2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Peter Remling » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:29 am

Odigan wrote:
Peter Remling wrote:I went to one cutting party (the only one) and had the misfortune of seeing that after repeated cuts the nail holding the deck on raised up and a cut (not mine thank God) hit the nail and took a piece out of the blade. It was a brand new custom Atrim and one of the prettiest I've seen. It looked like GIJoe took a bite out of the blade.


I usually avoid metal fasteners in that region of the stand for this reason, as I've seen the same happen several times! Deeply set screws are a pretty safe bet, otherwise I prefer just pegged in place, which also makes it easy to break down for transport (or can be glued as well if permanent).


Yep, I pegged this one. I have to make a new deck 3/4" thick so it isn't as flexible and I'll peg that one too.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Ursus » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:12 am

Peter Remling wrote:
Odigan wrote:
Peter Remling wrote:I went to one cutting party (the only one) and had the misfortune of seeing that after repeated cuts the nail holding the deck on raised up and a cut (not mine thank God) hit the nail and took a piece out of the blade. It was a brand new custom Atrim and one of the prettiest I've seen. It looked like GIJoe took a bite out of the blade.


I usually avoid metal fasteners in that region of the stand for this reason, as I've seen the same happen several times! Deeply set screws are a pretty safe bet, otherwise I prefer just pegged in place, which also makes it easy to break down for transport (or can be glued as well if permanent).


Yep, I pegged this one. I have to make a new deck 3/4" thick so it isn't as flexible and I'll peg that one too.


That’s my problem to. Water bottles aren’t my regular cutting medium and the stand I threw together is much to light.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Greg » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:45 pm

Weeeell that was fun.

I'm using the game as an excuse and motivator to take better care of my blades, and get out using them more regularly. Good motivation, good goals. After a first set of failed attempts last week, I saved up more bottles and spent some time working on my edge, as I'm sure it was contributing to the problem. Could get through the sequence fine, but just COULD NOT get the last two to stay on the stand. Back at it today, and once again no dice. SO stinkin' close...I felt like they almost fell off in slow motion!


https://youtu.be/b7QQeUhg4CE
On to the next! Taylor, you can post the next as early as Saturday!
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:31 pm

https://youtu.be/ADyR4THz1Bs

Ok so it's a descending cut to the top bottle and a rising false edge cut to the bottom bottle.
Good luck guys. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Greg » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:10 am

Very cleanly done!
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:13 am

Thank you Greg :mrgreen:
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Ursus » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:46 am

Well done. I could watch that Albion own targets all day.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:14 am

Thank you Ursus! It really does the work for me. Ranger cheat code!
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Odigan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:48 pm

Since everyone is using longswords I used one to be consistent, but also did it with a single-hander for good measure.

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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Greg » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:53 pm

Explain to me how in Udun you guys are managing to stack your bottles cap-to-cap. I've wasted the better part of an afternoon just trying to stack these dumb things!
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Odigan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:56 pm

Greg wrote:Explain to me how in Udun you guys are managing to stack your bottles cap-to-cap. I've wasted the better part of an afternoon just trying to stack these dumb things!


I definitely spent more time trying to balance them than I did actually cutting.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:04 pm

Me too it takes a lot of time. I definitely won't pick that in my next trick. Sorry guys.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Greg » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:10 pm

I think It makes a difference, though. If I stack them both upright, the wider bottom sends the lower bottle flying.
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby TaylorSteiner » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:24 pm

Wow great work Odigan! What swords are you using?
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Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Postby Odigan » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:07 am

TaylorSteiner wrote:Wow great work Odigan! What swords are you using?


Thanks! These were an Albion Regent and Reeve.

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