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Love the Damascus! Sorry about that thumb, bet that got your attention.Here is a folder sized billet sliced off the bigger billet which turned out not that big but the goal was folder sized.
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The patter on the end needs to flip to the side.
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The billet is cut into even sized chunks.
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Stacked and welded. I TIG welded these together so I would have minimal weld metal in the billet.
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Here is where I nearly ground my thumb off with a fresh 36 grit belt and all my ample weight applied to it. Sorry I didn't get any bloody pictures.
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I do believe that is my new favorite you’ve made!My nephew is a fox hunter and every year they put on a charity hunt for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Last year they raised over $63,000. I was asked to donate a knife to auction so I’m working on this. Alabama Damascus with Ram’s horn. Got the scales epoxied tonight. I’ll start shaping the handle tomorrow.
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Good deal. It may require more than one eight minute dip but you're on the right track.Thank you Sir I'm gonna give it a try on my Caribou handled one Im working on now. I'll just hit it with the 800 again and Ferric dip it again for the 8 minutes then finish like you said.
I’m about a year in on this my first batch and so far no problems. Thanks for the comment billy0. Appreciate it!Just to follow up on Randy's etching process. I've read that the coffee will mold or otherwise go bad after a while, but I've been using the same batch for the past 4 years store it in an old milk jug on the bench in the shop and no mold yet, it just seems to be getting darker the more I use it. And I've heard, the cheaper the coffee the better.