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Rob Toneguzzo

3 Hawks, a long time coming- WIP

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Thanks James,

 

Ray...I will deffinately be giving that a go..thanks for the advice and link..always very greatly appreciated.

 

Rob

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Those came out great! To add to what Wes said, "Five is right out." I suspect I could recite most of that movie from memory...When I get an email at work my computer loudy goes "SSshhhhhooomp! Ugh... Message for you, Sire!" It used to scream "Run away! Run away!" but that got irritating after a few years. :lol:

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Alan I might need to watch it again for some inspiration...

 

Thanks Josh.

 

Hopefully get to work again in the next couple of days.

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My kids bought me the movie DVD, but our dog ate it. :(

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A bit more progress...soaked in vinegar and scale brushed off. There are a few forge marks in the blades but I have enough thickness to get them out. The rest of the forge marks on the bowl ,neck and eye I plan to leave as they will help with the effect I hope to create in these areas when I do my final clean up of the heads and begin fancying them up.

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Hello to one and all.

 

Apologies for taking so long to progress this...ESP to KT and Kip....work and life gets in the way....I will get there's.....anyhow...here is some progress...

 

I have started the engraving. I plan to do a tree bark from the pipe to the blade ( on all 3 Hawks) where I will somehow make the transition to the engraving on the blade...which I will reveal as I progress.

 

I left the rough forged finish on the pipe and eye as it will aid in the bark effect.

 

Of note...I am considering trying something a bit new with the finish and have conducted an experiment as shown below.

 

I was cutting up some copper sulphate block for water troughs with my pocket knife and noticed that the blade immediately went a cool copper type colour. it was extremely hard to remove ( I had to sand it off) so I thought I would experiment on the bark finish..as below.

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Good to see you again, Rob! The copper looks good. It is more or less a kind of flash plating, rubbing copper sulphate on steel. It's also a handy trick if you need to soft solder steel, as the copper flash really helps the bond.

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Very cool effect! I am very interested in how this comes out for you.

 

Also neat tip, Alan.

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Nice work Rob!

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Just plain OUTSTANDING Terry KT

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Thanks guys, got some time off coming up so hope to have some good progress soon.

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