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Gilbert McCann

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Gilbert McCann last won the day on August 31 2020

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    Phoenix Az
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    Knife making,antique hunting, cooking.

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  1. Thanks Alan definitely A203 here's another one with good activity.
  2. Here's the last Chef knife I finished. 8 1/4×2 Go mai blade with 52100 core nickel shim,15n20 and A203 outer layer and coffee finish. Bolster is wrought iron, handle is Koa with a silver pin and g10/ silver spacer combo. I usually make very thin knives, this one is something different for me with a. 210+ spine.
  3. So many skills executed so well. Btw I add pictures directly from my phone with the add files.
  4. Thank you very much Gentlemen.
  5. Something knew for me, but I really liked it. It was a customer requested project olive wood, patinad 52100 and wrought iron bolsters with nickel silver pins. Gaucho (ish) style sheath, haven't made a sheath in a while.
  6. Something new for me I had a request for a boot knife. Came up with a dagger and fighter design he liked the fighter style better. I had never thought about them before now I like them.
  7. Very nice Joshua some good ideas there love the multi use
  8. I think the even heating is the greatest benefit. For those who haven't seen one here's mine though it's on the back burner now I'm having trouble with temperature swings by the way it is propane. 20190117_173134.mp4
  9. Yesterday prepped, Tig welded and drew out a couple Go Mai billets. Today forged in bevels on two cut out Chefs from yesterday and forged out a 19 inch Wrought mai. I've missed hitting hot steel, since I've been working on my press so much which is probably a couple hours from being done. I had to do one knife for an order so why not do a little extra.
  10. Well I finished 8 knives, started quite a few more and I'm waiting for plumbing parts for a press build. Probably my favorite (first try) is a multi bar twist and stop I hope it counts, blade is about done handle isn't. I have improvements to make, but I like the patterns and variations you can make. Next are a San mai chef,a frame handle Bowie with a 10 + inch blade, probably with my best file work to date and a Mosaic chef knife. 2021 more complex Damascus.
  11. Thank you @Rich Bostiga I plan on starting with my control valves factory relief setting of 1500 psi which should put me at 15 tons with my combination. I'm also using a pressure gauge to help monitor and use for adjusting. I'll definitely be paying close attention.
  12. Worked on setting up the press got it into location a little sketchy. Now as I assemble I can order hoses, buy all the electrical and build a foot pedal (mostly built already) and figure out the rest maybe something to catch scale, hose protection....
  13. Here's something I sent off yesterday a customer requested design. Haven't done a stock removal knife in a while. Bog Oak, Wrought iron, red liners and stainless pins with a 52100 blade.
  14. Thank you for the heads up. I'm only going to be running a 3 hp motor so fingers crossed should come out to under 24 ton. I'll be keeping a close eye on it.
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