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  1. hello, I posted a while back and finally got my forge design up and going. I was wondering if anyone new a good place to look for steel to use for Pattern welding? (Other than a steel supply place) basically looking for cheap/scrap I can use to get a start into it. Thanks!
  2. Finally finished #2. I welded the billet a couple years ago, and in between other projects and knee surgery recovery, I shaped it by a combination of belt grinder (not real keen on that yet. Still practicing on scrap), draw filing and finally hand sanding to 600 grit before acid etch (muratic warmed in a tray of hot water). Several firsts in this second knife include home made mosaic pins, the patterning methods as well the handle material of which I made several years ago and kept it floating around the shop until it found the proper project. Eventually I will make a sheath from Kydex (an
  3. I am making my 33 ton log splitter double as a press for doing pattern welding only. Using the railroad rails shown below. I have them each cut into 6" pieces. My question for more experienced is should I alter the working surface of the dies or leave as they are....I will only use for making billets. I wasn't sure if I should grind them to be flatter or leave with the slight rounding on one side as can be seen.
  4. Here is another billet from my forge (Union Forge). This one has three layers of 15N20 sandwiched between 4 layers of 66 layer Damascus (had 1084, 1095 and 15N20 in it) from another project. Total layer count is 267. Ground a ladder and cross pattern into it. I couldn't wait to see what it looked like so I ground to 220 grit, cleaned it up and dropped into ferric chloride etchant. Happy with results so far. Will now start the knife part next.
  5. Here is a pendant that I made from a small piece of leftover billet - It is a 66 layer billet made from 1095, 1084 and 15n20.
  6. I wanted to try my hand at pattern welding. Had read several places that recommended starting with bandsaw blades and pallet strapping. I just recently stumbled on a small supply of each and went for it. I put together a stack, alternating 15 pieces of sawblade and 14 pieces of strapping. I used 20 Mule Team Borax... probably more generously than necessary lol. But I did manage to forge weld it into a -cough- billet. I then put a gentle twist along it. Flattened it to about 1/4" by about 1/2" Curious s to how it had turned out, I ground a section basically smooth so I could try to see what so
  7. LastRonin

    PreEtch

    this is the "billet" ground basically smooth.
  8. I left the piece in a gallon freezer bag with just enough solution to cover it for about fifteen minutes at room temperature.
  9. This is my preliminary polish and etch on my first attempt at pattern welding. It was 29 layers. Alternating bandsaw blade(15layers) and pallet strap(14 layers).
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