I just mailed the knife I posted about awhile back, so I thought I’d post some pics of the sheath, and the hamon:
Now here’s a shot of a damascus billet I’ve been working on some this week. It’s going to be a Turkish Twist pattern. The way it’s made is you take a billet of about 60 layers, draw it out into a 1/2″ square bar, then cut it into 7 pieces, and twist 4 pieces clockwise, and 3 counter clockwise. Then forge them square again, and weld them together, with CW touching CCW. I’ll post pics of the finished knife, if I ever finish it. I have so many blades that I’ve started and then quit….
Turkish twist is one of the most beautiful patterns, in my opinion, but it’s very time consuming and wasteful of material.
And here’s a pic of the neck for the guitar I’ve been working on, after spraying with lacquer:
And last but not least, a photo of some water vapor. 😉