James, I hear ya. Just too many projects. This damascus was to go on a folder that never got finished due to a blade lock problem. I cant go forward until I figure out my problem. Inventing a new lock is not easy these days. I may just use it on a more conventional folder.Please finish soon I need to see it lol
Me to!!Except that I showed her a picture of Bruce :9: Hey Bewcie, great to see you inVery cool end result. Showed to my wife and she was amazed.
I always make a square bar before cutting the triangles out, You should try it and let me know, this is what they call a "learning curve"Thanks Bruce, l will give it a go after Blade, I am planning to do a large fixed blade do you think if I make the final billet before cutting the notches a rectangle instead of square will it mess up the pattern, l'm concerned the spacing of the scallops will be to far apart if I cut into a square billet.
The Tig welding is a great way to go and I would do that now, unfortunatly I didnt have a Tig welder at that time.Nice, but why MIG weld and not just dry wash with your TIG torch? If you have a gap your not sure will bridge cut filler metal from an extra strip of base metal and and just tap your puddle enough to bridge the surface tension. It'd keep your contamination to zero, nothing to grind etc. I'm a pipe welder and thinking like one, lol, so forgive me but I'm looking to retire and make knives. I'll be trying this for sure, thanks.