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Thread: Forged in Fire Season 4

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    Forged in Fire Season 4

    New season starts this week.

    And on the 18th:

    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    Looks like History channel has "Forged in Fire" showing all day today (April 11) with S4E1 tonight at 8pm. Looking forward to the new season.

    Ken H>

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    Thanks!

    They're now showing commercials for my episode (next Tuesday, 8:00 CST), and it's interesting to see myself on the TV screen. The cuts are edited so quickly, that by the time I realize I'm looking at myself, I'm already off the screen.

    It should be an entertaining episode.
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    Cool stuff James.


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    James, I watched both hours last night, and will be looking for you next week.... Let's see, you're the "good looking" guy? {g}

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    I'm the guy in the green shirt and beard who should have gotten a haircut before going on international television.
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    I will be sure to watch my friend to see what the hell they make you try to make
    a knife out of this time. Good luck but sure you all ready now how it turns out lol ��

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    Good luck James! I love the show, but I have a question about quenching and tempering as they do it on the show. I do all my heat treating in an Evenheat and control all my temps to the n-th degree. How the heck do you get any reasonable temper with only a quench? Do you pull the blade out of the oil before it's completely cooled and let that be the temper? Or, do you adjust the temp/color of the steel before it goes into quench? Just curious, that part of the show always makes me wonder.

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    Anthony - Tempering gets mentioned every episode filmed, but it almost always gets cut by the editors so it doesn't actually make it onto TV. They have something like 250 hours of footage for each episode that get whittled down to 43 minutes, so there's a lot of cutting going on besides the testing.

    There are a couple of digital tempering ovens out of sight of the cameras, and the Mastersmith judge for the episode does the tempering for you prior to the segment where handles are attached. The show isn't trying to hide anything, it just isn't entertaining to show a tempering oven cycling.
    James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!

    Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - www.helmforge.com

    Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - www.helmgrind.com

    A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: The Wasteland Crow Project

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    Oh wow! I've been wondering about that since the start. It would be cool to see a behind the scenes look at the filming and whole process. I've heard a couple other former contestants talk a little about being on the show, but not a lot of detail. Looking forward to seeing your turn!

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