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  1. Greetings Alex, Listen to the metallurgists on the forum, I'm not one of them. But, I seem to recall reading something about chromium in steels like 5160 negatively affecting fire striker performance. I could be wrong. But as everyone has said, a different steel may be a better choice for this project. Something simpler in the 1070+ range, perhaps? But if you wish to keep trying this particular piece, maybe you can try and obscenely long soak time before the heat treat. Maybe get it up near welding temp and hold it there for a while, maybe 5-15 minutes? But that i
  2. I like it. Think you are heading in just the right direction. Orange juice, Sunlight, Exercise and shear stubbornness makes the covids docile. At least that helps me every time I catch a bug... or the bug, depends on where you're from seemingly Keep on Keeping on...
  3. Always something new to learn. Those channels are good. I get the shutting off the brain bit. Though sometimes I wish I was resetting passwords or fixing the email servers again. Still code a bit, when I'm not exhausted. You can only dig so many holes before you just stop giving a *bleep*...
  4. A few from one of my favorite bands. Woot Ukraine! Enjoy!
  5. Hadn't kept up with the show much these days. Don't watch much TV and too busy to sleep most days. But, I managed to catch an episode the other day. Think it was season 9, the Blackout episode. First I've seen in a while. My favorite part about the show has always been seeing the forging, triumphs and mistakes included, and learning something. And the chaos and destruction is always a plus. Seeing the smiths go back to roots using just hammer and anvil and fire was nice to see. The last few episodes of the show that I've watched felt rushed and more focused on the end result than th
  6. Nice work on the knife Faye. I totally understand about the distasteful part. Sometimes, I think it's about knowing your customer, so as to avoid unnecessary effort in widdling wood when a leather wrap would have been plenty. I think the guy copied this knife... https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-fex90914pb/images/stencil/2048x2048/products/390/2564/wps-clinch-pick-2.0__54743.1649429806.jpg?c=2 Here is an interesting vid on the theory of the design, for those interested. It's a very purpose built knife. No hijacking intended. https://www.youtube.com
  7. https://www.dhmo.org/facts.html Uhhhm... LoL :p Nice one Alan!
  8. That is an awesome idea! --->Searching instructions on building a small induction forge now...
  9. Bruno

    Bulava

    Yeah, not my cleanest work. I'm calling it a prototype. My forge is not exactly big enough for the whole thing with the flanges opened up. Kind of had to rush the heats. Really wish I had a coal supply for jobs like this. Wanted to see if it could be done without using a welder, before I tried it with spring steel. ... Had an unfortunate incident on the side of the road the other day. It was stupid and unnecessary. Tried to walk away at first too. The Golden Rule is a simple rule. Wish people cared. Or at least come to the conclusion that it's not worth starti
  10. Bruno

    Bulava

    Lol. 10 points Alan!
  11. Bruno

    Bulava

    A Flower for my people. Made of Mild steel. Pinned oak handle. Deer and Couch hide for the leather. 10 points to anyone that can guess what the flanges are made of...
  12. 1. Alex Middleton 2. Jaron Martindale 3. Francis Gastellu 4. Geoff Keyes 5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 6. Brian Dougherty 7. Eric Morgan 8. Don Abbott 9. Doug Webster 10. Alan Longmire 11. Ted Stocksdale 12. Chiyo Razi 13. Joshua States 14. Bruno Good excuse to get more forging in. So many options... Maybe we can start an idea thread ? For those undecided on what to make...
  13. Has anyone ever noticed that places like Amazon, Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Paypal, etc... are not exactly easy to get a hold of? No contact numbers listed. Everything over electronic contact of some sort. (Corporate offices notwithstanding). I think they generally keep it that was because they already have your money or info, so there is no need to contact you. Everyone else is a scam. If they want something from you and it's not official business that you personally know something about, then again, probably a scam. The internet used to be good.
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