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Sheaths all made and ready for the hot waxing with the blades getting an edge so I can do the invoices and they can be shipped off.

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Finished another folder.  Little bitty bugger, 2.5" / 63mm closed, 4.5" / 112mm open.  O-1, brass liners, nickel silver bolsters and pins, ebony scales.  Still needs an edge and some cleanup, but it's

Coffee etch and a little oil.. very happy with it. My grinder finally broke down so no handle or any more knives for a while, but there’s an ameribrade 2x72 coming soon. 

Forging a copper rose pommel for a misericorde I'm working on. Also going to try and make a couple of tiny ones for the ends of the quillions...    

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Damn good setup !!

I can see how it could be modded fer larger blades too.

Thanks fer the share Allan...............B)

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I'm gonna have to make me one of those folder grinding jigs. A buddy of mine was talking about getting his daughter a knife for her 8th birthday next year and he was hinting about a folder.
 

Today I got some forge time in. Knocked out a few more kitchen blades.V2 four forged .jpg

 

 

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On 7/31/2021 at 11:02 PM, Joël Mercier said:

I'm sorta back in business! This morning I moved my grinder and stuff from my shed to my new workplace. Had to rewire the VFD and last time I dismantled it I forgot to mark the wires :lol:. Took a good 30 minutes just to sort it out and make sure it doesn't blow up. Feels got to finally be back at it. Now I need some projects!

Good to hear!  ...although I don't understand having a lack of projects; how can that be? :)

 

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On 8/2/2021 at 1:40 AM, cdhumiston said:

I picked this up today. Had to get it since I have a new heat treat oven on order...

 

 

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Heavier than it looks huh? 

 

4 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Good to hear!  ...although I don't understand having a lack of projects; how can that be? :)

 

To be fair, I have an unfinished fillet knife from last year and two petty knives to keep me busy. Enough to get back on my feet and grind some skin off my thumbs. 

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25 minutes ago, Joël Mercier said:

Heavier than it looks huh? 

 

To be fair, I have an unfinished fillet knife from last year and two petty knives to keep me busy. Enough to get back on my feet and grind some skin off my thumbs. 

 

It is quite heavy! I can carry it a short distance with the weights removed...haven't tried with them all in.

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Is a 5.75" fillet knife a thing? :lol: Dammit, I thought I got this. Maybe went a *little* too far on the flexibility test. The grain is excellent, at least...

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16 hours ago, Joël Mercier said:

Is a 5.75" fillet knife a thing? 

 

Why not?  I don't see any reason to not reprofile it and save it at this point.  It is still twice as big as I would need to fillet any fish that I catch :unsure:

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On 8/3/2021 at 6:43 PM, Joël Mercier said:

Is a 5.75" fillet knife a thing? 

Oui oui monsieur! C'est tres bon! Il etez nouveaux.

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8 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Oui oui monsieur! C'est tres bon! Il etez nouveaux.

The first two phrases are ok, but the third I can't read :lol:

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A homemade power hammer made its way into my shop last week. It is about 20 pounds of hammer force. I got it bolted to the floor today, and all the leaks in the propane line fixed. So I'm all ready to try making my own damascus.

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15 hours ago, Joël Mercier said:

The first two phrases are ok, but the third I can't read :lol:

Well, the truth be told, my French is a bit rusty.......:D

It probably should have been "C'est nouveau"

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9 hours ago, Faye said:

So I'm all ready to try making my own damascus.

How cool! It looks like those are intended to be drawing dies. If you use this to set the welds on your billet, put the billet inline with the dies for the first few heats. Try to hit in the center of the billet and move across to the edges.

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1 hour ago, Joshua States said:

It looks like those are intended to be drawing dies

Would it be possible to fabricate some flat dies that slip over these?

I'm thinking something like this:

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Where the dark grey is a plate welded to the back of the die and the orange piece is a tab that you flip over the front to hold it onto the round die.

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On 7/30/2021 at 3:05 PM, Kreg Whitehead said:

Thats up there.....more like barley wine than beer. What yeast did ya use that will tolerate that much alcohol?

Actually, most yeast will handle up to 10-11%. Once you get over that, then you need to start looking at special yeast. But the yeast I used is Safale05.

 

And started batch #2 - Irish (bribery of the wife) Stout -much more your style @Alan Longmire ^_^. SG is 1.051 (but I have a LOT of specialty grains so it's probably pretty high in dextrins)  and only about 37 IBU. I have to admit that I am not much of a dark beer drinker, but this one... Normally I always take a sip of the wort out of the hydrometer jar. I know, pretty gross... usually. This one, I took a sip...and then another...and then another. WOW! Smoky, peaty, cocoa, toast. It was all there. If I hadn't hopped it, it may have become "scotch" :D.

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So I have this little bench top lathe on the way. Lots of little metal bits I may need and can also do the fishing priests etc on it. 300mm/1 foot bed so plenty for all that I might need it for with the local engineers lathe not too far away if big stuff is needed.

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On 8/6/2021 at 8:51 AM, billyO said:

Would it be possible to fabricate some flat dies that slip over these?

For someone with more fabrication skills than me it would probably work pretty good.

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30 minutes ago, Faye said:

For someone with more fabrication skills than me it would probably work pretty good.

You will be fine with that as it is for a while. Eventually, you are going to want something else (that's just the nature of this hobby.....) and you will get it. In the meantime, this is probably going to up your game significantly and it will do about 90% of what you need it to do. I made a lot of Damascus on our 25 pound LG hammer with just drawing dies. I flattened the faces for folding with an angle grinder while the billet was still hot by placing it on the anvil and using a Pritchel hold-down I made from some scrap steel. (I still do this) I used a hot cutting chisel to cut the billet and folded it over the anvil edge.

Don't worry. You got this Faye.

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