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Sveinn Kallinen

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About Sveinn Kallinen

  • Birthday 07/25/1991

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    Superior, WI and Silver Bay, MN
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    BladeSmithing, Scandinavian History, Metallurgy, Home Brewing (Mead, Cider, and Wine), AXES SEAXES AND SWORDS

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  1. Also, If anyones interested I can bring my Tamahagane Kamisori I recently acquired.
  2. I have been checking weekly for this event. I will be there for sure, And possibly a few others. Schools been kicking my butt for time so I haven't really done anything blade related since august... Sveinn
  3. 1000-3000 I know thats quite the range. He really wants a quality product, and although it will live on his wall, he want's a sword thats not a "wallhanger". I'm still looking into options for him.
  4. Not sure where else to put this. My Friend wants to commision a sword. Now, I would love to do it, but I lack the skill to do a good enough job. I have informed him fully of the possible cost of a real sword and he understands it is not a cheap undertaking. My problem is that I don't know who to go to or where to ask for him. I know quite a few makers but I feel that I don't have any real "OMG I need (so and so) to make me a sword!". Also, I know that many of the makers I know of are inundated with requests on a daily basis, and unless they want or need the work I don't want to be another annoying voice. He is primarily interested in a monosteel blade, based on either a bronze age leaf style blade, or a falchion. Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules by asking this, or pissing people off... I'm just not sure where to even ask. Sveinn P.S. he says he's a cool guy if that helps
  5. Shards was great again this year! Thanks so much for letting a whole bunch of crazy guys get together at your shop. Sorry I fell asleep during your demonstration on inlay... Not enough sleep went on. To the rest of you guys, It was great to meet you guys! I had a great time talking to you Micheal, Dave, Nate, John, Ryan, and Luke. Lots of laughs hitting things. Hope to see all of you again next year! Sveinn
  6. Hey scott, just wanted to let you know I'll be there for sure, and probably by myself the way things are looking.
  7. Sorry scott... the one section that would work for you can't be flattened... it was a really small shed.
  8. Thanks guys, what can I say, I learned all I know from you fine gents! as I said the main bevel is a little to steep. In my super scientific laboratory tests (carrots) it tended to split? the carrot off instead of slice. I told them flat out that if it didn't work perfectly I would be happy to refine it. Sveinn
  9. Hey all, I'm in one of of my best friends weddings, today actually. I have no money to purchase a wedding present, but I do posess my hands, and with them I can make stuff. I decided on a kitchen knife as this a universally usable gift, as in, they will actually use it, instead of just look at it. I started out with some old sawmill bandsaw blade, around 8" wide. Not sure of the material but but it hardened up very nice from non-magnetic into warm canola. I tempered twice at 375* for an hour each, but it didn't really draw enough so I went at 400* for an hour. its hard to tell in the picture but its less blue, and really more of a mottled peacock imo. The main bevel is too steep. I used a jig I rigged to cut a bevel at pretty close to 8*. it probably needs to be more like 5*... Handle material is sallow root burl from finland. Epoxied with G/Flex from west systems. Very much nicer than the other epoxys i have used so far. Hope you guys like it, And I hope it serves my friend well. Jordan
  10. Thanks! I'm really excited to actually whack some steel!
  11. WIP is done, on to an anvil.

  12. Hey guys, after a heck of a lot of contemplation and time, I finally ordered the stuff for my propane forge! I've been rigging together charcoal forges and forging on and off since 2005. Anyways, I always intended on making a good forge, but time constraints and money have really hampered me, mostly because I didn't prioritize it. So, Here we go! I started by copying all of you fine folks, And I gleaned ideas from many many sources, too many to list, so I will start by saying a quick thank you to all of you here on the forums, you really drive me forward with your amazing work. To begin with I aquired most of my materials to start with, and when they all arrived, the build commenced! I started by deciding that I wanted a blown forge. there were a few factors in this decision, namely, easy construction, and the theory that the correct setup is going to be faster to get to temps (probably hearsay, but w/e) So I read through Geoff's Blown burner thread, and purchased the burner components, primarily from home depot. I wish I would've shopped a little cause I would've been able to find a single reducer from 1.5" pipe to 1" pipe, but I just rushed through and bought a bunch of bushings. Also while at home depot, I picked up one of those 10gal air tanks, these things are awesome forge bodies, for just $35. they do have weld slag inside of them however, so I wouldn't likely buy one for its intended purpose. Pared with the pipe fittings, which cost $110 FYI, I got a dayton blower off ebay. Reading through the thread I saw that 50-100 cfm is generally the size people use, so got a 50 cfm. I wish i would've gotten at least a 75, or 100. The blower I have is wide open the whole time and I feel (really limited knowledge here) that its only just big enough. I ordered all my refractory from High Temp Tools. This consisted of a 5 foot roll of the 2" inswool. I also ordered 3 soft firebricks, 5 pounds of satanite (no where near enough) and the low pressure propane assembly. The 5# of satanite was only enough to do a 1/8" layer over 95% of the inswool. I wish i had ordered 20# to begin with... So I cut the tank apart, put inswool in it, coated the inswool, and put together the burner. I will add more to this as I go, and I apologize that I'm not as good at this public typing thing as many of you other fine gents. Thanks for all you guys have inspired me to work towards! Jordan
  13. Forge is lined, not sure if its running right though... WIP coming soon!

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