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Sixto Ramos

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  1. Great job!! Those neat lines are beautiful...
  2. Past impresive... Awesome work (real awe, jaw fall and all). I would like to say very inspiring too, but it goes so far away that seams unreachable. Congrats!!
  3. Awesome (in the true antique meaning, dropping jaw and all). Impressive work...
  4. Beautiful work!! Simple and clean, yet very coherent aesthetics. Unexpected nice touch with the handle decoration. I like it a lot. Welcome!
  5. Absolutely amazing work!! I'd love my accidents to look a tenth as good as yours...
  6. Overwhelmed with pure awe... No conocía tu trabajo, Antonio, llevo poco tiempo en esto. Me dejas alucinado no, lo siguiente...
  7. Thanks, guys! Phil. It's a load of steel. 10mm at the handle, tapering to 3 mm near the point...
  8. Greetings! This is the first one to come out of the new shop. I'm still learning some of the basics, and it shows, but the "client" was pleased. My cousin and godson asked for a "big knife able to chop a tree or skin game"... and that he got. Blade is O2, about 13" long. Handle is ebony and local walnut. Thanks for watching...
  9. Impressive work!! Such beauty and detail...
  10. Simple and very beautiful!! Nicely done...
  11. Very beautiful pattern on that blade!! Good job...
  12. Nice and neat design! I like them a lot...
  13. Wow! this would be impressive if you had been doing them for a while... Congrats!
  14. Thank you guys!! Dave, I share your taste about working places. Actually, your place served as a kind of inspiration. Until last year, all I had seen were the usual dark, old, filthy places I'm sure we all associate with traditional blacksmithing. And so, I was doing my best in a 2x2m (earthen floor) shed at my grandparent's. But when I saw your shop at last year's Arctic Fire videos, I though: "Now, that's a place I would love to work in". John. No, sorry. I know I should have made plans, but I built it from my head. I got a bunch of firebricks and started piling them until I got two chambers long enogh to fit a long blade. Then I took measures and bluit the exterior steel frame. Finally I installed the coils, probes, wiring and controllers. Sorry if it doesn't help much. But I'm no expert at this. Anyway, if I can help you with any doubt, just ask.
  15. Thanks, John! As I said, all recycled materials. The yellow/orange wheels came from pallet jacks. And the tracking wheel is from a longboard (skate) set...
  16. Thank you, Labros! I'm glad you like the gate.
  17. Impressiver piece of art!! The combination is really beautiful, and the skill you show is quite remarkable.
  18. Greetings everyone!! It's been a while since my first posts. I've been busy. I realised I needed better equipment and a bigger shop (my re-tuned barbecue and battered anvil were no longer enough). So I found a new place and made myself some machinery: an air hammer, a gas forge, a double electric oven for heat treatment and a belt grinder. Since I have very little money, almost all the meterials came from scrapyards or were salvaged from different places. And as I had almost no tools and I'm not expert at machining or welding, the look is not very proffessional. But they work fine (more or less). Now they're finished, it's time to do some serious forging... This is the shop's front. The gate still has no glass on the windows, but it makes for a very efficient ventilation system... The air hammer. A bit crappy, but hits hard... The gas forg. Still a prototype. The electric oven. Temp controlled by two separate PIDs, so I can have quenching and tempering at the same time. Doors are removed for the pic. Also missing the removable trays that hold the pieces and keep them separated from the coils. The grinder. 2"x72" belts. Speed controlled with a frecuency variator. I made another arm with a flat plate and two wheels. Well. That's all. Thanks for watching. Sixto
  19. Already told you, but I'll say it again: Impressive work. Every part and aspect of this magnificent piece tells a story about how and by whom it was made. I can only hope to be worthy some day of taking part on such an enriching experience as this. Congratulations, guys!!
  20. Nice work for the first one!! Looking forward to see the finished piece...
  21. Great work!! I like them all, but the first knife is really good...
  22. Very beautiful sword, in it's lines and simplicity. Love it. Great job!!
  23. Nice pattern! A solid and beautiful work...
  24. Impressive blade!! Beautiful lines...
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