homeshow

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    Brayton Mtn. Tennessee
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    Jesus, my family, farm, fishing, beating hot metal

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    Struggling with tomahawks

    Drifting must be done when the metal is at it's softest. For me that's almost to welding heat. Also I look at the area around the eye while I'm driving the drift. Watch for the area in contact with the drift when it cools stop hitting. I usually get 5 or 6 good hits before the metal is too hard. Hard Metal cracks soft Metal shapes more easily. Practice practice you will get the feel for it.
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    Show me your shop!

    Work in progress. Need dirt work concrete etc.
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    Show me your shop!

    Building will be 20x48. Smithy will be 1/2 that 20x24.
  4. Really like this blade design. I do mine in sheet metal. That way I can keep it close to the forge and anvil when making a "copy". Paper tends to go up in smoke when I'm near hot coal.
  5. Mild steel wrap around 5160 core. Tennessee hickory handle. Been using it for a few weeks. Love the geometry of it. Cuts and split beautifully.
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    "Rebar knife"

    A friend wants a rebar knife. rebar butter knife? Ok. Rebar letter opener? Ok. Rebar knife? Not so sure. So some options are weld a blade into a socketed rebar handle. Epoxy a blade into a rebar handle ala stag handle. Hammer weld a carbon blade to a rebar handle. Or make a mold and take some 5160 or 1080 round stock and make the real steel appear to be rebar. I like the idea. I'm not thrilled with the challenge. I don't make wall hangers so it must be real world usable.
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    camping hawk or hatchet

    I never liked the new format of ifi. I don't think its compatible with a Lot of android devices. Like this s tablet
  8. My buddies nephew had a birthday. So I threw together a sheath for my current kindling splitter. His dad has been trying to wear it out. Mild steel wrap and a farrier's rasp bit. I'm thinking of making a few to take to craft show. Any pricing suggestions? image%3A1753
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    SWAT wakizashi, and knives for USMC and Army SF

    Stormcrow i need a suggestion for kydex sheath material and parts suppliers. I don't have an arbor press. so I'm still putting things together by hand. I need to go kydex on a hawk sheath for a friends nephew redeploying this summer. I'm sending a hawk but not going with the usual leather sheath. Thanks
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    50 dollar shop

    Built this 10X10 shop from; free metal from job site Logs from fallen trees 2by bought at Lowe's the 50 bucks image%3A1680 image%3A1683 image%3A1681
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    New knife

    Did you tripple anneal and draw file the blade?
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    Two slicers i made recenlty

    Sweet! Great traditional lines. Makes me want to make sashimi!
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    my third knife

    Steve is correct from quench Directly into the toaster (tempering) oven is how I do it. Also did you quench in warm (160-180f) oil? I always quench in warm oil.
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    portable shop

    I need tp make a portable shop from an enclosed 5X10 trailer. I'm thinking post vice on a truck wheel mounted stand, propane forge w/table and grinders on tables with locking casters. Maybe a metal roofed awning? Doesn't have to be.period. I just travel a lot for work and don't want to give up bladesmithing.
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    Blade forging problem.

    Will52100 you just named that chunk of firewood next to my anvil. Thanks! :-). Frosty good luck on your next swocker hunt.