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Bruce Barnett

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About Bruce Barnett

  • Birthday 09/27/1959

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    Mundaring, Western Australia
  • Interests
    Secretary/Treasurer of Australian Knifemakers Guild
    American Bladesmith Society Apprentice
    Drag Racing
    Hunting, Shooting & Fishing
    A bottle of Jim Beam with friends
  1. My hammers have the deliberately split handles. They are made by Ed Caffery and reportedly stop elbow soreness by removing the shock, jarring efect. I forged pretty much non stop for 5hrs last week and my elbow was as good as gold next day
  2. Just letting you guys know that the Illoquench 395 works just fine on 5160 & 52100. I just recently did 2 ABS test blades in 5160 and successfully passed the ABS JS performance test with both of them, one a practice run at home and the second at Bill Burkes in Nov before the Boise Rocky Mountain Knife show. Also my 52100 blades just keep on cuttin on rope . Cheers Bruce
  3. Not sure what Buck are using but if its spring material you are chasing Jantz have it under folder parts as spring material.Its around .100 square already hardened in 12" lengths and you just bend it to shape and size accordingly.
  4. Been there done that. No body was interested in selling 5-10 galls of a quench oil, not even Houghton. The Castrol appears to work fine.
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    That is cool Dee. Like it lots
  6. That came out nice mate. I wondered when we was gonna see it finished
  7. Nice one mate, saw it on BF this morning. Luv the use of the nuggets Cheers Bruce
  8. Proud??? You certainly should be. Well done
  9. Hahaha...I think i taught it a lesson... Now the weather is warming up it doesnt hurt so bad... Thanks everyone, appreciated
  10. Gday Luke, Its a frame handle, the filework is on the liners either side of the frame. As far as the broken ankle goes, as i was swinging off the tooling trying to twist the billet before it got too cold, the tooling broke and the sudden weight transfer as i fell didnt give time for my foot to move as fast as the rest of my body. Cheers Bruce
  11. Gday folks, Here is a bowie ive just gladly finished. Some of you would be aware of an accident i had back in Dec last year when i twisted/broke both bones of my right ankle twisting a large billet of W’s. Well this was the billet i was twisting at the time. I ended up drawing the billet out and cutting into three, twisting and then stacking them back together. Blade is 9"” of 1075 & 15N20, scales are Mammoth ivory with fileworked nickel silver liners and n/s pins. Cheers Bruce
  12. Gday Kenon, Just wondering if you considered making your welt out of 2 pieces so you dont end up wasting the piece you cut out of the centre??? Cheers Bruce
  13. Gday Anaman, Good to see another Aussie on here. If i were you i would try and contact Keith Fludder at www.knifemaker.com.au and see if you can do one of his weekend bladesmithing courses. He is just south of Sydney at Tahmoor. A top bloke who has a wealth of knowledge and has been forging blades for over 15 yrs in many different styles. You will learn more than enough in that weekend to set you on the right path. Im over in Perth but if ya ever want to chat or discuss anything send me a PM and i would be only too happy to help ya out. Cheers Bruce
  14. Oooooh yeah i like that, nice one Peter
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