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Jeremy L.

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  1. I don't know if you'd be willing to share that process with me, but I'd love to hear about it. I really like seeing steel with those various finishes on them as well as getting that protective oxide layer on there... Jeremy
  2. Thanks very much, Wes. Going to have to give this a try sometime soon. Jeremy
  3. I hope I'm not doing any hijacking with this question... Wes, how do you find the durability of the process? Is it something that's easily worn off/changes colors where most used or touched? It looks to be a really nice way to get some color to compliment the rest of a project. Have you done any blades with the process or mostly just fittings? ETA Forgot to ask one other thing. Does the process create a dimensional difference? As in, if you had a press fit guard and did this to the blade and guard, would it have added thickness so it won't fit as it had? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  4. Duuuuude... I love getting to see these kinds of projects. You are seriously skilled . Jeremy
  5. Holy crap! That's awesome! Just seeing the pictures makes me want to reach through the screen to touch it....ridiculously cool. Very nice pattern and, well, everything . Thanks so much for sharing this. Can't wait to see this finished. Jeremy
  6. Been thinking of this sword waaaay too often and that teaser photo isn't going to tide me over very well.... Really looking forward to more . Jeremy
  7. Thanks, guys. Got some more grinding done on them and started thinking more about profiles. I started drawing on the wrought one and little hatchet. Going to have a little sweep up on the top of the hatchet as well as down and a nice curved edge. The wrought one is making me scratch my head. Not sure if I should bring it straight out on the top with a curved edge and a curve on the bottom? Or a slight curve up to the top edge, too? Pretty happy with the outline as it stands on the spike hawk. Although, there is a bit of tearing (mostly on the interior) of the eye. Hoping that won't be a huge p
  8. You've been quite the inspiration, Alan. I've already been thinking about some of the stuff you've shown for when I get closer to finished (like how to properly fit the haft to the hawk eye). I really can't thank you and makers like you enough for all the time you take to share how you do things. Jeremy
  9. I was able to go to a friend's shop earlier in the week and he helped walk me through the various steps of forging some tomahawks. He also had a little hatchet that I really liked so I forged one similar to it out. The first here was made out of some cable Damascus I'd made a while back. The cable got thin enough that I welded together three pieces of it into a big blank which I used for a spike hawk: After a little cleanup on the grinder: The next is something I've wanted to do for a long time. It's a wrought iron (wagon wheel rim) wrapped hawk with a piece of high carbon st
  10. Ohhhhh, man this is cool . Can't wait to see the next installment.... Jeremy
  11. If you're an old dog, Miles, the tricks you already have seem to be working fairly well . I started out draw filing and made all kinds of bone head moves as I went along... I wouldn't trade that experience for anything, though. Tools are great, but doing things with elbow grease gives a completely different perspective as you go along. I very quickly learned, for example, why hammer control is important and why it's a big time pain to leave big dents in the blade... The next one got a LOT more attention during the hammering phase. If you end up getting a disc running, I'm willing to bet
  12. I like having that flare towards the butt of the handle. Seems to help me keep it securely in my grip as I cut. Miles- I'm betting any number of people get good results with their platen. It's always interesting to me how different people, with different belts and processes could use the same equipment and end up with different results. I think it's kind of cool how obvious it can be that various people's processes and equipment mate up perfectly. I think I'm just bad enough at adapting my processes that I need the extra help with another tool . Jeremy
  13. Yup-that was great. Thanks for posting it up. Jeremy
  14. I don't really post much stuff that I work on. Part of that is because I'm amazingly slow at it, the other is that most of the time, I don't think what I have is all that great... But, I know that as I've gone down the road, there have been many things I've picked up from and learned from so many others. So, here are a few pictures of 2 knives that are in progress along with a little information on what I'm doing and how I do it. Much of it could be "wrong", but hopefully some of the reasons "why" are at least sound. These are both 5160, one a skinner/hunter type with just a bit of drop
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