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  1. Low layer Damascus, vinegar etched, wired wheeled and buffed. Thanks for looking
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  2. Not in the shed but had a good day in town. I went to the outlet where I get bearings and belts etc to get a slightly shorter belt for the hammer final drive They have drums of bearings that are to go for scrap and they gave me permission to scavenge any of it I wanted. I just got three smaller ones about 4 inches in dia but there were a couple of big ones that must have been 2 ft across.
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  3. I started on the forge today but didn't last long as the summer heat & humidity convinced me to do other things. I opted for handle work and got my ivory handle cut out, slotted and one side checkered before calling it a day.
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  4. Here's where I left this! Got some carving done today.
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  5. Hi Gerhard, I’m certainly no expert however I have had some success recently with a Venturi burner. My set up used 1” black pipe, 8” long attached to this cast Venturi. You’ll see the fitting in the Venturi that the mig tip attaches to so it sits around halfway in the flare. The other end is a 2” flare. The mig tip is a 1.2mm. I run it around 7psi and it gets HOT.
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  6. Thank you. Damascus steel fire strikers .
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  7. 5 of 6 are now done. One is on the injured/reserved list after a catastrophic bluing accident.
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  8. Depending on the steel chemistry and how much stuff there is to see in the final finish, anything from 600 grit to 2000 grit works well. I have a Gunto that I am remounting and repolishing for my wife and a 2000 grit finish before the etch was awesome. I usually make a sanding block of gum eraser rubber and use that and cutting oil as a final finish. Slow, precise, full length strokes and I position my hand so that the block does not wander. I use the middle finger of my left hand to ride along the back of the blade so that all of the 2000 grit scratches are parallel and consistant. Then
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