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Wesley Alberson

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About Wesley Alberson

  • Birthday 01/15/1997

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  1. Here is a double upload for today; improved bolster hot-fitting and my finished 2x72.
  2. Those are so cool! The Jesus would be proud.
  3. I really want to go! I'll see if my school schedule interferes, maybe I should go next year when I'm 21...
  4. Wow! I have never seen a saber like that! I love how the handle is bent downwards!
  5. Nope, I made that one mostly at Robert's house. I didn't film anything there, unfortunately.
  6. I think I saw somewhere that someone used a very small radius contact wheel on their belt grinder. It seems that a knapped finish is often ground in. I would imagine that it could be done by forging with small radius top and bottom dies if you want the forge scale to stay on.
  7. The Puukko is now sold.
  8. It is muscle memory, but there are 2 methods I have tried. I forged a puukko-ish knife, and I wanted a bevel along the spine so I could leave it as a forge-finish area. I started by forging it like a knife that would have a triangular cross section. When forging a triangular cross section, it is important to hammer at an angle, but it's not as important to hold it at an angle because the side on the anvil is going to be flat anyways. All you have to do is switch sides each heat. When I established the bevel along the spine, it became more important to hold the blade at an angle so the line that forms there is even on both sides. When you do bevels and hold the blade at an angle, a dagger for instance, you hammer at an angle that you think is right, check where the bevel is on each side, and if the bevels are not right you correct the angles on the next heat. Once you have hammered the bevels out all the way, it is really difficult to fix. The only fix I can think of for a dagger with a flat side and a peaked side is to open up a vise so you can hammer down the peak in the middle while propping up the edges. Here is a video of me forging a blade:
  9. Does regular brass give off zinc fumes when melted?
  10. Where do I sign up to go there? It sounds like a wonderful learning experience!
  11. I love the video! I look forward to see you making more!
  12. That looks really cool! The forwards curve really makes it look deadly.
  13. I love the detail! The copper accents are very well placed.
  14. It was definitely stressful. 17 hour filming days don't help, either!