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Instagram post 2318326201771199547_1584534466 I just received my integral grinder platen from @ddworkrest and got it set up. I am VERY excited about this tool. It will make the smooth transition between an integral bolster and the flat of the blade much, MUCH easier to grind. I have always freehanded it. This is something I have envisioned for years but have never found the time to build my own. This setup is slick and simple, and it allows for multiple sizes of small wheel. Brace yourselves. The integrals are coming. #2x72beltgrinder #integralknife #machining #knifelife

I just received my integral grinder platen from @ddworkrest and got it set up. I am VERY excited about this tool. It will make the smooth transition between an integral bolster and the flat of the blade much, MUCH easier to grind. I have always freehanded it. This is something I have envisioned for years but have never found the time to build my own. This setup is slick and simple, and it allows for multiple sizes of small wheel. Brace yourselves. The integrals are coming. #2x72beltgrinder #integralknife #machining #knifelife ...

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Instagram post 2315648727430050118_1584534466 Sometimes you just have to see it all from above. This is the layout of my hot shop and welding/grinding area. Thinking some things through.

Sometimes you just have to see it all from above. This is the layout of my hot shop and welding/grinding area. Thinking some things through. ...

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Instagram post 2314698748721095003_1584534466 Working out a mild steel template for a full tang chef’s knife. I made a knife for my wife at the end of 2018 and we’ve been testing it out in our kitchen since then. We both really like. It’s our go-to knife for most tasks. I am making this template so that I can accurately make more! #cheflife #chefknife #customcutlery #luxurykitchen

Working out a mild steel template for a full tang chef’s knife. I made a knife for my wife at the end of 2018 and we’ve been testing it out in our kitchen since then. We both really like. It’s our go-to knife for most tasks. I am making this template so that I can accurately make more! #cheflife #chefknife #customcutlery #luxurykitchen ...

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Instagram post 2314255630527721360_1584534466 30 seconds of calm, now featuring leaves and blue skies!

30 seconds of calm, now featuring leaves and blue skies! ...

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Zack’s very first cut through New Zealand greenstone (also known as “pounamu” or as nephrite jade). This is very exciting for me. #pounamu #nephritejade #greenstone #newzealand ...

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Instagram post 2313902534345797791_1584534466 Hmmmm... this should be interesting. #makeitwork #homeworkshop #yankeeingenuity

Hmmmm... this should be interesting. #makeitwork #homeworkshop #yankeeingenuity ...

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Instagram post 2311027895974063842_1584534466 Pointy point. #customblades #armsandarmor #byhand #slowlybutsurely

Pointy point. #customblades #armsandarmor #byhand #slowlybutsurely ...

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Sort of a pesh kabz dagger I’m working on. It’s still in pretty rough shape here but I’m working on refining it now. #peshkabz #indopersianarms #daggers #bladesmithing ...

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30 seconds of not so calm. This is about ten minutes after my previous video. ...

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Instagram post 2309933435563453041_1584534466 30 seconds of calm, and the beginning of a fine spring thunderstorm.

30 seconds of calm, and the beginning of a fine spring thunderstorm. ...

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Instagram post 2308853818828147085_1584534466 Side project! This is a damascus and silver cuff bracelet. I had the opportunity to learn how to make them from my friend and mentor JD Smith as he made one for my wife. They are fun to make, and I have already thought of a number of ways to make the process easier (and faster) in the future. #damascusjewelry #damascussteeljewellery #cuffbracelets #handmadejewelry

Side project! This is a damascus and silver cuff bracelet. I had the opportunity to learn how to make them from my friend and mentor JD Smith as he made one for my wife. They are fun to make, and I have already thought of a number of ways to make the process easier (and faster) in the future. #damascusjewelry #damascussteeljewellery #cuffbracelets #handmadejewelry ...

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Instagram post 2308836006273475318_1584534466 Here’s a detail shot of the tanto, with a good look at the damascus tsuba with beautiful gold inlay by my good friend Michael Coffey @michaeljcoffey and habaki done by another good friend, Emiliano Carrillo @sunandstarsforge #handmade #customblades #knifecollectors #mastersmith

Here’s a detail shot of the tanto, with a good look at the damascus tsuba with beautiful gold inlay by my good friend Michael Coffey @michaeljcoffey and habaki done by another good friend, Emiliano Carrillo @sunandstarsforge #handmade #customblades #knifecollectors #mastersmith ...

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Instagram post 2308514675250035103_1584534466 Tanto flyover! I finished this piece earlier this afternoon, and I’m REALLY happy with how it came together. Pro shots coming tomorrow, so for now here’s a bit of a teaser. #tantoknife #samuraiart #japanesesword #handmade

Tanto flyover! I finished this piece earlier this afternoon, and I’m REALLY happy with how it came together. Pro shots coming tomorrow, so for now here’s a bit of a teaser. #tantoknife #samuraiart #japanesesword #handmade ...

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Instagram post 2307484833142392952_1584534466 30 seconds of calm. Tall pines in the breeze, birdsong.

30 seconds of calm. Tall pines in the breeze, birdsong. ...

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Instagram post 2307431327572195865_1584534466 Polishing the mune (spine, in Japanese) of this tanto. #bladesmith #customknifemaker #handmadeknife #elbowgrease

Polishing the mune (spine, in Japanese) of this tanto. #bladesmith #customknifemaker #handmadeknife #elbowgrease ...

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Instagram post 2306688137160462940_1584534466 Here is a peek at a long-running project that is nearing completion. Damascus steel, silver, gold, and 3500 year old bog oak. (The gold work was done by a good friend of mine, and I can’t wait to show it off!) #customartwork #handmade #bladesmith #bladesmithing

Here is a peek at a long-running project that is nearing completion. Damascus steel, silver, gold, and 3500 year old bog oak. (The gold work was done by a good friend of mine, and I can’t wait to show it off!) #customartwork #handmade #bladesmith #bladesmithing ...

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