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Sam Salvati

Carving with a 2x72

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I see something new in one of Sam's upcoming works!!! :lol: So are you using the side of the belt??? I remember blowing a belt all to pieces riding the edge is what makes me ask!

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That's a cool effect, Sam! I like it.

It reminds me of a piece I did once as a gift to Owen Bush. I was giving a presentation at one of his hammer-in's on how stone hand axes used by homo erectus--our most recent evolutionary ancestors and the source of many snickers by young students in anthropology class--might be the ultimate genetic inspiration for the sword.  I made him a pattern welded hand axe and used the KMG to "carve" it too. 

Your technique would look really cool in some high layer count pattern weld, I think.  Might be an interesting finish for a fantasy sword guard.

Cheers!

Dave

 

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Not using the edge of the belt. Here's some 5 minute roping. 

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27 minutes ago, Sam Salvati said:

Not using the edge of the belt. Here's some 5 minute roping. 

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Care to share Sam. If you are not using the edge of the belt! You must have some really small, small wheel attachments!! That five minute roping is intriguing, to say the least!!

 

OH, by the way Dave that is freakin awesome. Is that Damascus or Mokume!

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I think he is using the really thin wheel that is in some of the Man at Arms: Reforged YouTube videos. I think that it is a flexible belt that has been split in half, and the wheel is like a blunt pizza cutter. It must take a few tries to get it to track!

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1 hour ago, Wesley Alberson said:

I think he is using the really thin wheel that is in some of the Man at Arms: Reforged YouTube videos. I think that it is a flexible belt that has been split in half, and the wheel is like a blunt pizza cutter. It must take a few tries to get it to track!

There yah go. I Came up with what I call the knife wheel there,  after using a 1/2" radius wheel they had there. 

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That's pretty slick.  Do you have to move the belt often to keep sharp abrasive at the knife edge of the wheel?

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