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Last night we started to hit the wall around 4:00, but there was still work to do.
This morning, Sam had a great big hunk of steel to thin down. Here’s where the process of “endless refinement” kicks in: you remove things carefully and consistently, shredding off everything that doesn’t look like blade.
This morning, Sam and I assessed the bar that he made, and came up with a plan for how to turn it into two knives – a larger and a smaller one.
I’ve noticed and learned a few more things about teaching blade-smithing. Some of the tricks I just made up on the fly really work: for example, the trick with the plywood has turned out to be very handy.
Sam N, who you may have seen commenting here and there on FTB, has come out to the middle of noplace for a couple of days of slinging hot steel around. My posting schedule may be impacted, or it may not, I’m not sure.
kestrel mentioned that she’s learning how to graft plants and trees, and that her friend who is demonstrating the process misplaced their knife. Well, that’s sure to get my attention.
This is the current state of the Dune egg experiment.
Thank you all very much for your input on what to do with that chunk of maple burl. As George Bush said, “I’m the deciderator and I’ve, uh, what?”
There are so many options with these things, that it’s hard to know which way to go.