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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.
That looks great, good job on the collaboration. Hope your friend is doing better.
Thank you. Immediate tests for Brian are positive, but time needs to pass.
ive always planned to move towards more Damascus, but wanted to develop my skills. I will not lie that there were a few times (on both handle and the REALLY long flat grind) that i said “oh shit...”. But it turned out ok (those of you who have done a lot of Damascus can look at the pattern and see that it is not truly a flat grind. But for now I will take comfort that Brian would not see the difference, and I am really only off by a couple layers of laminate...). Still,I a happy I could do something like this for my friend of 25 years....
still ... I can not minimize my thanks to William. This would not have been possible without his help and skills.
That looks great, Cush! Very well done. Hope Brian has years to use it a lot.
And thank you for the shout out. Let me know when you're ready for another piece...
Picked up a Gorton pantograph dirt cheap, ($100) along with a Sheldon 56” lathe and unused HF 33686 Mill along with a lot of other tools/tooling a few weeks back. Mill still has shipping grease/paper on it. This was my first test cut in some scrap cocobolo/Japanese elm burl. So seriously thinking about trying slipjoint very soon. Anchor Template was made on a 3d printer, so cool mix of new and old.
B952CE21-B5B1-413F-BB0F-946599DF3509 by thommoss, on Flickr
Here’s a drop point hunter I finished up today. This one has a 15N20 carbon steel blade with jimping on spine, Purple Heart scales, copper pins, copper lanyard hole, and black micarta liners.
$100 for a fullsize pantograph?! WTF? I'd kill for that. I'm currently looking for one and plan to budget $1k for one!
New bbq knife. Hitachi ATS34 stainless, 14cm/5.5" edge, 25cm/10" OAL, stainless bolsters, stabilized radal burl, mosaic pin and sheath by Pancho Elizalde
Finished up some projects recently.
A razor is on my short list of things to make some day, It looks very nice.
Just keep sanding, just keep sanding...
Here’s a drop point hunter I’m finishing up. This one has a 15N20 carbon steel blade with jimping on the spine, navy blue G10 scales, white liners, and white G10 pins. This is my first successfully completed kydex sheath. The clip can serve as a belt loop or pocket clip.
Hollow ??????? I m waiting Rockstead to make new Don with full convex grind not like it is it now , half grind .....axe
Like it Mirror finish ? Good luck with sanding
Actually, ZDP-189 at 67.3hrc isn't that bad
You really have nerves, I have to admit How long it takes ? I try that on almost same size blade and same but flat grind bevel on M42 ...............nada , i give up when i get to 1000 grit and see some big scratches deep down probably from 400 grit
Took about 6 hours per side, but I had a REALLY clean 600 grit finish off the wheel to work with...I jumped right to 1500g and just powered through.
I have only 40 grit ceramic belts....................so i start from there
What do you think about Don ? It is only knife i really like and I'm willing to pay for it but that THICK convex is killing me
Only knife i really like ..............