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Paul Checa

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  1. I Will try fingers crossed
  2. Someone told me to boil it. I'm. Thinking putting it in water in the oven at 200f.
  3. Hi all, So I screwed up and dinged the blade when polishing the handle and now it has a mark over the ceramic Coating. I need to remove the handle without damaging it (preferably) so I can glue it back again. It's carbon fiber. Any ideas? Thanks,
  4. Ohhh. Ok... Well I'm in coffee right now. Tomorrow I'll sand with a 3000 grit hard backing see if I succeed! We'll get back to the pure nickel steel later. Cause that sounds interesting.
  5. If you can see in the Pic I sent it looks like it's shallow etched. I've even seen deep contrast on shiny looking Damascus
  6. So... Now that we've got that fixed I have one more question. As you can see there's the Damascus pattern but I want it to de more contrasted. I tried coffee but it darkens the whole steel not producing so Much contrast. I would love you guys imput on how to achieve the contrast from the second photo. Thanks,
  7. Thanks Alan! Coming from. You it's a huge compliment! I left it for about 20 mins but I'm gonna do what you say and take it out every few. Clean it out and back in! Thanks again
  8. Hi all, Does anyone know how I got those "drops" on my blade after etching it in ferric chloride? I don't understand it looks like something splashed on it and the etch didn't take just in those places but I made sure to clean with acetone and then water before etching
  9. Amazing! I love to see a good mind at work to make things differently. Hat off to both of you
  10. Thanks for all that valuable info Daniel!
  11. Wow! Awesome. So Im gonna do that hahaha
  12. So I'm just gonna have to keep buffing when it gets dull. Got it!
  13. So... If I stretch before then we're good right? It won't look weird if I drill the holes on the wide stretch. I think that's my best bet. What would you do? And would you use high layer or lower layer Damascus? What looks nicer?
  14. So I'm trying to make a raindrop Damascus cleaver but here's the kicker... I only have 2 inch wide steel. And my cleaver has to be 4 inches wide by 8 inches long. So my question is. Should I press the Damascus layers wide wise so I can reach teh 4 inches and have enough layers to reach the 8 inch long goal. Or can I make 2 Damascus layer 8 inch long billets and forge weld them side by side and then punch in the raindrop patten. If I widen instead of lengthen will it affect the pattern? Thanks,
  15. I'm in Mexico so it makes it a bit tougher they will probably just say use lacker or something like that haha
  16. Yes I know. That's why I turned to the forum to see if you guys had a vmbetter solution
  17. Yes. But I need something that will stand the test of time and exposure to water.
  18. I use walrus oil cutting board oil but it needs to be reapplied after a couple of washes.
  19. So... I'm made a kitchen knife, I have my stabilized burlwood but it still loses its shine if I wash out the knife after using it. Is there anything you guys recommend so I don't lose my finish on the handle?
  20. In my case 8t hasn't worked at all. I've given it up to three layers and nothing. I don't know if my can is too thin. Or too thick or maybe I'm doing something wrong but it's not working.
  21. That peeled off beautifully.... I bought titanuim dioxide at 16% when I have a chance to make a cannister I'll let you know how it comes out! But yours is master level. Haha
  22. We'll just have to see if your theory is true. Let's hope so.
  23. HI jerod, I was reading your post. And I got my hands on some Tio2 at 16% you think this would work better than killz? Based on my limited math skills I think it should. Right?
  24. Yes! That is a good consideration. I will take it into account in the future when forgind Damascus! Thanks!
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