16 years ago
I started the course last night, and I have a lot in common with a few
other people in the class, except I'm a little further along, but that's
cool it means I can help out.
I was asked at one point why am I doing this, I basically said I wasn't
arrogant enough to know everything, and I'm sure to learn something.
In fact I did, I found out that I work better with square section than I
do with round (something for me to work on :-) ), simple exercises make
a square tapered point, and a round tapered point. The round bar I
attempted looked really odd, but the square section bar was perfect.
I showed off some damascus, the micro furnace I made, and a billet in
progress. The instructor said he had a go but found pattern welding too
It's a good course, and I will be afforded the opportunity to make tools
and mandrels :-)
I also pillaged their scrap bin and took 1/2 a huge bandsaw blade, I
gave the other half to another knife maker in the group. The notable
quote was if it cuts steel it's going to make a great knife. I'll be
able to make 12 utility knives from my pieces :-)
So I'd say a worthwhile first night :-)