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Chris Brown

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  1. I am looking for a sea robin but I will definitely check out the black robin. Thank you.
  2. If anyone has a Sea Robin Anvil they want to sell, I’m looking for one. Please contact me at brown689@centurytel.net.
  3. Very Nice! Thanks for sharing. Seems like I remember seeing the blueprints for Bowie No.1 at Riverside Machine for sale several years ago. Does anyone know if the blueprints are still available ?
  4. Do you have any updated pictures since swithcing to the bench grinder? Chris
  5. Has any one purchased this video lately. Was wondering if this address was still good. Thanks, Chris
  6. Would like to know everyones opinions on these two hammers. Bill Fiorini's Japanese hammer Ric Furrer's cutlery hammer
  7. Thanks for the response. That seems to make sense. Thanks, Chris
  8. Why doesn't a knife with the spine clay coated bend up while hardening, like a sword does? Thanks, Chris
  9. Thanks again Mr. Obach for the time and information. To answer your question on the hurdle. I guess the biggest hurdle for me is the thousands of questions that wait at every step of a new adventure, ie . equipment design and size, materials to use and not to use, temps, times, weights of raw materials. The tutorial and the paper that you wrote has gone a long way to answering most of the questions. I'm trying to decide on a furnace now, looking at Mr. Gingery's. Thanks again, Chris P.S. If you ever decide to write a book on wootz, in the spirt of the complete bladesmith, I'd l
  10. I noticed the crap steel in both posts but wasn't sure. Thank you Mr. Obach for sharing your knowledge. After reading your tutorial, its starting to make a little more sense. Do you have any more tutorials posted elsewhere? Also, You mentioned in the tutorial you were writing a paper on your furnace, I was wondering if it was posted anywhere? Thanks again, :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Chris
  11. Thanks for the information. I found this link on this site. It has a lot of information to digest. I wish had paid more attention in Chemistry class. Wootz formula Thanks again, Chris
  12. I've been reading yall's post on iron and steel making. My wife's gonna be mad but I got to try it :banghead: . More toys, I mean equipment to build. This is what I love about bladesmithing, it keeps branching out into other areas, always something new to learn :261: , keeps it exciting. Sorry for the detour, back to the subject. I've read some of Al Pendray's articles on wootz and was wondering if anybody else was using Sorel iron to make wootz. If so whose your supplier? If not what other type iron can be used to make wootz? Thanks, Chris
  13. Here is some pictures of my first tomahawk. It is made from a high carbon railroad spike. I hot slit the eye and drifted to shape. The cutting edge is 2 1/8", and it is 9 3/4" from edge to point. The handle is just a quickie,once I got the edge sharp I couldn't wait to chop on something. I didn't have any good wood for the handle, so I turned down a broke garden rake handle. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions for the next one. Thanks, Chris
  14. Thanks, I found a blade for it and have a few different sizes of pulleys that I think may work. Chris
  15. I was given an old craftsman bandsaw. Would it be posible to convert it to cut metal? Thanks Chris
  16. This may be a stupid question, but can you the 2 thermometers mentioned above to set the temperature in the forge and after a good soak the steel should be the same, then it doesn't matter if it has some scale on it? Thanks Chris
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