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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:05 am    Post subject: Sore arms Reply with quote

Been hammering this since morning.
Gah.. I think I am catching up with all you old guys.

1095 + 15N20 at 48 layers hand hammered.
Woodlore pattern.

Thanks for looking.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:09 am    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

What did you use for the etch?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

Ferric Chloride (FeCl3).

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

That is one sweet blade Gelan. I take it that it started life as a length of steel cable?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

This could end up as a "Master Piece" by Gelandangan. And DON"T blame your sore arm on being old niether.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

Came up well Darwin.
What do you have planned for the handle?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

Vince, the steel starts as 6 strips each of 1095 and 15N20 steel, I forge weld them and fold weld them 4 folds to make 48 layers.
I could have go another fold but my arms are really tired by then (who needs to go to the gym), so I gave up and shape it to the way it is now.

Bushy, the masterpiece is yet to come .. It will be my last work right before I die..... one day..... in a far future... hopefully...

Pete, the client want them (this blade and the other few I made last week) to be scaled with Australian hardwood or hard burl.. so I am getting a few pieces for him to look at today.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

I'm sure with your knowledge and abilities mate you are more than capable of building yourself a small mechanical hammer. They only thing you would have to worry about is the neighbours and the noise.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

Yeah but the whining and groaning from his current set up is quite loud, a power hammer would possibly be quieter.......

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

dhc4ever wrote:
Yeah but the whining and groaning from his current set up is quite loud, a power hammer would possibly be quieter.......

Laughing Yeah might..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:51 am    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

very nice. Im sure it will be a good cutting blade too.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

Looks really good my son.

Please don't forget to show us the finished product.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Sore arms Reply with quote

Lol thanks guys.

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