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  1. a thing the guys faild to mention and i think is very important when the wife is a bit mad at you you can always Cook your own fish and chips or burger in the forge area tell
  2. firstly japanes blades are two type's of steel hard outer skin soft pliable inner core forge into one blade lenth wise then the lower portion of the blade is hardend to get the cutting edge, the Hamon denotes the transition between the hard cutting edge the softer upper portion of the blade ,also if the whole blade were hardend it would snap from stress , or worse fail in battle .the soft inner core is even softer for flexability . in use but in essence the hamon is cosmetic off shoot of this prosess that the polisher exploites when polishing the blade , and bring out more charecture in the blade mainly for art lovers you can find all the tec term's elswere in this forum for simplicity i used laymans terms above hope this helps
  3. G day Anaman send me an email mate ill see if i can help im in brisbane PM SENT TELL
  4. stuff in aussie is sold in metric and at he's age he would only work in metric feet and inches has be out of date for yrs in aussie mate
  5. the place i think you mean is PERTH WA only 4,500 klm away from NSW
  6. Yes mate he is pulling your leg its a typicle tradesman to apprentice joke , like a carpenter sending his apprentice out for a lefthanded hammer or lead tack's or a glass hammer eather that or he is a compleat prat tell
  7. Sound's like Mild steel or up to 1040 no good for blades , google sutable steel for welding , but there are different steels for MIG TIG ARC BRAZE some can be miged but not arc welded but it may help wack it with a hammer on edge if its Mild it wont take a lot to dent it, if its carbon steel will dent but not as mutch, or spark test it ,, tutorials are on this forum , hope this helps tell
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    Folded Steel

    yes fold lenthways then sideways in alternating pattern remember Tamahagane is softer to work than modern steel and gains strenth as it is worked were our stuff is very dence to start with thers is more like working wrought iron tell
  9. You dont say what steel your useing ?? and the clay is way too thick the blade is cooling to unevenly and not fast enugh the clay is thinner towards the edge and thicker on the upper portion 1/8th and thinner on the spine try warm water approx 70deg tell
  10. tell

    Hamon

    WRONG DONT USE ANY KIND OF ACID IN YOUR CLAY TELL YOUR SO CALLED MASTER TO PULL HIS HEAD IN YOU ONLY USE AN ACID IF YOU INTEND TO MAKE A FALSE HAMON ETCHED LIKE THE CHINESE EBAY JUNK
  11. You think thats frustrating try to buy anything above 1045 in Australia we have to send to the USA and there about as reliable as the bloody iraqi malitia or taliban no chance in hell you may have to go to tool steel the companys in the usa got too greedy , i was quoted US$350 6 lenths 3" x 1/4" x 3ft and $560 shipping to aust ,,, or a engeneering co for off cuts /surplus 1080 your not alone in your frustrations mate a few aussie smiths are in there with you tell
  12. you can use car muffler putty thin out just a bit with water, its totaly heat resistant up to 2,000deg tell
  13. JUST TELL THE SCRAP YARD YOU WORK FOR MYTH BUSTERS AND NEED I BIG CHUNK OF STEEL FOR A SHOW AND YOU WILL MENTION THE YARD ON TV always works tell
  14. i suggest some kind of vibrating table to vibrate the mold or tap it gently this will drive the air to the top depending on your set up ? care must be taket to avoid getting the material on yourself hope this helps , tell .
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