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I think your standards are slipping Alan, I wouldn't have pinned this one, but I am honored none the less.B)

Now to go back through and fix all the type-os...

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10 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Unfortunately, I don't know who to credit the idea to :(

I just received Culver's book and that's what he uses to clean the solder.

Great job Brian!

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On 1/14/2019 at 6:54 PM, Joël Mercier said:

I just received Culver's book and that's what he uses to clean the solder.

Great job Brian!

Ha, that must be where I got it then!  :)

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18 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

I used the White Out as a solder block on the forward side of the bolsters, but there is still some cleanup to do on the handle side.  This is another trick that I believe I learned here:  Hammer a graver/chisel shape out of a piece of brass rod. (Don't heat it, work it cold)  this work hardens the brass a bit, and you can shave off the extra solder quite easily.  Once it gets dull, I just touch the end up on the grinder to get back to a crisp edge.

 

 

 

It works really well for cleaning up the inside edge.  Unfortunately, I don't know who to credit the idea to :(

 

Whoever it was, thank you, thank YOU and THANK YOU again!

I've been using a wood chisel......at least it used to be....

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I was taking some final pics of this knife this weekend, and found a few more WIP pics I hadn't posted.  Since this thread go pinned, I thought I would post them.

This was the initial stack.  15 layers with 1095 on the outside:

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After the initial weld and draw.  This bar was quartered, stacked, welded, and then squashed on edge. (Crushed W)

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I didn't take pics, but the W bar was quartered, and re-stacked with a piece of 15N20 between each layer.  The resulting bar was cut again into quarters and 4-way welded with more 1095 and 15N20 to create the boldest part of the pattern.

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This 4-way was squared on the bias, and then the bar was quartered and 4-wayed again.  This last bar was drawn out and tiled, and welded again to form a bar.  I had a failed weld toward the center of the bar, so I could only use about half of it for this blade.  I'll be able to make another knife out of the other part.

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Here are some final pics of the knife.  I struggled with the lighting a lot on these shots, and finally said "I give".  It's hard to get the pattern welding to look as good in the photos as it does in person.Mosaic Chef's 2019 1.JPG

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That's all folks...

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I didn't see a reference to what wood you used for the scales, I have some olive burl that

looks like what you used that I'm gonna use on an EDC blade in progress, pretty stuff................B)

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Clifford, the wood is a piece of stabilized box wood burl.

I usually go for dark woods, but this piece spoke to me.  

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Yeah I get that, the olive burl I have also speaks.......................B)

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