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Isaiah Lake

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  1. yellow in two minuites is ok.you should learn to work with the steel before you try anything serious.work with some smaller stock first.try making something simple like a wall hook it helps to learn the steel first.
  2. Don`t know yet but just got a few and about to find out.
  3. I would just round the butt out maybe thin it down some.How did you secure the handle I`m working on a piece with a stag handle and I`m not sure how I`m going to secure it but I read that you can soak it in rain water or boil it(the stag) then push the tang into it.Not sure wich method is best.
  4. Do you have any idea of when they will be in the future?
  5. I have two rr track anvils that work great. One is up right and one is side ways.
  6. Thus Mathew once again steals my thunder!
  7. Beautifull I like the handle wrap and the hamon turned out great.
  8. I scavage my woods for metal all the time and my shop is piled high with rebar and pieces that I know are good steel but have no idea what the origanal purpose was.For some reason my aunt dosn`t get excited when I drag something else into the yard.She just calls it ugly and has the nerve to wonder why I get defensive.
  9. Do a little browsing around the forum beginners place is a great place to find info. and ask questions.Jph is right tools needed are simple I use two pieces of railroad track for anvils.Asked some guys who were working on the track.For a forge I have a steel box with a pipe in the bottom that has holes in it .I ducttape a blow dryer to the pipe for a bellows.Cemented the box in.Burns charcoal and heats my work just fine.You should take a look at Mr. Fogg`s website.Theres a list of tool stores and advice on building your own forge.
  10. Ok first knife.Do you work entirely with stock removal?
  11. I live next to an old mill and find tons of steel left over in my woods.Most of it`s good quality and as long as its thick enough for what I need I use it.
  12. Isaiah Lake


    What is the process of developing a hamon?
  13. I figured just finish with the 60 grit then quench and temper.
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    I was wondering where I can find a good source for satinite.
  15. This is a piece that I have been working on for a little while and it needs to be polished and hardened before assembly.The guard will be stainless. This is my first antler handle and I was wondering if it`s better to soak or boil the handle.
  16. didn`t go all the way through; not sharp enough
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