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Justin leonard

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About Justin leonard

  • Birthday 05/24/1991

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    La Porte Texas
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    Guns, knives, women, whiskey, classic american musscle cars, and big diesel engines... not nessercerly in that order

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  1. Burned metal

    Owen the sad part is I decided to preside this knife after watching your video where you flatten the tang near the blade to create the finger guard
  2. Burned metal

    Here’s a picture of the knife as it stands now after the tang melted haven’t gotten anymore time in the forge yet
  3. Burned metal

    well I don't have access to a welding machine anymore but I was worried that a weld might induce undue stress points due to the composite metals
  4. Burned metal

    ill try and get a photo up in a few hours after I get home and some sleep but the idea was to make a simple knife handle by bending the elongated tang back around to the blade hilt and making a final much like the picture below from google images not my knife
  5. Jamb Knife, Take-Down Concept

    man these are awesome
  6. Burned metal

    while attempting to forge a rat tail on a knife i left the tang in the fire too long and melted it off is there any way to salvage this as i have already profiled the blade shape and bevels
  7. Cutting edge

    That would be great if I had a belt grinder I still have to draw file my bevels
  8. Cutting edge

    Yes setting the secondary bevel is my real question I've used land key to do it a few times but I was just wondering about some other people's ideas
  9. Cutting edge

    What's the best way to fashion the cutting edge on a fresh tempered blade
  10. New forge and blower

    True Austin it is unfortunate but I'm going to attempt to put them to good use here again as rebuilds up north with the leprechaun
  11. New forge and blower

    Now on the path to fixing up my anvil local smithy burned down owner gave even thing that was left after he got packed up to move to Tennessee
  12. New forge and blower

    I got this set up for 150 centaur forge pot and champion blower #40 good deal?
  13. Built a pit forge using charcoal

    This is Jina a rough idea I just drew in my book
  14. Built a pit forge using charcoal

    If I was to build a side blast would I need to build a fire pit or just some sort of barrier around the pipe
  15. Built a pit forge using charcoal

    Actually Loki that second one you have there with the two large dirt mounds I really like seems simple and effective with too much fuel to keep it burning