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  1. JCWalker

    Little Piece of Pattern Welding.

    It is Timascus. I was having fun making Timascus for my company Alpha Knife Supply and thought you guys might like to see the piece.
  2. It is pretty. This is bolster stock.
  3. JCWalker

    I want to see your Hamon

    Here is a picture of a tanto I am working on. This is a photo of the hamon at 320 grit. It should be pretty cool once I get it really polished.
  4. I tried to convince my wife to throw fruit at me. She wasn't having it.
  5. JCWalker

    ballpeen hawk with curly maple

    That is really nice!
  6. I was originally going to be making an integral chefs knife but I kept thinning it out and it got longer and longer... The Pork Sword is 21.5" overall length. It is a formidable BBQ knife. I cut a full pork shoulder in half in one fluid slice, not a chop, a pulling slice. The shoulder was about 4" tall and 5" deep at the cut. That is a lot of flesh for one cut. I built the knife for me since I was in need of a good knife for prepping and serving BBQ. This knife so far has worked great! I might regrind it thinner. I had left the edge .005" thick before I sharpened it. I think I will zero grind it. I like my knives stupid sharp!
  7. Big name for a little knife. This is my first post on the new forum. I need to be better about checking over here but work is keeping me busy! Here is my Iphone Photo. The blade is .110 thick full flat ground to .002" then sharpened at 30 degrees. The san mai is 410 with a 1080+ core. This thing is sharp and cuts like crazy! The handle is carbon fiber and turkish walnut. The thing that looks like a hamon is carbon migration from the 1080+ core to the 410 SS cladding. Crazy! I made the knife so I could to some serious testing on a billet that a customer ordered. Next is my integral CruForgeV Pork Sword. It is a jumbo sized sujihiki with a cross between a Wa and Yo handle. Handle is Box Elder with a Buckeye spacer. Mustard forced patina on the blade. The blade is .080" thick and 15.5" long. Thanks for looking! Sorry my iPhone takes such crappy pictures.
  8. JCWalker

    wood stabilising stuff

    We is www.alphaknifesupply.com and we have stabilized and sold over to 10,000 pieces of wood.
  9. JCWalker

    Things to do in Bellevue, WA?

    Bellevue is my next door neighbor and I think this place would be awesome to visit. You can try asking nicely and they might let you visit. http://www.japanesesword.com/
  10. JCWalker

    wood stabilising stuff

    I would be leary about using it since it doesn't list the chemicals in the stabilent. We have ours done professionally by WSSI and they use Methyl Methacrylate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_methacrylate We have used multiple stabilizers and multiple chemicals and we like this the best. Other chemicals and processes we tried gave us results we didn't think were good enough. Some chemicals don't polish up as nice or give the wood a cloudy look. Some don't penetrate or harden the wood enough. Some make the wood so hard that it can crack apart if dropped. It will cost less for you to have it done professionally by Mike at WSSI or have K&G do it for you then it does to set up and do it yourself and you will get a quality product that you can trust on a knife. I know you said your concern is that you don't make a large quantity of knives and you want to dye things different colors but the stabillent can only be run through so many cycles before it won't work anymore and if you dye some of it you have to buy more to dye it a different color. Just some things to think about.
  11. JCWalker

    Modified Surface Grinder

    The hydraulic table used to move much slower then that. It had some 65 year old sludge in and on it that had to be cleaned up. Now it works great! They are super nice. BOTH of mine are auto hydraulic tables. My other one is still at my parents place though.
  12. JCWalker

    Modified Surface Grinder

    I am looking forward to trying it out on damascus. Should make cleaning up a billet pretty easy.
  13. I made this video for another forum and thought some of you might like it too.
  14. JCWalker

    Where can I buy wood for sheaths and grips online?

    I like Alpha Knife Supply the best! However I work there. We ship to Canada all the time. Our stabilized wood is all professionally stabilized. If you have any questions you can call us.
  15. JCWalker

    SOURCES FOR THIN 416 and 304 Stainless steels

    http://www.alphaknifesupply.com/ss-sheet.htm We have some available at that link. It is 410 which is similar to 416 but without the sulphur. It will work well for san mai.
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