Recent content by scott mack

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    Matched set

    Hi Bruce, While I was at Blade I was lucky enough to see the matched set of cut and shoots that you made I have to say I was totally blown away! I've seen your work on line and in magazines but in person they just become alive. WOW !WOW! WOW!
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    Basket Weave Damascus in a Canister

    Thanks Bruce, l will give it a go after Blade, I am planning to do a large fixed blade do you think if I make the final billet before cutting the notches a rectangle instead of square will it mess up the pattern, l'm concerned the spacing of the scallops will be to far apart if I cut into a...
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    Basket Weave Damascus in a Canister

    Hey Bruce do you mind if I give this technique a try?
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    Matchlock Axe/Pistol

    No doubt about it, a winner for sure
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    Matchlock Axe/Pistol

    Hey Bruce did this one get finished.
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    Let's see your forging presses.

    There 1 1/4 " grade 8
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    Let's see your forging presses.

    This is my press, 5hp / 230 volt, 2 stage pump, 5" ram. the top half unbolts so it's easy to move. The cylinder you are standing on looks like it has no way to connect the rod to your press.
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    ats34

    I have a kitchen knife I am working on .09 thick ats34, it picked up a twist during heat treatment. Foil raped, oil quenched. Can I just re do the heat treatment like I would with carbon steel ? Or are there other steps involved with this steel. Will this steel harden using the aluminum...
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    Sodium Bisulfite formula??

    I use about 1 1/2 cup to a gal. of water. it works faster if you heat it up, about a one hour soak, longer if there is flux.
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    dyed stage prep.

    Thanks Bruce, I will give it a go. Scott
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    dyed stage prep.

    Hi Bruce, how do you clean and prep your dyed stag before you use it, i bought some from Culpepper at the Blade show and forgot to ask them. It is very messy, dye residue gets all over, any problems with glue up. Thanks! Scott
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    Getting back into the shop...some new mosaic

    Looks good Ed, are you working this on the press or on the power hammer ? Scott
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    black & blue fighter

    Thanks guys. Scott
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    black & blue fighter

    Hi all, finished this one up last week. 8 3/4" W2, 1018 color case hardened guard & spacer, blue anodized titanium spacers and black wood, 14" loa. Scott
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    Matchlock Axe/Pistol

    Bruce, Just wanted to thank you for this and all of the other WIP'S they have helped advance my skills so much, It's like having a tutor on call. Have you shot it for real yet? Scott
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