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    Forging video - gently persuading some mosaic damascus blocks together.

    Here's a quick vid of me getting some damascus together today. I'm forging it in this way with tongs so I can forge on all all sides to keep it in a big block for the time being. The tall billet is a W's pattern on the final stack. The big square one will be butterflies pattern, its a sort of basket weave of W's. Need to get some squaring dies sorted for the press, would make the basket weave type patterns easier.
    Just gentle persuasion at welding heat so I have solid welded blocks.
    Drawing out happens later in the hammer.

    If you drop it...... better pick it up quick

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    Good watch Will - Thanks for sharing.

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    This reminds me of trying to make my own 6 sided dice out of clay. Very difficult to get the thing square. My God that looks like a lot of work.

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    Thanks for the share Will...your back seems to be OK.

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    It is a bit like that. Actually I just had the hammer dies milled flat. They were really dished before from years of forging endless tapers. That made it an even more fun game keeping it square. Always having to correct the billet by forging it on the diamond, bit like juggling. Much easier with nice flat dies.

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    Man, I SO envy you guys with the big tools!
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    Will, how big is that press? Those flat dies are HUGE!!!

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    NICE.......

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    Great video, Will -

    I am envious of your space and stuff.

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    How many times have you burned the hell out yourself Will?

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