I found the original thread pinned here, I didn't remember that I gotten quite as far as I had. I'm going to put this here as well, Don you can pin or not as you like.
Ok folks, here we go. BTW, feel free to kibitz or jump in with your own processes at any step. There is nothing here that is hard and fast, it’s just the way I do it, most of the time.
This is the piece of steel I started with, it’s a piece of 1 ½ x ¼ , 1084 from Aldo about 7 inches long. It was cut off from anoth