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Adlai Stein

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About Adlai Stein

  • Birthday 08/12/1966

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    http://macabeeknives.com
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    Columbus, OH

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  1. For those of you who don't know Zoe he is an excellent full time Bladesmith. Zoe was severely injured on the job. This could happen to any of us. Please see Van Barnett's Facebook post for more information on how to help. Van Barnett11:57am Jun 27 Anyone wanting to share the information on the auction page for Zoe Crist, can get the information here https://www.facebook.com/groups/455340081229352There will be an auction next weekend, donated knives will be on display here and on a few forums, feel free to share this page anywhere you can, this is after all a benefit for a severely inju
  2. Scott I disagree with that statement. I melted the bricks where the air was but also on the side walls. I don't believe the back walls melted but there was also a crucible between it. The side walls however did melt closest to the blast but we're not in direct contact with it.
  3. Mark, I actually expected to melt the brick. It was only rated to 2400 ferenheight
  4. Yes the bottom of the furnace was firebrick. I was afraid I would melt the black top with out it. However the reason the cake is lopsided is because I melted the fire brick. And the crucible sunk into it at an angle.
  5. Mark, we used 60 lbs of charcoal. Took about 30 mi to get up to temp and let it cook another hour after that. I also let it cool down for another hour by taking the blower off. it sparked about .85. not sre of the crucible size but the button is 3.5 lbs
  6. Sorry I've been gone so long. Here is one of the projects I've been working on when life has not been in the way. I built the furnace out of soft fire brick. Loaded the crucible with bloomery iron charcoal and glass. Fired it with charcoal and blown air. Brought it up to about 3000 degrees fahrenheit. Pulled the ingot out of the crucible. Broke off the cooled glass polished it and etched it. 6-15-13. attachment=47778:20130618_175250.jpg] [
  7. Macabee Knives 6th Annual Hammer-in and BBQ.June 14-16, 20133010 Mink St NW Johnstown, OH 43031Hi everyone,Things are really taking off for this year's hammer-in.Our demonstrators this year include: · Matt Berkhouse Sheath Making · Joel Worley Damascus · Nathan Robertson - Hammers and Tomahawks. · Mike Alexander Just For Fun Cutting Competition · Aldo Bruno, Lon Humphrey and a cast of ½ dozens - Iron smelt · Dana Holdren Tandy Leather Factory · Bill Pollock & Adlai Stein Wootz smelt? · Bur
  8. Sounds great Ted. I'm looking forward to it.
  9. Macabee Knives 5thAnnual Hammer-in and BBQ. June 15-17, 2012 3010Mink St NW Johnstown, OH 43031 <br style="mso-special-character: line-break;"><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;"> Hieveryone, Thingsare really taking off for this year’s hammer-in. Ourdemonstrators this year include: AndyDavis Will be making Mokume Gane, non-ferrous Damascus for blade fittings. JohnLogan will be forging a Tomahawks. ScottLawski and his crew will be putting on a Knife Fighting demonstration. MikeAlexander – Cutting Competition MikeRoberts -
  10. Thansk to everyone who came out. It was an awesome time. We freakin made STEEL. Not to shabby for a first attempt. Check out the pictures over here. http://s460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Macabee613/Macabee%20Knives%20Hammer-In%202011/ Thanks.
  11. Agreat time was had by all despite a little weather. Thanks to everyone who cameout. It was a blast and we succeeded with our first smelt. You can see thepictures here. http://s460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Macabee613/Macabee%20Knives%20Hammer-In%202011/
  12. Ted not a problem with the anvil. My Trenton has the right size hardy. Very cool abouy your buddy definatly a welcome addition.
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