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Zeb Camper last won the day on December 24 2020

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  • Birthday 02/06/1997

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  1. 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:).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Price drop on this. Now $600 need a transmission in my truck
  5. 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?
  6. 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
  7. 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:)
  8. 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.
  9. Thanks guys! @Rob Toneguzzo I had been tossing around the idea of tooling yeah. I'm not really sure honestly... it has potential, but at the same time; when does it start to get too busy? The chape could be a possibility too, but I'm worried there's no copper anywhere else so I'm worried about balance. So yeah, just undecided for now. Thanks @Alan Longmire ! I unfortunately cut the stitches loose last night I thought I'd go ahead and glue it but I guess I can just restitch then lol. But theres a thin spot in the leather I may try to add a thin layer of leather to now that its apart. Probably just glue a thin tapered strip in and hope it looks ok. Wouldn't be a bad spot for a riser actually if the suspension is to be that style. Idk what I'm doing there either though so we'll see
  10. Just a little progress and questioning what to do... I got the leather scabbard covering done. Through a series of unplanned steps I somehow managed to sew up an undersized leather sock and then force it onto the scabbard. I dont hate how it turned out (even if the stitch is a little off around the tip). The question: is it worth cutting apart, restitching, adding glue, and trying to get it back on before the glue tacks up? Anyone ever done it like this? Thanks!
  11. Didn't make these today, but just looking at what the forum's been up to thought I'd say hi. Spent most of the past month or so on gifts. A necklace for my girlfreind (who's very crafty herself) and a barn for my nephew (she helped). Merry Christmas ya'll!
  12. Just a lil update. No delams, but some pitting that's not coming out on one side. Someday I'll work on a hilt. The pattern looks nice and tight at least. I'm pretty proud for it to be my first successful double edged pattern welded sword
  13. I'm still unsure if the scabbard should get sword fittings or sax fittings. I think it would look a lot better if it had like a leather throat to ease that hard line where it meets the handle... What do you guys think?
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