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Finished my first hand-forged blade today, made from a high-carbon boeing surplus drill piece and tempered deep sunset colors. Hard to take a picture of, as it is shiny and irredescent. Whee!

Note: if you're interested in the long picture-heavy post I'm going to make about tempering/annealing/forging/grinding/queching but you've never opted onto my art filter because you weren't into my pansy calligraphy/glassblowing/photography, lemme know and I'll add you now. :)

Current Mood: cheerfulglee!

Ooo! Ooo! Oh, that's just gorgeous!

Oooh, pretty shiny precious sharpie!! :-)

The only thing that could make it even more gorgeous would be to see it sliding between someone's ribs. Not than I have anyone in mind. That I'll mention. Here.

It's beautiful! :)

I'd love to be in on the list for the art posts, please.

Not sure if I'm in your art filter or not, I think yes.


"Iridescent". Also I'd love to correct your spelling mistakes on your art filter, especially if done in fine handwriting.

ooh, shiny shiny

Tempering produces such wonderful colours. :)

If i'm not in your art filter, i'd very much like to be.

2:34 am.. where's the picture heavy post? :)

Ooooooooh. Shiny.

So, are you going to put a handle on it and sharpen it and everything? 'Cuz that would utterly rock.

I'm not planning to put a guard on it, but I am going to wrap the handle in black leather and sharpen the edge. My mom is going to show me how to do the typical ninja-sword-handle-chevrony thing - it turns out she learned how to wrap bandages like that at some point, so she knows. :)

Dude. That so rocks.

You know, I would actually be willing to pay you to make me a shiny like that. Hmm.

Good God, you're my oldest friend! You don't need to pay me! Sheesh.

Tell you what. If you come visit me, I'll have a pointy thing made for you by the time you get here. :)

Hey now, who you calling old? :)

I'm thinking I might try for a seattle visit sometime this next spring...

Eee, shiny pointy thing! :bounce:

(Also, I :heart: that userpic.)

i'd like to see the picture post.

Mm, sparkly.

We'd be glad to teach you, though making a blade probably requires a pretty big time commitment, more than I bet you have. :) You could come over and be making coathooks and spirally things in a single day, though.

I'm in to take a look. :)

BTW, I think I'm going to be open on Monday and I think gfish said he was going to fire up the forge that day?

In general, we fire it up every Monday and Friday the weather's nice, and often on weekends, too. Unless it's pouring Monday morning, we should be good to go then. Do you need directions? Bus or car?

For once, I have a car! :)

I'll have gfish write you directions when he gets off work; I don't understand Carways very well.

Thanks! :) Hopefully the weather is good for pictures and such.

If it's rainy, we can't forge, anyway. Steam explosions are not cuddly and friendly.

14031 1st Ave NW

On I-5, take th 145th St exit. Go west, past Aurora, to Greenwood. Turn left. Almost immediately turn right onto 143rd. Go for two block, turn left onto 140th. We're in the middle of the block, on your right. Beige house with green and red trim.

About what time do you start forging? Morning, afternoon, evening?

Around noon, usually.

Good weather today, but looks like we'll be starting a bit late, more like 1 or 2.


Pictures turned out rather well!


Re: Picies!

I finally got around to looking at those. Wow! Those are infinitely better than mine ever were. It's just what I was hoping for. Thank you so much for your skill, and feel free to come back and forge with us anytime - we liked you. :)

I guess you're leaving on your crazytrip soon? Good luck with that.

I don't think I'm on your art filter, but I'd like to be.

Having seen the original, I think that's a *great* photo of it. Yay! I can't wait to see it with the leather chevron-y wrapped handle, too.

I *am* on your art filter, aren't I? I better be! :)

*le swoon*

DEFINITELY want to see the detiled post! Amazing!

Pretty. I'd like to see your other art, too.

wait, you have an art filter? I'm on it, right?

Don't know if I am on the art filter or not, but I would like to be. :)

Wow, beautiful! I come via wintersweet's journal, hope you don't mind if I friend you? Even without the art filter, you've beautiful things on your journal, and make me want to get out of Anchorage's light pollution to go stare at the northern lights more often.

I see you are a pilot (and a much more serious one than I!). That definitely makes you someone I want to read.

And you have delved into forging, while I've relegated it to "someday, when I get a place, I'll..."

I'll try to keep the posts interesting - they should be less exhausted with semester break!