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Here are a couple more by an old man working in his front yard... The smaller one has some pre-WWI Bakelite on the grip and a  12.45 Ct Star Sapphire in a wood grain pattern blade..  The larger one has some of that bowling ball material I scrounged a while back for the grip with a 27.8 ct Purple star Sapphire... Peppermint Twist pattern blade..all have bronze fittings..

Didn't come out too bad for an old man in the front yard..

FAB...

JPH

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39 minutes ago, JPH said:

Didn't come out too bad for an old man in the front yard..

Not too bad? I'd say those are sexy as xxxx. Very very very nice work! I want to be like you when I grow up.

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Yeah, not too bad Jim, but I bet you have a tree and aren't fessing up to it.  ;) I'd ditto Maxwell but I have no intentions of growing up. Now to wipe the drool off my keyboard. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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This is the kind of thing that grates on me. You make this awesome blade and tell us you knocked it out in your front yard. No big deal. Many of us would not be able to create that with all of the most sophisticated equipment available. That is sure enough purty. It is humbling for sure. Thank the Gods for the gift you have been given.  Awesome. 

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Ayup, Jim is living proof it's not the tools that work the magic, it's the person using them and the years of work developing and honing the skills.  I may joke with Jim but without hesitation admit I'm no match, never will be. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Yes I was going to say that JPH was probably one of the most sophisticated tools in Pattern Welded blades---How's that book coming along?

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Frosty:

I live in a jungle..of course I got trees,along with vines..snakes..lizards..peafowl, opossums, squirrels, turtles an d those cute little gopher tortoises and a few gators and armadillos 

Horse:  Well what you said is the way you see it.. I made them..that is true...but they were made in my front yard and I am well on the downhill side of 100 so... 

Brother Thos: Who you calling  a"tool"??  heh heh heh

 

pics of my front yard studio:

FAB

 

JPH

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Is that near the Old Same Place?  (too esoteric?  too dated?)

I bet you could make some mighty fine stew out there.  Remember that old song: (    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohUYZB0ZCM8    )

Blame it on a Friday before a long weekend---Monday is Constitution Day....in Mexico!

 

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Truly beautiful. I would have never thought of bowling ball as a handle. I am just starting out and will count my self truly blessed if I get to anywhere even a quarter that level of skil.

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Eventless: 

Don't fret..everyone starts out naked and ignorant...  Some decide to stay that way..others better themselves.. So just hang in there and keep chipping away at it..I have been doing this for a couple of years so..I do have a wee bit of a lead on ya but if I can do it as ham handed and as clumsy as I am... just about ANYONE can..

FAB..

JPH

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Well said JPH. Tho, I think Anyone would have to be dedicated to getting there. The information is out there to learn. Most people have a world of knowledge at their fingertips. If you dedicate yourself to applying that knowledge, who knows what you can accomplish. It would even probably cost less than a college degree. :rolleyes:

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Of course book larning + decades of experience doesn't hurt---Dr Hrisoulas; wasn't your Doctoral thesis "The Pattern Welded Techniques and Construction of Blades in Dark Age Europe" ?

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JPH,

I look forward to journey.

What part of our beautiful state do you call home. I'm out in the stix in dixie county. 

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Eventless:

I am three counties south of you in Pasco County.. in Spring Hill actually..Not all that far really...

Bro Thos.. YOU are correct sir....

JPH

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Yeah I saw the tool comment made me laugh. JPH I sure hope you did not take offense. I think you are truly gifted and I am sure you have put in you dues. You are also humble regarding your work. 

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Most important tool in the blacksmith's shop is usually found between the smith's ears. (Usually as ears sometimes are removed accidentally or on porpoise.)

 

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Well, I was thinking a man with a spreading chestnut or similar tree was never without a shop. Is the building packed solid yet? Mine was getting crowded before I got the roof closed in. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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3 hours ago, eutrophicated1 said:

Wow.  Look at all those grinding belts... 

Speaking of grinding belts, what's your typical order, Jim? I felt kind of extravagant ordering 3 ea. of 6 grits. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Eutro:

The benches are made of good old  pine 2x's and plywood and then sealed/stainedwith Thompsons..nothing fancy just solid benches..

Frosty....the belts.. I order these by the gross..come to think of it I am starting to run low so I got to get more..

 

On  different note...just putting this out there..is there any interest in a  how an old man does a pattern welded something from starting sheet high carbon steels and hardenable  stainless shim to a finished whatever it turns out to be...including the bovine ivory grip??  Let me know cause I need more stuff for my site.. The two fancy daggers above sold  yesterday

FAB-

JPH

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