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mike miller

KNIFE MAKER
I was gifted some Westinghouse micarta. It has been in storage in Louisiana since 1950. Crates were marked Westinghouse. Inside each crate were two rolls 5 inch thick by 4 1/2 foot long. Weight 80 pounds each roll. Hard to cut and the weave is very tight. streak down one side but not on other.
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BossDog

KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner
Staff member
When you make a canister, the end caps should fit inside of your can and then weld. Otherwise they pop off too easy.

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Naturally it will be the hottest and most humid day of the year today so let's forge all day.
3 cans, 1 high layer billet doing a restack (center) and 2 new traditional billets.
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Randy Lucius

KNIFE MAKER
The best advice I can give is if you still do not know if you like it when you are done, box it up and send it to me...I will like it for you.
I would but it's already spoken for :). It was a request for Damascus and mammoth. Not sure I would have tried it on my own but that's what he wanted and that's what he shall get. :)
 

BossDog

KnifeDogs.com & USAknifemaker.com Owner
Staff member
nice.
you know not to peen those pins right?

Not sure how I feel about this one. Damascus and mammoth tooth. We'll see how it turns out I guess. Shaping the handle tonight. First time working with mammoth tooth.
 
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