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Lucas Denton

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  1. When I first started forging some months ago I started banging on this piece of 1080 flatbar. I ended up working on it for a few hours before shelving it to try something else. I ran out of steel a few weeks ago and I started looking through my junk pile to see if anything was worth working on. I had forgotten about this piece and my first thought was “Why did I stop working on this??” So I have it somewhat completed now. I could clean up the dark spots on the spine but I really like it’s current weight and I’ll keep them to serve as a reminder to not stupidly hit the spine like th
  2. Sorry about that, I thought that’s where I had posted. I will provide pictures tomorrow. The work week was crazy, so I’m looking forward to swinging the hammer for the next two days.
  3. I want to start forge welding flat bar over a coal forge. Is this gonna be possible? Any tips that might help? when I get home I can provide pictures of my equipment I just wanna know if anybody tried this and succeeded
  4. I had no idea! I will look into this immediately!
  5. I’ve been using a circular coal forge with an under attached blower to do my bladesmithing. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on using coal. I want to get the most out of it, so tips on burning coal for longer and hotter would be greatly appreciated, as well as any tips on just generally using a coal forge. Maybe there is something simple I could be doing that would change my bladesmithing for the better. I use the black smithing coal from Centuar Forge primarily. It seems to work really well, but it is the only blacksmithing coal I’ve used. If anyone has any tips on
  6. Thank you for the advice guys. I definitely have some things to work on with my next blade.
  7. Thank you so much for this!
  8. That you for pointing that out Geoff, I appreciate the response! I hammered this knife into shape rather than cutting it out. As for the bevel, I actually don’t understand edge geometry that much. I used an angle grinder to clean the blade up but I used a 4x36 belt grinder to kinda bevel and sharpen the edge.
  9. Hey everybody. I just started forging a few months ago and I’m loving it. I want to make bigger and bigger knives until I work up to swords. This is my first somewhat completed knife. It’s made from 1080 flatbar and the handle is wrapped with rawhide and coated with epoxy. I know it’s ugly as all get out but it was a blast to make. I just joined the forums because i am hoping to learn from you all. Bladesmithing is just a hobby for me but I want to continue and see where it takes me. To all those that read, thank you and I hope to get the chance to talk soon!
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