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jheinen

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  1. #9

    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
  5. From the album Jeff H's Work

  6. 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
  7. I think it was Brian who made the micarta
  8. Brüt de forge bush knife. 5160 steel, brass grommet, 550 cord wrapped handle.
  9. From the album Jeff H's Work

    Brüt de forge bushcraft knife. 5160 steel, 550 cord wrap handle. Brass grommet.
  10. Beautiful work!
  11. Oops! I guess I did finish that one this year. But I started it last year!
  12. Well, this is nowhere near the league you guys are in, but it's my best knife of the year, and the best of the seven knives I've made so far I think. 1084/15n20 Damascus, handle is curly maple and African Blackwood with brass bolster and spacer. 12" overall.
  13. Ah ha! I'll make a scraper tool out of some mild steel and try scraping it out. Too bad they don't make heat-resistant paper towels Thanks!
  14. Recently got a shipment of 1080, so tonight I forged a medium-sized blade. On another note, I made a san-mai billet a while back, and when I did the welding I put some unglazed tile on the bottom of the forge to protect it from the flux. The only problem is that the tile softened and stuck to forge. Ever since, the tile softens up when I use the forge, so tonight I tried scraping it out with a steel bar. Most of it came out, however the bottom of the forge now has a "wet" look when it's hot, and it's somewhat sticky. Is this a problem? Is there any way to clean it out? Will it go away over time?