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  1. Hello, within the past few days I got this knife finished up, I wanted a tanto with a wider blade and this is what I came up with. Sort of a tanto saber hybrid. It is 1/2 scale, I have this blade in full size as well, I forged a short sword blade a long time ago and it is very close to this blade, just twice as big. You can see it fits in my hand, though the grip is slim, you could hold onto it well enough if you had to fight a goblin. It was a nice knife to make, no hickups but I did switch out the mokume on the guard, it was copper/brass now its nickle/copper/silver. Blade: just under 8
    3 points
  2. Howzit all, Just finished this one up for a customer. Brief was for a general purpose hunting/skinning bush knife for here Zimbabwe. Steel is 5160, handle scales are teak and liners are recycled plastic.
    1 point
  3. As Brian mentioned, the strut does do a good job of keeping the belts tight, they do "twang" when plucked. Ive had mine for about a year now, and have had no issues. I have a 1.5 horse with a vfd and it has good power. Im sure i will upgrade eventually to a 3 hsp. Im lucky enough to have a remote for my vfd so its inside a sealed plexiglass housing- important!! You can order it with or without a motor, i just was lucky enough to get one from a friend by bartering manual labor. All around tho i would definately buy another one. Tom
    1 point
  4. All three are glued up. After the glue sets I pull the pin out of the middle and just clamp them. I try not to touch them for 24 hours. Starting to get nervous, hope this all works. Adam
    1 point
  5. Hello, more knives here, and maybe more to come if I want to keep posting. First up is a 1/4 scale katana with a long handle. It has an 8 3/4" blade and 5 3/4" handle, the guard is copper with some not so great engraving by me; copper habaki, fuchi, and kashira. He wood is padouk and it has a bamboo mekugi. The blade is forged "music wire" which is 1080-1095ish, there are a few forge marks by the habaki. This is supposed to be a mean chopper, the blade is a little thick but the edge is thin and it cuts light targets well. Next here are a couple 1/6 s
    1 point
  6. Alright. Ready for the next installment. First thing from my wife this morning, "are you going to work on the bathroom?" I have this love hate relationship (More hate at the moment) with the downstairs bathroom. I am renovating it, currently finishing up the sheet rock, which is not my favorite thing in the world. Next is texture, so my bench looked like this to start out Had to patch up a couple spot in the drywall, so I told her I would spray the texture tomorrow. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow, right? So after a few more chores: had to pick my daughte
    1 point
  7. Finished these today. 3 different sizes of em'. The hooks at the bottom are for hanging towels on. These were all forged from 1/2" square drop from work. They are adjustable for different shelf sizes. The only thing about the adjustability of these is that I still need to make 90° brackets to connect the corner of the wall and shelf. That will add the 3rd contact point and lock everything in place. These can be very minimal in size.
    1 point
  8. Thanks! Thanks John, I enjoy the WIP post the most, so I figured I would contribute, even if I don't know what I am doing most of the time. "Non-Traditional" - Haha, you mean you haven't seen a herd of reindeer bed down under a Koa tree before?
    1 point
  9. Any veg oil, heated, is fine. Sunflower is better than most if you can't get canola/rapeseed, though. On thickness: in the US we say the thickness of a dime, but I just looked at my UK coins and none fit the bill. Let's say exactly half as thick as a 20p coin, or about 0.5 mm. We leave it that thick to minimize warping and to have a safety buffer for decarburization. Watch for the shadows! If you can see the steel in the forge you will see what looks like shadows moving inside the steel at aboit the point it goes nonmagnetic. Wait until those disappear (with the blade in the for
    1 point
  10. These were in the possession of reseller of custom knives. A Fogg dagger and a gold mounted kiradashi. Typical Fogg touches, texture, gold, a fine touch. I didn't ask about prices, I heard him say that that dagger was north of $16 K, g
    1 point
  11. just a few comments.... Most of the sheffield cutlers anvils are mounted onto (or into) large stone blocks, traditionaly using rotted horse manure to tamp them in. I have a few cutlers anvils with the tooling slots. ( or toolmakers anvils)and they range in weight from around 150 to 700 lb. Most of these were designed for large scale manufacturing ...so repetativly making the same product 1000"s of times. I have tooled up one of mine and it works just fine... sure many of you have seen it...ive watched it many times a lot to learn from this guy. https://www.youtube
    1 point
  12. I found it in New Hampshire. It was. LONG ride from Michigan but well worth it. I had an L5 discectomy when I was 17 years old and now I'm 32 and had an L5S1 fusion. I have a good friend that swears by wearing cowboy boots and it helps with his back.
    1 point
  13. Yeah I ended up with this one. 200 lbs and it was made in germany. I haven't made any dies for it yet but this spring I will probably get around to it after I'm all healed up from my back surgery. I subscribed to you YouTube channel also. I hope to see a video about making dies for that beauty.
    1 point
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