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New Member Here, Hello.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Walega_81, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Walega_81

    Walega_81 New Member

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    Hello from Athabasca, Ab. Fairly new to the hobby, I've made around five or six knives over the last ten years. Four of those were under the teachings of Neil Ashworth in Beaverlodge, Ab. Highly recommend you go see him if you want to build a knife, razor, damascus, or a folder. especially if you are not set up to do so yourself. Nothing but good things to say about the man, and a very patient teacher.
    Once i figure out how to post pictures I will post my past works and the exciting project i am currently working on.
    I just recently purchased a KMG 2 x 72 belt grinder and i am in my glory throwing sparks.
    I am happy to find this forum, a wealth of knowledge and looking forward to learning all I can, and a place to share.

    JW
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hey JW,

    Welcome to the forum! Lots of Albertans around here.

    To post pictures you have to upload them somewhere on the web first say Imgur or Google Drive, then link to them from here and they show up.

    Dan
     
  3. Walega_81

    Walega_81 New Member

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    I am trying out Dropshots for photo sharing. Just wondering how other people like it. Is there any other photo sharing (free) sites that in your mind you think is better?

    My first knife i ever made....

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    A friend of mine that i met in trades school (Millwright), invited me out to his place to play around with his forge. We used railroad track steel, planer blade and chipper knives i think. I call it Mutt Random Damascus. welded it in a stack and used an air actuated bottle jack homemade press and it worked. I made my own denim micarta, if thats what you call it. Soaked the denim in marine grade fiberglass resin and pressed it. I used a couple hidden pins with epoxy. I wouldn't grade the form and function too high but I was hooked, it was fun and i learned something.
     
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  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Welcome JW!
     

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