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Anthony Peterson

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  1. Small craft knife WIP

    Fantastic work Tiaan. I love the way the punched background adds depth and contrast to the sculpted leaves. Thanks for the WIP too - it's always thought provoking and inspirational to see a beautiful piece that's the result of artistic handwork rather than machinery.
  2. OT damascus shotgun barrels

    Jake, a propane torch and a wedge are all you need to progressively lift out the soft-soldered ribs. Melt a bit, wedge apart, melt a bit more, slide the wedge , repeat. Once the ribs are out then you can repeat the technique for separating barrels from each other and the spacer blocks. There should be videos on You-tube about re-soldering loose ribs, and as the first step is to remove the rib completely . . . cheers, Tony
  3. Ladies Crafter

    Thanks all for the comments. Zeb and Doug, you're right about the grind looking "obtuse/low" that's the main reason for the swedge at the tip that I used to to try and balance out the appearance. The grind is 12.5 degrees a side (25 degree included angle) which seems well suited to whittling on our local hardwoods, and has the scandi benefit of being easy to sharpen on a stone. It looks a little "low/obtuse" because there's also a bevel from spine to edge of 8 degrees included angle above the grind (I don't like the aesthetics of "slab/parallel sided "bushcrafters") and the thinner edge side doesn't support a taller grind at the same angle. I've taken your comments on board - If I make another I 'll increase the depth of the swedge at the rear (keeping the same depth at the tip for strength) to balance up the "flats to grind ratio". cheers, Tony
  4. Ladies Crafter

    I thought I'd better update my profile and post before I broke some sort of record for being a lurker / non-posting member. This one's an oldie - a crafter for a user with really small hands. We had to play around a bit to prototype a handle that was really comfortable for her to use. It would have been about 3/4 inch longer for my hands, or to meet "usual aesthetic proportions". 1075 blade, 8 1/2 inch OAL, figured jarrah handle, nickel-silver and bronze bolster.