BRION TOMBERLIN
BRION TOMBERLIN
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Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Mar 20, 2024
Topics: 4 / Replies: 101
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RE: New Member Introduction

Welcome Jeff. I am glad we were able to get it sorted out. If you have any questions ask away. We are here to help. Brion

1 month ago
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RE: Question for Intro To Bladesmithing Course alumni

You have a couple of great instructors in Jim and Tim. I will agree with the above replies. Notebook, blister wrap, your painkiller of choice, aspirin...

2 months ago
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RE: First hamon, not sure what happened

The color looks good David. You could re do the clay and try again. I am guessing you normalized and thermal cycled after forging. You can just recoat...

2 months ago
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RE: Hello from Texas

Welcome Toby, good to have you in the ABS and here on the forum. I hope to see you at Texarkana in the future. Brion

2 months ago
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RE: First hamon, not sure what happened

Hello David. Well there is a hamon there. That is a good thing. !075 does not really need a soak, but it won't hurt. Usually when that happens it mean...

2 months ago
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RE: WIP Blade for my second atempt at the ABS journeymens test.

Kevin, just some thoughts. I can see the hardening line in the picture. It looks a bit high for the bend test. If your blade was to crack it would pro...

5 months ago
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RE: WIP Blade for my second atempt at the ABS journeymens test.

Is the weld bead back by the third pin hole? The blade looks good Kevin. Another question, did you draw the spine of the blade also along with the tan...

6 months ago
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RE: Benchtop mill or forge press?

Hello Steve. In my opinion go for the mill. It will definitely help with guard fit up and numerous other things, such as a super accurate drill press....

6 months ago
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RE: Vertical Kilns

Hello Wendell. Jen Ken makes vertical heat treating kilns that are pretty nice. Have one that is 31" interior depth. Works like a champ. I know a numb...

7 months ago
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RE: "Report" Icon

Hello Matt. There have been some issues with the forum lately that are being worked on. One thing you can try is to log out of the site and close your...

7 months ago
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RE: How far to grind a W2 7 inch chef knife before claying for hamone

I go to 120 grit for heat treat with a thickness of between 30-40 thousandths at the edge. As Karl said a thin blade like a chefs knife can get wonky ...

8 months ago
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RE: Test run

This picture gives you a better idea of what is going on Michael. Brion  20200701_145242-3.jpg

8 months ago
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RE: Test run

Thank you! The guard spacers have alignment pins Michael. They are 1/16' dowel pins. Two for the top set and two more at the pommel. The holes are dri...

8 months ago
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RE: Test run

Well good! It appears to have worked. Brion

8 months ago
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