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JJ Simon

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  1. JJ Simon

    First Tatara Smelt

    They went in wet. They held together it was just to make sure the ore didn't blow out the top of the furnace. Didn't cause any problems.
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    NoScale and Hamon Clay

    The antiscale works great. I'm looking forward to getting some of the hamon clay.
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    symetrical axe wrap

    Unless specially stated mild steel is usually A36 and its garbage for forge welding.
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    symetrical axe wrap

    There are a few issues here and the first I can comment on is unless you know this steel is 1008 or 1018 as opposed to A36 you can have all sorts of weld failures. A36 is a variable steel made to only make spec in its toughness. That means steel companies can put anything in it to get there. Lots of manganese? Possibly. Which will cause welding issues. Great for hooks and bottle openers and absolute garbage for making blades with tool steel cores. Next if you're getting weld shear when forging that inset preparing for the beard then you may be forging too cold. Or doing too much. Welds shear under stress. If I'm working welded material I work it at welding heat until I'm at the end. Its also easier to see when there are problems.
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    symetrical axe wrap

    Having seen the process with punched axe eyes. You might want to make your first operation the half round dent just in front of the eye and then pull the beard down.
  6. No Problem. I will post more when I can.
  7. Joshua asked me to post this in this thread so here goes. Just the spec. This is a 340 layer random billet of high M 1075 and 15n20 Pattern is created by grinding into the final billet several times in the reduction process. So once when the billet has been final welded and then once at about half reduction. I grind at angle to each other making various crosses and X's. This is coffee etched at 500 grit polish.
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    Thought fer the day, / add yours if you like

    Don't eat yellow snow. Don't play leap frog with a unicorn. Success feels great but failure is your teacher.
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    15n20

    Jerrod. Does 1550 Austemp seem high on this. Generally I heat treat my mix of 1075 and 15n20 at around 1500. It has always worked well. Figure being near 1550 we're at the edge of growing grain?
  10. JJ Simon

    Rolling Mill Motor/Gearbox?

    Could look into using a treadmill motor. Generally 2hp. Hi torque and speed control
  11. JJ Simon

    Grinding Clipped Point Bevels

    Great video.
  12. This is a modification of the Monkey tail tong that will allow you to hold axes, hawks and hammer eyes securely while working. I have two pair ready right now. $50 shipped CONUS
  13. JJ Simon

    Blade Smith Tongs.

    I'm glad to ship to the UK. I need your address to check shipping. Thanks,
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    Blade Smith Tongs.

    They are $50 shipped CONUS
  15. I have tongs back in stock. Hurry and get them now before I run out. These are bladesmithing tongs. 1-1.25" flat bar. I will also have a limited run of axe eye tongs coming up. PM me if interested.
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