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Mike Turner

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  1. That is what I hope he is doing Beau and not a San Mai where the cutting edge is just mild steel, was curious is why I asked. Would be nice to see some pictures too.
  2. Any particular reason why you would put a steel that will not harden as the core? And Like Alan said never ever do that unless you like dealing with welds tore apart and cracked steel.
  3. Mick that is just astonishing nice work . So when you doing a tutorial on this ?
  4. Cory I am interested in the swage block in the second photo, I will send a PM
  5. Andy that is tough to say as it has to do with what a person is willing to let an anvil go for and how much a person is willing to pay. The one I just bought basically I paid $2 a pound. Some guys don't mind a sway back anvil me on the other hand want my anvil face straight since I use it to straighten pieces on hard to get something straight on a sway back anvil . Post a pic of your anvil would like to see it. Well we lost a huge oak tree some months back so today I cut a anvil stump out of one of the logs and set the anvil in place all I need to do is strap it down and get a pic .
  6. Well I would have preferred a Hay Budden or a PW with a wrought body but I have been looking for about 10 years for one and all I have found is crap and small anvils under 150 pounds and they wanted collector prices for them. Bob you can come over anytime and use it I may even let you play with the LG .
  7. Just want to show some new toys I just acquired for the shop cost me $700 for it all plus a few items I could not use and donated to a fellow smith. 300# Vulcan anvil, had a stand that was to tall and a piece of I beam both donated to my friend, Buffalo coal forge and blower, various tongs, a stake anvil, couple hardie tools and a hot cut minus a handle.
  8. Just don't get caught they can arrest you just for trespassing not to mention anything you pick up is stealing.
  9. Well I motion you all come to my house we can shoot right off the back porch . I am sure you guys would like fondling my 50 AE then we can go play with the LG and the press when we run out of ammo .
  10. Hey Bob happy birthday and for the record I am not having anymore .
  11. I use my metal cutting bandsaw with 6-8 tpi bi-metal blade it only takes a few minutes.
  12. Congrats Jim, sorry I did not make it down to your row. I only made it down to row G by time the show was over .
  13. James I will tell her , I love that Claro Walnut. We have a high end gunstock maker here and he gives me scraps now and then this was some of the scrap .
  14. WOW thanks for all the replies guys made my day. Well I think for my first show all went well made more money than I spent on the show . Shortdog, the this she was having trouble with in the first shot is showing the blade shape in the second she was having trouble with showing the butt of the handle shape. Now she will have plenty of time to play with this one since we are back home. I love that Greg made me laugh and chances are a knife like this would be used at night
  15. This is made from a mosaic billet of 1095, 1084 and 15N20. Has a stainless steel frame handle with stabilized Claro Walnut scales. Guard and pins are stainless steel. Blade is 6 3/8" tip to guard, width is 1 1/8", thickness is 5/32". Handle including guard is 4 5/8". The wife is still working on the photo since she only had a few minutes to shoot this before I leave for the show this afternoon so the blade shape is hard to tell. Thanks for looking. Here is another shot
  16. JD very cool piece, I have been saving my scraps to do a similar style billet. It is interesting to see the snapshot in steel after a dynamic forging session. Every time I etch a blade I get that kid on Christmas morning feeling . Thanks for sharing this has been very inspiring.
  17. Ben I have the 2 X 36, don't use it for grinding blades it sucks. I use mine just for dressing tools in my everyday farrier business. I did try and grind a few on it but the platen sucks big time and when you grind the belt tracking is screwy the belt will shift if that makes any since. I screwed up every blade I tried to grind on it. Now for what I use it for it works great but the belt speed is out of sight and you will over heat pieces very quick if you don't watch it. Now the new one is suppose to be slower since it has a smaller drive wheel and have no experience with the new model.
  18. JD Man I am just in AWE what an incredible piece of art.
  19. Gerhard that is just stunning
  20. JD that is just beautiful
  21. Hey Jake if you have a local saw shop I would go see if they have some saw blade for wood bandsaws usually they will have some scraps they will just give you or blades they messed up and can not sale. The ones I get here are 1095HC with a carbon content of 1.35%. Of course this won't be bright could use bi metal bandsaw blade or nickel sheet.
  22. Sounds like a dead anvil or a piece of junk but anyway glad you dropped the ball and decided to pass. There are good ones out there for a lot less money so keep looking.
  23. Jared I feel that is to much see if they will come down it will make you a good anvil but if you pass on it no biggy save your money and get a larger anvil. my next anvil will be in the 300# range.
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