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Warner Smith

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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
  14. So I got a bunch of tool steel for free. I have LOTS of little pieces of A2 that are 3/16" x 1/2" x 7 1/2" (140 of these). As small as these are, what are some things they could be used to make? Any ideas? Thanks guys, Warner PS - I also have 24ea of A2 that's 3/4" x 3/16" x 7 1/2"
  15. Here's the total haul: D2 - 1ea 5/8"x 1" x 12 1/2" 1ea 5/8"x 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" 1ea 1/4"x1 3/4" x 4 3/4" 1ea 3/8"x2" x 4 3/8" 1ea 1/2"x3/16" x 8 1/2" ************************************ A2- 141ea 3/16"x1/2" x 7 1/2" A2 - 2ea 3/16"x1/2" x 9 1/2" A2 - 49ea 3/16" x 3/4" x 7 1/2" ************************************** O1 - 6ea 5/8"x2 1/2" x 18" 1ea 5/8"x2 1/2" x 5 3/4" 1ea 3/16"x3" x 14 1/4" 1ea 3/8"x1" x 10" 1ea 3/16"x1/2" x 13 3/4, 15 5/8, 18" (3 pieces listed here) 1ea 1/16"x2" x 32 1/2" 1ea 1/16"x1/2" x 18" 1ea 1/8x1" x 18"
  16. PS - Made a deal to buy 10ea bookmatched pieces of ironwood for $125 including shipping. Some nice stuff. I haven't picked the ones I want yet...waiting for photos, but $12.50 per knife sounds reasonable for really nice wood.
  17. Joel, if you're ever on the Chicago area, let me know. I'll let you try some heavy duty stock removal with my mill bastard. Haha. It was a free workout at least. (Now where's my double cut bastard?) Warner
  18. The more that I read, the more I realize that I hardly know anything. Haha. Warner
  19. That's a GREAT idea......and cheap, too. I'm in the Chicago area.... Thanks, Warner
  20. I thought that was tough to quench? I'm a complete rookie.... Warner
  21. Kind of what I was thinking. Probably just the O1 is good for my purposes. But yeah, I looked that stuff up and it's not cheap! There are some nice pieces in there, too. Warner
  22. Yes....I'm a little overwhelmed. Warner
  23. So my machine shop told me they have some "tool steel" that they'll never use and if I didn't take it, it would be going in the scrap pile. Today I stopped by to see what they have. Here's what I'm getting. Looks to be mostly O1, but also some A2 and a little D2. Sizes as marked. Can't beat the price....this will keep me busy for a while! I have to learn about these various steels. Trying to think of a good item to make from all those 3/16" x 1/2" A2 pieces..... Warner
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