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  1. Ummmmmmmmmm…….. A knife
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  2. Here is my first canister Damascus. What should I make with it? Its 1080 powder steel, ball bearings, and a few 15n20 ends and pieces I had no use for.
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  3. I was forging last week, and knocked out this smallish EDC sort of blade... my oldest daughter came over and asked to see it after it cooled down. When she picked it up, she told me how much it fit her hand... “like a redneck Cinderella” After that, I just had to finish it up for her to have. I had forged in bevels about 2/3rds of the way up the blade, but decided to go to a full flat during grinding. I started with 3/16” x 1-1/2” 1095 barstock the blade ended up right at 3”, with 1/8” G10 scales and purple construction paper (ended up being around .030-.040” compressed) liner
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  4. Small Canister Damascus bowie. I had to cut some off because a ball bearing popped out but this is one solid piece of steel.
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  5. I said screw it and started polishing it for kasumi anyway (japanese natural stone polish). Long way to go :0
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  6. I just received my copy today & I look forward to this read. Knowing Jim Batson as I do, I'm sure that it will be worthwhile as he is a top authority on this. I've held some of what we believe were James Black knives and made copies of two (possibly 3) of them. As I love the historical Bowie knives and since James Black played such a huge part in that history, it makes me look forward to this read.
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  7. Cool, I just ordered a copy.
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  8. Is that shaded area ahead of the handle where you put your furnace cement or did you get an auto-hamon? Regardless, I'm sure your daughter will love that knife. Doug
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  9. I made a couple mini hammers, they get used too, the bigger one is rail spike. I have also made a bunch of mini files, they are needed for work on miniatures sometimes. You just need the right chisel geometry to cut files, they work like nothing else, they laugh at the endgrain of the hardest woods. I punched out the eye for the rail spike hammer, but I have since lost the punch and I really suck at forging round things.
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  10. Got caught in the flow with this one, as I only had 1/2 day to take it from rough sanded, as above, to finished sharpened knife. I have very limited making time. Long and short of it this is not a 'work in progress thread' but the knife is finished - all feedback appreciated. Handle is, I think, Ringed Gidgee, with a 925 silver spacer.
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  11. Here's some pics of the finished knife part at least. I'm pretty pleased with the finish product considering what I went through to even salvage it. Its white ash and buffalo horn with a white oak peg thingy. I was doing a copper butt cap ("koshirea" or whatevs) but I had an unfortunate soldering accident and then threw the remainder of the fitting to the ground and stomped it and I felt much better afterward Not sure if I'm gonna do a saya. I dont care for such fiddly work.
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  12. Life of Brian is a must-see, as is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Meaning of Life is a little darker, being later in time. Look for "And Now for Something Completely Different," which is a sort of compilation of their favorite sketch pieces (the Upper Class Twit of the Year Award is priceless, as seen in Josh's link above!). And, if you're lucky, you can score the complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 50th anniversary boxed set. Don't forget the Secret Policeman's Ball, the Secret Policeman's Other Ball, and The Secret Policeman's Third Ball, benefit shows with Python sketches inters
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