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This is an area for photos. They don't have to be knife related, just images that you created that you want to share. I have had great fun with my digital camera and find it is a way to open the creative vein. Keep the images no larger than 640x480 and around 50k.

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A place to share information and photos of past Masters of the craft. No living makers please and be sure to have permission to post images.

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This forum is to replace the old hot work and bladesmithing forum. Please post new topics here.

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For the growing field of smelting iron and steel. This forum is open to crucible and bloomery discussions.

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All "newbies" / beginners, please post your questions in this forum. Thanks.

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Non-Ferrous: fittings, alloys, patinas

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"Knife in the Hat 2012"

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    Collin Miller

    Finally finished a real nice osage orange recurve bow after working on it all week. Shot great, after about thirty arrows, it was my new favorite bow. Then somewhere around the fiftieth arrow, the upper limb shattered.

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