DuEulear

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About DuEulear

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    Michigan
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    Blacksmithing, woodworking, bladesmithing, machinery, metalurgy, silver, copper, brass...

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  1. Its in the steel rack waiting for me to finish Lol
  2. So 8 years ago i started this dagger and i never finished it all that was left was to put the handle on and polish it up. Finally got around to it this weekend. the blade is hand forged L-6, 1018 cross guard and kingswood handle with a copper pommel. The edges are cannel ground and sharp enough to slice paper with effort. Good and durable for a stabbing implement.
  3. Templehound another beautiful piece, i hope this is a compliment on your fine work. I read the title and clicked without looking at who posted this . With just the first picture i said in my head “ thats templehound” congratz another georgeous blade du
  4. Tis true they are very easy to make quickly. I am lazy about wood work as my shop is in my attatched garage at the moment so i don’ have a good place for my woodworking kit as sawdust buildup in my metalshop scares me when it comes to fire risk du
  5. I am lazy and cheap so i buy my handles from house handle usually a dozen or so at a time they also sell wedges by the pound. Enjoy
  6. Ok i will give this one a go. I have a carbide chop saw in my shop at home and i work for a steel processing plant we manufacture decarb free tool steel bar from HR plate. Most of the saws we use to rip cut bars from plate are cold saws. Hr tool steel plate is sold in anealed condition but we have run into hardend spots usually near a flame cut end that are only 1/2 inch thick. But destroy a 24” coldsaw blade almost immediatly. there are diffrent speeds and feeds for evry type of toolsteel. And blade lubes misted when cutting it. What alloys are you making damascus from? Check your blade you may have removed teeth. if you need a new blade dont resume the same cut you will only kill it. flip the billet and try from the other side personally if i allready had trouble i would re anneal then try again or finish that cut with a hot cut on the anvil. Feed slow but steady on toolsteel tont push too hard the blade needs time to work Air cooling a tool steel billet is usually a normalizing not a full anealing. I would suggest bringing to just below critical and a through soak then slow cooling in vermiculite wich will take a billit that size about 12-20 hrs careful it might still be toasty the next morning . Susan
  7. I had a blacksmithing buddy more experienced than me get all excited how i managed a brown finish since he had trouble doing it any way other than the slow way. Cleaning weathering then finishing Slag, thankyou but it is miss. She or her lol
  8. The baking soda is the way you can also make a base solution by dissolving it in water then just soak the workpiece. If you let that light powdery rust take over for a week or so then proceed with a paste wax finish you will end up with a really nice brown finish think instant antique look
  9. When i was in 1st grade i learned metric and it was super easy i never forgot it but i was sad we failed to convert. It is not awkward at all when you specify lumber or distance in metric or even steel. Yes converting is difacult but if we did it in the 80’s it would have been easier. I have allways found it funny when an american says “ no i use miles and pounds i an a American” . Diddent we fight a rather brutal war against king George to have the right to our own country yet here we are the only nation on earth still using the british imperial system. hilarious
  10. Will check thanks for the tip frosty i think the motor is good i just need the 3phase to run it. I live in the boonies 2nd house from the end of the grid
  11. I diddent really have space but for the price i couldent pass it up
  12. I suppose it will come down to what i can afford as i am kinda broke. i realise a rotary will give better power but a vfd is cheaper. It will come down to what i can find in the next month or two untill then she is a xxxx of a nice paperweaight. But it gives me time to paint her and fix the few problems i have. du
  13. A machinist buddy of mine spotted a mill at auction and let me know so i could bid on it. I had very little money so i placed a 180$ max bid and walked away with a legun ft-1 knee mill 2hp i think? Quite rusty but serviceable. I only paid 115$ out the door moving the 2600lb beast was a trick but i got her home. Picture shows her partly torn down for cleaning the knee is a bit tight all the travels work spindle and quill are in great shape power feed works and so dose the dro with a bit of cleaning and a vsd to run the 3 phase i might get away with a 400$ mill du
  14. You could set it up as a regular anvil and use it for all your hot cut work so you dont hurt your chisels or good anvil