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jheinen last won the day on November 12 2017

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About jheinen

  • Birthday 04/19/1967

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    Issaquah, WA
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    Knife making, blacksmithing, aviation, history

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  1. jheinen

    Power hammer dies

    I was looking at those, but I'm concerned that you lose an inch of length off the dies. They also seem pretty expensive at around $700 for both flat and drawing dies.
  2. jheinen

    Grinder Belts

    My process is typically 80g ceramic > 120g ceramic > 220g zirc > heat treat > 320g j-flex > 400g j-flex > trizact > scotchbrite.
  3. jheinen

    Power hammer dies

    I want to get new dies for my 25# little giant that are more suitable to knife making. Currently I just have a set of drawings dies. I figured flat dies with radiused edges would be the most versatile, but then I saw these "knife makers" dies on the little giant website. Has anyone used them? I assume the beveled part is for forging bevels, but it seems like a pretty obtuse angle for that? Do you think these would be worthwhile, or should I stick with flat dies?
  4. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Yep, already checked. The school handbook prohibits knives with blades 3" or longer.
  5. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    My 16 year-old daughter forged her first blade today. She had to do a cultural immersion project for her Japanese class, so she made a kiridashi. We started off by making a hook so she could practice some hammer work, and then we got into forging the blade. We used 1" X 1/4" 1080. The blade is now in the tempering oven. I'm so proud of her. She did a great job for the first time ever swinging a hammer.
  6. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Well, at the moment I'm sitting in the San Jose airport waiting to fly home to Seattle. Hoping it doesn't get cancelled, and hoping if I *do* make it that the Uber can get to my house.
  7. jheinen

    Possible anvil goldmine

    Billy Joe in Toledo, WA has literally a barn full of anvils, along with piles of post vises. I got my Hay-Budden from him.
  8. jheinen

    Donn Fogg Forge Plans

    That's even better!
  9. jheinen

    Donn Fogg Forge Plans

    Excellent!
  10. jheinen

    Donn Fogg Forge Plans

    Does anyone know if Don's plans are available anywhere? It seems as if the impossible has actually happened, and something that was once on the internet is now completely gone. If his tutorial is well and truly gone, does anyone know of a good vertical forge tutorial?
  11. jheinen

    KITH 2019 sign up

    I'm in. Probably some kind of folder. 1. Conner Michaux 2. Bruno 3. Brian Dougherty 4. Alex Middleton 5. MichaelP 6. Will Drake 7. Zeb Camper  8. Joël Mercier 9. Jeremy Blohm 10. Geoff Keyes 11. Jason Volkert 12. Pieter-Paul Derks 13. Michael Ward 14. Robert Dowse 15. Alan Longmire 16. Chris Briggs 17. Nikolai Briggs? 18. Jeff Heinen
  12. jheinen

    KITH 2019?

    Is that a thing? I mean, historically?
  13. jheinen

    Garage Door Torsion Spring

    This isn't really blade-related, but the torsion spring on my garage door broke, and I was wondering if anyone had ideas on what I could do with it beyond making flint strikers? I wouldn't use it for knives since it's probably full of microcracks, but it seems a waste to just throw it away.
  14. jheinen

    KITH 2019?

    I also ordered the Culver book. I found a commercial liner lock I had lying around that I can take apart and use as a template.
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