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I started this project today. I'm still not sure how this will end up as a KITH entry. There are two sets of 3 tools each set in this mix. I may offer one of the sets or both. I'll probably decide, after I find out whether this works or not.

First thing to do was dig through the Damascus cut-offs for usable pieces.

 

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I also ended up salvaging this little piece of Flat stock for one of the tools.

 

Small bit.jpg

 

Then I set myself to forging them into submission.

 

2 Forged.jpg

 

Rough grind to 120 done. That little bit of flat stuff was center drilled, shaped,  and curved.

 

3 Rough Ground.jpg

 

Welded those suckers to a piece of scrap flat bar in preparation for HT. 

 

4 HT Prep.jpg

 

And they got hardened and tempered.

 

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Onward we go.......

After taking the surfaces to 220 grit.

 

8 220 grit.jpg

 

Then it was time to make the handles. I took some quilted maple and turned them out on the lathe.

 

9 Lathe work.jpg

 

Then I ground the tangs down to fit inside the 3/16" holes.

 

10 Tangs ground.jpg

 

The finish on the tools is 400 grit in preparation for etching. The handle finish is also 400 grit with some light Pecan stain and Danish oil

 

11 ready to etch.jpg

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The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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So after a couple of ferric etches, and stenciling my marks, I did my bluing and here the blades are.

 

Blued (1).jpg

 

The little finger saddle has a nice ladder pattern

 

Blued (2).jpg

 

Now to glue them up and sharpen them.

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The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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These are all glued up and ready to sharpen.

 

Done (1).jpg

 

Three leather working knives

 

Done (3).jpg

 

And three wood carving chisels

 

Done (2).jpg

 

I rather like these, so I will throw one set of three into the KITH. Whomever draws my project picks which set they want.

 

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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