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Kreg

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  1. More than one time I had my propane up to high while lighting......literally blew the flame out. On a side/odd note when it was super cold out my forge didnt want to light/warm up with out my muffle NOT in there. Tossed the muffle in and bam....was fine.
  2. I have a wood band saw and a metal blade. It doesnt cut knife steel for squat. Bu its great for wood and cut some brass bolster material on saturday just fine. And then I screwed it up before it made it on my blade sooooooo I guess I will be doing it again.
  3. Kreg

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Was quite the grind-fest yesterday. Still needs final edge and handle....but I am happy with the HT. I have 4' of 15n20....and yet I keep going to my pile of leaf springs. lol
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    ^^^ Those are some great looking blades. I started cutting out my latest tanto tippy lookin deal last night from some leaf spring. It seems to be 5160 I tried on a previous piece to HT twice at 1475-1500 and was a no go. This piece is retardly thick...like 3/8. I should take it to pound town I guess. Played that game before with 5160 and got no where fast with my arm and rr track. Guess I will flip a coin tonight .lol The file got a second HT regime yesterday...wasnt happy with how it file tested. The kitchen blade in the back ground is some 15n20 ...gonna take my first shot at a brass bolster in all my spare time.
  5. As obvious as it may sound dont step away from it once its lit. They tend to burn a little erratic (for lack of a better word) when coming up to temp. A month or 3 ago I decided to do a little cleaning while waiting for it to come up to temp. While throwing some trash out I heard a pop. I came running around the corner to see flames coming out of where my tips are kissing all my gas lines with flames. Luckily I wasnt farther away....and heard and caught it in time.
  6. Kreg

    What did you do in your shop today?

    lol. I have made a couple dozen blades....stopped counting. This thing has bit me more than all the others put together. I finally figured out a sharpening method that seems to work for me. I had a spare chair and gave it a chop test......went through one side of the back rest with a single swing. Hope to get the grind marks out and a paracord handle on it this weekend.
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    It happened so fast I am not even sure. lol I was trying to da the grind marks off so I could start wet sanding. It was just the little 3/4 cut on my thumb.....for some reason I was bleeding like a mofo. I did this cut with the same blade about a week ago....my boy said he could see the bone. It was a worse cut and bleed half as much. I ordered some #5 cut resistant gloves from grainger that are suppose to arrive today......over it. lol
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    How do you make a makers mark?

    Not sure if you are talking about the actual design....or the stamp or stencil. I would think you would want the design to be yours......I know of one guy one here that made his own stamp. The stencils you are most likely gonna have to buy. I still cant figure out how this sorcery works. lol
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    It is...last name Whitehead. Dont ask me why but I have been doodling that since I was a teenager. starting to think I should have chosen something more like this. Just need to figure out how to make it etch red. lol My house looks like a friggen crime scene.
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    how to pattern weld?

    I had a hard time finding any that wast stainless or galvanized....make certain you know what you are tossing in there. i am sure the cable in that link is just fine. I beat on a piece until I got a blister a few weeks ago...its on the back burner until I at least get an anvil. Not sure if its just they way I have treated it.....but it started out as 1 1/8. I have smashed it to about 3/8 of an inch and its sill about an 1 1/8. lol If I had it to do over would have gone bigger.....lots bigger.
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    My makers mark showed up the other day. This one turned out ok....first one needed more etch. Probably would have been ok if I would have been smart enough to clean the top of the stencil. I had a light bulb moment on the second blade. lol Do you typically just mark one side of the blade. You probably can see much of it in the photos....but the piece of w2 has quite a bit of activity going on. I need to build one of those photo box dealios you guys talk about. Edit...any constructive criticizem(sp) is welcome. Not sure if the mark should have been closer to the heel...and or centered a little better on the top of the blade ect.
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    My first Framehandle WIP

    That makes sense......thanks for the explanation .
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    My first Framehandle WIP

    I am gonna wave the rookie flag here......why not just make a full tang handle?? Curiosity got the best of me. Great looking knife btw.
  14. Kreg

    Things you might not know can kill you

    Scary stuff.....great thread.
  15. Kreg

    Things you might not know can kill you

    Hmmmmm did a little google fu (learned that from one of you on here =)) On the electrolysis dealio it says not to use stainless as an anode because it will produce hexavalent chromium compounds. Maybe the green hue coming off it was harmless because I know you can heat treat some stainless.....but I wasnt gonna take any chances.
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