John Keating
John Keating
Apprentice Bladesmith
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Joined: May 13, 2022
Last seen: Jan 25, 2023
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RE: Keeping core steel straight

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6 months ago
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RE: Keeping core steel straight

A little update. I’ve got the bevels and flats pretty close to where I want them. The core is at the edge but my outermost jacket may or may not ...

6 months ago
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RE: Forging Bevels

I fought this issue as well. I clamp the ricasso in the vice with the plunge roughly in the middle of the jaws spine down and parallel with the jaws....

7 months ago
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RE: Grain size heat treat question

Not the same steel but a shot of grain on a heat treated coupon of aeb-l. The broken sections are the same piece of steel, I cut a 15 dps edge for te...

7 months ago
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RE: Apprentice Pictures

A few things from the last 6 months. Edit: I think I got the link worked out.

7 months ago
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RE: Keeping core steel straight

I can see your point. I told myself I’d not do this size of billet again by hand. The amount of heats it has taken is concerning all on its own. ...

7 months ago
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RE: Keeping core steel straight

Solely by hand. It does have me looking pretty hard at presses though.

7 months ago
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RE: First time using 80crv2 - 10 inch kitchen knife

For stabilizing I put under vacuum for at least 24hrs then let sit for at least double that time to soak. Soft woods seem to need longer soaking time...

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9 months ago
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