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About ScottWright

  • Birthday 05/29/1987

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    Southern Tri State New Jersey
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    Blade and blacksmithing, reading, drawing, carpentry, fishing

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  1. For anyone not interested in making there own. PineRidge burners supplies ribbon burners. A little on the high side compared to the DIY path but quality nonetheless.
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    Grinders, grinders, grinders....

    Thanks for the info Alan it is very helpful. I'm beginning to lean towards a Coote with an 8" or 10" wheel. Vern what type of setup do you run yours on? I see they list a 1hp as a good size but I was thinking of a 2hp with a two or three step sieve and possible ordering the ceramic platean and a possible rest. Any thoughts or ideas on that would be helpful thanks.
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    Grinders, grinders, grinders....

    Thanks Vern. There is a lot out there. Right now I use an old Rockwell 1x42 with a 1hp. It works but quality belts are harder to find and my abilities have exceeded its capabilities at this point. I would really like to advance my hollow grinding with this purchase and that is where my questions start to rise. Do I get a flat or serrated wheel and what size etc? Thanks
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    Grinders, grinders, grinders....

    Rehashing an old thread here but after 2 years forging I finally have enough to be able purchase a mid range setup. I too am looking at the OBM grinders and Coote as well as AMK and Ameribrade. I was just looking for some other opinions. They all have pros and cons, I also plan on getting a better forge setup at this time as well to have more welding success. Thanks for any help!
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    KITH 2018 poll

    What is the final submission date for this year?
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    [WIP] Tanto style blade

    How warm do you make the vinegar and is it plain white or apple cider? I was working on my second attempt at a hamon and after sanding at 2k grit with apple cider for about 25 minutes I still I had no activity so was just curious. Also blade looks good
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    Small utility Blade

    Hello everyone, I've not posted anything in a while buy I have been creeping around. Anyway I made a small everyday utility blade. Forged from 1095 about 3in blade with an american walnut handle finished off with paste wax. I still need to do a final buff but I'm happy with the overall outcome. Let me know what ya think!
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    12" D-Guard Bowie in 1080 and Sambar stag

    This is an impressive piece. Both the sheath and blade are great. Keep up the great work.
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    Hello all, no blade work today but I did forge out some s hooks/ j hooks and also made a hand fuller. It is forged from 3/4" S7. Still need to cut the excess off to shorten it down. It is the first tool I have forged myself so I'm happy with it.
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    Coal forge info

    Hello everyone, come spring time, I'm hoping to build a lean-to on the outside of my garage and make that my new shop space. Right now I use a simple brick forge with a Reil burner. I plan on converting over to a freon tank shortly, which I plan on keeping but would really like to build a coal forge when I can move into this outside workspace. After reading and studying multiple different builds, I was wondering what style some of you here use with your coal forges. I plan on other general work which will require larger pieces so I'm looking to build something bigger than a rivet/brake drum style forge. As always, thanks!
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    Bowie Sheath

    Really nice. The inlay is great, it looks killer!
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    Issues with a round file

    Most likely from a combination of not grinding down any of the teeth and then being at too low of a temp because of those teeth. Pictures always help too know more and give the best answers possible.
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    'Tactical' daisho

    I love these. They are more than fancy. I'm onboard with Mr.Craft, if this isn't fancy I would love to see some of what you think are. Clean, crisp, and beautiful, the new owner will love them for sure!
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    Filing Jigs: Yay or Nay?

    I think if it works for you use it. I personally don't like them. When I first started though I built the Gough jig as well and it works well, I soon found though that it hampered my ability to grow because of the controlled motion so I retired it and go free hand now. I also came across a 1x42 grinder and currently workingon gathering for a 2x72. But certainly if it works for you keep on using it.
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    knife for a cancer raffle

    Zeb this turned out great. Awesome build it was nice seeing it come together. Sorry I can't really help on a price but if was going to someone for treatments I would try to find a way to auction as you may get above vaule for it as it is a donation. Great job!