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  • High Quality Shuriken (Throwing Stars)

    I stand corrected. Throwing stars are illegal to carry concealed in Virginia. I was misinterpreting this section of the Virginia Code to mean POSSESSION -OR- Possession with INTENT TO SELL. One of those tricky codes that needs to be cleared up. Thanks to whomever it was that corrected me as I no longer see your comment.§ 18.2-311. Prohibiting the selling or having in possession blackjacks, etc.If any person sells or barters, or exhibits for sale or for barter, or gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, or has in his possession, or under his control, with the intent of selling, bartering, giving or furnishing, any blackjack, brass or metal knucks, any disc of whatever configuration having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to ...

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    I stand corrected. Throwing stars are illegal to carry concealed in Virginia. I was misinterpreting this section of the Virginia Code to mean POSSESSION -OR- Possession with INTENT TO SELL. One of those tricky codes that needs to be cleared up. Thanks to whomever it was that corrected me as I no longer see your comment.§ 18.2-311. Prohibiting the selling or having in possession blackjacks, etc.If any person sells or barters, or exhibits for sale or for barter, or gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, or has in his possession, or under his control, with the intent of selling, bartering, giving or furnishing, any blackjack, brass or metal knucks, any disc of whatever configuration having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as athrowing star or oriental dart, switchblade knife, ballistic knife as defined in § 18.2-307.1, or like weapons, such person is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. The having in one's possession of any such weapon shall be prima facie evidence, except in the case of a conservator of the peace, of his intent to sell, barter, give or furnish the same.

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  • High Quality Shuriken (Throwing Stars)

    A tip I recently learned for drilling hard steel is to get a couple of washers with holes larger than your drill bit (1/4" drill bit = washer with 3/8 or 1/2" hole). Place it over your starter punch location and fill the hole of the washer with oil. This will provide a "constant" supply of oil to the bit plus some to leach off the heat. As washers are not always flat it may be necessary to true them on a grinding wheel or stone so that the oil stays inside. Hit them with a coat of bright paint so that you wont accidentally lose them or use them in another project. Of course this only works when drilling vertically into horizontal material. I still haven't found a trick for drilling horizontally into vertical material! BTW throwing stars are illegal in Virginia ...

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    A tip I recently learned for drilling hard steel is to get a couple of washers with holes larger than your drill bit (1/4" drill bit = washer with 3/8 or 1/2" hole). Place it over your starter punch location and fill the hole of the washer with oil. This will provide a "constant" supply of oil to the bit plus some to leach off the heat. As washers are not always flat it may be necessary to true them on a grinding wheel or stone so that the oil stays inside. Hit them with a coat of bright paint so that you wont accidentally lose them or use them in another project. Of course this only works when drilling vertically into horizontal material. I still haven't found a trick for drilling horizontally into vertical material! BTW throwing stars are illegal in Virginia also. :(

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