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1/4" at the base with a full length distal taper to just under 1/8" above the bevels at the tip.
The bar stock was .25" x 1.75" hot roll. The finished blade was a bit over 2" at the widest point by 18" long.
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I suggest that you buy some steel and supplies from http://newjerseysteelbaron.com/:)
I've handled and shot Garands and carbines, but a very long time ago, so I'm no expert. The unanimous consensus among people I trust is that it's a carbine.
This one was custom for a very large man, so the handle is about 4.75". For an average sized hand I'd go 4.25".
Contests entered - pending approval. Thanks!
I have made some forges, but not the one in the pics. It's an Ellis forge with a T-Rex burner. Thank you!
Not in this case. I'm very careful not to put copper in my forge at high temps (steel forging temps). It melts and gets in the forge lining, takes forever to burn out, and is very effective at preventing forge welding. At the first sign of green flames I would have stopped forging and cleaned the barrel.
Not in this case. I'm very careful not to put copper in my forge. At the first sign of green flames I would have stopped to clean it out.
No... I'm not seeing any that apply. Did I miss one?
Thanks! I have built a couple of forges, but the one in the pictures is an Ellis with a T-Rex burner.
Excellent! Contact me if you need any advice.
Yes, I'm glad he came to me with this!
I hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
I did make the sheath. I used Tru Oil on the handle - seemed appropriate since it's used to finish gunstocks. Thanks!
Disregard. It has resolved, seemingly on it's own.
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3 parts bronze powder to one part methylcellulose by volume. Carboxymethylcellulose will work. I used room temperature water - just enough to get a very thick clay - too thin and it's sticky and will sag.
3 parts bronze powder to one part methylcellulose by volume. Carboxymethylcellulose will work. I used room temperature water - just enough to get a very thick clay - too thin and it's sticky.
I buy all my blade steel at http://newjerseysteelbaron.com/The Baron ships fast and offers the best quality blade steel that money can buy.
Yeah, I know this is a pretty high level overview. I intend to do a separate Instructable for each stage as I do them on new projects. THANKS!
I intend to! Thanks!
I made the mold with two part silicone molding compound. The original is a refrigerator magnet I've owned for years.