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Garrett McCormack

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  1. Tomas- love the knife and the photo. I really like how you handled the pommel. The piece reminds me of what Judith is often depicted using as she beheads Holofernes, as in the famous rendition by Caravaggio. This is the graphic true use that guided the design and development of many of the historical blades we make. I find it odd that blades meant for killing are unquestionably "family friendly," while the appropriateness of a non-explicit art nude photo could possibly be called into question. Weird.
  2. Jake, you might want to let people know about your boxwood over on The Carving Path forum, if you haven't already. Lots of people who like it over there. Regards
  3. Hloh, if you don't go there already, you should check out: http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/ lots of Atlatl resources, as well as other things you will like. ;-)
  4. Knowing how soft it is now, I bet that will work just fine Sam! Lookin forward to seeing what you make
  5. Alan I was in the same position when I made one, so I ended up grinding away about 1/3 or so to make a nice flat surface. Soft stuff, went faster than I expected. I used a a big disk grinder. I thought about immobilizing it in a wooden frame and then taking it to the bandsaw, but that seemed like too much trouble.
  6. Looks like the tang is tapered, Daniel Lovely knife Ben! Hamon looks great with that wood.
  7. Looks more like mild so far. Maybe grind and etch a section to look at?
  8. I've been studying netsuke for more than a decade and I've been appraising them for about half that time. Your collection of ojime is particularly rare and lovely. Thank you for sharing.
  9. Walter I've been to enough Japanese sword shows, shinsa, etc, that I should be able to say something poetic, but all I can do is grin and say, BADASS!!!
  10. That's awesome, Dan. Look at that big grin on her face! A testament to her own skill and yours as a teacher. You should tell us more about the experience.
  11. That looks great! I'm sure she'll love it. There is something about antique cut stones that feels right.
  12. Wonderful pics Brent, thanks for sharing. By the way, I'm still really enjoying the fullering tool you made. Great stuff
  13. Those look great! I'm also interested if it would be better to leave spoons like this work hardened, or would it be better to anneal them?
  14. that's awesome! Do you have any pics of it being worn?
  15. collaborations are awesome! Loving how this is going
  16. So simple! (but not so simple at all! )
  17. Wonderful! I've moved quite a few of these over the years. I really like them. So glad to see someone making new beautiful trousse sets. I like that last pic with the little tongzhi/guangxu minyao enameled dish! The rayskin really pops. Have you thought of doing black lacquer over some and then polishing it all to a smooth surface? I hope you share more!
  18. Link it up when you're ready for selling. Beautiful Patrick, they look great.
  19. Myles, that first stuff you posted looks like the limonite concretions we have here in north Florida, that erode out of red clay deposits. My understanding is they are iron-oxide bearing concretions formed with the help of bacteria. I suspect they'll be better for direct reduction in a crucible, but heck give it a shot
  20. That's very cool Sam, I like the design. For some reason it has kind of a bronze-age look to me
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