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    What do you do with that excess material that you don't use?

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    There is very little off cut waste, in mosaic, a little off the end after each 4 stack is cut off as its folded over during forging. These are the pieces I normally polish up to show pattern progress. Other than that, waste is in the form of scale and dust I forge blades to size in most cases so there is minimal material to trim back. If I do have reasonable off cuts I hang on to them for bolsters or small knives

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    Glad to see you are healed up enough to play in the shop again. Your WIP pics are always nice to see!
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    Ah, ok. I thought you had a giant billet and cut off half of it as scrap or something.

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    Loads of material, but to get the best of the pattern, its quite wasteful.

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    The log of progress...
    From left to right, Billets for ferrules and end caps, Feather damascus blades for commission ready to be ground. And some soon to be finished and available ... Cleaver and two mosaic petty. Feather billet lumps on the end, One will soon be a Gyuto for Robin, will be enough for another full sized blade too. I'm on the Burke blades mostly this week, after that I will get all these rolling.

    This is the end of that big octagonal piece,, based on fire within, this will be for the endcaps. It is 01/15n20 mosaic enclosed in mild steel.

    Quick peak at the feathers, they are fairly fine so wont really do the pattern justice until its all properly finished, These are 01/15n20 with more 01 on the edge. The edges all tested to 65hrc fully hardened so thats good. I have tempered back to 61 hrc.

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    I love seeing these WIP pics Will. Glad to hear your hand is doing ok. And I'm VERY excited to get my Burke/Catcheside!!! Christmas is coming early this year

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    How small and insignificant the little lump looks. And soon it will go from the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan.....
    Looking forward to seeing it take shape!

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    Grinding...grinding...grinding...grinding....and more grinding....hope I dont run out of belts
    Feathers and cleaver

    The cleaver is going to be a vegetable one. Its really a giant Nakiri. Still thick on the spine 4mm to 1mm, but with some extreme geometry, a real mans Nakiri



    Having given it a test run, I'm going to take the hollows even further, so that was a bit of a waste of the beginnings of a hand finish

    This will be a true one off, I will be making a tight twist 3x3 composite for the ferrule/endcap in pure nickel and 01, i'm even considering putting some copper in the mix. Jade color spacers and nickel silver, with a piece of high grade koa I have been saving.
    Sorry for my self indulgence on this, but I get easily side tracked.

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    Which one should i be looking at? ;-)

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    Yours not forged out yet Robin, It will be though...soon...bit of a juggling going on here Your wood however arrived today

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