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jheinen last won the day on June 6 2016

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  1. This was my first. It's a seax made from 1095 with a curly maple handle. The bolster is a piece of damascus that I made in a damascus class. It definitely has some issues, but I learned a lot making it.
  2. I'm curious, what software do you use to produce those drawings?
  3. Heating it up did the trick. Thanks!
  4. I'm drilling at 290 RPM. Is that slow enough? Also, should I use a cobalt bit? I'm hesitant to use my expensive bits.
  5. Apparently nickel silver is hard to drill? I tried drilling 1/8" pin holes in a 1/4" thick bolster, and ruined a bit on the first hole. Is there a particular bit or technique I should be using? I was using a regular bit in my drill press with cutting oil. I didn't get the typical curls of metal like I do when drilling steel, just pieces of ground up metal.
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    I have some Japanese water stones, but so far have not had very good luck with them.
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    The handle is fairly small, so I was worried about taking too much off. It's designed around my wife's very small hands, though it feels pretty comfortable in my very large hands.
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    I put the final edge on it with an electric sharpener, though I haven't stropped it yet. It's quite sharp.
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    Here's my latest blade. 1080 steel, curly maple scales with 1/4" brass pins. There are some hammer marks I couldn't get out, but that proves it's hand forged
  10. From the album Jeff H's Work

  11. Is there a name for those dies in the picture and where can one get them? I've been trying to figure out how to squash the ends of thong tubes for that flared look, and I guess those are the way you do it. -Jeff
  12. I think it was Brian who made the micarta
  13. Brüt de forge bush knife. 5160 steel, brass grommet, 550 cord wrapped handle.
  14. From the album Jeff H's Work

    Brüt de forge bushcraft knife. 5160 steel, 550 cord wrap handle. Brass grommet.
  15. Beautiful work!