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deker
03-07-2011, 11:14 AM
Hey folks, my name is Rob but everybody calls me Deker. I made my first knife about 5 years ago and my production has been low, but I keep at it when I can. Recently I've been making more damascus than knives, but I'm hoping to shift back the other direction for a bit soon.

Thanks for the new forum Dave, like I needed someplace else to spend my time that's not in the shop :)

-d

Jim
03-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Welcome Deker!

Dave Martell
03-07-2011, 01:24 PM
What's up Deker? Glad to see you here! :)

StephanFowler
03-07-2011, 02:16 PM
hey there Decker, hows it been going for ya

UnConundrum
03-07-2011, 03:07 PM
Hey Decker, you must be pretty close to Butch.

Dave Martell
03-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Hey Decker, you must be pretty close to Butch.


Probably too close Knuck-knuck :D

Delbert Ealy
03-07-2011, 04:05 PM
Hey Rob, good to see you here!

Pensacola Tiger
03-07-2011, 09:28 PM
Hi, Deker.

Can you post any pics of your knives and damascus? There's never enough of them!

Rick

ThEoRy
03-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Yeah, pics or it didn't happen.

deker
03-08-2011, 11:42 PM
Thanks for the welcome wagon guys! Butch is actually about 10 minutes from me, so I get to see a lot of stuff before you guys do :)

I haven't been making many knives recently, so I'll trot out some old pictures from the archives.

First was from my very first billet of Damascus.

http://gallery.slackdot.org/d/10397-1/DSC02851sm.jpg

Something a little different I did with some Gemsbok horn.

http://gallery.slackdot.org/d/13248-5/DSC04642sm.jpg

A bowie I did a while back

http://gallery.slackdot.org/d/29772-5/IMG_3280_001.JPG

I've got a website (http://www.patternwelding.info) where I discuss the way I go about making my damascus for anybody who wants to learn about the process. I'm a little behind in my adding info to the site, but I hope to get back on adding content soon.

See you guys around the forum! :)

-d

Dave Martell
03-08-2011, 11:48 PM
Deker, you know that I'm going to say that this Bowie kicks ass, right? :)

I like the others too but damn - that Bowie is eyecandy. I love your damascus.

deker
03-09-2011, 12:14 PM
Deker, you know that I'm going to say that this Bowie kicks ass, right? :)

I like the others too but damn - that Bowie is eyecandy. I love your damascus.

Thanks Dave! That was the bowie I mentioned that I traded for an anvil. ;)

It was a neat one to do. The steel was something like 13 layers but was twisted as a 1 1/2" bar which is a REAL PITA without power equipment for twisting. I did that billet at a demonstration a few years ago and it took 3 of us to get it twisted.

-d

Tinkerer
03-09-2011, 01:22 PM
NICE! All of my stuff is not yet worthy of pictures.