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  1. DanM

    Anybody Recognize This Rotary Burr?

    Try double cut or diamond cut drills which are similar.
  2. DanM

    Mokume Gane (a quick How To Do)

    I would like to help,but a little thing called a non-disclosure agreement does not permit it.
  3. DanM

    Mokume Gane (a quick How To Do)

    You could cut down on all the hand sanding by using these................ https://www.riogrande.com/product/3M-4-Satin-Finish-Buffing-Wheel-2-Ply/330544
  4. DanM

    First Casting

    There are many ways to cast objects without a lot of expense........... https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=cuttlefish+bone+casting soapstone ........... https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&ei=BKJsXLDtIsGZjwTwn5WoAw&q=soapstone+casting&oq=soapstone+casting&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i7i30j0i30l2j0i7i5i30j0i8i30l3.69855.73413..76325...0.0..0.136.847.6j3......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i7i10i30j0i8i7i30j0i8i7i10i30.r2DG-gzRe00 charcoal block........ https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&ei=UaJsXKK5NOfjjwSX5YOwBw&q=charcoal+block+casting&oq=charchol+block++casting&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i13.36792.47776..50223...0.0..0.130.1536.5j10......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i7i30j0i8i7i30j0i13i30j0i8i13i30.tla8lkuWCTw
  5. DanM

    Best frontiersman steel?

    Point? Do you have any experience with traumatic injuries? No need for a time machine,it could happen anytime ,any place today.You use whatever is at hand,but if you don't know what you are doing it could do more harm than good.
  6. DanM

    Best frontiersman steel?

    Metal content from a blade at a fur post in Minnesota which was abandoned in 1806. C 0.067 Mn 0.03 P 0.035 S 0.001 Si 0.03 Cu 0.30 Ni 0.01 Cr 0.00 Mo 0.00
  7. DanM

    First time EVER in my life using a smoker.

    When I lived in Oregon we smoked with alder since it was everywhere. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17956/alder-plank-smoked-salmon/
  8. DanM

    Wootz Khanda help!

    Is the silver work actual koftgari or a chased overlay?
  9. DanM

    2019 KITH Topic Poll

    Unless more states legalized auto openers January 1, there are 10 states. https://www.akti.org/state-laws-regarding-automatics/
  10. DanM

    KITH 2019?

  11. DanM

    KITH 2019?

    Arrowheads... from 13 years ago.
  12. Carve the design into the scales and fill with tin.
  13. DanM

    Lucky 13th - "Sami Influenced" blade

    There was a source for the leather in the states and the website is still online but i haven't ordered any for a few years. https://www.ragweedforge.com/BladeCatalog.html
  14. DanM

    1700’s or 1800’s knife??

    Fruit knife with sterling blade and MOP scales,British sterling hallmark but city and year mark appear to be missing.Maybe someone here can give more info..... https://www.antiquers.com/forums/
  15. Try here.................. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Nevada-Blacksmiths-Association-283642768495342/community/?ref=page_internal