Recent content by Dan Pierson

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    Anyone made a Clay Spencer Tire Hammer?

    New England School of Metalwork in Auburn, ME had a class/build session a couple of years ago. I know of couple of people who went. One still has his hammer and is happy with it (he's primarily a sword maker), the other sold or traded it off but he's a wheeler dealer and always doing that...
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    Let's see your anvil stand!

    Kind of like Casey Browns but offset the 2x12s 2" to provide a built in tool rack:
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    Adhesives for holding "Glass" to platen

    I was just watching a video on adding glass to a NorthRidge platen since I hadn't done it in several years for my old KMG and it appears that they recommend gasket bonding RTV. Hmm... They also nicely drill and tap a couple of holes for a little shelf on the bottom of their standard platen...
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    Well, the Virus has finally landed in Great Falls, MT

    Good for Cindy! Way to go! Donna's been doing all of our shopping -- I don't have the problems you do but I'm 70 with asthma and it's certainly spreading in MA. Hope you stay safe until this passes.
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    Historic Wagon Bowie

    Looks great and the history is impressive. Good job!
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    Peter Johnsson's exhibit

    Dedication to the Goddess
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    Collaboration with Matt Gregory

    Great pair and concept. I really like your contoured seppa and guard.
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    My latest sword project

    Beautiful sword and very informative writing Kevin. Wish I could feel how it handles.
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    forge for sword making

    You might want to look at what Kevin, The Professor has done for his vertical heat treat forge. Basically it's a piece of cast iron sewer pipe.
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    15N20 rusting

    Just discolored but not rusted? That's expected. You can't reasonably avoid it on most non-stainless steels but it's not harmful. You're on the right track that a forced patina will make it less noticeable because what you're seeing the start of a natural patina. I've used both ferric...
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    In Fond Memory of Chuck Burrows

    He'll be missed. One of the sages. Always generous with his advice and experience.
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    John Horrigan MS ~ Damascus Keyhole

    Beautiful knife and excellent photography. The way you've captured the 3d look of the damascus is extraordinary.
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