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Emery White

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  1. Thank you. I will have to try that out. Also heres a pic of the sheath. Cheers! Emery
  2. Thank you for the advise. I will work on that.it may be a while as in busy with school and a demonstration over the next few days but I will try to update as soon as possible.
  3. Thank you. I will have to try that out. Do you suggest I leave the knife how it is or try to fix it up a bit? Also does having a hole in the handle (that's filled in) decrease the value of the knife?
  4. Idk. As far as proportions go I am pretty satisfied. There is not a picture of it but there is a hole on the back of the handle. Not from me it's just character in the wood. I filled it in with epoxy but you can still tell and the epoxy is uneven. Is there a way to make it unnoticeable? Also you can barely tell that there are grit scratches in person but as soon as I take a picture the are extremely visible. I sanded it up to 500 grit and used a little diamond putty and wd40 here and there. How can I make it less visible?
  5. Hi. I have a custom Finnish Puuko made by me. It has a 8670M blade and a Western Maple Burl and Cocobolo handle, finished with linseed oil and beeswax. Overall length is a little over 6 inches and blade length is 2 3/4". I am asking $85 plus shipping OBO. I do not ship out of the U.S. Please P.M. me if you are intrested. Thanks. -Emery White
  6. Hi. I have a custom Finnish Puuko made by me. It has a 8670M blade and Zebrawood and Goncalo Alves handle finished with linseed oil and beeswax. Overall length is a little over 6 inches and blade length is 2 3/4". I am asking $75 plus shipping OBO. I do not ship out of the U.S. Please P.M. me if you are intrested. Thanks. -Emery White
  7. I recently finished an Edc/Bird and Trout Knife. It has a 8670M blade, a brass guard and a Thurya burl handle. Its overall length is 6 1/4". I think I spent about 12 hours on the knife. It was originally supposed to be for deer hunting this fall but I am starting to think that it's a little too pretty for that kind of abuse. I will send a picture with the sheath once it's done. What are your guy's thoughts? Anything I should change in the design?
  8. Thanks for the advice! It is much appreciated. The blade is a little under 1/8 inch thick so I think it's ok. It holds a razor edge. How difficult is it to decorate the handle as far as scrimshawing goes?
  9. I made this knife for a friend of my uncle's. It's from a saw blade so I think its 15N20 (correct me if I'm wrong) or something like that. It has a brass guard and antler and cocobolo handle. The blade is hidden tang and goes almost all the way through. Any criteques on the knife or suggestions for a sheath?
  10. I got two pieces of exotic wood but I do not know what type of wood it is. The darker one is cocobolo. Can anyone identify the lighter one? It is orange with dark brownish black stripes. Thanks.
  11. Whoops. Yes i did. I must have posted it twice. Sorry...
  12. Just finished a bird and trout knife. The blade is 5160 from a car spring coil and the handle is yellow bitch burl. The burl is not stabilized so I dont no what that will do to the handle. I was debating on carving a trout on the sheath but there wasn't enough room to carve and it still look aesthetically pleasing.
  13. Thanks. I get PCB acid from radio shack and mix it with distilled water at a 2 parts water to 1 part acid ratio. I usually leave it in the acid for about 5 minutes.
  14. Ok. I live up in brook park and we only have a local car scrapyard. I will probably check it out this summer.
  15. Ok. This isn't a beginners question, I just dont know where else to put it. I have a cut maple and yellow birch burl and they are about 1'-3' wide. How do i chop them up and what do I put on them to give them that nice dark brown color?
  16. I usually listen to Christian music (I'm a Christian) (lauren daigle, jeremy camp, mercy me), rock(nickleback), hip hop(eminem is the only one I can stand) classical (listz, Beethoven, chopin) and metal( metallica, korn, three days grace, fear factory, pantera, godsmack, ghost, mudvayne, damageplan). A majority of the time I listen to metal tho. I cant stand jazz, opera or wannabe gangsta music.
  17. Where can I get cable for Damascus? I have a couple books that have a step by step tutorial on cable damascus.
  18. Ok. How many layers do I need to do a twist pattern? Should I stack and reweld after that?
  19. Ok. Thanks for the advice. This billet is up to 18 layers by hand. I changed my mind about the pattern and am going to take Allen's advice about the twist damascus pattern. There is probably not enough steel in this billet to make a knife but this attempt was just to see how difficult to achieve a pattern weld. I should have ground down the bullet a little bit more because the edges of the steel folded over, covering the lighter contrast. Also those saw blades have carbide teeth brazed on but are hardenable. I checked the spark test, grain test(see quote) and the steel is harder than any other steel I've seen. does anyone know what steel this could be?
  20. Today I decided to try making Damascus steel. I have never tried it before and was nervous about the product. I forged a piece of circular saw blade to a file (actually 6 pieces stacked alternately) by hand because I do not own a power hammer but I am working on making a motorized treadle hammer. I cut Xs into the face of the billet and forged it down. The design is barely visible in the picture. Does anyone have any advice on making Damascus of this kind?
  21. Not really. Just where to find affordable attatchments. I'll experiment to find the right height.
  22. I made this knife from an old sawblade a few months back on a commission. It is acid etched in hydrochloric acid. This knife features an ironwood handle and brass pins. The sheath is 7/9 oz leather. I think it took me about a week to make and 20 hrs overall.
  23. Ok. Thanks. The one that I have is of a similar design but custom built. I only have 1 belt and it's an 80 grit. Before I bought this I was using a 1x30 and it was difficult to use due to its small size. Can I add a vfd to a 2hp motor to make it variable speed?
  24. I have recently purchased a 2x72 tube grinder and am wondering what height I am supposed to mount it at (I am 5'11".) Also where do I aquire attachments and belts?
  25. I have recently purchased a 2x72 tube grinder and am wondering what height I am supposed to mount it at (I am 5'11".) Also where do I aquire attachments and belts?
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