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    Dos Ulus

    I made and ulu for FB group competition and had to start over due to a crack in the blade. So I made a stock removal as a back while forging one. Here are the finished products. Both have Goncalo Alves for the wood one had brass corby bolts the other copper pins. One is 5160 the other is a...
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    Son made his first knife

    My son had asked about me making a knife and how much it would cost. I told him to come out and make it and it wouldn't cost him anything but some time. He chose to do stock removal for for times sake. Hopefully I can get him to come out and try forging one sometime. It's sk5 steel, bloodwood...
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    ULU for my brother

    Gentlemen, I tried the vaseline trick using bag balm as it's what we had on hand it worked great thanks for the tip.
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    I did have some trouble with some fishmouthing especially on the tang. The only hammer i have is a cross peen my anvil is not in the best shape it has a depression in the center and the edges are not sharp and have some small chips etc. I have since forge out another knife and did a much better...
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    No it's not grinder free I just mean forged it to the basic shape. My skills aren't good enough to do anything grinder free.
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    Thanks Doug!
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    Thank you for the video links
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    Thank you SM I do have a drill press but still had some issues with alignment of my pins. As for all the other advice thank you i really appreciate it. I do plan on getting a file guide in the near future and i do have a belt grinder it's not a great one it's homemade by somebody else it has...
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    Just anything you see i could maybe do better next time.
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    ULU for my brother

    My twin brother lives in Alaska and asked for an ulu with a handle. Here it is, it's stock removal as I don't feel i can forge this complex of a shape yet. Saw blade steel with Carribean Rosewood and Wenge wood, and blue g10 liner and copper pins and a messed up touch mark. Any advice on...
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    No feedback no critiques? If you have any it is welcomed.
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    2nd hand forged knife in the books

    Finally finished my 2nd forged knife. Used 1080 for the blade iron wood scales g10 liner and pins and copper lanyard hole. I did some things better than the last one but still a lot of room for improvement but overall I'm pretty happy with the end result. This is the first time I've done a liner...
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    1st hand forged knife

    Thank you for the feedback I really appreciate it.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Finished forging starting shaping and grinding I have lots of grinding to do it's way to thick atm.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Thank you for the advice sir. I have a wire brush or two just didn't use it often enough obviously. I also did what you suggested on tid bit #2 but still had the issue of mushrooming. I cut the point in the last bit because I was starting to get the fish mouth you mentioned.
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