Recent Work

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:06 pm

Differentially hardened W2 blades after etching and prior to polishing.

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Marking buffalo horn for spacers and endcaps prior to cutting. These pieces will be part of the handles for the knives above.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by RonAZ » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:51 pm

I like the hamon you did on the knives.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Kalaeb » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:10 pm

Great looking profiles.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:05 pm

Thanks guys. These are part of a matched set that I hope to have available in the next 10 days or so.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Kalaeb » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:00 pm

Are you using sand paper or powder to polish?

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:20 pm

Kalaeb wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Are you using sand paper or powder to polish?
I generally do multiple etches and use sand paper upping the grit level with each etch.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by pd7077 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:23 pm

Carter wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Kalaeb wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Are you using sand paper or powder to polish?
I generally do multiple etches and use sand paper upping the grit level with each etch.
What grit do you typically end with?
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:31 pm

Took these blades to 1200....kind of depends on the blade...I have had some good results at 600 and have taken others to 2500. Sanding the etched blades is different than a non-etched blade. As I said, I took these to 1200, but it is not as shiny as a non-etched 1200 finish, but I am not really going for a super shiny finish, it is more about the grit level working with the hard and non-hardened steel and the hamon. Also, I left a few machining marks on these blades, nothing big, but just some handmade character.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by pd7077 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:09 am

Thanks Carter. I’m gonna have to start playing around with that sometime. I’ve only etched after a high grit polish, so trying it out at a lower grit will be interesting & educational.
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:41 am

pd7077 wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:09 am
Thanks Carter. I’m gonna have to start playing around with that sometime. I’ve only etched after a high grit polish, so trying it out at a lower grit will be interesting & educational.
I think you get a deeper etch and more defined hamon, with multiple etches and a progression of grits.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:29 am

Here are the blades after multiple etches and a light 1200 grit polish.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by nakneker » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:59 pm

Carter wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:29 am
Here are the blades after multiple etches and a light 1200 grit polish.

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Looking very nice Carter!
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:13 pm

nakneker wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Looking very nice Carter!
Just practicing for yours.....

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Re: Recent Work

Post by nakneker » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:20 am

Carter wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:13 pm
nakneker wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Looking very nice Carter!
Just practicing for yours.....
I like the sounds of that, I’m getting excited to see you do your thing Carter. I’m also thinking I need a wa version of one of your knives!!
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:18 am

nakneker wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:20 am
I’m also thinking I need a wa version of one of your knives!!
We have a plan for that.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:37 pm

I am working on a pair of Mammoth Ivory handled Yukawa knives. Here I am routing the inside of one of the handle scales to accept the tang of the knife. The discontinued Dremel Trio is a perfect little machine for this job with a carbide end mill bit.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:27 pm

New cryogenic technique.....

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Re: Recent Work

Post by pd7077 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:46 pm

Carter wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:27 pm
New cryogenic technique.....

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Please tell me that one of those is mine...that is pure awesomeness!!! 😂
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:17 pm

pd7077 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Please tell me that one of those is mine...that is pure awesomeness!!! 😂
Yours and Sean's.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by nakneker » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:31 pm

Carter wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:17 pm
pd7077 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Please tell me that one of those is mine...that is pure awesomeness!!! 😂
Yours and Sean's.
Woo Hoo!!
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