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Jacob Barlow

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  1. New knife maker here. Starting out doing some stock removal to get my skills down. Then I hope to move into forging my own blades. Since I’m new, I’m not very good at grinding. Since I have no experience at all, I got 2 different types of jigs and for a reference I free handed. I got Fred’s bubble jig, a creative man beveling jig/file guide, and then obviously free hand grinding. I went to Home Depot and got some mild steel and cut out a few knife blanks. To keep the results consistent I made the same style knife for all three. The first two pictures are using the bubb
  2. Well I missed out on this deal by five minutes this morning. All three of these anvils sold for $1200. Hoping one of you guys on here snatched them up near Pittsburgh.
  3. I haven't seen the anvil in person. Saw it on CL. There is a bounce test video, looks and sounds really good though. Asking $875 and says it weighs around 200lbs. "HAY-BUDDEN? 200 LBS BLACKSMITH ANVIL Can not see a label. Appears to be a Hay-Budden has S/N on front foot under horn left side 37866. Based on this S/N if a Hay-Budden would be 1898 manufacture. 29 1/4” long, horn is 11 1/2” ;long, 17 3/4” x 4 1/2” face 11 1/2” high . 1 1/8” hardy hole 11/16” Pritchel hole. Feet 11” x 10” solid top excellent ring and rebound." https://youtu.be/dPlmUoHgr1s
  4. Saw this anvil for sale locally. Says it is probably a Hay Budden. What are your thoughts?
  5. Gotcha, I'll be sure to warm it up to 100 degrees F. Was going to use an electric charcoal starter to warm it up and use a turkey fryer thermometer to check temp if that is an acceptable method. Yea I read about the "9 second oil etc..." and how it relates to a nickel ball quench, so they have a uniform comparison across all those mediums.
  6. Thanks so much for the information. The 1084 that I have is 1/8" thick by less than 2" wide. So I should be good to go?
  7. Hi all. First post here, but been reading and learning for a bit. I am waiting for my Evenheat KH418 to arrive. In the meantime, I am looking to buy some quench oil. I can't seem to get a definitive answer is Parks AAA would be suitable for the 3 above mentioned steels? These are the 3 that I work with the most often. Thanks for any help and insight you guys can provide.
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