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No. It will squeeze together just fine and didn’t really need the powder. I just wanted a little shiney here and there.That'll look sweet! Probably be extremely difficult to get all the gaps filled though?
You can be very proud of such a tool, lovely jobJust finished this sheath for a customer to go with this knife he purchased. He wanted a custom antler addition and a wooden liner. I had never tried either. I actually like the wooden liner, and may add that in the future. W2 blade with hamon, and black locust scales, and scrimshawed antler.
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That's pretty hardcore. And here I've been grumbling about the cold in my garage.Looks good Casey, Tracy, Lucius...
I've been fighting weather and wanted to get somewhere in my heat treat... I built this little tent to harden my knives in. It'll keep the snow out of my oil and be a little warmer inside.
I'm experimenting with wood charcoal still. Using draft to create/control airflow and temperature, firebrick to isolate the heat, and have a thermocouple in there to measure temperature.
My son is home from college and he wanted to make some kitchen knives for himself and a couple for gifts. Since I have orders for others, we got started on them. Most are out of 15N20 with 2 sets out of AEB-L. These will all have a plungeless grind.
I picked up ( not literally) a new to me anvil a couple weeks ago. It's a 327 lb hornless that was imported from England. It has some pitting, but I'm in the process of cleaning it up. It has a 6" X 19" face and is a perfect fit in my smaller shop.
I went ahead and forged a couple out on it. A 39 layer twist damascus and one out of 1075 that I'm trying a hamon on.
I started a new billet of 1084 and 15N20 and may have been a little too ambitious with it. 15 layers of 2" X 4" is wearing me out, so I'm working on it a little at a time.