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Geoff Keyes

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  1. Geoff Keyes

    New stuff

    Doug, I think it feels nice. I rounded all of the corners, peened and polished the pins and buffed a bit of wax into the slabs. I like the texture of elk, there is enough, without being aggressive. It fills my hand. Geoff
  2. Geoff Keyes

    Anvil reconditioning?

    A hardy tool can be made of mild, most of the time. The steel you are striking on it is hot, so it's much softer than the material the hardy tool is made from. You could do all of that, or you could just find a block of mild, weld a shank on it and you'd be done. Unless you're doing production work on it, it will last a long time. Geoff
  3. Geoff Keyes

    New stuff

    There is a pin, ground flush, not piened. It just doesn't show in the pics. g
  4. Geoff Keyes

    New stuff

    I've got a couple of new pieces, all of them are outside my usual big pointy thing. First, a clip point hunter. Forged 80crv2, full tang, elk slabs. 10" OL, BL 5". Next a B&T, L6, bronze, stag, sculpted copper cap, and a turned NS pin. OL 9", BL 4 3/4" Last, a rustic hobo, Damascus, elk, NS pins This is a bit of a sneak. The idea for me dates back to 2013 https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/28257-folding-knives/ The fork is all me, but makes sense to me. OL 9, BL 3 1/8th". I've been trying to make some smaller stuff. It's not less work, but it's a nice change of pace. Geoff
  5. Geoff Keyes

    Raffle to help a fellow maker

    This did not turn out the way I thought it would. After a disappointing response, I have decided to refund the little I took in and find another way to help my friend. For the people who responded, thanks for wanting to help me out. And thanks to the forum for letting me use the platform. Geoff
  6. Geoff Keyes

    Anvil advice

    That is not necessarily a good thing, but it's a nice sign. If the style is like one I found, it's got a very long horn, typical of a farriers anvil. A horn like that tends to be ringy. That can be modified with a good base and a magnet if need be. g
  7. Geoff Keyes

    Anvil advice

  8. Haw about an arbor extension on the end of the shaft. You can buy them, or, if your handy, you could build one. G
  9. How about a chatter texture on the drive wheel? I also wonder if a small hub, without a tire, as a drive wheel. The deeper into the hub you pressed the tire, the more friction, the more speed. These are just ideas off the top of my head. G
  10. Geoff Keyes

    Raffle to help a fellow maker

    I have permission from the admins to do this (Thanks, guys). One of my Forged in Fire friends has gotten injured and it's going to affect how he works going forward. I'd like to help with some cash to cover some of the costs, whether he buys different tools, or pays medical bills, that's up to them. I'm going to raffle on of my recent pieces, the Harpoon Fighter. I'm going to sell 200 tickets at $10 a pop. All of the proceeds will go directly to the fund, we are taking nothing. Numbers will be FIFO. I'm going to sell tickets up until October 8, so that I can show the piece at both KC ICCE, and Blade West. We are still figuring out how to take funds, so for the time being, if you want a ticket (or 2 or 3) PM me and I'll give you an address where to send a check (how 20th century!). Drawing will be random. If I sell out and have time, I may consider a second raffle knife. Thank you for helping me to help a friend. Geoff Geoff
  11. Geoff Keyes

    Wood Cha-to (tea-sword)

    I am awestruck. geoff
  12. Geoff Keyes

    Harpoon clip fighter

    This was the subject of a teaser, which was so long ago I'm sure that people forgot all about it. This got pushed to the back by other projects, but now it's done. It still needs to be sharpened, but is otherwise finished. OL 12 3/4" BL 8" Bronze, NS, copper, NS, stag and a hammered and sculpted NS but cap Thanks for looking Geoff
  13. Geoff Keyes

    An announcement

    They recruited me. Geoff
  14. Geoff Keyes

    Question for the sword makers

    The piece is currently about 16 inches and about 3/16 thick. Yes, in the historical examples the seam runs down the center of the blade. There is some interesting info on blade construction here g
  15. Geoff Keyes

    An announcement

    You see the spelling my Mom considered and (thankfully) rejected. Jaufre. It was bad enough being the new kid every year. I would go again, if asked. It was a blast G