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  1. Doing my first WIP. It’s not a knife, but hopefully you will enjoy it all the same. First, thanks to those who suggested metal combinations for this project. Second, a bit of background. My brother-in-law is a geologist and an avid fossil hunter. I got to thinking that he might think a Damascus rock hammer would be a pretty cool Christmas present; thus was born the idea. Based on the previous mentioned suggestions, as well as the design idea I had, the initial stack of steel. The order is: 15N20 (0.12) 8670 (0.084) 80CrV2 (0.032) 8670 (0.084) 1
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  2. This was my first commission for a friend. W2, and walnut crotch with denim liners. I did a little bit of experimenting with grey scotch brite, Super awesome results. Gives it a nice milky high grit satin look. I think this one turned out really well. What do ya think? If you have any critique please do tell. Thanks for looking
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  3. Welcome back. Watch out or you'll get all addicted again. We are on similar ends of the kid tunnel. My girls will turn 22 in a few weeks, and life is good. FWIW, most would tell you not to do a slow cool in ashes anymore. Something about layers of carbides forming. The common wisdom of the day seems to be to simply normalize before you do do the machine work, and that will leave the steel about as soft as possible without a tightly controlled oven.
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  4. I could have sworn that this was discussed a while back. And it was, but looks like it was quite a while back. Here are two of what look to be the better threads that mention it: thread 1 and thread 2. Definitely worth revisiting now.
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  5. Well dang, I never figured it had that simple a solution. I feel kind of dumb for not realizing that, but guess we all have to learn some things the hard way. Thanks a million. I imagine many of you are aware of the time I've spent trying to clean all that up after the epoxy set.
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  6. I admire Your Work Really top notch reconstructions
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  7. Pickle and scrape! That's about the only way to clean up those corrugated ones, or those T-backed Indo-Persian blades. Of course, you have to forge very close to final shape if you're gonna use that method.
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  8. added another blister mapkle block to the box to fill it out. Should be here within a week.
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  9. I wanted to attempt to make a corrugated Anglo Saxon spear head as it seemed a little involved in the forging process. Since then, about a year ago I made up 2 decent patterned blanks. One is already dedicated to be a small knife, the second blank came out in a nice leaf shape. I have not gotten back to them as I found out really fast that I hate the amount of time grinding on them.
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  10. After I took the pictures I noticed there was a bit of squeeze out left, I have no acetone but rubbing alcohol softens it enough to pick it off with a pin.
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  11. That is gorgeous!!! Adding it to my wish list of things to make!!!!
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  12. If you are using epoxy, run a q-tip dipped in acetone along the joint before the epoxy cures to wipe off the excess.
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  13. Wait a minute... you MADE a vacuum casting system? Yowza!
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  14. One from Bornholme, from this thread: And a Celtic example from the British Museum, mounted in bronze. You have to look hard to see the staves under the bronze foil...
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  15. Like a barrel, made of many narrow strips side by side. I'll look for a picture...
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  16. Just bought these handle blocks so some more nice knives in the offing when they arrive. Top right are a pair of amboyna scales then an amboyna block, Box elder and two spalted buckeye with another of the same on the left. Bottom of the pic are two blocks of blister maple Another amboyna block and a spectacular block of blister maple
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  17. These two away today. The AH EDC and an Old Western with bookmarked Eucalyptus over Buffalo Horn 3 pin CB bolsters.
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