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    New River, AZ
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    Making stuff, hunting, rock climbing, philosophy, general adventure seeker.

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  1. Joshua States

    San mai kitchen knife

    That's a real beauty Lars. That pearwood is very pretty.
  2. Joshua States

    Lucky 13th - "Sami Influenced" blade

    Well, I've got a lot of elk antler that is at least that old...…..
  3. Joshua States

    Lucky 13th - "Sami Influenced" blade

    I don't know if they have ever considered selling the antlers, but you could always ask. I'm pretty sure they have some. https://www.reindeerfarm.com/contact.html
  4. Joshua States

    Lucky 13th - "Sami Influenced" blade

    Oh yeah, I keep forgetting it's not 1979 anymore...…. Yes to all of the above. I would really appreciate seeing more of this work. It provides inspiration. You don't have to do a serious tutorial with in depth descriptions. A simple set of set 1, step 2.....step 10 pics would be great, if you have the time and inclination.
  5. Joshua States

    Lucky 13th - "Sami Influenced" blade

    BTW- Nice collection of screwdrivers.
  6. Joshua States

    Lucky 13th - "Sami Influenced" blade

    All I have to say is that I am freakin' loving this knife. Your carving is like Alan said, "Holy Cow Dude!" and add +1 to this: Please post those carved doo-dads in the Carving & Applied Arts forum, preferably with some process/progress shots so we can see how this is done. ( I am seriously struggling with any form of carving) Now you may think there are glaring mistakes in that knife, but the only thing I can see that is worth a mention is that I kind of wish you had done an inlay on the front similar to the one on the heel. Unless, you stabilized the pith and it is no longer porous. Sometimes that looks very cool. What's the significance of the 4-figure inscription on the heel piece? I originally thought "A Weller, 18th knife", but you said this was the 13th...... Before I forget, thanks for the leather supplier links. Please get them into that post with all the suppliers links...….anyone know where that is?
  7. Joshua States

    Practicing My filework

    And what it looks like on a tapered full-tang. I think this is roughed-in well enough to HT.
  8. Joshua States

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Baldwin's Patina turns copper a very nice brown. It's also fairly durable.
  9. Joshua States

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Encase it in clear plastic...…… You can also force the patinas with a variety of products and homemade brews. Basically copper tarnishes and patinas very quickly. Keeping it shiny is constant change. Nice looking blade BTW.
  10. Joshua States

    Wootz book by John Verhoeven

    Yet another resource! Thanks Tim.
  11. Joshua States

    What did you do in your shop today?

    One of these days I have to get one of those dust collector thingys……..
  12. Joshua States

    Cracked Blade

    Well Woody, you have quite the job ahead of you. Good luck and have fun! I thought I might share with you a photo that Paul gave to me for safe-keeping. It was one of his most favorite days in his life.
  13. Joshua States

    What did you do in your shop today?

    In this last shop set up, I decided to organize the space into smaller work stations for specific types of work. I did not post anything in this forum, but I did post some pics in the ABS forum. http://www.americanbladesmith.com/ipboard/index.php?/topic/3283-shop-design/page__pid__22966__st__0&#entry22966
  14. Joshua States

    Cracked Blade

    A fellow named Paul Duval. He passed away in 2007 (or was it 2008?). Climbing accident in the Needles.
  15. Joshua States

    I am back!

    Yes indeed Estan muy bonita senor. Si usted quiere vender estos probar aqui: https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/forum/24-knives-for-sale/