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grpaavola last won the day on December 1 2015

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About grpaavola

  • Birthday 07/15/1975

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    Kalamazoo, Michigan
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    Smithin' Humpa-metal family and fishin' Follow me on https://www.instagram.com/raggedravenforge/

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  1. Only one word comes to mind: superb.
  2. grpaavola

    Static electricity from Kalamazoo 2x48.

    What Alan said... and clean the dust off!
  3. Dave,

    I was just looking over that spectacular single edged viking sword and a question popped in my head....

    What is your technique for making fullers?

    To me that is real magic right there. The lines are so crisp. How in Merlin's beard do you do it?

    1. Dave Stephens

      Dave Stephens

      Thanks bud. 

      Check out these links to posts I've made that explain how I do it.

      This is a really old post (from 2012) so the images are broken. Here's a link to the images.


      Also, here's a newer post describing my new and improved Z axis rest.


    2. grpaavola


      Thanks man!

      I have an AMK so not really sure how I will make it work.

      Research and development it is for me then!


  4. it's hard not to know you made it. you have a certain look and aesthetic that just screams WES! beautiful! -Gabriel
  5. grpaavola

    Neighborhood Nerd Competes on FiF

    Man, Congratulations! I am starting to think that maybe, just maybe this site should turn into a guild of some type. I know I wouldn't be half the bladesmith I am now without it! Keep on keepin' on Gabe! -Gabriel
  6. grpaavola

    Ashokan 2017

    Now that my murderous, backstabbing, organ has been dealt with, I hope to at least start posting more on here. Sorry I been away! Anybody miss me? -with every bullet so far I guess -Gabriel
  7. grpaavola

    Ashokan 2017

    I won't be able to make it this year.... But I should be able to next! to much family stuff going on. -Gabriel
  8. grpaavola

    Strange Etch Effect...What Gives

    btw... don't worry about "fluffy". I knew him, he "taught" me bladesmithing. He is all bark than bite. Besides, he tries anything with anyone on this forum just let me know. I will handle it. I know things he don't want me telling -Gabriel
  9. Damn... DAMN... That is slick! *thumbs up* -Gabriel
  10. grpaavola

    Langes Messer

    Thank you!
  11. grpaavola

    Making Your Own Bog Oak Axe Haft

    Eric, Thank you so much for posting this! I have been trying to do this, and just about gave up because I was doing this in a vacuum. Again Thank you, Gabriel
  12. grpaavola

    Langes Messer

    Beautiful! one thing I can't wrap my head around is how the hilt is put on the blade. Could you please explain this? (I am working on my own Kreigmesser so any way you could help is greatly appreciated!) -Gabriel
  13. grpaavola

    Seax WIP

    Did you hear that big thud? That was my jaw hitting the floor. I think it triggered an earthquake in China. We have no words in the English to describe this. -G
  14. grpaavola


    Wow! Just wow John! Now you are really inspiring me to up my forge game.