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About jake3330

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    Winchendon, Massachusetts
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    Forging, welding ,fishing, biking, snowboarding

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  1. I see you were safety glasses ha ha
  2. ok 1 its made of bandsaw blades and pallet strapping and 2 it doesnt have a hole in it because i was trying to sharpen it at the time and tried heating it up to make it easier because it was pretty hard. I thought i annealed it properly but apparently i didnt. anyway i heated it up and then it looked like that and i thought it was pretty cool because i thought only timascus did that. This is what it looks like now.
  3. hey just wondering first of all if damascus steel always tempers differently like this and what u think of the start to my first folder thanks
  4. wow that is amazing great work what do you use to etch?
  5. thanks i will look into that
  6. Hello, I have been trying to make blades for about 5 or 6 months now and look to further my skills i live in Winchendon Massachusetts and was hoping to find someone i could be an apprentice to. I am 16 and i can weld also. I am familiar with the basic forging techniques. I am willing and used to working hard and eager to learn more about this fantastic trade. Thanks, Jake Demont
  7. this is how most kids my age talk i think u can handle it were u trying to insult me or something? just asking because ur not very good at it
  8. hey its strapping is so easy to weld up and its hardenable and it etches dark grey pretty good steal for stuff people just throw away im gunna use that and o1 on my first damascus cause i realized 01 etches jet black o this is the piece of strapping i tested for etching
  9. i tried mixing some wood ash from the fire place water and some modeling clay and it worked ok however i didnt allow for it to dry does it work better that way? and does anyone else think that Japaneses bladesmiths make putting on clay in a nice pattern easy ha ha i tried it and it was way harder than i thought it would be anyway thanks jake
  10. well i have been forging knifes for 5 or 6 months now and im trying to make up a design to put on my knives any ideas? thanks Jake Demont
  11. with blown u use alot less gas but im pretty sure forge welding is easier with less air beacause it contaminates the weld area so its up to u
  12. y is the bar red like that? is it the stuff u used to etch it?
  13. like this whipped off left right is the coating
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