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Connor J. Myers-Norton last won the day on June 9 2016

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About Connor J. Myers-Norton

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  1. Connor J. Myers-Norton

    KITH 2018 poll

    I should really be on the forum more often, if I had seen this earlier I would have been able to work something awesome into my blade production schedule, but as there are only 3 Sundays left I don't think I could do the theme justice
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    Recurve hunting/camp knife

    This is no longer for sale
  3. Connor J. Myers-Norton

    I want to see your Hamon

    They come in a couple different shapes and sizes, they are often vaguely w shaped but you can check the type used on your rails by looking on the under side of the rail( they are usually between every other tye) the stock thickness is usually 1"x5/8"
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    Forum Upgraded

    We have a chat room?!
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    Forum Upgraded

    Wow, this is different
  6. Connor J. Myers-Norton

    Bacon that no one wants

    This was more or less an experiment, but recently I have been forging thin and grinding thinner
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    Bacon that no one wants

    It was differentaialy hardened, making the hardened area about 3/4 to 1/2 inch in places, I think I'll re normalize and try again with a slightly thicker edge and no clay other than a thin protective coating.
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    Bacon that no one wants

    Sorry for the horrible pictures
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    Bacon that no one wants

    So I'm making my second ever chiefs knife and the quench resulted in a left hand warp (which I remedied out of the quench) and the edge turned to bacon (wiggles). The blade was close to final demensions(really close) and I may have over heated it some. I just want to know if I can fix this or if I have to start over, I'll get pictures after I finish tempering it.
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    Forging vs. Stock Removal

    If you are fine with drinking beer through a straw then why not use a gass mask and drink through a canteen straw? Then you don't need goggles either!
  11. Connor J. Myers-Norton

    AISI 1084 carbon steel

    I've used peanut oil, it's a bit thick so heat it up good (I used to heat up the quench tank with a rose bud but that may be a bit too hot for this). At home I use an ammo can full of ATF (automatic transmission fluid) and it works well, but different manufacturers of automotive fluids have different specs so I may have lucked out. The only advantage to synthetic oils is that they don't go bad but natural oils are the same no matter who you get them from.
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    Steel size

    I like this contest idea
  13. Connor J. Myers-Norton

    Steel size

    with careful forging you could do that with about 4 inches of your original stock, I use 1.25x.25 stock and only use about 6 inches to get a knife larger than that. Also why did you start with 3/8 stock, Were you planning on making axes?
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    Water Quench Failure Question

    I've had successful water quenches with MUCH thinner edges, it's all about having the right temp and a really low manganese steel, lower carbon range helps too, I like 1075 and 1080 for water quenching.I closely watch the color and do a snap temper immediately after the quench followed by my normal tempering cycle.
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    1084 heat treating

    Check metallurgy and other enigmas or heat treating by alloy, I know there is already a thread on 1084 around here somewhere.