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    Quick side note. I was told by Adam DesRosiers that one of the reasons Japanese sword smiths would fold and forge over and over and over is that if there are any air pockets in the steel, they would either be compressed out or stretched the full length of the sword, rendering them tiny, even and inconsequential. You think there is a real advantage to doing this over the way that Rand Jr does it?

    BTW tell Jr not to rush it! I know how tasks like this can be. Gets old after a while, you start to go cross eyed.

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    LOL, Jr just came in and said 32009 layers.. after this weld. Hes quickly approaching a MILLION! Faster then I thought it would be. The 9 layers were added for s little extra contrast and to add a little more steel to the mix so we can have enough material when he reached 1,000,000 layers to make a Suji or a gyuto..

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    So two more 4x welds and and one 2x weld and he's at a million, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    So two more 4x welds and and one 2x weld and he's at a million, right?
    By my count that would be 960k, and change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    Quick side note. I was told by Adam DesRosiers that one of the reasons Japanese sword smiths would fold and forge over and over and over is that if there are any air pockets in the steel, they would either be compressed out or stretched the full length of the sword, rendering them tiny, even and inconsequential.
    I thought the main reason was to get an even distribution of the impurities of the tamahagane...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    So two more 4x welds and and one 2x weld and he's at a million, right?
    Jr says.... YEP!

    32009 X 4 = 128036, X 4 = 512144, X 2 = 1024288 to be exact!!


    And he said hes finishing it TONIGHT! The kids on a mission.. or crazy.. lolol Thanks guys for looking, Im uploading more pics. now..

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    were talking about having a live feed camera in the shop so I dont have to take as many pictures and you Knife Nuts can watch all the action as it happens!! Hmm that may be cool no?

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    I was reading on the american blade smith's page a few weeks ago they were saying that over 500 is to fine to see.

    Optimal for pattern development in straight
    laminated billets is between 300 to 500 layers. Going the next step to 1,000 layers makes the
    pattern too fine and staying under 300 it appears wide and bold.

    posted by Don Fogg. After reading that I was wondering what something like what you are doing was going to look like. Thank you for not making me take forging lessons to see. Love the pics you 2 have posted on other threads. God has defiantly given you a great imagination that you have shared with your son, and I am very glad you 2 have shared it with others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHH Knives View Post
    32009 X 4
    How did Jr. get to the ...09?

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    Your boy is mad! lol!! Man I'd love to be in on a marathon forging session! Good for him! Be proud dad!


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