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  1. Afternoon gentlemen, I am looking for some help near the Butler County area, Maybe Also Erie I I goto school near there ) or the Pittsburgh area. I am hoping to find someone with a gas forge and a power hammer because I need some time to pound out a bar of cable damascus for a school project and the school does not have adequate facilities for me to do so. If you can help or know someone please contact me Paul
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    I know that, You know that, most people into it know that, but trying to explain it to people who know nothing about it.....
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    Interesting, the copper to silver ratio is almost like Sibuichi which would make it even more interesting when you pantina it black.....
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    Lou : Chances are she said it because it is a Art Class and she feels doing your own thing instead of traditional Designs.....that sort of thing....and the assignment was sweat soldering....thats what I didnt understand just a piece that was sweat soldered together, to me doing a traditional habaki design more than fit the bill..but its her show so..... Sfeile : It is Copper and it is a grinding technique. And to get it smooth after LOTS AND LOTS of hand sanding....I still have more to do tonight with the 1200 grit paper before turn in, and patience.... Thomas : depends on what you mean by reticulated....do you have an example? And yes I would love to do a silver one if I had the money for the silver stock...
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    Well my teacher didnt like the idea of me doing traditional design for a project so I Knapped a Habaki....Pardon the Blurry Pic
  6. I have a sword I need to finish but dont have a shop anymore to do it. I am hoping to find someone in the Pittsburgh Pa area with experience in Yaki-Ire and a large enough trough to quench a Katana that needs finished. Any questions contact me PM it is easier to get a hold of me there. Thanks in advance.
  7. I saw something similar at the train museum in downtown coos bay last year sitting out in the weather.
  8. Well it didnt follow me home but washed up on the tideflats in front of the apartment...my new anvil stand
  9. I thought about doing this at one point myself, then i realized the cost involved in the steel and well....
  10. Eventually after many folds it will become a homogenized bar, I did 2 such cut and folds or was it 3 and ended up with a wood grain type pattern in the cable. But yea the cable should be real clean to do it.
  11. You can Consolidate the bar more and make it more like a billet that will take more heats and alot more hammering to draw the bar out. Unless you are using part of that barstock as a handle in that form and consolidate part of it as the blade.
  12. @littleblacksmith It is a grinding technique that gives the texture.
  13. This one has been getting worked on slowly for the last several years and it finally started coming together over the last month or so. The Blade is Cable, handle is Elk the guard is deer and the pommel is snakeskin agate. I know its not the normal style of blade most of us see and it is primitive. Blade Length 10" Width 1 3/8" OAL 17 1/8"
  14. They make power hammers? or use them to make their products? Maybe my question was phrased wrong, I am wondering if there are any companies that still make non air Power hammers.
  15. I am wondering if there are any non Air hammer manufacturers left here in the US. I dont mean Parts like the LG folks are, but I mean Full machine manufacturers...
  16. Where on earth did you get that, and why share the story....
  17. Did it leave a white powdery substance on the edges of your forge after ?
  18. The man part is fairly recent but part of a fosilized walrus tusk someone was trying to make into a ulu handle....dont think this counts though...
  19. LOL I didnt inhale I was holding my breath while I took it out and twisted it up, I went back to it today and there was a little smoke from it but not much as I started forgewelding it together....
  20. I would have to reheat and untwist part of it to take a look at this point, and it is a 2 foot chunk of 2 inch rope....the degreaser was at the local auto repair shop and I didnt think about what else might actually be in it.
  21. Well yes Cable to me is Wire rope since I use sizes from 1.5" to 2.5 inches and I have 2 chunks of 3" rope laying around as well. The palce I buy from specializes in wire rope rigging and twists all the rope in house. I am begining to suspect it was not galvanized because of the level of exposure yesterday I should have been sick as a dog lastnight and today and I feel fine. I do wonder if the degreaser is the reason for the white smoke and the odd colored flames at this point even though they have been laying in the shop for a couple months and are dry doesnt mean the chemical is off them. So I might just try again today and see if it all burned off since I was working at high temps.....
  22. Yea I wasnt expecting it is all, the place i get from is usually so careful, and I did soak it in degreaser. so i dont know what happened. I havent run across this in quite some time why I usually dont worry
  23. See I buy it from the same company every time and they know not to give me galvanized...grrrrrrrr yea i was just playing with it again to see if I got the same results and what I got was white smoke with green blue flames......Also made my eyes burn like crazy....Also the front of my forge now has a white color all over it....
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