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  1. Walrus tusk with and Ebony insert, stainless fitting, 1080 / 15N20 stretched crushed W's pattern. +
    4 points
  2. Hey yall, my name is Bill, live in central IL. Have been making furniture for a while as a hobby, got a shop. Then I got a 2x72... I'm on my dozenth or so knife. So far I've mostly used 440C and a carbide bit. The things you learn if you just read around. How foolish was I. I'm now mostly working with O1, and it isn't terrible on my bits. My first eight or so were stock removal knives, and now I'm really getting into the forging life. Mostly been using some old Picard tongs and an old 3lb cross pein I found laying around (I am living in my old house now, working in my
    1 point
  3. They look pretty good from here! Might need to work on handle shapes with a pro chef to really nail that, but they look clean and crisp. Be proud of them.
    1 point
  4. Got em cleaned up a bit and sharpened. Can’t say I’m satisfied with the fit and finish, but I’m proud of them, and hopefully will one day look back and see progress from today.
    1 point
  5. Ha! The very one! Thanks, Eric. I need to get some in lower grits as well, I cannot emphasize enough how much I like them. Ceramics may hog better with a high-HP grinder, but my grinder is kind of wimpy and it loves these.
    1 point
  6. Could this be it? https://www.preferredabrasives.com/prod-info/belt-mat-desc/
    1 point
  7. It's a swedish sax, a very different breed than the English and continental types which had the ridiculously long handles. It's not the only one of this type to have a decorated handle either, it's just extremely rare for the handle to survive in such a pristine condition.
    1 point
  8. Ha! That makes me feel better about the Maldon Foes project Petr and I did way back when, before we knew what the handles should look like. Same idea, anaerobic preservation, but in waterlogged clay rather than peat. That's why it's not black, and also why the blade is still mostly there.
    1 point
  9. Yeah, it pretty quickly seemed that a lighter, more loving touch will serve me better than beating the ever-loving snot out of it. Snapped a shot out of the shop! https://imgur.com/a/lQPPGLJ Not pictured: a close-up of the drill press station or the hand tool station. Really pleased with the modification kit on this Grizzly. That 1x30 is practically a rite of passage, but I do not miss it. I believe tomorrow or early next week I have a bevel jig coming in I'm pretty excited about. I've been getting pretty good grinds so far, but why not use a tool that'll help?
    1 point
  10. @peter johnssonposted this on FB today and I know a bunch of interested folks here don't book the face, or even if they do, it is rare. So I saved the photos and copied the text with the links and brought them over here. The FB translator leaves something to be desired, but you will get the point. Peter said: Just look at this very recent find of a seax with intact grip!!!! Found at a site in the western outskirts of Västerås, Sweden. The text from the archeological announcment was translated as such: Seax with intac
    1 point
  11. You got this! And you know what they say about “opinions”! Gary LT
    1 point
  12. Here is the video. Here is the article (in Swedish). https://arkeologerna.com/bloggar/gardar-och-gravfalt-utanfor-vasteras/kortsvard-fran-jarnaldern-hittat-i-skalby/
    1 point
  13. Finished hand sanding the blade and did a quick test etch to make sure I was on the right track. A little hard to see in the pic, but this side is looking perfect. The outer layer runs a bit farther down to the tip on the other side, but after final grinding I think that it'll be fine. Also started doing a bit of inspirational reading and sketching out handle ideas. My apologies for the crude sketch, I'm horrible at free hand drawing. I'm not 100% satisfied with this route yet, but its the idea I'm leaning towards currently. With the blade only bein
    1 point
  14. I have total faith in you and your ability to knock this out of the park.
    1 point
  15. If I had made that, I would be damned proud of it!
    1 point
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