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  1. It's been a long time away from this forum. Life has truly gotten in the way. But now, I figured I'd stop in and say Hi to all you wonderful people in the craft. Anyway.. Sometimes it's difficult to do less. This knife has been on my desk for rather a long time now. From conception it was the plan for it to have a piece of reindeerantler in the front so that I'd have something to engrave. In fact I've been looking forward to doing it, since it was a rather long time ago I did a serious work of antler engravings. I spent such a long time fiddling with it, drawing designs on the hand
  2. Wow, was it this long ago I made this? Thank you for all the kind comments. I have difficulty putting words to how proud it makes me feel to hear this from such skilled craftsmen as all of you! //Q
  3. Hahah! Wait until you see the vernier calipers! ...That's what I'd like to say anyway, but the nonie scale has me quite stumped. And getting the layout to harmonize with the construction would be ALOT more difficult. So it'll stay as a thought experiment a while longer I'd guess. But it would be so cool to have matching measuring instruments But I love your idea of the cabinet makers chest. I've been going around with similar thoughts myself. To replicate one of my great-grandfathers toolchests, but with a personal twist. Would be such an educational experience! And thanks everyon
  4. Thanks alot Richard, that means a lot coming from a craftsman as skilled as you :-). Your forgings give me the same feeling.. Thanks Mr Craft! I just did a transfer from a laser printer. BUT, if I would do it again I would actually step it out by hand. I am quite certain I can reach higher precision that way. Like you said, every hair your off, throws off the end mark with an incredible amount. But that can be used to your advantage :). As a treat, here is a few WIP-pictures. The last one, features the conture-lines I cut around all inlays. With a strand of hair as a referenc
  5. Hello again! Had a thin piece of pattern welded steel that was up to no good, so I figured I'd set it straight. Not much else to be said, did some silver inlay for every fifth millimeter, and the numbers and grades in between are all copper for better contrast. Lightly etched and then waxed. Presto! Hope you all like it
  6. Thanks Jonathan and everyone else :D! Actually, the brass has very little brass in it. But significant amounts of gold ;D I use a Lindsay Classic myself and I can only give it good reviews. Tried both Enset and GRS (and a super-wonky Turkish copy of a Lindsay, but that's a different story). But I still feel the Lindsay is like the Rolls Royce. Hope you get one also :), they are beautifully done and really useful.
  7. I am so sorry Alan, I really don't want to be the wiseass :(. But welding stainless is no problem with smaw/electrode welders :). Aluminium can also be welded with for example meltolit electrodes. But I don't think it's very common. Never x-rayed any smaw joints in aluminium. Electrode welders are often the jack-of-all-trades. Almost anything can be stick welded, but depending on what you are doing, quite a large amount of skill might be needed. For example, welding 44,5x2mm tubing with electrodes require quite a lot of delicate heat control if you want the joint to pass X-ray. A general
  8. Engraving a couple of new steel tags for another Roger Bergh and SaraMi axe. And noticed that this part of the forum has been quiet for a while.. Hope this will liven it up a bit
  9. Nice work! Really like the elegant line of the blade.
  10. Gotto be honest, can't see it :D. But I do have partial colour blindness in a the blue-green spectra. Could it maybe be reflections from the sky? We photographed both at the same day and we did it outside that time.
  11. That was a truly beautiful dagger! The grind of the blade is fantastic, I love the effect the ridge has on the pattern welded steel. And the inlays in the handle was a stroke of genius. Well done, thanks a lot for sharing with us!
  12. Thanks for all the nice comments guys! Pardon my lacking english, but I don't understand which coloration you mean? //Daq
  13. Thanks a lot folks for the kind comments, that is really nice of you Got some more engraving projects in the pipeline I hope I can share with you all soon
  14. Very cool project! Really well done! Truly inspirational, gives me an itch to engrave a hilt
  15. And here's some of the engravings I've done for Roger Bergh and SaraMi Liljeholm. Only done the engraving on the pictures below, the rest is done by the masters mentioned above
  16. Picture bonanza! Long time no see, haven't been active on any forums lately. And not very active in the workshop either :). But here's a few kitchen knives and a couple of simple hunting knives I've turned out recently. Instead of wasting time talking about them, here's the pictures. Hope you all enjoy em! //DAQ
  17. Just in case anyone is still interested, I'm willing to bet quite a lot that the the blade showed in the original post was made by using damascus from Matthias Styrefors. For mosaic damascus, Styrefors, Johan Gustafsson and above all, the legendary Conny Persson is the top blokes in Sweden. Unfortunatly Perssons and Styrefors webpages are not updated very well. but if anyone is interested, some high quality photos of their work is floating around the net. //DAQ
  18. Roman Stoklasa showed some rather lovely blades made from Elmax where he brought out this grainy pattern by etching in hydrocloric acid if I remember right. Etched for short time, up and brushed it off with a 2000 grit sandpaper and then repeated the process until he was satisfied with the patina. Couldn't find the thread at the moment.. //DQ
  19. Thanks a lot Brian, I'll be sure to check it out when I get back home. :-) //DQ
  20. Beautiful, I love the knife! Such an inspiring piece :-) //DQ
  21. Good job! You've got some good critique by the guys above. I'd suggest you simply heed it :-)). Not sure if I like the blade geometry. but then again, I might be biased and it's just a personal opinion. Whatever works! Oh, and the photography is quite nice as well. //DQ PS: A bit of good natured education :-), there is no such thing as a Scandinavian puukko. Puukko is strictly a finnish word.
  22. That's really interesting! Thanks for telling me Alan :-) //DQ
  23. You've gotten some good advice on tools and such already. Since I am from across the pond and my input on such things would probably be quite poor advice, I'll give a few general points. - Take classes, it is not only a place where you learn things that'll take months and years off your learning curve. You'll also start to build up a contact network (if you are so inclined ofcourse) of likeminded people who you can help, who can help you and that is invaluable. Not only from a friendship point of view, but also just regarding the amounts of information more readily available. So far, my hobbi
  24. Thank you all so much for the information, I do realize that like mr Mercier said, that dating tools like this is a very difficult and inexact science. My family has asked around quite a bit about an axe we've been trying to date, and the most informed response we could get was actually that it was probably made between 1300-1900.. Since despite we had steel/iron industries very early on, bogiron was still being made on a small scale up into the 1900s for personal use.. And small scale productions of tools also persisted for a long time despite factories popping up like mushrooms in the forest
  25. Good afternoon! This anvil was found in a lot we acquired a little while ago. I don't know much about anvils, but never quite seen one with this texture on the base before. Located in slightly more northenly parts of Sweden, Västernorrland/Västerbotten. Does anyone dare to guess roughly how old it might be? Any tips about how I might be able to find enough information to make a guess? If no, enjoy some pictures of a pretty little anvil :-) It's about 37 centimeters long. One horn is partially bashed off. The sides have some weird texture, guessing it's from the casting mold. How was a th
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