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#1 nprovos

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:38 PM

Here is my first experiment with the Wolf's Tooth pattern.  1000 layers of 1095/15n20 from the end of a billet and W1 for the cutting edge.      I'll finish it with a simple copper bolster and wood handle.   Unfortunately, there is a little welding flaw that did not grind out.

 

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Let me know what you think.  

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:11 PM

i think it looks awesome, as to the weld flaw I say rustic charm no charge!!!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:56 PM

Nice! Is it all forged in, then?


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:58 PM

Yes, I forged the teeth on both sides and then matched them by extra fullering where the spacing was off.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:03 AM

nice for the first try.
And if you really don´t like the welding flaw.

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I think it will still looking good.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:38 AM

good stuff, Niels. I think I would grind the weld flaw out as suggested, but it is not a big issue if you don't. Not in this sort of piece, anyway.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

I really like the 'eye' in the middle. Depending on where it's going, I like the weld flaw. It adds to the charm, at least to me (but I totally understand wanting nothing to do with it!).

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

It's sort of a catch-22.    I am not happy about the welding flaw but I would also not be happy with the taper after regrinding the profile ;-)    I might try to fill it with low-temperature silver solder.

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

That high layer count pattern is great contrast to the w-2! Slick profile
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

I documented the repair process, i.e. filling the welding flaw with low temperature silver solder, in my inaugural Forge Diaries: Episode 1 on Youtube:

 

 

The motivation behind the Forge Diaries is to allow me to post more frequently video updates while I work on larger projects.   They are supposed to be rough and unpolished.   And I intend to show failures as well as successes.    

 

Let me know what you think.

 

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:02 PM

I love your Video's Niels, going to follow them for sure!   you say rough and unpolished but I still think it's really well done and wish I could do something half that nice :wacko:


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

Sweet blade, and the video was great. Thank you for sharing your process.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:56 PM

Beautiful blade Niels.... Love the high layer spine.

 

The little weld doesn't bother me as much as that big .. eye as John called it. What happened there? Almost looks like it had a dab of clay....



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

It's some kind of differential hardening effect.   There are more subtle shadows around the other teeth.   It also looks like there might be some alloy banding.    Not really sure.    I get some of these artifacts every time I quench W1 in oil.

 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

After coming back from Axe & Sax in Oakland, I had to try the wolf's tooth approach that Owen Bush demonstrated. Here is the first experimental billet - before and after forge welding:

 

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The teeth are from wrought iron and the four twisted bars were from scraps I had lying around.

 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:27 PM

Wow, very nice Niels!



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

Mmmm,flaw? If I could do that half as well I'D be happy, (one of these days I'll post some of my flaws!)
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:24 PM

Really cool wolf's tooth there! (both of them  ;) )


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

Wow, that is stunning. How did you cut the teeth in the parent (edge) bar? I like how exaggerated the teeth are. If I remember right, Owen's were maybe half that length!


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

Very nice,    I kinda wanna know what it's gonna become? and if you forge the bevels in... if the teeth will get stretched out even more :D  hehe twisted fang Seax!


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