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Gregory Lirot

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About Gregory Lirot

  • Birthday 08/04/1993

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  • Location
    South West CT
  • Interests
    Guns, Knives, and the great outdoors. And making guns and knives.
  1. Gregory Lirot

    Mystery Steel

    It could be an AR500 or AR300. Big chunks could be a rather large excavator tooth.
  2. Gregory Lirot

    What Steels For tool Making/Starting out

    Junkyard steel charts are not worth too much. Per a spring shop near me, and their data sheets on the leaf springs they make their supplier uses 9260. A lot of the junkyard charts are only true for one out of a bazillion mfgs. Honestly, for hardy tooling anything will work well enough until you can spend the money for new steel.
  3. Gregory Lirot

    What Steels For tool Making/Starting out

    1045 feels like mild steel. Its prices vary, but it is usually 10-15% above 1018. Its honestly just easier for me to have around then both, and by the economy of scale I wind up spending the same on steel at the end of the day. I doubt they WONT have it, but it may not be in the size you want. I did it by putting an order in for like 500 lbs and am sitting on the remainder until I need more.
  4. Gregory Lirot

    What Steels For tool Making/Starting out

    I played with all the fancy steels, and found them to work no better then 1045 for any of my hot tools. It is generally just as cheap as 1018 from my local guys, so there is no real reason to fuss with anything else, and it can work well enough for hammers. I basically use it for anything that doesn't need to become a cutting edge.
  5. Gregory Lirot

    Utility Knife

    Thank you. I do like the style of a very plain blade and simple shapes with the figured woods, but it is not the 'in' thing. I find the 'Scandinavian' sheath like this to be a lot easier then a normal sheath. Lining up the welts for me has been difficult, but this does take three hands (or a stitching vise). When they are still wet and they are half stitched, I pull them tight with a C clamp or vise grips (with leather glued on to the metal portions) and that helps you keep them tight as you work your way up.
  6. Gregory Lirot

    Utility Knife

    Rather plain by the current forum standards, but I am quite happy with it. 1095 Blade with a cherry burl handle. It is nice and thin (.110 tapering to .100) and very sharp. Its also my first knife in probably 2 years and my first go with leather dye. The sheath isnt perfect (obviously) but it holds the knife very securely and has a wooden insert to protect it from cutting, probably could have stiched it a little neater and shape the liner better so the 'tail' was more centered. For the good (and more successful) I put a dimple in the spine to make it easier to whittle with. Its fairly narrow blade also makes it easy to get into tight curves, and the handle is just the right size for a few comfortable grips. And, I got the heat treating right so it is pretty flexible and appears to hold an edge well based on my carving experiments with it. -
  7. Gregory Lirot

    Cherry Burl Handle stock

    #8 is sold.
  8. I bought some steel from the old seller of the rhino anvils (Steve McGrew) which was supposedly the same alloy as the anvils and it worked very well for the tooling I made from it. If they are the same alloy it is good, tough stuff. Very chip resistant. I believe it is similar to either 4340 of 8640.
  9. Gregory Lirot

    Cherry Burl Handle stock

    I shot you a PM.
  10. Gregory Lirot

    Cherry Burl Handle stock

    Ive never shipped internationally and would prefer to sell it all as a lot. Its just easier. Ive been selling this stuff piecemeal for about a year and just want to be rid of it. But, Im willing to deal if the price is right.
  11. Black cherry burl I cut and dried about 3 years ago. They were cut to 2 1/2 inches square and have shrunk to about 2 1/4- 2 3/8th. Obviously they warped, but they are dry as a popcorn fart and over sized enough that you can still get some pretty chunky, square handles out of them. You can probably get about 20-25ish handles out of them depending on size and figure you want. Id expect a lower yield if you were particularly picky about figure. Sold the two peices discussed below. Asking $15 for the smaller, or plain pieces and $25 for the big, full figured pieces. Im paying for shipping on any lot that adds up to $40 or more to the CONUS. If anyone is local to me, I have full un-cut burls that are too big to ship but the right size for turning something cool out of.
  12. Gregory Lirot

    how can i tell if my damascus has failed?

    My first stack always looks like that. Just cut restack and weld again, it should turn out fine. If not you got practice forge welding.
  13. Gregory Lirot

    I call her Buella

    hah! My favorite! They are just unavailable where I live. :'( Cool fact, I think I have heard the same thing. I really think it is an underpowered piece of crap after having used it heavily for two weeks. For a 20lb saw it really doesnt pull a chain as well as it could, it runs so lean It has no low end power once the chain speed drops and I cant fix that without voiding my warranty. I hope you Husky runs better!
  14. Gregory Lirot

    I call her Buella

    Haha, good call. I have seen fellas get into shouting matches over it. Then all of em yell at me since I like both! Its pretty bad. Its Red Maple (Acer rubra I belive).
  15. Gregory Lirot

    I call her Buella

    My new chainsaw, and MS 311 (a 291 with 2 extra ccs and some more power) . Ive been slabbing out this tree I cut down a couple weeks back for coffee tables and the like (some of it will be saved for cutlery). EDIT: Sorry If I start a Stihl vs. Husky debate, I love them both and use Huskies for work.
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