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Conner Michaux

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  1. Shop tools sound like a great idea !
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. These 3 are the best out of the 7 or 8 knives I’ve made. nothing impressive but I’ll get there eventually
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. Forged this here steak knife in 40 minutes Herb chopper number 2
  9. Gonna be making a bunch of these herb choppers this week
  10. My first attempt at making a bottle opener. Made out fo a horseshoe. EE0CBDF6-4DCB-4255-9498-95433A5459D2.MOV
  11. I’d like to start making leather sheaths soon and I’ve got some questions. Can I make a sheath with only rivets? Pros/Cons of rivets vs stitching? Where should I get materials for sheaths? Thanks
  12. Just finished this one. W2 and some sort of spalted burl. I think it looks alright at first glance but there are a lot of issues. Learned a thing or two though
  13. Plenty of work to be done but this is one is looking great so far. 96DA5C65-BE9C-4F2E-A8A8-21DFE348BB1B.MOV
  14. Is it possible to polish knife handles without a buffer?
  15. Sorry for the late response. And thanks for the info The piece of the wood I am using for this handle cracked and broke off so I want to make a bolster of some sort out of this micarta and copper to give it the extra length that it lost. My plan was to make the bolster and get it fit up to the blade shoulders and then glue the bolster to the handle
  16. I’ve decided to make a multi piece handle for a large paring knife I’m working on. How are these handles constructed? I was just going to use a lot of epoxy and clamp it all together, but I’ve also seen some people drill a pin hole from the bolster all the way through the layers of the handle to secure it all together. Is there a right or wrong way to make these handles?
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