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  1. I've read that to bring out the pattern in Damascus, you need to etch it in acid. I know a fair deal about chemistry and acids, and I am weary about working with them (for obvious reasons) but I do want to do pattern welded knives, eventually. I have de-galvanized steel before using vinegar (weak acetic acid), it takes a while but vinegar is far more safe than more potent acids. I realize that zinc is pretty reactive, so even a weak acid can strip it, but is it possible to etch with vinegar? Would I perhaps have to concentrate it? Also, any general information regarding storage and disposal of
  2. This is a knife I finished back on 6/11/2010, 72 layers of 15N20 and 1084. All forge welding was done with a hand hammer. It is 3-1/2" long when closed.
  3. Hey Guys. I recently got a new forge and its a gas forge using LP gas and i really would like to do some forge welding or pattern welding. but whenever i heat my steal up and try and weld it all it does is compress it but not like it should be. it continues to have seems and wont just go into a single billet after several hours of doing this i still could never get it to go into a single billet. so i was thinking maybe I'm not heating it hot enough. I typically run at 16 PSI and let it warm up for 15-20 minutes until i put my steel in, what am i doing wrong that wont allow a forge weld? w
  4. I had the fortune to go home two weeks ago and do some smithing. Regrettably, I can't forge at all where I'm enrolled at UW-Stevens Point, so it was a wonderful experience. Having nothing else to do, I grabbed a strip of mild and an old file, then welded and just kind of had fun with it. After sanding with 400 grit paper and etching in Pepsi this is the end product. As you can see, it is a rather poor example of a two-bar twist billet, about 5 inches long, 3/4 inch wide, and 1/4 inch thick. Red means a crap weld/weld delamination. I've been welding long enough to notice poor welds wh
  5. After a long break sponsored by moving into a new house I was finally able to get back into the shop and do some pounding. I had several billets in various stages of completion so I decided to knock out a few of the partially completed bars along with putting together a new pattern. Here's a few shots of the recent bars. This one is a mosaic bar made of 15n20, 1080, and a few nickel welding rods. I call this one Blast pattern. This is yet another mosaic bar forged from 15n20 and o1 that I refer to as shockwave pattern Here's a little critter that I call earthquake pattern. It is a W patt
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