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  1. So I cleaned the bars and stacked them in the orientation I wanted then welded them together and into the forge they go. Now when I'm forging this stack the most important thing in my mind is light tiny blows to set the weld really well, then forge down with heavier blows later. After some work you should end up with a solid bar this was 3/8" thick and just under 4" long. Ground clean down to 120 grit and etch checked, not what I was really going for but none the less excited that I successfully forge welded my first multi bar Damascus by hand and only my second attemp
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  2. Hello everybody! A few lovely knives for outdoor activities, they feel really light feel in the hand! Steel: 1070 high carbon steel Dimensions:Overall lenght: 25 cm - 9.8''Blade lenght: 13 cm - 5.11''Blade widght: 3.3 cm - 1.29''Blade thickness: 4mm - 0.157 inchesHandle lenght: 11.5 cm - 4.5''Weight: 180 grams - 6.34 ounches Handle material: Burned oak wood with aluminum pins and lanyard tube. One of them does not have a burned handle but oak wood as it is. Differentially heat treated by drawing back the spine with a tor
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  3. Good evening everybody! Profiled and did the rough grinding on this bad boy!
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  4. It worked Here is the heat treated Messer blade next to a XVIII arming sword I'm working on.
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  5. I like Zeb's idea! And you can braze in your charcoal forge. Use borax for flux and little shreds of copper as the brazing material. You will need a tight mechanical fit so it doesn't wobble on you, though. Here is one I did by tapping the tang:
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  6. Thanks Garry, you mention the thing that's literally breaking me now, distinguishing between my feeling and what&when is best to make the call. I managed to get some cannabis oil for him which is definitely helping, but on the flip side I'm scared it hides the pain too well and delays the inevitable.... I'm at the "I'll never have dogs again" stage now, while I still have another soon to be very alone dog...
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  7. Well howdy everyone! It seems I've fallen a little behind with my shop hours. Having been occupied with moving from one state and back, a job search, and balancing work with play (not much time for play anymore), I've neglected to complete or even start a blade. Anyways, I ended up being quite productive on my days off and managed to dust off ye ol'e grinding wheel (literally!). I was sure to throw sparks out the garage door for all the world to see, and ended up having a crowd of interested neighbors and their not so amused wives from across the street. Sure cuts nicely and a pleasure to
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