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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. I glued the scales on this yesterday and started shaping the handle today. Someone on another forum suggested to do most of the shaping before gluing them, which is the way I normally do hidden tang knives. I hadn't thought to do this on a full-tang. What process do you all use?
  2. Origin Blade Maker also has one that works on most 2X72 grinders, and it's about half the cost of Travis'. https://originblademaker.com/product/belt-grinder-2x72-attachment/
  3. 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.
  4. My process is typically 80g ceramic > 120g ceramic > 220g zirc > heat treat > 320g j-flex > 400g j-flex > trizact > scotchbrite.
  5. 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?
  6. Yep, already checked. The school handbook prohibits knives with blades 3" or longer.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 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?
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