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Paul Estes

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  1. Tom, Lets not forget you are a great teacher as well...Thanks brother Paul
  2. In my Personal Opinion Tom is THE MAN when it comes to this...ALL of his work if phenome..phenome...Excellent
  3. Looks like I gotta chance as well...sigh... Paul Estes please
  4. Hey, sorry to bother folks, I currently am in the Pittsburgh Pa area and have a Katana that needs HT'd and I no longer have a shop at the moment to work in. I am hoping to find someone with experience in creating Hamon's and a trough big enough to handle a katana sized piece. Thanks in advance...
  5. Scrimshaw his teeth while singing the barney song
  6. wow so you can actually place twists in the antler....that could be interesting
  7. Personally I just assume any piping exp that for plumbing and or moving water is galvanized. In case you dont know it is used to prevent corrosion and iz Zinc Based which is not good to heat up and breath in. If however you do heat it in your forge a good sign is the color of the flame and a whitish residue that will show up on your forge.
  8. I knew someone that would take old 4" ers and press them into ashtrays
  9. I used to work for a company pricing out the waterjet at 90 an hour for cutting so however long the job took. Laser might be a bit different in pricing.
  10. chuckles, Dancing Frog has a web site, and I found my old 5lb dogshead hammer but it would cost you an arm and a leg for it. And for the record I have a 10lber on a regular hammer type handle that is my safe queen and its awkward even picking it up.
  11. Its a thing of beauty wish i had the time space and money
  12. Richard from Dancing Frog is a good guy, We chat on a semi regular basis...
  13. you can move alot of material with a 3lb hammer, you could just get a small handled sledge in the 5 lb range if that might work for ya, and cheaper if you can find it there, could reshape the other side into a cross...
  14. Not sure if Sam Salvati still does or not, There are a couple other folks, I can recommend Brent Bailey in Ca, I have a couple of his hammers and then there are various sized ones from Japan Woodworker you have to look up Blacksmith hammers there. Those are the few i know and there are more if you look. Oh also look up gs tongs I met him a few times while he still lived in Wa.
  15. I decided to set the price at 250.00 USD plus shipping
  16. This one has been getting worked on slowly for the last several years and it finally started coming together over the last month or so. The Blade is Cable, handle is Elk the guard is deer and the pommel is snakeskin agate. I have not set a price yet but I will put it here and price it in the next day or so. I know its not the normal style of blade most of us see and it is primitive. Blade Length 10" Width 1 3/8" OAL 17 1/8"
  17. Not sure if anyone has seen this yet or posted it but this looks interesting, exp if its 3x stronger than steel, http://futurism.com/physicists-combine-gold-with-titanium-and-quadruple-its-strength/
  18. Take a look here: Dan has a good handle on charcoal making http://www.katanabuilders.com/katanablog/charcoal/
  19. Molten salt scares the crap out of me, I would watch someone do it but at a very safe distance....
  20. What I meant to say was how much carbon did you use to add to the rebar to get what you needed.
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