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Zeb Camper

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  • Birthday 02/06/1997

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  1. Wow these are great! Nice work!
  2. It's actually the same shot with added contrast! well actually contrast is close to the same. Think I maybe decreased white point, increased black point, increased shadows, and sharpened it. I used to think of that as cheating but it's all there and you can see it with your eyes in person so why not show it off in picture form? I'd love to have an actual camera lol.
  3. I just finished this chef's knife as a thanks for all that my wife's family has done for us. I plan to give it to them next time we go up to visit. The blade was made in part from an old twisted rod of damascus left over from my sword making a few years back. The rest was 1080 from NJSB. The bloster and butt cap are made from wagon tire. The little nails were made from bigger nails from broken down pallets. The handle was salvaged from an old rifle stock that my old boss was about to put in the wood stove.
  4. Got these 3 done. Unfortunately that's all the time I have ro work on them. The maple handled one has a nice auto hamon I would've loved to have polished out.
  5. Got the first of 8 handles on. I was in a love hate relationship with how it looked for a while but I think it's ok
  6. I heat treated a bunch of wedding gifts. 2 more are on the way but didn't have them ground so they didn't make it to heat treatment. Only have 13 days left to work on them!
  7. Thanks Joshua! Ive enjoyed seeing your stuff on fb. Gives me the itch to get back to it. I'm not actually sure what I've told people at this point lol. So much has changed I couldn't call it myself. I had thoughts of selling at one point because my singlewide that I'm living in was such a dump even just a year ago. I was very anxious too. I had thoughts of "what if I only make knives to get attention?". Then I figured out i have a health condition contributing to the anxiety. I Got medicated for all that and started feeling better. Then i wanted to wait and see if i would go back to knife making. If i really enjoyed it or if it was dopamine i wanted from posting stuff. So I distanced myself from the forum or FB groups even for just giving advice. But every fall it seems like i still really missed it. I also had to replace a transmission in the truck so I sold my power hammer to help pay for that. And where I was then; I needed to make damascus at the very least. So I think I just needed some time to kind of start over and be ok with just doing it for fun. But I think I'm back at it for good:).
  8. Fired up the forge for the first time in around 3 years I guess. Gotta make a bunch of blacksmiths knives for groomsmen gifts I almost got 2 forged out but I think I'll end up unbending and trying to get just another 1/2" of handle or so and clean up the inside before wrapping them back up. The bigger one could use some refinement all around really. Shows im a little rusty. Hoping to make 2 more next weekend then 2 more after that. And a chef's knife after that.
  9. Hello all! Looking to sell a seax I made a few years back. I actually sold it once and liked it so much I bought it back and actually re handled and ground the profile of the spine more and reground the edge geometry. It's made from wrought iron and high carbon steel with a maple handle. It will be priced to sell as the sheath unfortunately was victim of user error on a couple occasions. Looking to get $350 for it. I can customize the handle or remake a sheath for an additional fee.
  10. Price drop on this. Now $600 need a transmission in my truck
  11. Hey man Could have been anything. I think there is a consensus that grinding lengthwise is better than across. And your hammer blows should be progressively a little harder for about 3 or so passes (or until you feel good about it lol.. What did you use to guage temp?
  12. Hey guys, I'm wandering if anyone has any good ways for cutting perfectly straight lines in leather? I'm actually looking to make something for someone. The person I'm making it for loves making bags but struggles cutting straight lines. I'm just undecided if it'll be a really nice round knife, an overbuilt paper guillotine, or somethingelse. Of course I want to make the guillotine but there's a chance I wont get it right. I realize the blade has to be bent inward like scissors blades. If I go that route I'm thinking I'll use 1/4" 1075 or 1080. Have the top jaw bent and the bottom one of course straight and screwed to butcher block. Here's an interesting idea. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/88085-guillotine-cutter-for-leather/&ved=2ahUKEwiW-qrwla3uAhUpvlkKHXvLB9gQo7QBMAB6BAgAEAE&usg=AOvVaw1-4B48lQWxgYXw8L9_s6QJ
  13. Hello all, and merry Christmas! I just finished up this project I've been working on for a while. I'll go ahead and post a link to a thread that shows how it was made step by step. As the title says, it's a norwegian broadsax from the viking age. Since it turned out so well, and took so much work I think $1200 is enough to at least cover up some expenses and part of the time it took. PM me if interested:)
  14. Thanks Rob! I think it's done. This is so far the best I've done. I'm pretty proud of it. Thanks everyone! Thanks as always for the guidance @Alan Longmire . This will probably be going up for sale soon.
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