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Conner Michaux

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  1. Conner Michaux

    Knifemaker Interview Series, a biography workshop

    Those a gorgeous :O Where did you learn to cast like that?
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    Ever made a pocket pry-bar?

    Seems like it would be simple enough to make one of these Pocket pry bar things, Im going to try it out. I think they're usually made from titanium, but I don't have it and can't afford it so I will make one out of O-1 My question is, should something like that be hardened? Im not going to do any serious prying with it. I would think they need to be soft and flexible to pry things, (I might be completely mistaken with that..) And my last question for now, Would it be okay to put a handle scale on the top side of it, or in the process of prying thing would a gap form in between the scale and the tang?
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    Ever made a pocket pry-bar?

    Alrighty, thanks. I’m going to start it tomorrow.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Hopefully ill be able to finish this one, almost all the knives ive started have come to dead ends. So hopefully I can finish this one! This is a stock removal knife, Made from O-1 I havent measured it yet, ill do that soon. Spent a few hours filing the bevel in, Oh forgot to mention its a single bevel as you can see, the O-1 is 5/32 thick and the thickness at the edge right now is a little bit thick than a sixteenth, (i haven't measured yet thats just a guess) My question right now is, Does the edge look to thin right now or do i have some more room to file? Thanks. {EDIT} Yes I was right the edge right now is just under a sixteenth, and by just under i mean literally a hair thinner than that.. and the blade length is 5 1/8th plunge line to the tip is exactly 2 inches long. On my house we have chains that the draining water trickles down, and when it freezes it looks pretty cool.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Got myself a nice piece of birds eye maple for the handle material. It it doesn’t have a ton of birds eyes In it m. But it still looks nice.
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    Celtic Iron 3

    how.... this stuff is amazing..
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    Little Edc WIP

    https://www.combatabrasives.com/store/9-x-11-sheets-silicon-carbide/ Is aluminum oxide or silicon carbide better for metal removal??
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    Little Edc WIP

    Ive been sanding for a while but it doesn't seem like its removing any metal.. Im using 80 grit. And ive run out of the 80. I only have 150 now. Im using a file as my sanding block right now.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Out of all the tools that i have i do not have a sanding block.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Alright thanks. Low grit sand paper is treacherous to my fingers.
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    Little Edc WIP

    I’m not quite sure how to precede from here. Do I just sand until it’s sharp??? Is there a file that you can use on hardened steel??? That would be way faster than sanding
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    Little Edc WIP

    Nope, it’s already hardened. Also the pictures exaggerate the size.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Finished tempering.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Yeah I tempered it once last night and I’m about to do it again.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Okay it’s been quenched. How long should I temper it for?? Im thinking. 2 cycles of 400 degrees for 1 hour. Good?
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    Little Edc WIP

    Alright, thanks. Is O-1 an oil hardening steel?
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    Little Edc WIP

    Okay, So ive read a bit on the forum about O-1 hardening, and i understand it will harden the most when its able to soak in the heat, but I have a coal forge and every minute the forge is on its getting hotter and hotter. Since this is stock removal and this knife has never touched heat, do i still need to normalize it?? im not sure how to heat treat O-1 so i'm just going to normalize twice . (if needed) and quench.
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    Little Edc WIP

    OKay thanks On too my next question..lol Can O-1 produce a hamon?? I reeeeeeally like hamons and I want to try it out, I have some satanite i can use.
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    Little Edc WIP

    I have some 1/4 brass pins that im going to use, Should I drill the hole exactly 1/4 inch, or should I use a drill bit a little smaller?
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    Little Edc WIP

    Thanks, gonna go do that now.
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    Little Edc WIP

    Im thinking Micarta for the handle, but i'm not sure yet. What do you think would look good for the handle??
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    Starting a New Mosaic

    Gorgeous :O the handle is soooo pretty.
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    WIP - Sami influenced gift knives

    So what is the Sami style of knife? WHat was it used for and where did it come from?
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    A dagger and friends

    I love the Sgian Dubh , very simple and pretty.
  25. I figured out a few weeks ago that theres an imported and domestic hardwood store about 20 mins away from where i live, for now on im going to buy big slabs of wood and process it into scales/blocks.
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