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switchjv

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  1. i love that blade! overall its a beauty!
  2. excellent work! that is very impressive!
  3. this will definitely give you some practice on your shaping and forming of bevels, and maybe draw filing ( if thats the route your going) However i wouldnt spend a lot of time with the finish work such as polishing, guard, pommel. ect. ect. If you dont know that youll be able to harden and temper the blade. you might want to spark test the metal to see if you have an acceptable metal to heat treat.
  4. There's a guy on you tube who had a jig to make the bevels with a file. I made one and it works great.
  5. Dang. I love that blade!
  6. Wow. That's excellent for a first!
  7. Sorry, I didn't take close ups of the blades before delivery to the customer. Yes, the pommels are screwed onto the tang. I tried my hand at casting brass pommels but failed miserably. I need more practice. Haha
  8. Here are two knives i completed for a customer. 12" 5160 blade on the larger one with brass accents and ebony and iron wood handles.
  9. I started with rr spikes for knife making. it taught me a lot about how to work the steel. I would say continue what makes YOU happy and will continue to further your skills. I dont care how long you have been smithing, there's always something new to learn.
  10. Oops. Looks like I found a couple of places in albuquerque.
  11. The motor on my grizzly lathe suddenly stopped. I guess it was its time to go since I'm the third owner of this lathe. Does anyone know of a place where I can mail the electric motor to be repaired. Either in new Mexico or elsewhere??
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