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jheinen

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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

    Fetter Lane Sword No2

    Absolutely stunning!
  2. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Thank you! I suppose I will see how it patinas over time. I did try some silver black on a test piece, and it instantly turned black. Not the brownish color it’s picking up just sitting in the air.
  3. jheinen

    Blade West Pictures (Pic heavy)

    Well, shoot! I was there all day Friday and Saturday. Too bad we missed each other.
  4. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Latest WIP. Copper guard is fitted, and I milled the African Blackwood flat in preparation for fitting the handle. It's the first time I used copper, and that stuff is a pain to work with. Any suggestions on how to keep it shiny?
  5. jheinen

    Who is going to Blade west?

    I'll be there in a few minutes!
  6. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Lol. I figured I needed to do something when I realized that the only open real estate on my workbench was about 25 square inches. It was getting cramped trying to actually do any work on it. Since I'm building a second bench, do you all have any suggestions on a good way to organize things? I was thinking using one bench specifically for all things abrasive-related: sanding, filing, etc. And everything else on the other bench. How do you folks arrange your workspaces?
  7. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Started tearing apart my shop in an effort to get things cleaned up and better organized.
  8. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    I use a tool rest and a push stick, fresh belt, and grinder speed appropriate to the task (fast when I'm hogging, slowed down when getting closer to the final grind). Cool the blade between passes. Lots of patience too.
  9. jheinen

    Migration period sword

    Very clean. I like it.
  10. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    What thickness of sheet are you using for the furniture? I assume it's brass? Also, what are you using for the rivets? Brass nails, or making them out of brass rod? What thickness?
  11. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Made my first chips on the new mill. Tried squaring up a block of steel. the mill works great!
  12. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Yes, I've got a set of those step-blocks that adjust to different heights. I suppose I could clamp the blade and tang with those, just ensuring that I don't bend them too far.
  13. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    I have a 2" face mill. How do you hold a blade for surface milling the ricasso? I can't see how to do it in a vise. Someone told me you can use a liquid metal fixture like bismuth, but that seems like it would be rather more work than it's worth.
  14. jheinen

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Speaking of which, beyond milling guard slots, shoulders, and fullers, or making the odd file guide or two, what do you folks use your mill for?
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