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Bob Ouellette

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About Bob Ouellette

  • Birthday 04/20/1987

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    Male
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    Newport News, VA
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    Forging, machining, cracking whips.

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  1. This is 100% flat on the right side of the blade. I'm still trying to figure out if that's the best geometry for how I like to use it, but we'll see. It makes perfect 90 degree cuts if I use even a slight bit of pushing or pulling. Thanks! There aren't serrations. It's probably due to reducing the image size. Here's a larger picture and a picture of my grinder. http://imgur.com/a/RngnCYN The grinder is a Pheer with a 2 HP 220V motor and a VFD. It wasn't the cheapest option, but I didn't want to buy anything twice and the VFD is incredibly handy.
  2. Thanks Alan! I'm finally making the progress in skill and quality I should have made years ago.
  3. I finally grew up and got myself a 2x72 grinder. This is the first knife I finished on it. It's a left handed santoku forged out of 1084. It has a bronze bolster with a curly maple handle.
  4. That looks really nice. How thick did it start out, and how thick did it end up?
  5. A decent set of dial calipers aren't that expensive. You don't have to spend $100 for Starrett and they're super handy.
  6. Very clean and well done. What sizes did you start out with for your mark? Does it read backwards on the other side?
  7. Almost! I'm a machinist professionally, so there are a bunch of little things, along with maturing and being patient and not trying to take a shortcut have really improved my knives.
  8. That is a very interesting video, thanks for sharing!
  9. Thanks @Joël Mercier. I have to go to work today to pick up some paperwork, so I'm going to use our 20" disk sander to add that slight hollow.
  10. Hi all, I forged my first chisel ground blade, a chef's knife, is there any noticable difference in the heat treatment? I'm wondering about the possibility of warping in one direction or another due to the asymmetrical geometry. The knife in question, in case anyone wants a peak.
  11. I took the day off work to forge and file a couple of blades. There's the chef's knife I posted a WIP for and left handed chef's knife for myself.
  12. I like the look of the folder, personally. I think the elk would look good on it.
  13. I'm super jealous of that double horn anvil!
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