Sweet -- looking forward to this one!
David (WildBoar's Kitchen)
Have you made a koontz spoon yet? I am interested in seeing what you stainless damascus looks like.
I am finally back on track, forging damascus tomorrow(actually later today)-all day. I am really going to try and rock these out and get them in the mail soon.
So I wote the above message near 12:30 am and I tried to go to bed right after that, closed my eyes and laid there for 15 mins, nothing happened. Got up for a half hour and tried again, did this until 2 am and finally gave up, went out to the shop to cut up stock for damascus.(I have to get the kids up for school at 6 am and I knew that by 2 I wasn't going to get up at 6 even if a bomb went off) Tripped and almost fell on my face in the detritus of the past 2 months of knifemaking, decided unilaterally it was time for a bit of shop cleanup, so I spent the last 4 hours cleaning. I made some serious progress too. I feel a bit tired now, but better than I usually do when I get up at 6. If I stay up I'll go cut up more stock. On a side note we do have a dusting of snow now, its about time.
Hopefully by working with spoons there's less chance of slicing off a finger if you make a sleep-deprived mistake!