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Shane Harvey

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  1. I am selling my TW-90 Grinder with both the Surface Grinder attachment as well as the Beaumont rotary platen. This has traveled from Alaska to Florida with me. However, despite being well travelled it has very little use on it as most of the knife making I had imagined I would get to I simply did not. I will put a few pictures up here but the full details I have placed up on Facebook Market place here: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/369861538097351 I am currently located here in Eustis Florida and would prefer not to have to ship this to it's new owner. I do not spe
  2. Dave, The best work yet, no doubt. The steel work is great as always but is it's the venturing into carving (cool theme too) and inlays that sets this piece apart in many ways. Beautiful piece bud. Shane
  3. Dave, Yeah, I like the idea of a more sweeping plunge cut. I haven't been able to get a deeper finger groove to look right yet but I may simply be too locked into what I've drawn up. Regard the plunge cut, if I let a bit of belt hang over the edge of the wheel I might get something more like this:
  4. James, I like ladder too and have never tried it. I'll make one of them laddered. Thanks for the input. Shane
  5. At 48 inches long that'll be over six inches wide at its widest point. A lot of steel! Beautiful design and great project. Will be exiting to watch this one come to life.
  6. Great looking blades. Serendipitously I was watching your Advanced Damascus Patterning CDs today. Top notch video tutorials JD. Thanks for sharing the work and lessons. Shane
  7. Today I got started on the blade steel. I started with a large 20 layer billet of 15n20 and 1095 which I had welded and drawn out. I cut and stacked this four deep and welded them up with handles. I had enough steel to make three small billets which should give me three blades at 80 layers each. For this first project I think I'll stop there with the layer count. I should be able to forge weld these and draw them out later this week. Still contemplating what patterns to try out and happy to take suggestions.
  8. I designed this knife several years ago and never built it. It's a bit "tactical" but I enjoy the lines of it. It is not obvious in the images but it is a hidden/full tang hybrid design that was intended to have anodized titanium spacers, much like you might see in a modern folding knife design, sandwiched between the handle material and tang. I'd be happy to hear what you think of it. I plan on beginning to forge the blade steel this week. My intention is to use 1095 and 15n20 as I have a simple layered billet of that laying around. If you have any thoughts on a pattern for the steel
  9. I have a Tommy McNabb 50 Ton Press sitting in my garage here in Winter Springs Florida. I simply don't see myself using it anytime soon and I wanted to give folks here on this forum first shot at it. The press has been used little and is in great shape. Honestly, it saw the most use by Michael Pikula and Owen Bush during Arctic Fire 2013 when they were forging the blade for the artifact (http://arcticfire2013.com/Home_Page.php). I don't like to think about what it cost to ship this thing from Alaska! You can find the specs for the press on Tommy McNabb's site here: http://www.carol
  10. Bruce, I sent you an email as well but I'll be attending the event. Looking forward to it. Thanks. Shane
  11. Petr, The consistency of a steady hand is obvious in both of these. Oh, and then there is the rampant talent! Great work. Shane
  12. Cool, glad it got there to you. FedEx is almost like magic. Let me know what your experience with it is after you've had some time to try it out. For my little projects it worked great.
  13. Sorry to hear this is the project you were talking to me about today. Glad to see your mindset on it though. Thanks for sharing the reflections. Cheers. Shane
  14. Jake, The carvings are looking great. Looking forward to seeing the completed project. Shane
  15. Michael, The Trend Airshield is in the hands of FedEx. Should arrive tomorrow. Make cool things with it. Cheers. Shane
  16. Michael, I have a Trend Air Shield for you. I've boxed it up with extra filters, an extra batttery and it's sitting in my truck ready to ship. Give me your address and I'll send it to you. Your cost to effectiveness ratio can't get much better than that. Shane
  17. Peter, This is a great video. Thanks for sharing your insight into the proportions of the long sword. If you had any inclination to do something similar for distal tapers on blades I'm sure it would be equally appreciated. That kind of knowledge could really help smiths better make swords rather than simply large knives! Shane
  18. Thanks for making the trip and joining us in Alaska gentlemen. Very glad to see that everyone made it back home safely. Arctic Fire was epic this year and a wild success...an awesome experience to have been able to share with such good people. It was an honor to be able to host you guys for this and you're certainly always welcome at my home should you find yourself in Alaska or Florida in need of an anvil, forge or just a place to crash. Cheers! Shane
  19. Sadly I've not completed a knife since then. I've completed some other metal working projects but not a knife. I'm about to get back into it after moving my shop to Florida this summer. In the meantime I've been vicariously involved with knives/swords through friends. I'm hosting Arctic Fire 2013 with Dave and friends. That should be just the inspiration I'm looking for. Thanks for the kind comments all.
  20. Great video put together with alot of thought to presentation. Clever solution to the wear you were seeing. Hope that works for you. I run a Tormach PCNC 1100. What CNC are you using for this work?
  21. Sam, Thanks for getting these done in time for Arctic Fire. They'll be a great addition to my shop and I'm sure the guys attending Arctic Fire will get some good use out of them. Nice work Sam! Shane Harvey
  22. A real beauty. Clean and elegant lines and a fantastic job with the inlay. -Shane
  23. A friend of mine, Dave Stephens, bought a rolling mill from John Marcus some time ago. The press is a great piece of equipment but, as I understand it, nobody has been able to reach John in sometime. Does anyone have a means of contacting John, as I'd like to buy one of his rolling mills? Alternatively, does anybody have one of John's rolling mills that would be interested in selling it? Thanks. Shane Harvey
  24. All the time spent has paid off. Great lines and pattern....sexy blade bud. -Shane
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