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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
  2. The dreaded ping, blade cracked during quench
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    Recurve hunting/camp knife

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

    Recurve hunting/camp knife

    This is my first time trying to sell something here, so here it goes. 1075 steel (with hamon) Blade: 4-3/4"x3/16" 10-1/8 oal Nara scales with mosaic pins and integral guard. Comes with kydex sheath with leather lashing(1-1/2 tek lok compatible) Price is $200 or best offer Sorry for the horrible pictures
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    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
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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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    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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    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!
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    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
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    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.
  18. Connor J. Myers-Norton

    10th Annual Fire and Brimstone Hammer-in

    I have 12 in my possession currently and a few messy WI sellers tie plates. I'll walk the tracks one more time to see if there are any more to be had
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    Planshing Hammer

    You should talk to a man named Glen Horr he is the only man I've seen to use handheld air hammers to MASSIVE amounts of work
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    Slightly used anvil for sale

    How did they get the face to mushroom like that? It's the same height as the shelf!
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    Tong Making tutorial

    Did someone say video?
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    10th Annual Fire and Brimstone Hammer-in

    Yea, the guys in jersey don't care as much, I was even able to snag some track
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    Finishing 100+ year old bakelite

    Ebonite (the original black stuff) is hard black rubber
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    10th Annual Fire and Brimstone Hammer-in

    I may be able to make it this year, but before I fill out the form (specifically the tailgating bit) does anyone want some railroad welding thermite buttons? They just re layed the track in my area and I picked up about a dozen and I cand do anything with them myself.
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    First hamon attempt & failure

    Yea, you just got to play a round with your set up, the most important things that I can find are just limiting the light source. I actually tale pictures on my work bench, because there is no extra light in my garage and my work light is at a pretty good angle. Walter sorrels made a "tips and tricks" video on photographing blades and he touched on hamon's as well, you should check it out on YouTube he explains it better than me.