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Doug Lester

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  1. I never heard of them before.  Your two look great, especially to first (or bottom) one.  Thanks for putting up pictures of your work.  BTW, how are the two pieces joined at the dovetail, just friction?



  2. Sounds a little backwards but the way I learned to spot decalescence is to heat the steel to yellow (I've never seen cherry red in my forge under any ambient light situation) and check for the recalesence.  The shadow passing over the steel looks the same but it's as the returns to a dark red.  They're both caused by the steel giving up energy to change phases.



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  3. That's really nice work on the knife and the tooling on the sheath looks really clean.  I didn't hear about you loosing your shop.  I know what you mean about the labor putting your shop back together.  I need to put mine back together after having most of my tools stolen.



  4. What are you planning to burn in it?  For charcoal, it's way too shallow.  May be too shallow for coal.  Not knowing what the fire chamber is made of it may not stand  up to coke.  Try looking up plans for solid fuel forges.



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