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  1. So they work pretty good huh? I might have to try that.
  2. Wow. Very nice. I used to be looking into that a lot. I LOVE the work you have done. Do you use four or two cycle engines?
  3. 1776

    Buying Damascus

    Heck no. Just getting ideas.
  4. 1776

    Buying Damascus

    Well, thats the bite now isn't it. Got a little bit of a pinch on cash right now. Dang it. Kinda been on a shoe string for a bit. But hey, thats the way it goes some times. If I wasn't in this position, I'de take your advice. But the world is a cold hard place sometimes. No Damascus for me...
  5. Yeah... sorry about that. I'll remember next time.
  6. Wow. Those are some really sweet blades!
  7. Lol. I'm kinda bad at that, but I'll try!
  8. Thanks, I'll be giving this a try.
  9. Hmmmm. I guess it can't hurt. I'll give it a try. Thanks
  10. So, what type of brazing? Keep in mind, this is going to be hanging on the wall, and used.
  11. Thanks guys, I guess I'll stick with my rail road track anvil until I run across a good anvil. Haha
  12. So, I've got a old antique candle holder that broke. It is cast iron, from what I can tell. I've been looking around trying to figure out how to repair cast iron. It seems there are two options for me; #1 Castaloy. #2 Welding. Of the two, Castaloy seems the easiest. I've never welded, but we do have a welding shop in town. And with my forge (being able to heat the cast iron up to 1500+) , I'm pretty sure I could get it welded. Of the two, which one seems to be the strongest, and most reliable method. Also, which method have you done? I'm really nerves about this one, It is an antiques, from my family. So a family heirloom. And I don't want to mess it up even more. Thanks guys! 1776
  13. Hey, I found a harbor freight 55 lbs. anvil , new at the store, for $55. Made by Central Forge. Is it worth buying?
  14. Aye. It is also important in the leather working world. What type of smoke pole do you have?
  15. Very nice, been thinking about making a folder myself. For a beginner, what lock would be the easiest? I think a friction lock would be easiest.... but would like to make an actual "lock".
  16. Very nice, I've got to post pictures of the two I'm working on now. I'm bad at that. I really like those. I really like the blade shapes and the brass bolsters. Nicely done!
  17. Awesome, I was wondering if a Damascus hawk could be done! And you seem to have done a wonderful job! Well done!
  18. Got it. I did temper right after I quenched my blade, two times actually. I think I've got the idea now. Stormcrow gave me some pointers. He is awesome. Thanks a ton guys, I'm going to put my blade in the oven for one last temper. Than I'll wrap the handle, and than sharpen it. I'll make a thread for it, and post pictures when I'm done. Once again, thanks a tons guys. I couldn't do what I'm doing with out you guys on iforgeiron!
  19. I had heard something about dunking it in water... but couldn't remember where I saw it. Then Stormcrow told me to do it. So I did it. Made more sense anyways. Yeah, I'll get in touch with him.
  20. Thats kinda what I was thinking... but I really don't want to mess this one up. First blade, and I want it to turn out the best it can.
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