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John Bumbino

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  1. Hello All, So I have completed my first propane forge build and it's running pretty well i'd say. I haven't been able to run very much though due to weather conditions. I have it set up under my BBQ shack which has no walls. I do believe the wind is causing strange behavior in the burner. When it's not breezy it runs great. So I began the process of building a small forge house/barn. I nearly broke my back moving cement. Oh boy so the ER was 5/3. Today I'm ready to get back to building but I live in the swamp and it's been raining for nearly a week straight. Super bummer! I
  2. Hey Ted, I have just about every width it seems from 1.5 through 4.1. Just a quick list 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.25 etc... There are three pages now of product. Each one is a different size. Now that we're getting into some nice weather I should be adding more soon. Best, John P.S. Just finished up my propane forge! Should be baking blades in no time!
  3. I see that and I thank you sir. So far the only documentation isn't really documentation at all. I have received advice on HT from Peters heat treat in meadville pa and feedback from a bladesmith who conducted extensive testing on 2.94" x 0.122" material. The basics (also listed on the website) soak around 1650° from 15 to 20 minutes depending on thickness. Quench in Parks 50 on the cooler end of room temp. I don't plan on it. The shop where it comes from uses only 6150 for their parts. Thanks, John
  4. My first blade totally from scratch. Thanks to all for the tips! Blade is of course 6150. The handle is made of oak i get in large blocks from a local mill. Brass rods are just 1/8" (ordering larger this is all home depot has) getting 1/4 from onlinemetals dot com. Great prices there! Anyways I also used loctite epoxy under the wood. Sanded and polished. Super smooth and super sharp!
  5. You know, i was gonna ask that. I was pretty sure it was the same thing. It sure looked the same. Then i figured I'd rather look into it myself and completely forgot. Thank you!
  6. All great ideas here gentlemen. Thank you. Ted. That's just what I was hoping for. I'm really going to have to pick up some of that layout fluid. That laser toner trick works with heat as well. Any clothes iron set to low/med takes about 20 seconds to transfer onto copper circuit boards. I used to use this method for etching before I built my cnc mill. I'm sure it will work on steel as well. I really was trying to keep the computer out of this one, but here i am anyways. So I can scan my drawings into the computer, probably bring them into photoshop to tighten them up a bit and com
  7. Is blue tack the same as the blue layout fluid ted mentioned? I like the connect the dots idea, but i really like the use the blue sort of a negative carbon paper effect if that'd be possible. Sort of coat the steel with it. Place my paper over that. Trace the lines with a pen or pencil and have that pressure lift off the blue coat. Thanks a ton! This is really good stuff here. Took about 20 hours to come up with the razor idea.
  8. I really like that design. especially in blue! I was trying to transfer directly from the paper. My scribe obviously just tore the paper. Then a stroke of genius! Taped paper to steel and used a new razor blade. It worked but I would like something better. I might look into this layout fluid. Thanks Ted!
  9. Hello All. Not sure how many of you use a design drawn on steel but that's at least how i'm starting out. I have a drawing on paper. I've tried pencil on steel - no go. I've tried carbon paper onto steel - no go. I'm not a freehand kinda guy. How do I get my design from paper onto steel? Thank You. John
  10. Are the blade tongs still available? 2021 Price?
  11. I have finally been given a chemical composition sheet. Took around a month. Crazy because when i asked this time I had it a minute later. Guess they're tired of me bugging them. lol. Anyways without further ado ...
  12. glad to hear it Dan. lookin real good.
  13. Holy smokes Ted. Go big or go home right? That's awesome! And, really great to hear that you like it even when compared to the popular 5160. I'll for sure stay tuned in here. Lookin good. I've been out since dinner working on my forge. Finally some nice weather here for setting my refractory cement. John
  14. Hey Oberu. I added maybe a dozen new sizes last weekend. Some are sold out now, but there are around 30 or so sizes total on the site. blade6150.com Let me know if you need anything and if you do purchase please come back and leave a review on the site. Thanks, John
  15. Hey Jon, I see that and I thank you sir. I'll be cutting and packaging again here shortly. You should have tracking this evening. Well I hope you like it and can't wait to hear back from you. Thanks again, John
  16. Finally got PayPal running! Checkout with PayPal is now an option at checkout!
  17. I've just added a page for reviews. There are several up there now. https://www.blade6150.com/reviews
  18. Hey Ted. It's okay. Really. Thank you very much for your order and your most recent post. I've had a good handful of folks reach out telling me how much they like the steel. One said he found a new favorite. I can't wait to hear what you think! Best, John
  19. Hey Dan. Just sent you an email. Your size is now available. I'm still working to get more added at the moment. Will have a few more 0.250 in the next hour or so.
  20. Hello All, So this along with my husky razor knife is on me every day without fail. Belt knife sweet lil thang. Carry in plastic sheath inline with belt in small of my back. Fits perfect. I can even lay on the porch and don't really notice it's there. Might have picked it up at cabellas ... Anyways I'm curious to know if anyone might know how produce a handle like this. Seems like some sort of resin and denim. It really would be cool to use some old jeans for this if it's really denim. I've had it for years and years. I always think how much i'd like to put a handle
  21. Hey Dan, I remembered and I looked and measured without pulling while i was just out there. I do have some right around 1.5 maybe 1.75 @ 1/4. Thinking there might be just enough to there to cover your six sticks. I'll see if I can get them out for you and added to the site later tonight. No promises. It's gonna take a bit of doing to get them out safely. Thanks, John
  22. Hey Dan. I'm pretty sure there wont be any 1", but i'm thinking i spotted some maybe 1.5 or close. There's bunch that I have to work through I've been saying in a few days now for about a week, but i'm just slammed busy with all of this. It's a good problem to have i guess. I will get on it soon. Please keep checking the site incase i forgot to let you know what i come up with and when it's added. Thank you, John
  23. I'm just passing along what I've learned from a person who's been working with this particular steel for some 20 years. He's in the blade shop at peters heat treating in meadville pa.
  24. So I spent a little more time today reaching out to folks involved with this shop as well as their exclusive heat treat company. The person I spoke with has been heat treating this particular steel for my friends shop in the thousands of pounds per day for over 20 years. He said the same thing I've been saying. It's absolutely high quality steel that will make an excellent blade. It will finish to around 60HRC. He said that if you have a piece of 5160 and a piece of this 6150 side by side that you would have a very tough time telling them apart. This person heat treats this steel every day for
  25. Hey Jonathan, I may eventually get just a tad over 0.250 but it wouldn't be much over. The widest i'll ever see is 4.5". Anything more could be loaded into the shear again and reused. So 4.5 x 0.250 is really about it and I'll be adding this and other similar sizes over the next few days as time permits. Thank you, John
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