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Bruno last won the day on August 23 2018

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  1. 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
  2. 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:
  3. 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
  4. Awesome video Niels, and a beautiful sword. Thank You for sharing and your efforts.
  5. Nice work for a first. Very clean. Keep it up... Use it and tell us how it performs.
  6. 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
  7. Wow, didn't know people were doing tapered tangs that long ago. Beautiful knife...
  8. Hey Chris, First note, congrats on new forge. Second, if it was gotten off of ebay or other less reputable sources, please make sure that the ceramic fiber is coated in something, such as a rigidizer, satanite, or casting of some sort. Lots of people new to forges end up buying cheap forges on ebay or even amazon, and they will work, but are not readily safe. So please make sure. Other wise, my own forge starts at around 3 psi with two 1" burners. That's a good orange heat after about 15-20 mins. For real work and welding, I go to around 6-8 psi depending on th
  9. Very clean and pretty. I like it.
  10. Hey All, Been a while, and it's been a crazy year. Had a bunch of up's and down's along the way, but still making. Lucky enough to find a full time job recently, so not much left for forging time. But I got a few pics of some completed, and a few in the works. Not the best pics... Here is a Bowie from the set above I finally finished. Sheath needs a little more. Leaf spring, mild steel frame handle oil blackened, Cat''s Claw scales. 12" Blade. Very sharp. Here is my latest, finished from the set above. Puukko style, but no
  11. Yep. That's about it. The top roller goes real slow, something like 20 rpm. You can't really take big bites on the steel, meaning you are not going to turn a 1" x 6"" square stock into 1/4" very fast. Unless the steel is really hot and you have some sort of giant machine, or a press But it is great for getting a consistent thickness in steel, and will really move some steel when you are in the smaller stock range. Search the forums here, there are some good posts. Some vids on youtube also. Not overly complicated to build, can cheat in some places, but lathe work is r
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