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Bruno last won the day on August 23 2018

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  1. Are they for vegetables or meat and bone? Bone needs a thick edge, veges thin. What's the intended purpose. The few cleavers I made were thin and flat ground. Works great, but they stay away from bone most of the time...
  2. That's one Good Looking spearhead. Great work!
  3. Sorry Dave... Remember the good times ...
  4. Hello Larry, I would recommend getting or making a vise. It will probably be one of the most used tools in your arsenal. You can get by with what you got, but I would listen to what the other guys say. Look up the anvil posts on the forum, it will give you a lot of ideas and check out youtube. "Glen GS Tongs" videos are always good to watch. But most importantly, don't over think it. Makers have been making with far less tools for thousands of years. Tools help the maker, they don't make the maker. Some things that help me: 1) A
  5. Yipes. Weird thing to happen ... Chemicals maybe?
  6. Great news Alex! 2 more weeks of forging !
  7. Hope you test Negative Alex. Burn away them germs in front of the forge!
  8. Tig or Mig welded texture? Could be a cool handle for a shield or something. Do you have the capabilities to hollow it out ? Then it would be a cool handle on a long blade or walking staff or cane. Weld spikes to both ends and use it as a thrower ? Make it into a roller to texture leather or wood (if heated)? Cool looking candle holder ? Neat handle for a wooden chest or fancy cabinet. Or a Pull handle for a door. I'm still leaning towards adding a spike or two on the ends. Or you can cut it in two and add a chain to make a manrikigusari. Cool texture. Look
  9. Hey All, Been stupid busy lately working, fixing everything I own, and surviving. So not much time in the shop. I did manage to get this one finished though. Had this guy sitting on the bench for a year or so. Band saw blade, File, leaf spring, drill rod, 15n20, 1095 and 52100. Probably some kitchen sink too. A little over 9" blade, stainless guard. Iron wood handle. Elk/Couch hide sheath. Was going for a slim profile. My pictures suck. It is the big brother of this one below I did a while back:
  10. Well, first I'd say, what is the way it should hold material ? Second, it's your vise. So do whatever you want with it. I doubt you'll be kicked off this forum for modifying your own property. Vise's are meant to be used, and I've only seen a couple examples of ones to be fawned over. Leg vises do work different than a machinist vise as Chris has mentioned, so it really depends on what you are aiming for. If you want to modify your vise, you can go ahead with the angle iron, but you need not weld it in place. You could just set them in the vise and have them removable. You ca
  11. Awesome video Niels, and a beautiful sword. Thank You for sharing and your efforts.
  12. Nice work for a first. Very clean. Keep it up... Use it and tell us how it performs.
  13. By no means an Original here, but I first joined the forum in the last year or two when Mr. Fogg was still running it. It has been an extremely valuable resource, and I still appreciate it's existence. Can't say where some of the old posters went, but I do know life gets in the way of many things, and the knowledge that they left is still valuable. The pictures alone of some of the work is enough to look at my own work and realize how much it sucks. Hope it keeps going. .02 cents
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