Zachary

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  1. Zachary

    First Damascus hawk

    I’ve seen that I may have to get some and give it a try.
  2. Zachary

    First Damascus hawk

    Here are some finished pictures.
  3. Zachary

    Greencast 94 refractory questions

    I’m getting ready to try and make a ribbon burner. I have some Kast O Lite but have read maybe that isn’t the best for this. I also have some greencast would that work for a burner? Thanks Zachary
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    Greencast 94 refractory questions

    Hey guys I'm getting ready to try a ribbon burner and I have some Kast o lite 30 and some Greencast 94. I read that Kast o lite 30 isn't ideal for a burner but I can't find anything about the greencast. Would it be suitable or should I get something else? Thanks Zachary
  5. Zachary

    First Damascus hawk

    Thanks guys
  6. Zachary

    First Damascus hawk

    I’m not brushed up on my terminology but this was folded in half and welded. Then I used a slightly different pattern and welded a bit in the end yet so the weld wouldn’t be running down the middle of the cutting edge
  7. Zachary

    First Damascus hawk

    I like the lower layer counts personally as well. I have some curly maple handles as well as an osage orange handle coming I’ll have to see which I like best.
  8. I made a couple billets of Damascus to see if I could do it so then I had to make something with it! It’s wrapped and welded with a bit of a little different pattern welded in so the weld isn’t running down the cutting edge
  9. Zachary

    Camp Ax

    Thanks I’m happy with how it turned out
  10. Zachary

    Greencast 94 refractory questions

    Thank you
  11. Zachary

    Greencast 94 refractory questions

    Binesman that's exactly what the flux I'm using does I think it's called ez weld anti borax I got from blacksmiths depot. Have you found something you like that doesn't eat the floor?
  12. Zachary

    Greencast 94 refractory questions

    Thanks for all the info. I should find that flux the stuff I’m using is eating my floor but I can’t remember the name of it at the moment. Thanks again guys.
  13. Zachary

    Greencast 94 refractory questions

    I didn't even think of that thanks! Do I need to do anything special to get them to bond? Can I just cast a layer over my current floor to repair it or should I pour a new one and coat the top when it's damp? Thanks again. Zachary
  14. I have recently got into making pattern welded steel and it's being hard on my kast o lite 30 forge floor. I've heard of and found a place to get some greencast 94 and was thinking about using it for my floor as it's supposed to hold up to flux better. My question is with heat retention. It says it has good heat retention but I read somewhere on here that it's more of a heat sink than other castables and makes it hard to get your forge up to temperature and I don't have any heat to waste. I have 2" of kaowool underneath it is it gonna be a problem as a heat sink and will it hold up to flux enough better than kast o lite 30 to be worth it? Thanks Zachary
  15. A smaller camp ax I recently finished. I’m happy with it. It started out a piece of 4140 flat stock 1” x 2” x 4”. I just hardened and tempered the cutting edge.