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New Maker Living In Windsor Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by A W Mattie, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. A W Mattie

    A W Mattie New Member

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    Hello All,
    I would like to start by thanking everyone for this incredible resource! I was given a rusty old knife that my brother found at a factory we were working at about 1.5 years ago. Construction has always been my meal ticket but at that point i had not even correctly sharpened a blade. I took it home and spent days cleaning it up by hand and i was hooked.
    Since then i have been consuming as much information and assembling the tools and equip for my little knife making/blacksmithing shed while putting a few blades together and hammering out some tongs along the way. I stumbled upon Mr. Dancoms website about a month in and that has been a huge inspiration and help. Thank you!
    At this point i have (just some of my most used to give a idea where i am at) a 2x48, home built Bg 2x72 with OBM wheels that litterly just needs 230v to my shed and is ready to spark. Oscillating spindle, dremel, homebuilt forge and a yardsale found forge, 4 anvils, probably every metal File sold at thrift stores and yard sales with 50k in the last year, many many hammers and can finally hammer out tongs that I'm proud of. I have so many questions and would gladly help anyone just starting with any bit of the tiny bit i have learned.
    Thanks again all!!
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to CKM (and to your helper there). Sounds like you've got what you need to keep you busy for a while. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Windsor eh? I'm in Kingsville. Small world. I suppose Dan could be considered a good resource. You know, if you're into 1000's of tips and tricks, details how to docs, blueprints for ultra cool machines and a crazy amount of electrical/motor and general machining knowledge. (personally, I think he's a bit of a show off but - what do i know right ? : )
     
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  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Welcome sir. Your words are humbling. I am pretty sure that @Icho- calls Windsor home.
     
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    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Welcome
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    welcome
     
  7. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Glad to have you on board A.W, sounds like you’re all tooled up! I hope you have better luck than I am finding an electrician who commits to running sufficient power to your shed.
     
  8. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Hey Griff, I know a great electrician (son in-law) but he's in the Kitchener, Ontario area. I don't suppose you're in that neck of the woods? If not, sorry, he's my go to electrical person (super cheap rates too - zip, for me anyway)
     
  9. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Whitby Ontario here Todd, thanks anyway. It’s a frustrating time. Don’t want to hijack the post, but one quote was ridiculous, the next guy was completely unprofessional (talked a good game while he was here) and never quoted me, ignored my requests for the quotes. Don’t know why it’s so hard to give someone my money, business must be good for electricians!
     
  10. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    They do seem to be pretty picky about their work. They don't want anything less than a full house rewire, it seems. And digging? Forget about it - it's beneath them (no pun intended). I thought that's what apprentices were for.
     

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