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Warner Smith

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Warner Smith last won the day on November 16 2017

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  1. Honestly, I'm mainly doing stock removal now, so I haven't used it too much. It's a nice anvil, though. Warner
  2. I've heard that too Joshua. I think I'll learn on the 1075 that I bought though... Warner
  3. Always the encouraged, Joel. Haha. I think I'll send these out though...I will have too much time into them to risk messing them up. I'll start messing with the 1075 that I bought, and actually FORGE something eventually. Haha. You're a good guy though...your advice is appreciated. Warner
  4. I did buy 10 feet of 1075 (1/4" x 1 1/2"). All this O1, A2, and D2 I got for free... Warner
  5. You just made up my mind. I'm going to send them out, even though it may just be 2 knives in O1. I'll have a bunch in A2. I have 24 small pieces of A2 that I plan on making Puukko knives from. Progress on the first one so far....I'm pretty pleased with how the bevels turned out. Warner
  6. How about this one? High Temperature k-type Thermocouple Sensor Ceramic Kiln Furnace with connector plate and hook up cable 2372F 1300C CR-07 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711BKPJG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_0qAgAbMY6NEJR Warner
  7. I have a blade made from O1 steel (stock removal) that is ready for heat treating. As a newbie, I'm scared to death to get treat it myself. My biggest concern is not knowing the actual temperature of my forge/the blade. A friend on here told me that I need to put the blade inside of a pipe in the forge, and get a thermistor and digital thermometer so I can KNOW what's going on in the forge. So I need some assistance sourcing those (which ones on Amazon?). I've been planning on sending this out for heat treatment, and still may (with a bowie that I'm planning to make), but wanted some opinions from the community here. Thanks in advance, Warner
  8. Took a crack at the bevels. Pretty happy with this so far.... Warner
  9. Now I'll have to look those all up. Haha. But thanks! Warner
  10. Refined the tang a bit....was too thick....would have been too close to the top of the handle.
  11. Yikes. So I'd be limited to a blade with a max height of 3/4" of an inch. I'll have to check and see if there are some interesting patterns available for that size knife.....I'd send them out for heat treating though. Warner
  12. Thanks Alan. I was wondering if the 3/4" x 3/16" x 7" could be turned into small neck knives or something like that. Feasible? Warner
  13. Already traded some to a knifemaker for one of his knives that he's going to make from one of the 1/2" A2 pieces that I'm sending him. Lots left to sell or trade. Warner
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