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Zeb Camper

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Zeb Camper last won the day on July 5

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About Zeb Camper

  • Birthday 02/06/1997

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  1. Zeb Camper

    Post vice restoration

    Thanks guys! I wouldn't think it needs a bend. Its too long to come out as it is.
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    Arctic Fire 2016 Videos

    Thank you! Very informative. I learned something from every video!
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    Post vice restoration

    Got er done! It's not original, or even good lookin', but it works. I just made a bracket to go around the post at the bottom and attach to the table.
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    Sneak Peek, Opinions..

    Is the guard steel? I like to use the traditional Japanese method of rust bluing to darken my guards. Of course, if you did that the handle may need just a shade of color. If you added color to that curly maple, you can sand it back off with high grit paper and it really makes the waves pop. Especially if you seal it with an oil.
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    Sneak Peek, Opinions..

    Mmmmmhhhhmmmm..... Yeeessss.... I see.... Ok. My opinion is that it's a very attractive blade. My first impression was "mu gawd!" On the wrap... I do like it in concept. However, I don't like the silk wrap that it looks like you've chosen on this knife. Now, if you took some smooth goatskin leather or thin cow, died it brown or redish, beveled and burnished the edges, buffed it real good, and wrapped that really tightly around the handle in the same location; I think it would really work well for the look of the piece. Edit: No exposed knots though! I think you'd have to cut a bevel on both ends of the leather thong in order to tuck it under itself on the top and bottom. Perhaps just some glue could secure it in place.
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    Eitr seax of King Eric Bloodaxe.

    I was jammin Metallica earlier after I read this and this popped in my head lol. Enter Bloodaxe: Say your prayers, Haraldson For it must be done To include everyone Crafts of war Serpent's eyes Blade from venom's life Jörmangandr's suprise! (Yeah) Sleep with both eyes open Unless you wish to die! Eitr knife! Bane of life! Bloodaxe blade! From serpent venom it was made! I just thought I'd share my enthusiasm for the concept I like it! Look in forward to see what you do.
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    Steel and sanding question

    Jack, may I ask where you're from? If you're comfortable with answering of course. You might find someone close by willing to point you in a good direction.
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    Steel and sanding question

    I think he was joking about filling it in. When you work with old pitted metal, sometimes the really deep pits get pushed further down and don't get hammered smooth. Frequent scale removal results in a smoother forged finish. You can do this with a wire brush, or water on the anvil/hammer. Other than that, the old saying is "forge thick; grind thin".
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    Reindeer and Steel

    I'm glad you carved it. Looks great!
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    Time to build a power hammer WIP

    I swear I thought I replied to this earlier. Yeah, just make a good fillet weld. Give it plenty of juice.
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    80CrV2 versus hamon

    Wow... that is both similar to San mai and multibar!
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    80CrV2 versus hamon

    Anyone ever thought of a multibar or san mai blade with 80CrV2 (or whatever) for the edge, and Aldo's 1075 above that? You could perhaps have a hamon above the 80 CrV2.Off topic, but you got me thinking. I just bought a bunch of w2, 15n20, and 1080. I got a wild hair for doing something out of the norm soon.
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    Time to build a power hammer WIP

    I guess I should add weight to my anvil... I'll keep an eye on the pile at the drop shop. I like that blasting video Matt! Nice hammer too!
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    Scrapyard San Mai

    Pretty cool!
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    My Garage Forge

    I like the khukuri! You need a little more discipline in the way of finish work, but it's a VERY good start! Your handles look a little too spindly, and rounded at the front and square in the back. Think egg shaped. I like an even swell towards the rear of the knife myself. I like the coal forge! That's a great anvil too! I would make a better stand. Hope this helps ya! Welcome aboard!