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Gary LT

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  1. Thank you Jacek. I can see how this would work and it certainly did! Superb work and I really appreciate you sharing. The concept could help me somewhere in the future on a design I think! Kind regards, Gary LT
  2. Jacek ... amazing work! I have no clue how you managed to make the “pepple” grain surface on the round stem below the point! Obviously that has my attention and mind rolling! my best, Gary LT
  3. I agree, nice save. I am really enjoying this progress Jeremy, thanks for posting these.! Gary LT
  4. Andrew, thanks for posting these. You have some very nice work going for you. Some simple and some quite detailed and intricate. Whatever your doing....keep at it! Gary LT
  5. @Garry Keown Beautiful patterns on the two sanmai /Damascus Garry. Gary LT
  6. I feel your pain Billy. Still it came out well patterned and shaped. Just took a trial of W2 and wrought from a decent size hunting blade down to a pencil size carving tool and then ditched it! WTH! But learned.....again! Gary LT
  7. Gerhard, it’s a great pattern regardless of the size. So, knowing what went wrong, I’d do some more. Gary LT
  8. Great photos Jeremy and thanks for sharing. We have a family living in Ann Arbor and will probably do a trip up there later in the summer. Here in Georgia, the weather is 90’s.....perfect for me but lots of water loss forging in this heat. Still beats the cold. Gary LT
  9. Jake, one is beautiful enough but to make a matching pair is pure talent and skill. Excellent art and function, something I hope to aspire eventually one day. I need some better carving tools for sure! Thank you for posting all your work. Gary LT
  10. Jake, for my impression, I am liking the overall flow/shape/proportions better than the original. I wish better photos were available to see more details and roll the construction around mentally, (as if I could do something like this!) I thought pin placement on the James Black original was balanced/even, odd spacing you’ve chosen but it still works. This is a really nice knife and sheath and I appreciate you posting it. Kind regards, Gary LT
  11. @Cal G thank you for the details Cal. This would be the way it should be done, with complete weld around. I forgot that In my question. Gary LT
  12. That is awesome Cal. The stainless shows two shades and the “ragged” line at the weld seam is from simple hammering? (I assume) May I ask what thickness you started at? Asking because I have some 52100 and 410 stainless but fearful it won’t be thick enough to take a weld. I don’t have a press. Kind regards, Gary LT
  13. Damn Zeb, this is an impressive touch of artistry and originality. Nice work! I am inspired. Gary LT
  14. Gerhard, how long are your pipes and what is the inside diameter? Gary LT
  15. That’s the right handle for sure, nice knife Geoff, very nice! Gary LT
  16. Jennifer’s, I am one who is really pleased you’ve shown this. Is $40 a average price or did you get a deal? This would come in handy to tes t and prove any commission knife made is what it states. Yes, by experience we can tell whether we’ve finished “close” to the hardness treatment should produce, especially running other performance testing or meets criteria for the job intended. This can approve or disprove otherwise. best regards, Gary LT
  17. This is a beautiful piece of work in all aspects. Beside the seax itself, the fittings on the sheath are very well done! Good fortune on the sale! Gary LT
  18. Well Brian, not seeing what was prior, this could certainly be something worth remembering what was, what went where, what is now etc.! Gary LT
  19. @Dan Hertzson, Initially I used this salt water tutorial with a car charger and Kinkos for the vinyl. This was an excellent start for me to get away from hot stamping my trademark. The young man at Fed Ex did my artwork and I bought a 1/2 yard cheap! which lasted a long time., but you have to “weed-out” lettering and it’s slow. However, they don’t cut vinyl anymore, at least in my area, let alone reproduce your artwork. My friend Lauri recommended PICO Elektra and I have been really pleased. They are out of Germany, excellent to deal with and the stencils are durable. I also use their electrolyte for tool steel. With these also use a plain old Lionel Train Transformer, no problems. My best, Gary LT
  20. My goodness Richard this is stunning. I admire all your work but these fittings really floored me. I truly like this piece you’ve done. I am trying to wrap my mind around how you were able to do this. Not that I could! Gary LT
  21. Good night Rob, this is amazing. You certainly understand the painting process. Great talent you have and please continue! Gary LT
  22. I am all eyes watching Rob. I have something “vaguely” similar in process. Not sure if it will work but yours gives me hope! Gary LT
  23. I really like that color. Looking very nice ! Gary LT
  24. It’s a beautiful piece of work Joel. Yes the tang is long, has a purpose. I went back to look at the sketch, does the handle now meet those dimensions on the sketch? Currently the handle looks to stubby. Gary LT
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    I agree also Aiden. I really like this blade. I don’t know what the steel was but I’ve boogered more than one trying to “improve it”! and if the steel is shallow hardening in the first place then may be that’s all you’ll get. Gary LT
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