Alan Longmire Posted January 25 Share Posted January 25 21 hours ago, Alan Longmire said: Although I did start forging the hawk for the next hammer-in day before yesterday... Proof! Converted 1.25" round wrought iron to 1.25" x 5/16" bar and forged the head, forged the rest of the bar to 1.5" x 3/8". Next I'll forge that last bit of round down to 7/8" round or so, after which it'll go on the lather to be turned into the bowl. In a couple of months I may start a WIP thread on it. The intent is for this to go in Iron in the Hat at this year's Bowie Memorial Hammer-in. 8 hours ago, Gerhard Gerber said: That little one is worth it so fingers crossed, it almost inspired me to do dovetailed bolsters on a Kukri I'm busy with. Much appreciated! If I didn't have a disk grinder with a tilting table I wouldn't have tried the dovetailed bolsters. Most folder makers that do that mill the liners and bolsters from solid 416 stainless using end mills and dovetail cutters. I used the disk grinder to bevel the bolsters prior to soldering on the liners, then used it to put matching bevels on the scales. It's an experience... 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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