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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

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Yep, already checked. The school handbook prohibits knives with blades 3" or longer.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. jheinen

    Donn Fogg Forge Plans

    That's even better!
  6. jheinen

    Donn Fogg Forge Plans

    Excellent!
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. jheinen

    KITH 2019?

    Is that a thing? I mean, historically?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. jheinen

    KITH 2019?

    Since the poll is leaning toward a folder, does someone have any pointers to a tutorial on making them? Something suitable for someone who has never made a folder before?
  13. jheinen

    First blades for the year

    Here's the first thing I've forged in 2019. It's also the first metal I've moved under my new power hammer. It's not the prettiest blade I've forged, and I'll need to practice to get the "feel" of this hammer, but it took about half the time it would normally take, and my arm and shoulder didn't get sore . I've only used air hammers like Anyangs previously, and this hammer definitely has a different feel to it. Also, it seems that the run-on issue I was having goes away after the hammer warms up.
  14. jheinen

    KITH 2019?

    I think I'm in for the first time this year. I'd vote for Viking or a folder. A folder would be a challenge as I've never made one. But I'm up to try anything.
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