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  • scott.livesey
    scott.livesey replied to the thread Chef knives project..
    for first time, go with 1/16" O1 or 8670, grind about 3 degrees per side till edge is 0.03(1/32"), HT, temper to Rc62 or so, grind 6 or...
  • drinkwine.michael
    I like to start out with about 3/8". You can always take some off but you can't add it on. Doug
  • Daniel Macina
    Seems to be an order of operations. First do this then this then that! Amazing to watch someone that knows what they are doing, take a...
  • Gliden07
    Gliden07 replied to the thread Blacksmith Class.
    Seems to be an order of operations. First do this then this then that! Amazing to watch someone that knows what they are doing, take a...
  • C Craft
    Cool! Where is the view of the back of the knife, or half open. I always like to see how different makers handle the hold-down!!
  • Casey Brown
    Something I neglected to mention...... When you stick or MIG weld a billet... make SURE that after you forge weld all the layer...
  • Casey Brown
    Metals with nickel (15N20) are called "red hard" by some, meaning that they don't move as easily as plain tool steel. As you forge, the...
  • Casey Brown
    Casey Brown replied to the thread Damascus surface prep.
    Good to know on both points. I'm looking forward to trying this out. I usually go into each new technique expecting to fail the first...
  • Critter
    On Friday, June 23rd, a three judge panel of The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of New York City...
  • R
    Ray replied to the thread Damascus surface prep.
    Metals with nickel (15N20) are called "red hard" by some, meaning that they don't move as easily as plain tool steel. As you forge, the...
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  • K
    KenH replied to the thread Chef knives project..
    What is the diameter of the wheel planned to use for hollow grind? As thin as most chef knives are, regardless of wheel diameter you're...
  • EdCaffreyMS
    EdCaffreyMS replied to the thread Damascus surface prep.
    Something I neglected to mention...... When you stick or MIG weld a billet... make SURE that after you forge weld all the layer...
  • Daniel Macina
    Daniel Macina replied to the thread Blacksmith Class.
    First day of class! That looks great! I've tried a couple times and still can't make anything that even resembles what I'm making. Lol.
  • opaul
    opaul liked Gliden07's post in the thread Blacksmith Class.
    Went to first day of Blacksmith class we learned how to do tapers to make hooks and I learned how to make a leaf so I combined the 2 and...
  • Von Gruff
    Von Gruff replied to the thread Blacksmith Class.
    swinging a hammer is a practice that takes some learning to get the best for the least effort.
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