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Caleb Harris

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Caleb Harris last won the day on September 4 2016

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

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  1. Flying out tomorrow for BLADE!

  2. By logic of mass, assuming you've got the same heat treat and steel, of course a full tang is going to be technically stronger. Thing is, the breaking or bending point of both is far greater than you would come anywhere near to in regular use so it's really no issue.
  3. Looking clean! I love those lines
  4. I love it! It looks just as at home covered in blood and gore as in the great dwarven halls. It's begging to be used!
  5. Most folks use a toaster oven set at 350-450 F, depending the steel. The torch method (watching the colors) is to use a torch to heat up the spine and watch the colors. It's pretty unreliable however and not very precise. 300 C is awfully hot, most steels require temperatures between 180 and 230 Celsius.
  6. 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.
  7. Been forever since I stepped in here and daaaaaaang. You're getting me excited!
  8. Dang this one went completely over my head. Kitchen knives right?
  9. 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.
  10. Loving this WIP! Yes, back up to the coffee thing
  11. 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.
  12. Wait only Nevada? Still quite the drive but dang... looks like you already have a taker
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I need to study up on this as one of those stubborn people who still hasn't got parks 50