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nprovos last won the day on March 27

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    computer and network security, blacksmithing, martial arts, and lots of reading.

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  1. nprovos

    Forge from Kast-O-Lite 30 LI

    This whole endeavor was not a successful experiment. Too much thermal mass. Takes too long to come up to heat and I struggled with forge welding.
  2. I have shared this on my Facebook profile and page as well. Good luck. Ps: I started with The Complete Bladesmith as well :-)
  3. nprovos

    registration hiccup, sorry...

    I hope it's working now.
  4. nprovos

    Forum Upgrade

    I just finished another forum upgrade to address some security problems. Let us know if there are any problems.
  5. While fabricating a trellis for the garden, Tony and I experimented with slow motion video. It turned out pretty awesome. Let me know what you think :-)
  6. nprovos

    Pattern Welding Explained

    Here is an example of a more recent visualization:
  7. nprovos

    Pattern Welding Explained

    Send me a PM and I will share a Google Photos album with you. Thank you!
  8. I have been toying with the idea of making a video that explains the pattern-welding process via computer visuals. Here is an early experiment from 2016: As part of that video, I would like to show a few high-quality pictures of pattern welded examples. If anyone here is interested in seeing their photo featured (with their name) in the video, please let me know. Ps: Progress on this will likely continue to be slow but I plan to complete the video this year.
  9. nprovos

    Forging a "Viking" Broad Seax

    For those of you who followed this saga, I ended up with 4 swords in the trash can: Here is attempt #5 which seems to be going well so far:
  10. Slightly off topic but here is a video in which I turn an old axehead into a 3D object. Enjoy.
  11. I finally found some time to make it through my remaining video back log. Here is a garden gate I made earlier in the year. It's mostly fabrication but the scrolls needed multiple different jigs and heat. Let me know what you think.
  12. nprovos

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Joshua, it looks nice from afar but I really just slapped it together. Pocket hole joinery for the win :-)
  13. nprovos

    What did you do in your shop today?

    I finished up a ghetto tool chest today. Also managed to drill myself in the finger :-)
  14. nprovos

    multiple posts error 145

    It may be working again!
  15. nprovos

    Viking wolf teeth spearhead

    That's a great looking spearhead. Well done! and thanks for sharing all your process. It's always really nice to see how others approach projects like these.