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Jeremy Blohm

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About Jeremy Blohm

  • Birthday 06/25/1987

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    Oceana county Michigan
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    Bladesmithing, hunting, guns, anvils, anvils, anvils

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  1. Hunting knife

    I was looking through those and a lot of people are using w1 and a lot of people didn't say what they used. But there wasnt any 52100 that i seen so that is saying something.
  2. Hunting knife

    I was wondering about 52100 for a hamon. For such a little knife I have a lot of work into it and in not going to experiment with this one but the next few knives I make I'm going to experiment with with hamons. What is the steel you guys are using to bring out the best hamon. I have been readinga lot about this and there seems to be a great debate about what is superior. I have seen some pictures of 52100 with hamon but you can't always believe the internet. Google takes hamon and applies it to everything so you have to rally look into it to make sure the hamon you are looking at is really 52100. Any suggestions would be appreciated and if you have a photo of 52100 with a good hamon feel free to post a picture here I would love to see it or any hamon for that matter just post what steel it is.
  3. Ribbon burner

    I have been checking out your website and watched you video on this burner I was going to buy what I needed from you. I'm glad you seen this here. I have a question about the refractory used for this. What is the difference between it and Kast-o-lite? And thank you for all the great info and all the great services you provide for the blacksmithing community.
  4. Ribbon burner

    A couple months ago i sold my propane forge and have been using my coal forge and really havent done much forging in the last couple months and now that winter has officially arrived. And im kinda concerned about the cast iron pan in my coal forge and the 20°f. temps if it was to warm up to fast or cool down too fast it might crack. So i have been wanting to build another gas forge but i have been looking into building a ribbon burner. I have done my research and like the idea. I just want some opinions of benefit and disadvantages this burner might have from someone who has personally used one.
  5. propane forge issues

    The only thing you haven't changed is the regulator? Im not sure what regulator you are using but i bought brand new craftsman welding gauge and its junk. I put a really old welding gauge on it and it works great. This gauge is probably from the 1950's or 60's but works like brand new!
  6. Trouble getting blade hot enough during HT

    I was going buy the same one from ebay when i wanted to switch from coal to gas but there was an outdoor wood burner manufacturer that hen out of business a couple years ago and there was a pallet of ceramic wool and a pallet of fire brick i won at the auction for $80 so now i can build a forge for around $30-$40.
  7. Trouble getting blade hot enough during HT

    The texas forge and grinder looks like the way to go. Set up and ready to run the wool is already coated with refractory and as for a hose and regulator...i have been getting welding gauges for under $10 on an online auction.
  8. Trouble getting blade hot enough during HT

    But the wife wouldn't know what to buy for christmas. The ebay one looks good other than not having a coating on it. If she goes this way make sure you get some refractory to put a coating on the wool.
  9. Hunting knife

    Our local scrap yard has 3 forklifts that all have the tines they told me $50 a pair. I want them for a power hammer I'm planning on building. I have made one striking anvil for a friend with part of a tine and he loves it.
  10. Hunting knife

    I will have to give it a shot. I wouldn't be anticipating a post of the drawing. This is by far the thinnest blade i have made to date and im kinda nervous to heat treat it. The edge is getting very thin. Not paper thin but it is thinner than anything i have had to heat treat yet.
  11. Hunting knife

    I have never done anyrhing like that. I am a horrible artist. I think if i did this it could possibly make matters worse. I guess you have to start somewhere maybe i will bust out the scratch pad and give it a shot.
  12. Hunting knife

    After thinking about this a striking anvil would be good for this. Mild steel and you wouldn't have to worry about losing your heat treat. I have a couple forklift times that would be great for this.
  13. Hunting knife

    In order to get an idea how to lay the clay out?
  14. Hunting knife

    I never knew there was this much to the craft. Now when i talk to most people about knives i lose them in the first few sentences. Im starting to get into norse mythology and weapons but i always find myself here or searching the web about something knife or bladesmithing related. About a week ago i started my first viking axe. I will start a topic on that another day. But i wanna recreate some viking weapons and this is going to be the first viking project. Back to design and critique i have been thinking about the heat treat on this blade and i was thinking about doing a hamon. I haven't done one yet but i figure this would be a good time to try it.
  15. Hunting knife

    Each one serves a different purpose. When i won that edge sander the other day i told my wife i won it and her response was... Didn't we just drive across the state for a belt sander you haven't even used yet. I told her every tool i buy serves a different purpose...i wish that there was a one tool do it all kinda thing. She just rolled her eyes at me.