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Scott Davenport

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    Rural Southwest USA
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    Gardening, self-sufficiency, making things, and learning. Always keep learning.
  1. That is a truly beautiful piece of work. How are you doing the sculpting? What tools do you use to get those lines/grooves?
  2. I judge a person by how they treat the wait staff in a restaurant.
  3. Is it a Buffalo Forge blower? I have seen several websites that sell replacement parts for those. I have a fiend with a small rivet forge and hand-crank blower. He can get that pretty dang hot.
  4. If I could ask a question, why are you using that coffee can inside what appears to be a usable rivet forge? Is it a lack of solid fuel?
  5. This thread has been an incredible read. So much info from so many great makers here. What happens when it stops dead like this? Is it over?
  6. This is pure magic. It's easy to understand why pattern welded blades were so revered in ancient times.
  7. I don't know. He lost me somewhere on the first page....
  8. I stopped going there because I found too many attitudes toward beginners. Actually, towards anyone who wasn't part of the clique
  9. Hello. I have been lurking on this forum for quite a while and finally decided to join. I am a retired home builder, so I have a lot of experience with tools and machinery. Did some iron working (well, steel working really) for my clients and decided to take up a new hobby. What I really want to do is make swords, or at least learn how to do so. This seemed like the kind of place where there were enough sword makers (sword smiths?) that would actually talk with a beginner. I have read a lot of the pinned posts and have dabbled in a few knife making projects. I have a pretty good shop set
  10. That's a very peculiar pattern. Do you mind if I ask how you make that?
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