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Caleb Harris

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Caleb Harris last won the day on September 4 2016

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About Caleb Harris

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    Gems, Minerals, Bladesmithing, Archery, Metals, Violin, Writing, and my Savior.

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  1. Instagram for knifemakers was at its peak a year or two ago; they made some annoying changes but for the most part it's thriving still. The main plus is you can very quickly and easily take and post photos, and see other makers do the same, so there's a lot of communication going on. Customers also can see your professional photos as well as WIP shots. Very tight community especially.
  2. Been forever since I stepped in here and daaaaaaang. You're getting me excited!
  3. Dang this one went completely over my head. Kitchen knives right?
  4. Wonderful! I have a lot of progress to make with forge welding before I can apply that but I can't wait. One more question; how do you set up and secure the blade when peening the tang? I've always had trouble and could never find a solid, safe way of securing the blade.
  5. Loving this WIP! Yes, back up to the coffee thing
  6. What I use is a plain rod with a slit lengthwise, through which I can insert a strip of sandpaper. As it it spins, the paper curls around the shaft, in the proper orientation. Of course, it's not something that's precise so it's better for the inside of soft curves such as a finger ring.
  7. Wait only Nevada? Still quite the drive but dang... looks like you already have a taker
  8. On another hand is you could just use higher grits to start out: say if you're starting out with 36 which rips the steel to a twig, start out instead on an 80 or 120
  9. I think, for every master looking for a student, there is a student looking for a master. Should I live anywhere closer I would be at your workshop in a heartbeat. Wesley I think is spot on, and it only takes a weird incident to find someone who has the fire that will last them decades. Both he and I are on Instagram a lot and I will tell you in recent years there has been an explosion of new makers whose skills are advancing at an incredible rate for being self taught. I can think of at least five guys in their teens that will carry this craft for a long time. If memory serves me, you're in Wisconsin right? I'll keep an eye out for the young folks in your area. Heck... I've been doing this alone for almost five years now and at least know my way around a blade shaped object but I'm hungry for more
  10. I need to study up on this as one of those stubborn people who still hasn't got parks 50
  11. Beautiful! I shall certainly be returning to this one
  12. I've seen . It's got it's problems but I have absolutely no problem with more attention in the bladesmithing sector. I think it was Liam Hoffman that had a pretty big jumpstart after winning his episode. When do we find out who won?
  13. I'm surprised this forum hasn't started a betting topic on who'll win these by now
  14. When you say quick and dirty exactly how quick does that entail?? Fantastic work
  15. I'm very much hoping to make it there. Huge fan of your work!