject: Effects of Firescale on Various Metals by Armored Drake
sent a link to a pic of some ti that i colored to the e-mail at the top of the article. The same pic is drifting around in one of the threads on heat colouring on the site too.
  Topic: i hope no one here lives in Austin
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:44 am   Subject: i hope no one here lives in Austin
i'm guessing that the wire cutters law is a relic from when freegrazers were cutting down fences
  Topic: ss specifications
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:43 pm   Subject: ss specifications
grade is the numerical classification or series number ie. 306 which is used for about 90% of stainless steel items
  Topic: Are you a mailler? Find out!
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PostForum: Chat   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:19 am   Subject: Are you a mailler? Find out!
85 pts. though i didn't get any of the relationship ones because i've never been in one and i didn't feel like adding up how much i've spent on supplies, though now that i think on it i probably am pr ...
  Topic: Anodizing Stainless Steel
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:33 pm   Subject: Anodizing Stainless Steel
... i notice that blood temperature is good, for stainless. your rings get much tougher...

Blood temp, eh.... This reminds me of some thing that I heard some time ago. Appearantly, in the 1500's in ...
  Topic: Anodizing Stainless Steel
darkness

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:58 pm   Subject: Anodizing Stainless Steel
i actaully just took a picture last night of the TI that i heat coloured a while back. The colours are less vibrant in the pic but they give you a general idea. http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e38/ ...
  Topic: Torch Coloring
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 3:42 am   Subject: Torch Coloring
i typically move the torch in a circular motion over the ring so that i have finer control, as well as avoiding heating the edges of the cut more than the rest of the ring, with the flame hitting the ...
  Topic: Anodizing Stainless Steel
darkness

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:31 am   Subject: Anodizing Stainless Steel
the reason that the oven doesn't work especially well is because of the very high heat conductance that the stainless has. considering that exposing thicker rings to a 2000 degree celcius flame still ...
 
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