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    ...Soon to be much more cluttered. New work bench, just gotta mount the drill press, on the floor is Old Reliable, my old Lincoln welder, and the motor for my buffer. Gonna try and keep that floor good-looking as long as possible. The two coats of sealer should help.
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    Hi ! I want to show you new knife made by "SADKO ręcznie robione noże kuchenne" with my material forge welded by me.
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    Yesterday I finished an axe - model I like a lot! This one was a "budget version" - it was made of spring steel adn ordinary mild steel for the eye partially forge welded and mainly welded using mig welder. Weight approx 500g (1,1lb) Once I made one like this using more traditonal technicques
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    I would suggest a small chimney-ish thing. Like an 8" stovepipe with a little hood above the forge. Hot air rises, and while you will need enough of a gap in your shop to allow replacement air, the forge itself will keep the shop warm. You don't need much, just enough to keep from killing yourself with CO poisoning.
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    This is what I would do as well. It will be a repair, and not likely to be invisible, but it is worth a shot. If you don't like the results, you'll have to make a new handle.
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    If you are building I would simply Include a CO alarm at head height Wall mount a bathroom exhaust fan near where you intend the forge to be. Just leaving a window cracked or almost any small vent will draw in fresh air with an exhaust fan running. Mine is indoor but the shop is so big and there is a large exhaust fan.
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    It was the truck, the horn has dried and split along the layers, and ultra-thin CA glue is your only hope. Like Al said, hit it with fine sandpaper. I'd actually sand it first to fill the cracks with dust, glue the snot out of it, and sand again before it cures completely. When I use horn I rough-shape it, then flood it with the thin CA to stabilize it. I've had no trouble with since I started doing that.
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    You could use a thin epoxy layer tinted to match the color of the horn...It make take a couple of test swatches to get the color match correct The tinted epoxy should blend every thing together and help seal the horn material. The most likely culprit is that the horn material is porous overtime it simply dried at different speeds across the cross section
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    CA glue-the runniest stuff you can get- and before it's actually dried rub the surface with some medium steel wool or sandpaper.
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    I would try the CA glue thing before I went the new handle route. After all, what's the worst thing that could happen. If it works, great. If it kinda works, then you learned something. If it doesn't work at all, or you hate it, then you're no worse off than you started, but you still learned something. Geoff
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    By stressed I meant is it an extremely tight fit to the knife! Although I would expect the cracks in a different direction if that was the case! You said, So then I have to look at where you are from. Temps here in NW Florida have been bumping the 100* mark factor in the humidity and your looking at temps that could be upwards of a 110* You put that in a closed up vehicle you could be looking at a 150*. My wife smokes and recently left her lighter on my dash while we went into an appointment. We were out of the truck for maybe 45 minutes. When I opened her door for her I see small red pieces. My first thought was it looked like blooms off of a tree. Then I realized the window was up and...………. her lighter had exploded into a million tiny pieces!! Was the Buffalo stabilized?? Here in the south I fear the temp and humidity differences in any piece I make!! I have seen it effect all sorts of materials. I have a feeling that the stent in the truck may have caused your problem!!!
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    Clifford, when you find the time definitely give that blade some attention. A sword posted by Collin Miller inspired me to pick my blade back up after a failed quench several months earlier and I am glad I did. The finished blade really gave me a sense of accomplishment and I enjoyed the process....even the inevitable frustrating parts. Good luck!
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    Reminds me of the morning after I ate the ghost peppers I grew a couple of years ago
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    If I may point something out for the sake of those building a forge. Kreg mentioned melting a burner tip. IMO that is one of the potential problems of a 12:00 burner placement. You are putting the plumbing at precisely the hottest spot in the forge. And it doesn't matter if you keep the burner out of the forge the heat will find it. Side mounting allows you to keep the burner back where it is better protected.
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