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Gary LT

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  1. Gentlemen,

    Although I do not post much I am on this site most everyday. I enjoyed participating in KITH, exchanging with you guys. After nine years of job searching and working at lower end positions, last September I got lucky and found a position akin to my background and experience. God is good. I did relocate to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in a temporary residence until we sell our place which is near Atlanta. Working long hours but I do have free weekends, except when traveling. I haven't forged anything in 7 months, so I am looking to find some folks who can suggest where I can hook with other iron artists in the area. If anyone is near or used to live near Broward county , FL, I would appreciate any advice.

    Kind regards, Gary LT

    1. JJ Simon

      JJ Simon

      I don't know anyone but stay in touch.
      I have family in Miami and am down there about once a year.

    2. Gary LT

      Gary LT

      I darn sure will JJ I really appreciate your response. Going crazy on weekends ;)

    3. JJ Simon

      JJ Simon

      There are makers down there.
      There is a very good sword maker in Jacksonville named
      http://shiningmoon13.com/about-wally/

  2. Mark, excellent work and of course a question I've been wanting ask? The post on April 15th, and the first grind pass you made to one bevel, I never seen nor tried. You've held the grind line in equal width to the tip. Later you ground the opposite side but reducing the grind width to to point and getting the center ridge. (I think). With distal taper this isn't easy. I wonder if you could elaborate? I use a 24" equivalent rounded platen. When doing Puukkos, I grind on an angle, edge into center, but of course no ricasso, the blade is fitted direct to guard. Thank you, Gary LT
  3. George, when I think of Seax I think of your work always. Even though you can produce much more than Seax art, you. Nail these every time. Wish I could go to Tannehill. Been living in Ft. Lauderdale since August. Haven't had time to even hold a hammer. Gary LT
  4. I have to agree with everyone else, this site has been invaluable. I've had to take a new job in another state so I haven't been able to forge since Thanksgiving, even then, only a day or two. I'm still in the site every day. Thank you everyone, admins, supporters, advisers and friends. Gary LT
  5. Without a doubt, some of the best carving work I've seen. In particular the sheath. Very nice shape on the knife as well. Good job!
  6. Hi there, I have the book as well and it is an excellent keeper for reference. I am asking if you would offer a few more photos of the sheath with different views? I do like what you have done here. Thanks, Gary LT
  7. David. Boyes' book Step by Step Knifemaking covers etching and it might be available free on online online site. Can also check library, that's what I did. Gary LT
  8. Thank you for sharing this this with all of us here. Prayers will be made in behalf of you and family. We all really do care and you sir are not alone in this. Gary LT
  9. Hi Kris, I am liking this as every one else, excellent wok and art. If I may ask a technical question, the photo six up from the bottom looks "just etched". So I would like to know how you etched this and then worked it to a polished finish. Progressively smaller grit and hand sanding I guess. Asking as I have a San Mai in wrought right now with a 1084 core and another in progress. Gary LT
  10. Karl, welcome. Wayne Coe is on this forum, he can supply you rigidizer for the ceramic blanket and reflective topcoating to enhance temperatures. I am about to place an order myself. Gary LT
  11. Photos of the knife Chad had made are real but don't do the knife justice. In hand it's a beast, very well made with sheath to boot. Thank you Chad. Here in Georgia we have been dealing with maurading bands of viscous watermelons ready to attack at their moments notice. I plan to keep this knife at my side and lay waste to the next melon I see digress itself onto my property. All in all, there were so many "take-aways" from this KITH which I took note of for future work. And I appreciate everyone's interpretation. Gary LT
  12. Well......We can always start ideas for the next KITH. It would take a while for everyone to chime in accordance anyway. Maybe to be completed early next year or mid year or whatever. Some thoughts? Kitchen/culinary type knife, Friction folder, Historical Repro~maybe a dagger? Just trying to keep it useful and not too far out. Gary LT
  13. Selling this knife for $320 USD, here are the facts: 5160 steel, hand forged, finished to 800 grit satin finish, tempered to 60RC approx. European Stag handle dyed permanent black Mild steel guard, satin finished. Sheath is 10oz. black bridle leather, welted, flexible belt hanger, saddle stitched, snap ~all hand made. Best shipping is USPS regular priority in a padded envelope domestically about $6.50 or Large Flat Rate Box USPS priority about $15.00 For international USPS First Class and depends on country for price, usually $12.00 to $27.00. Customs tracking to the delivered countries border. Best exchange would be Paypal. I ship prompt with tracking number, have excellent feedback, Thanks for looking, Gary LT
  14. Keep those WIP Picts coming! Gary LT
  15. I like the whole thing Gabriel. I especially like the way the guard got finish at the handle junction. Overall I don't care much for guards, this one is nice. Make sure the wood is good and dry, vinegar will eat away at the metal. (Done that!) Gary LT