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Thread: Forged cleaver WIP, or How to abuse yourself for fun...

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    Forged cleaver WIP, or How to abuse yourself for fun...

    I decided to bring a large bar of W2 to Randy's hammer in to squish and make stuff from. I was chatting it up with Al, ChefLarge, and was playing with his cleavers...I got a wild hair up my ass...I decided i was going to forge a cleaver!!! Now...to give a heads up, forging a cleaver is a metric butt ton of work! I think seriously, there was 3-4 hours of forging involved.
    W2 bar at 2.125" diameter, 11" long.

    Skipping a lot of squishing



    Now for the hand forging...


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    Ok, so i have it roughly forged to shape, i cleaned up the profile a bit. Form this point, it was straightened and Randy Jr. was kind enough to surface grind it for me!
    This is the other half of the boat paddle we forged lol


    And the cleaver before clay coating for a very crazy hamon...



    Still undecided on how i am going to do the handle...Will be looking at that all day.

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    Mmmm hamon on a Cleaver, never seen that will be quite special. At some point during grinding it you will think, "no more cleavers"

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    Looking good. Hope it turns out how you intend or better.
    It only hurts til the pain goes away........

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    I am still undecided about what to do with the handle. i am thinking a stubby wa, maybe with some mokume spacers or something. i see a lot if cleaver handles are round, turned on a lathe...not sure if thats what i am going to do or not, but...i assure you it will be cool

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    This should be painfully fun to watch. I think you should do an oval handle, with indents on the sides (sloped towards the spine, on the ferrule).
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    Ohhhhhhhhh, can't wait to see more pics...I think I can speak for all when I say that we were very happy when you got a wild hair up your ass.

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    Much better than when he gets a wild hare up his ass....
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    I'm posting here to give myself an expedient method of constantly checking this thread, as its fecking awesome. Cleaver hamon. Take that awesome.
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    I can't wait to see how this comes out!
    "Those who say it can't be done are always pasted by those doing it"

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