Joshua C States
Joshua C States
Journeyman Bladesmith (5yr)
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Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Jan 23, 2023
Topics: 13 / Replies: -13
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RE: Another sheath in the works

This style of sheath was typical of the Gotland seax from the Vendel period through the Viking age. It has no stitching. It is held together with meta...

1 week ago
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RE: New Forum Software and User Account Fields Work

I am having issues with editing my profile settings.  Profile-settings.JPG

2 weeks ago
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RE: Best of 2022?

That is a nice JS set Jonatan. Varied blade and handle shapes. Nice choices of handle materials. Well done!

2 weeks ago
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RE: Best of 2022?

I am happy to carry on this tradition! I did not have an overly productive year in terms of quantity, but here is the last piece I finished. The patte...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Apprentice Pictures

Well, there is always breaking out the MIG welder and angle grinder.......

2 weeks ago
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RE: Emerald Santoku

Somehow I missed this one. Nice job on the Damascus pattern.

2 weeks ago
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RE: 5160 forge welding?

Make a bunch of cleavers!

2 weeks ago
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RE: Apprentice Pictures

Nice work! The spear looks very cool. The Damascus on that Ulu came out sweet too. Forgewelding 5160 to mild steel is a difficult forge weld at best...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Any tips for a contoured guard fit?

Back in the 20-teens we used to have a "Topic of the Month" and one or more of them (I forget) was about guard fit and shaping. This topic is still th...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Different method for making mokume gane

Stainless HT foil. Cooking foil is aluminum

3 weeks ago
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RE: Different method for making mokume gane

I always sanded the precut 2"X3" pieces to 220 grit. I recently took a class with Mokume expert Todd McDonah and he has a different method of cleaning...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Different method for making mokume gane

BTW-What method have you been doing?

3 weeks ago
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RE: Different method for making mokume gane

Somewhere on this forum I did a how-to on making mokume gane by almost the very same method you describe. Except, I do it in the forge and don't bothe...

3 weeks ago
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RE: 5160 forge welding?

5160 has a high chromium content that quickly forms a chrome oxide layer that likes to bugger the weld. It really doesn't like to weld to itself, but ...

2 months ago
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RE: Grinding Mistakes

Save a photo to you desktop compute or phone. Open a browsers and go to: Online Photo editor - Pixlr.com image edit. Choose Launch PixlrX Open th...

2 months ago