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  1. I would like to help,but a little thing called a non-disclosure agreement does not permit it.
  2. 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
  3. 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=charco
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. When I lived in Oregon we smoked with alder since it was everywhere. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17956/alder-plank-smoked-salmon/
  7. Unless more states legalized auto openers January 1, there are 10 states. https://www.akti.org/state-laws-regarding-automatics/
  8. DanM

    KITH 2019?

    Arrowheads... from 13 years ago.
  9. Carve the design into the scales and fill with tin.
  10. 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
  11. 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/
  12. Try here.................. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Nevada-Blacksmiths-Association-283642768495342/community/?ref=page_internal
  13. Very quick video preview at site,DVD available https://www.interweave.com/store/advanced-mokume-gane-with-chris-ploof-grouped
  14. https://www.gemsociety.org/article/mokume-gane-metal-techniques/ https://orchid.ganoksin.com/t/mokume-gane-pattern-development/36336/4 Experiment with clay and create your own patterns,use your imagination .......... https://www.google.com/search?q=fimo+mokume+gane+technique&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1
  15. Mokume can be hard or simple depending on your experience and available equipment.It can be fused or sweat soldered with hard silver solder .You need contrasting metals and with your copper German/nickle silver would work.There are many instructions/videos on the net to get the process idea.
  16. If you wait too long,it will be full of "worms",you might like the extra protein though.
  17. Do you countersink the pin hole before you pein the ends? I use a ball or setting burr to make a small cup for the metal to expand and most blend well after sanding.
  18. Who said you can't have fish jerky???? https://mountainamericajerky.com/products/fish-jerky/
  19. Guess a little research is needed since many Scandinavian knives have had a ricasso,many were the horse head pommel type. Link with examples....... https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_forum/viewtopic.php?t=27422
  20. A regular hacksaw to rough cut and files to shape.a number 6 will work ,but the number of broken blades and time involved is not worth it. Recommended blade size link https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/encyclobeadia/charts/771x
  21. There has been an impact engraver which uses a flex shaft for power since 1979 http://www.ngraver.com/
  22. Push engravers and hammer and chisel for under $200 to start with and see if you like the technique.No point in spending 2 thousand for something you might not enjoy.
  23. Have you checked http://www.engraverscafe.com/forumdisplay.php?1-Hand-Engraving-Forum Like Lindsey's forum it is full of info and advice and the members use all types that are good.
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