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  1. opaul

    Time between quench and tempering.

    Following. I personally don’t think a hour or so should make a concerning difference.
  2. opaul

    What's going on in your shop?

    I didn’t do any WIP. But I did post finished pics. I’ll remember to do a WIP next time.
  3. opaul

    Two Unfinished - better pics

    " I want my knives to look like a collaboration between: Ralph Lauren, Rolex, Ray Bands, Jimmy Buffet, and so on." That will be my next goal :) !
  4. opaul

    Little hamon line blade - Finished Pics added

    Thanks John, glad you think the stacked leather looks pretty good and the blade shape. I hadn't noticed the marks, I'll have to check those out today. As far as the marks on the handle end of the ricasso I'm not sure. it's definately not decarb since I sanded that area to 400 grit and it came...
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    Little hamon line blade - Finished Pics added

    Thanks Kevin. Mostly when I design a blade I start off with a general length and then just sketch it out. I'm not sure I follow any particular design. But I'm sure browsing hundreds of finished blades has a cause and effect on how I preceive the blade should look. I do like the rounded spine...
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    Two Unfinished - better pics

    You have talent!
  7. opaul

    Two Unfinished - better pics

    Good looking knives Kevin. Wish I could afford a teacher ;)
  8. opaul

    San Mai

    You can check the Dion Damascus web site. He may or may not have something you might be interested in.
  9. opaul

    Little hamon line blade - Finished Pics added

    Thanks. The steel is W2.
  10. opaul

    Little hamon line blade - Finished Pics added

    This is the blade that is going to have a stacked leather handle.
  11. opaul

    What can a Redneck do...

    Well done sir. When I saw that I thought of the ‘transformers’ for some reason
  12. opaul

    What's going on in your shop?

    Just soaked some leather washers and put them on a threaded rod. I’ll use fender washers and nuts to tighten and to compress them while they are drying. I’m ready to make another leather handled knife.
  13. opaul

    6150 testing

    I’m thinking I might give this steel a shot.
  14. opaul

    Pattern/template

    Probably non-locking to begin with but depends on level of complexity.?
  15. opaul

    Pattern/template

    I may try a folder shortly. Any of you guys have a template or recommend a place where I can get plans to try this phase of knife building? Thanks!
  16. opaul

    First sale

    Congrat’s. Hopefully it will be the first of many.
  17. opaul

    How I blast tangs before glue up

    Do you use a small volume blaster. I would be interested to see a photo of the set up.
  18. opaul

    Welding Table

    All you guys do is brag about your new stuff and make me spend money.
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