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Joël Mercier

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I decided to take some time off blade finishing and started working on the "habaki" or however it can be called. Since I don't have the tools to solder and I don't know better, I'm doing it from a solid bar of copper... :lol:


That's most likely a bad idea, but I think I can pull this off :rolleyes:




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I'm sure you can pull this off, but you can also hard solder right in your propane forge. I've used super glue to hold hard solder and parts in place long enough to melt it. 


But this looks like you could wrap thin copper around and just do one solder joint. I make habakis ether by holding them shut with tongs, or iron wire. You can slide a stick of hard solder inside, and just get it to melt


Lookin good! 

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The problem is my forge is at work and I spend my days at home with the kids. But that's something I'll try eventually, for sure!


I definitely took the uselessly extra long road to make this. This is nuts!



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I decided it was going to seat at both the shoulders and the choil for extra strength. It may be unsightly and I later decide to remove the choil seat...


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Shows what paitence and determination can achieve. My hat is off to you for the effort and result.

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I just scrolled backwards through that, and it was insane.

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Thanks Wes!

Now some work on Zeb's wrought chain link. I'm filing it flat and square so everything will be true and straight(hopefully). The file guide helped me get the first face perfectly flat. 


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I hadn't stopped by this thread since sometime in mid-March and have been scrolling through this with total amazement. I have to agree with Jake Cleland.

This is insane! (in a good way)

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