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    Profesional smith ,More and more I am interested in the history of out craft ,It just drags me back .

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  1. owen bush

    Faux sheer steel

    I have always taken it up into the high hundreds of layers...(800+)
  2. owen bush

    nickel carbon stop

    no answers....but a few thoughts. Borax definitely gives some kind of visual residual when its used in welding as would pure iron powder and certainly cast iron powder (both of which are added to flux and both of which work well) . the other posibilities are some kind of alloy banding segregation at the weld boundary, I wonder about some alloys being concentrated at the surfaces of the material , when iron is differentially oxidised away around them (just an idea...not fact necessarily ).....and the obvious one is carbon migration. surly carbon migration through nickel would be easy to see under a good microscope? it would be easy enough to eliminate some of the variables by dry welding the material and using Pure iron whith known chemistry as a material (its really nice in san mai). To Me it looks like C migration and I love the look. my other thought is how thick are those lines, wide on the diagonal but very thin Nickel and V thin carbon migration or whatever it is...
  3. Hi , what austenising temperature are you quenching from? EN45 needs around 900C to harden (so needs to be done in a temperature controled oven to get any chance of a good result) and is not really suited to a water or brine quench. Its a deep hardening steel and the water is not necesary. iIs also suceptable to a relativly deep decarb, deeper than most carbon steels ...I have always thoufght that this was due to the High HT temp needed to harden it, but could be for other reasons.
  4. owen bush

    Positioning Multiple Anvils for Use

    I would think they are much more useful apart than together, or at the least seperatable.
  5. owen bush

    Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

    yes roughly the same time , weather has been great last couple of times...i set the date a year in advance...
  6. owen bush

    Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

    A big thank you to everyone who came to the forge in.....To the demonstrators for giving their time and sharing their expertise and company. Thanks to everyone who attended. great to see so many people enjoying the craft together.I think (hope) it was a great success. I am always lifted by the friendliness and community of these events, sharing chatting forging and drinking till dawn by the fire.I just love wondering around in a daze and seeing it all happening. proper warm fuzzy feeling stuff. Thanks to the Plumpton crew for manning the gate and especially the BBQ gang who did a great Job of bringing Victoria's secret recipe BBQ pork to life... A big thank you to my family for putting up with it all especially Nikki who looses me to it for a while (Im Back!) and to all the hard work done by Victoria behind the scenes keeping things running smoothly, Victoria you are a star, I could not do it without you. Anyhow it nose back to the grind stone again ...I go forward lifted and with bag of good ideas to push forward with, I will see you all again in 2020 if not before .....Keep your fires burning bright!
  7. owen bush

    Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

    forge in timetable , obviously the evening drinking chats till dawn, lifelong friends made and other (you had to bee there) stuff is not listed... Forge-In 2018 Demonstration and Lectures Timetable Friday 18th 10:30am - Grace Horne - Sheffield, UK - Talk “Combining scissors and knives and their different technical issues and demands” 11:30am – Owen Bush – UK – Talk and Demo “Fluxless Welding” (reduction atmosphere welding in a gas forge) 12:30pm - 1:00pm - QUICK LUNCH 1:00pm - OPEN FORGE If there is the demand Owen is happy to take a group of people through the process of forging a “brute de forge” (Bushfire Forged style paring knife blade) Suitable for beginners. 4:00pm – Blenheim Forge – UK – Talk Blenheim Forge kitchen knives and wet grinding 5:00pm – Jeff Helmes – Talk Portfolio show and tell. The amazing work of Jeff Helmes (Owen’s words) N.B. Grace Horne - Grace will be setting up a ‘scissor maker in residence’ in the finishing room all weekend. Feel free to wander in to watch or ask questions. Forge-In 2018 Demonstration and Lectures Timetable Saturday 19th 10:00am – Macdonald Armories – Scotland – Talk “Early Scottish steel and arms production and how this affected indigenous martial culture” 11:00am – Dave Roper – Demo “Pressblech“ 12:00pm - 12:30pm - QUICK LUNCH 12:30pm - OPEN FORGE Owen can take the group through the process of heat-treating the Bush Forge knife from Friday or another forging process. Up to you guys. 3.30pm - Alec Steele - UK – Talk – Lecture Theatre “Market like you make - Being a Blacksmith or Bladesmith in the 21st Century” 4:30pm - Grace Horne - Sheffield, UK “Seamless leather box and sheath making” 5:30pm - Blenheim Forge - UK - Demo (Repeated on Sunday with other half attendees) “Wet grinding on the big wheel” N.B. Grace Horne - Grace will be setting up a ‘scissor maker in residence’ in the finishing room all weekend. Feel free to wander in to watch or ask questions. Forge-In 2018 Demonstration and Lectures Timetable Sunday 20th 10:30am – James Elmslie – SCOTLAND – Talk – Lecture Theatre “Falchion, Messer and Tasak, the Single-edged arms of medieval and renaissance Europe” 11:30pm – Blenheim Forge - UK – Short Demo (Repeated on Saturday with other half attendees) “Wet grinding on the big wheel” 12:00pm - Jeff Helmes – CANADA - Demo Spear Forging 1:30pm – 2:00pm - QUICK LUNCH 2:00pm - OPEN FORGE 3:00pm – Wind down / Tidy up 4:00pm – Forge-In finishes (hugs all round, thank you for your support – see you in 2 years!) N.B. Grace Horne - Grace will be setting up a ‘scissor maker in residence’ in the finishing room all weekend. Feel free to wander in to watch or ask questions. By request of our some of the smiths who cannot be here please link/tag photos of the event to BushFire Forge Facebook page and @owenbushbladesm
  8. owen bush

    Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

    this works well https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
  9. owen bush

    Spring for post vise.

    I would just try and rebend the existing spring (a dull red heat would do it) or make a replacement from mild steel.
  10. owen bush

    Spring for post vise.

    yup
  11. owen bush

    Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

    email us I am sure Vix can sort you out a route...
  12. owen bush

    French anvil

    There could be a cou-le of reasons for the side hole, one would be to allow the divest from punching to clear from a hole that is not all the way through the anvil. The other wou;d be to secure hardy tooling with a wedge.
  13. owen bush

    Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

    I have added a couple more demonstrators to the line up.......only a month away! Cheers!
  14. owen bush

    Damascus

    I would limit myself to 1 inchwide by (maximum) 1 inch for hand welding and drawing a little less is better for me that is about 7 layers of my material.
  15. owen bush

    Identifying slag?

    Its also worth remembering that in many places blast furnaces were run from charcoal for a long time and the use of coal is generally a much later event and often limited to areas with good low sulphur coal seems.
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