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I may not have entirely given up on limited production knives....as evidenced by my new chandelier.....View attachment 62000
I need to space it down a bit but this will be for cooling air-hardening steels. The fan is an automotive radiator fan. I'll post a pic when it is further along...
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Here's the air set-up. It does not blow on the blades but move a column of air up the middle.I might make an inverted cone to blow on the blades themselves. The fan is 3000 cfm and moves a bunch of air. because it is hitting the hub/spokes the air does turn the rim...not sure if that is a plus or minus yet.
 

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Good eye! It is.

There's also Koa, Macadamia, Ironwood, and Maple Burl.
Each wood choice there is amazing! I have a love for claro and curly maple so I gravitate towards those. I have some huge stock blanks out of old Claro...still not a good enough maker to cut into them...lol. Someday..
 

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"The Montana Bladesmith"
For the Macadamia and Koa, they will get 10-15 coats of Tru-Oil. The ironwood to 1200 grit, then a light buff, and waxed. The lone maple burl is stabilized, so it's easy.....take it to 600-800, buff with pink no-scratch, and a coat of wax.
I'm only at the third coat of Tru-oil, so there'e at least a couple more days to get them where I wanna be.
 

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Halfway from each side?(through each piece from outside direction) Else how do you get the "lock"?
 
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I've been working on handle designs (for probably too long). This one I like...it's dainty where you need to choke up for fine work and still meaty enough at the end to feel more substantial than a small pen knife. It has a subtle concave from end to end which I think looks nice but not too thrilled on how much "fun" grinding in the mosaics are...
Blade is unhardened/unsharp...needed to see handle on metal...lol.
Once again sorry for photo quality...
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Some color options...DSC01359.JPG
Oh yeah...that failed etching attempt was the second try with a battery charger...the other side is even worse...lol.
 
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