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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. Got my new anvil today

    Honestly, I'm mainly doing stock removal now, so I haven't used it too much. It's a nice anvil, though. Warner
  2. Heat treating O1 steel. Can I?

    I've heard that too Joshua. I think I'll learn on the 1075 that I bought though... Warner
  3. Heat treating O1 steel. Can I?

    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. Heat treating O1 steel. Can I?

    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. Heat treating O1 steel. Can I?

    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. Heat treating O1 steel. Can I?

    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. Heat treating O1 steel. Can I?

    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. What could be made from this?

    Took a crack at the bevels. Pretty happy with this so far.... Warner
  9. What could be made from this?

    Now I'll have to look those all up. Haha. But thanks! Warner
  10. What could be made from this?

    Refined the tang a bit....was too thick....would have been too close to the top of the handle.
  11. What could be made from this?

    23 more to go. Haha. Warner
  12. What could be made from this?

    Good call Vern. Ground this out today.
  13. What could be made from this?

    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
  14. What could be made from this?

    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
  15. What could be made from this?

    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