backshopknives

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  1. im using old bandsaw blades and bike chains for the metal and cheep wal-mart 20 mule team borax. i got the steel to a almost yellow color. i also used alot of flux, but when i hit it all just kinda fell apart. i was using a 32oz ball pein hammer. so hope that helps. thanks guys.


  2. i have been having some trouble with making damascus im not sure if its the flux im using or what. i curently use a cheap wal-mart brand of borax. i dont know if this is the problem or what. i have heard of using beach sand for flux. let me know what i need to do differant thanks guys.


  3. any time i cut or brake off o peice of tool steel or high carbon steel i keep it so that i can reform it. i want to melt my scraps down to form new more workable barse for knife making. i have looked into making tamahagene but i think it would cost more than i can aford. i have been looking into geting a crusible but im not sure how it would work. please help me out. thanks