One of the things I have dedicated time to is the process of getting my ABS Journeyman Smith rating. Part of the process for that entails putting a forged blade through a series of performance tests in front of a ABS Master smith. Naturally getting ready for such an event involves practice; so forge a knife test it, repeat until it all works. I’ve had a couple failures one made it almost all the way through the tests but broke at right near 90 degrees in the bend test. Here is a video of my latest practice blade with captions that explains what is required.
Instagram Feed:Working on polishing. That screw is 2.75 mm in diameter. Photo taken through a 7x loupe.Life for me us about making things, and sometimes the little things are the most enjoyable. (the threaded portion is just under 1mm in diameter and 2.75 mm long)A week and a half post surgery and I'm starting to get back in the shop by working on little projects. This is a chuck for holding cratex sticks for doing perlage.