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About J.Browne

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  1. J.Browne

    Workshop setup.

    After a rather long break from knife making due too life and other priorities getting in the way I’m finally setting up all my gear again. However over my time off I have developed an elbow injury, a bone spur in my right elbow that is causing all sorts of grief. I have full function but reduced strength and it’s ok-ish most of the time, if I’m mindful of technique and ergonomics of tooling. But that has been a trial and error process with mixed results. So I’m looking for a little advice on things like bench heights, grinder heights etc from people who have munted elbows.... cheers.
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    A forum knife - for another forum

    Looks like a handy wee blade, nice job.
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    Bird and Trout Knife

    Very Nice!
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    I can now see why there was a slight delay getting this DVD out. The amount of time, effort and information that was packed into this , and the rest of the series, is outstanding and very much appreciated Walter. It basically answers nearly every single question that I could have about your process. And for me is one of the most valuable learning tools available to those interested in Japanese styled blades short of actually taking lessons, this is the cheaper option for us on the other side of the world. Bravo Sir !
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    Move out of home ! If you cant then you should probably respect their wishes.
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    It's that time of year...

    Thankyou for the reminder Alan. Sent a small donation ( damn exchange rate ) that is in no way representitve of the amount of information I have been able to gleen from here . Hopefully it can be of some use to Don and the great place that he has provided for us.
  7. Work shop pics ? Hell yes !

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    An Ideal Vacation!

    No Beaches to speak of on Christmas Island mate ( unless there is more than one Christmas island in the world ) . Lots of cliffs that dont stop till they hit the ocean floor .... a loooooonnngggg way down. Bloody red crabs everywhere , and detention centres for illegal imigrants Sounds tops. Fishing is outstanding , and the diving is amazing but Maldives is where you wanna be if you want the sand .
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    Forging Puukko

    Thanks Niko for taking the time to show that. It answers alot of questions for me about the style.
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    Making tongs

    There arent a whole heap of Aussie bladesmiths full stop .
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    Making tongs

    Jamie are those blanks available for sale now ? Gday Forrest good to see another Aussie.
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    about Rockwell tester's

    The cheapest and easiest guide to hardness testing are these http://www.tsubosan.co.jp/english/info/oth...duct06.html#860 (scroll to the bottom of the page.) Accurate enough for the hobbiest ,unless you can get hold of a calibrated machine.
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    Metallurgy according to Cross

    Thanks for the link. That made me smile. Check out "Cold forging ??" that right there is gold . I must be a bad tradesman (Aviation sheetmetal) because I use different terms to what he does and get different results. I hang my head in shame !
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    Progress pictures of Dirk and Sgian Dubh set

    Wow ! They are very nice as usual Richard.
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    Wormy Shiv

    Now that is very cool. I love the worm. Nice job.