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  4. nyctaeus:

    Emily Kaufman, Girl on a Fainting Couch, 1975

    (via punirs)

     
  5. featherandmoss:

    Some of my favorite green slag pieces in the sun.  I’ve picked these up randomly in creek beds and mixed in with railroad track ballast.  Possibly a remnant of local historical metallurgy which I need to do more research on, but as I may have mentioned before, we live on a river town, and among other things rivers are great for transporting, y’know, rocks and stuff that comes from rocks.  We have a pretty rich coal mining history here, which you may be able to get an idea of just by looking at some place names on a tri-county map:  Kingston Mines, Orchard Mines, Coal Miners’ Park, Mine Hollow Road, Powder Mill Road, plus big mining surnames everywhere… not sure about smelting though.  At any rate, love these little dark green fragments of history…  -Vanessa

     
  6. florina-josephina:

    Metallurgy 101

     
  7. 194cm:

    Wood Casting - Hilla Shamia, Cypress wood & aluminium

    (Source: designboom.com)

     
  8. senjukannon:

    Hamon porn.

    • From Wikipedia:

    In swordsmithing, hamon (刃文 hamon) (from Japanese, literally “blade pattern”) is a visual effect created on the blade by the hardening process. Blades made in this manner are known as differentially hardened, with a harder ha, the cutting edge, than mune, the back edge (for example: mune 40 HRC vs. ha 58 HRC) as a result of clay applied on the blade during the cooling process. Less or no clay allows the ha to cool faster, making it harder but more brittle; more clay allows the mune to cool more slowly and retain its resilience.

    The hamon is the transition between the region of harder martensitic steel of the blade edge and the softer pearlitic steel of the back of the sword.

    This difference in hardness is the objective of the process; the appearance is purely a side effect.

    However, the aesthetic qualities of the hamon are quite valuable —not only as proof of the differential hardening treatment but also in its own right— and the patterns can be quite complex.

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  9. faramforge:

    Damn that’s a beauty! The Germans make it well. #forging #blacksmithing #tools #anvil

    (via enginedynamicsinc)

     
  10. No one gets what they deserve.

    (Source: bodyposifitness, via mheartsx)

     
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  12. justasmirk:

    If you blame a President for every single action of our government, you should take a civics course because you don’t understand how government works.

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  14. parkingstrange:

    giant-tic-tac:

    liqhters:

    My best friend sent me this tutorial of her doing her eyebrows and I thought you all would find it useful xoxo

    Im dead

    this is amazing

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  15. whiskey-wolf:

    CAS custom knives

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