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Charles dP last won the day on August 7 2022

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    Essex, UK
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    Making Stuff / Sci-fi / Sword&Sorcery / Preserves / Fermentation / Charcuterie / Anything that takes my fancy at the time.

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  1. Thanks Joshua. Hope you had a good one.
  2. That came out very well Geoff. I would frame it.
  3. Found this on YouTube and thought it might be interesting as a basic overview:
  4. Thanks for sharing your technique Josh. Definitely going to have to try some raised pins now (after I made one of those pin anvils of course). Edited to add: Thinking about it (depending on how hard those sanding pins are) if you are able to dish the far end out like the nail-sets are, they may ‘grip’ the pin better and make it easier to polish the domed head. Would a cobalt drill be hard/tough enough? What do you think?
  5. It’s normal to feel that way, we all do . Are you using the anvil on the lawn like that or was that just for the photoshoot?
  6. Normally someone (the first to finish perhaps) creates a new topic in the KITH 20xx section entitled something like “completed entries” and then everyone posts their entries in there.
  7. I was briefly excited when I saw it was in Essex… oh well. Thanks for sharing.
  8. FWIW, mine has a flat floor. It might interfere with the swirl a bit but I think it heats more evenly where the whole blade contacts the lining (rather than just the edges). Of course this depends on the width of the blade and radius of the forge.
  9. Bjorn Gylfason has a WIP thread here where he makes a langes messer with 2 by-knives that should help. There is also some more info scattered about if you use Google site search: site:bladesmithsforum.com by-knife
  10. Definitely. I didn’t realise how small it was until the last 2 photos. Fine work.
  11. Another thing to consider with the open-plan forge is wind. It can be a pain when using a venturi burner (don’t know about a blown burner). Also wind+rain=wet steel and tools = rust on everything ferrous.
  12. And this is where the original sheath-maker slipped. His expletives echo through the ages
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