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Thomas Kadatz

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About Thomas Kadatz

  • Birthday 03/29/2000

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    Alberta Canada
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    Hunting, Fishing, bushcraft, Primitive skills Tea, Coffee, knives, building things. etc.

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  1. Blade steels

    I use the gough filing jig and it works good. if you google it you will find his website
  2. Tong handling

    Okay, all this information helps me a lot. Thank you guys.
  3. Tong handling

    Thanks guys, Is there a certain grip I should be using for tongs? like a hammer grip or something?
  4. Tong handling

    Okay thanks Brian
  5. Tong handling

    Thanks Alan, so to form the tongs to the work, you heat the tongs, press them around the piece you are working on, and then quench them? If so i'm assuming it depends on the steel they are made from for the quenching recipe I am in Canada so it is hard to locate a place that sells tongs without shipping costing as much as the tongs themselves. -TK
  6. Tong handling

    Thanks, Do you detach the tongs off the piece your working on every time you put the piece in the forge, or do you leave the tongs clamped on? it seems like a pain to grab the piece with the tongs and then slide the ring on every time you take the piece in and out of the forge. -Tk
  7. Tong handling

    Hello all, I was wondering if anyone has any references for the proper way to hold/use tongs? I know there is a specific way to use a hammer so you do not hurt yourself, is there such a thing for tongs? I noticed my tong hand getting sore after a couple hours of work. If anyone has any insight or can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you -TK
  8. FIrst Forged Blade and Introduction

    Welcome Tim! I really like the look of that blade. -Thomas
  9. Name Changes?

    Thank you!
  10. Name Changes?

    Hello, Can I please change my name from tjk to Thomas Kadatz. Thank you
  11. My first knife

    Here are some pictures of my first knife. I know it is pretty rough but it cuts. The blade is made out of a old Nicholson pipeliner file, and the handle is oak from a tree in a family members yard oiled with boiled linseed oil. I quenched it in warm canola oil and tempered it at 425 for two one hour cycles. comments appreciated. -Thomas
  12. Help with Anvil history

    I,m Not very good at identifying anvils, But I know a good selfie when I see one
  13. A modern bowie hunter

    What a beutifull knife. love that pattern from the rasp and how you do the two different pin sizes. well done.
  14. Some pictures of my forge build

    http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/blackbear6506oiler20/library/ This link should work.
  15. Here are some pictures of my recent forge build. I am happy to finally get it built and start making some knives. <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/blackbear6506oiler20/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>