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Conner Michaux

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  1. Today was spent in someone else’s shop. Layers of 1084 & 15n20 drawn out and twisted, twists drawn out, cut into sections and surface ground, final stack has 5 layers total. a twist core with 15n20 on the sides and then another layer of twist on the outsides. It’s been a busy day
  2. Some very cool things are happening tomorrow
  3. Sorry y’all, I’m gonna miss out as well haven’t been able to make knives almost at all this year so far. Hopefully that will change soon!
  4. Bladesmithing is temporarily paused while I work to afford it. So Into the realm of woodworking I go! first 2 of 5 cutting boards are almost done. all they need are juice grooves and finish sanding. Plenty more are on the way
  5. Ameribrade 2x72 has arrived Tool arms get here soon. This will be a game changer for sure
  6. Coffee etch and a little oil.. very happy with it. My grinder finally broke down so no handle or any more knives for a while, but there’s an ameribrade 2x72 coming soon.
  7. Our recent camping trip led us to this hidden gem, followed by a little bit of cliff jumping
  8. I’ve had a little bit of time this week to work on these. The nakiri is twist Damascus getting a walnut crotch handle and I’m not sure for the paring knife yet.
  9. Thanks all I would agree it would definitely look better without the forged flats, but this one was just a test to see if I could forge and grind bevels evenly. This was my first attempt at a coke bottle handle and it turned out better than I thought it would.
  10. Past year has been busy, haven’t had tons of time for knives, but got this one done Old Nicholson file so probably w2 And curly pear handle, first time i ever tried a coke bottle shape besides a few minor issues, less than the previous knives though. onto the next !
  11. 1. Alex Middleton 2. Cory LA 3. Conner Michaux
  12. Shop tools sound like a great idea !
  13. Tonight I finally got around to forging a seax, it’s a smaller version of one I saw on Owen Bush’s website. I’m hoping it turns out to look like a real seax.
  14. Not in the shop today but I figure you all would be interested in this. This is what we learned at my school today This buck was fresh roadkill from yesterday night and my teachers took it as an opportunity to demonstrate how to process the animal. Unfortunately the organs ruptured and a good portion of the meat is spoiled. But everything unspoiled will be harvested and used. We will be learning how to tan the hide for the leather shop. And then process the head of this buck into a European mount for the blacksmith shop The coolest thing is that so
  15. These 3 are the best out of the 7 or 8 knives I’ve made. nothing impressive but I’ll get there eventually
  16. Well yep it warped as expected.. just in the worst way possible.. I’ll try my best to fix it but I may be out of luck here
  17. I'm just about ready to heat treat a single bevel damascus Nakiri, should I be expecting a warp, if so, what precautions can I take to have as little of a warp as possible?
  18. I’ve seen many videos of people’s chef knives and pairing knives melting through vegetables with no issue, seemingly like a lightsaber going through butter. Ive been experimenting with my knife sharpness and I can’t seem to achieve that laser edge. I’ve made a couple blades that are less than 1/8” at the thickest point with a distal taper down to a bit above 0. The edges are 1/32 at most before I put a real edge on em, and then I sharpen them up to 1000 grit then a strop. I would think those knives would go through vegetables like a laser but I still have to apply a bit of pressure t
  19. Forged this here steak knife in 40 minutes Herb chopper number 2
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