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    First forging tools

    nicely done. its supper rewarding to make your own tools!
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    members kitchen knife gallery

    And a couple more in progress Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    members kitchen knife gallery

    A little Damascus 7" gyuto I recently finished Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    new here

    i also just use masking tape to align them when the jig wont fit. ie bowies
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    Heat treating with a gas forge

    Thanks thats what i thought. ill keep two quench tanks for now...
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    Heat treating with a gas forge

    WOW WOW WOW, 52100 in Parks50?!? i thought that was a medium quench steel and needed 10 second oil, iirc i was told never to quench 52100 5610 O1 in parks because it will will be too fast and over stress the steel resulting in a ton of cracks. please correct me if im wrong. because i dont want...
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    Stainless steel Damascus: elemental migration as measured on scanning electron micros

    Yes all forged for long time and the tests actually showed very little carbon migration Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    new here

    I welded up a little jig to keep the stamps aligned, I use an arbor press to mark them in the blade then I re-stamp them individually to get the desired depth. Be careful to keep them in the original mark or ull double stamp and it looks funny. Its a little tricky to get it right Sent from...
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    new here

    Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Stainless steel Damascus: elemental migration as measured on scanning electron micros

    Hi Ken, The white spot are microscopic dust! Measuring about a couple microns. The first few pics show us the crystalline structure and the weld zone. The chart shows us that it's bonded on the atomic level, we are looking at a span of 200 microns (the numbers on the bottom) and we see a smooth...
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    Stainless steel Damascus: elemental migration as measured on scanning electron micros

    So here's the story, my friend William Brigham, makes this awesome stainless steel Damascus out of aeb-l and 304 stainless steel. I'm a machine shop manager and instructor for university of California Irvine engineering school as such I have access to a some really cool research equipment, and I...
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    Got any ideas?

    i got a knife on my left index finger and an anvil on my left middle finger too. i like the anvil better than the knife tho...
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    Damascus - Etch Help

    Im a fan of multiple etches, i etch in diluted ferric 4:1 (4 parts distilled h20) dip for 5 min only, then clean all the black oxides off and dip again. do this about 10 times it is far more effective than a single long dip. be sure to clean the blade between etches. you will get a nice even...
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