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Carl Brill

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    Blacksmithing, bladesmithing, bicycling. And reading everything and anything, just about.

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  1. Thanks Alan. Might the procedure be to tin the inside of the strip and the spine, assemble and heat? I guess keeping the edge in water to keep it cool? It just occured to me that if your back was soft enough you could drill and tap a few screws vertically down into the blade, a couple threads and turn the threads off the part that sticks out and use those as rivets, through the spine of the spine as it were. A thousand ways to kin a scat.
  2. Hi, I'm wondering how folks go about attaching back strips to the spines of bowies and other knives. I've seen them riveted on but more of them are not riveted. So are they sweated on? or you could cut longitudinal grooves on either side of the spine and peen the strip into the grooves before dressing it back....? I dunno. I did six different searches here on the forum so either I don't understand the search or it's so obvious that no one talks about it....? Thanks! CArl
  3. Thanks guys, Jerrod, I haven't got that far yet, now that you mention it it will probably be a fairly light etch and not blued, just so you can see that it's wrought. I'm looking for an aged look, the blade is going to be force patina-ed. Thanks Daniel
  4. Thanks Jerrod, I just wonder if you got solder on an etched wrought iron guard would you be able to clean it off without ruining the etched surface of the wrought iron.
  5. Thanks for your time reading this post. 1- How do I access the pages that used to be on the dfoggknives forum? 2- If you solder an etched wrought iron guard on a knife how do you clean up the excess solder? Without having to "touch up" the guard. Not get any solder on it? I guess... 3- Quenching a backsword. This is still a long way off for me but I'm thinking about it now... When you quench a single edge sword how do you keep the spine straight? Not side to side straight but not curved like a saber or katana. My assumption is that you pre-bend it. Thanks for your help guys.
  6. Hi, I'm looking for a copy of Gene Chapman's book "Little Uglies" . I would prefer the CD version as I think it has more content. I'd actually love to have both, I kinda collect books too, a CD just isn't the same. I've looked pretty extensively on the internet and found it listed several places but never available. Thanks Guys.
  7. Hi, I'm looking for a copy of Gene Chapman's book "Little Uglies" . I would prefer the CD version as I think it has more content. I'd actually love to have both, I kinda collect books too, a CD just isn't the same. I've looked pretty extensively on the internet and found it listed several places but never available. Thanks Guys.
  8. Hey, Thanks for all the kind words guys. There's nothing to apologize for here, I appreciate the replies and conversation! Also, I may not have been too clear, it is my first folder, not my first knife. It's probably my tenth knife, so don't be too impressed!!
  9. Hi, I just got some deer legs from a buddy who "filled his tag". So I've got four ankle bones, I wonder if I should boil them? I'm also thinking of burying one or two in a wire mesh box and dig them up next spring. How do you treat fresh bone to make knife handles from it? Thanks guys! Carl
  10. Hi, I just got some deer legs from a buddy who "filled his tag". So I have ankle bones. I've skinned them out and cut of the ends. Now I'm wondering how to treat them. Should I boil them? I'm thinking of burying one in a wire mesh box and see it next spring. The ends that are the "pommel" ends seem quite cartilage-y. Do you think the will harden up? I can't imagine the wouldn't. So, blah-blah-blah, long story short, How do you treat fresh bone so you can make knife handles from it? Thanks guys! Carl
  11. I just looked at the sale yesterday and was bummed. Nice find! It'll be great to see what you do with it.
  12. That is really cool. Certainly makes it very secure against closing. The Higonokami style rely on you keeping your thumb on the top tab to keep it from closing. I mean, if your cutting safely it won't close anyway but you know what I mean. Where did you find that knife?
  13. Cool, my pot is shallow on my home-made rig. I don't have an ash dump, I have to take the hairdryer out of the pipe and scrap the ashes out. So I bet if I just leave it out it'll get enough draft to go longer. And give it a blast every now and then. Thanks guys.
  14. Hiya, I'd like to know your ideas about banking a coal fire so you can go do something else for ??? long and come back with some fire left. I've been getting a bowlful of coke and covering it generously with green coal and walking away. I'm left with plenty of coke but the fire only lasts 30 minutes or so. Not flame of course, just enough, uh, coal (the red glowing kind haha) that turning on the air will get things going again. Thanks, Carl
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