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Jeremy Blohm

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  1. Here is a better picture of the bark I will get a picture of the tree when I walk out back.
  2. Not sure what I'm doing with it but it looks like it's all welded back together. I wrapped it around a bar of wagon tire wrought iron. It's not a langsax but it will still become something interesting?
  3. I can make it just about whatever you want. At 3 lbs I can make a pretty broad face somewhere in the 2" range. I will get some measurements of the hammers I have on hand. I made 5 batches of charcoal yesterday so lots if forging coming this week.
  4. Nope.....I wish though it's a Husqvarna. We have quite a few Johnsred dealers around us. The owner of the chainsaw shop everyone here used to go to just passed away last summer. Really a Bummer because Gene was a great guy. His family owned a sawmill in town that went back to the mid 1800's and when the mill shut down he kept the property and opened a chainsaw shop. I hunt a lot of his property. Not sure what's going to happen to that. Hopefully I can talk to his sister and she will still let me hunt the properties!?!?
  5. I will get a picture of where it broke off the tree and a better picture of the bark. I wish we could see the leaves but I'm going to cut it down to start drying for charcoal before they sprout. It might be white oak. I split some known red oak and the this and it is different for sure.
  6. That was actually the first hammer of Type 3. I changed some order of operations and ended with that
  7. AWESOME thank you so much. The edge was still around 3/32 on an inch and I did plan on a bit more stock removal but the more I looked at it, it irritated me! I just wanted to start over. Once my son seen I broke it his face was priceless.
  8. The next sword will be forged from the rest of the railroad track webbing that Alex Middleton posted a picture of in The Way sub forum. There should be enough material left from what we cut Alex's hammer out of.
  9. I am going to order a contact wheel for my belt grinder like Alan suggested to replace the plastic OBM idler wheel I used to grind this fuller. I think it will help because the blade seemed to wanna jump around which make it hard to start. Once the fuller was started it wasn't too bad but still irritating none the less.
  10. I had to take a picture from a distance and zoom in and screen shot it to get a good enough picture
  11. I snapped it in half over my knee. There was quite a few things I didnt like about it. Fullers were off from one side to the other. Every attempt at fixing it resulted in it getting worse so heat treated it oil tempered and began tress testing it. I even put the tip in the vise ag grabbed the tang gave it a bend and let it go. It flailed about for a few minutes. After heat treatment it came out almost perfectly straight. I think i the oil temper wasnt quite hot enough but the amount of flexing it had before braking was impressive and the grain was quite fine. I'm having a hard time getting a p
  12. I just weighed this thing and it's at 36.4 ounces and I'm glad you guys talked me down on heat treating it. I did a bunch more straightening and I'm draw filing the distal taper in some more and working on the fullers. Thank you guys for the help!!!
  13. Honestly face hardness can be what you want it to be. Me personally like to temper my hammers way back because I love my anvils. I usually temper my personal hammers to about 550°f which yields around 45-48 Rockwell. The hammers I will sell will be tempered at 475°f to get 50-53 Rockwell unless asked for higher or lower hardness.
  14. What hardness should I shoot for with 1080? Assuming it's close to 1080. Would 50rc be too hard?
  15. What does everyone think about water buffalo horn for the hilt and etched wrought iron for the fittings?
  16. I have a 1x18 hand held belt sander. Cant remember what its called. I looked into getting the "dragster" belt sander just because of the really small wheel.
  17. Yeah it will only be used for temperimg. I need to come up with a better way to temper things. The wife is sick of openig the oven to see my blades or hammers in it. I'm trying to think of how to make a divider of sorts to block off sections of the oven so I dont have to heat the whole thing for a hammer.
  18. There is also this one but I'm not sure if I like it or not.
  19. I have my quartz counter top that had a nice beveled edge that fits the fuller almost perfectly. Think it would work?
  20. Would this work https://www.harborfreight.com/Dual-Input-Contact-Thermometer-63980.html
  21. I thought about making a sort of burn chamber to try to keep it cooler. Where might I find a thermocouple locally?
  22. So I did a little playing with my design when Alex Middleton came and forged and I made 2 more hammers like the one I made him. Here is the 3 "types" of Japanese bladesmiths hammers. I call these type I type II type III Let me know which ones you guys like and I can make it to that particular style. Type I and II will have smaller eyes from here on out
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