|No workshop this month
||[Sep. 13th, 2005|03:32 pm]
Sadly, just didn't have the free saturday this month. |
OTOH, I'm going to the Ashokan Sword 2005 swordmaker's conference this weekend. Should be fun, I've been looking forward to this for a while. http://www.dikonsword.com/sword2005
Since I have the wakizashi coming along nicely (still working on the base polish, but it's looking good), I'll bring that along for show-and-tell, along with the rest of the sword that I had to cut off due to those weird along-the-hamon cracks it developed.
Just put a couple more coats of satanite on the new forge, it's pretty much ready to go except I'm not happy with the mounting bracket for the burner, the three-point clamping setup that holds the burner in place is wobbly.
I won on Ebay an oil burner from a furnace, I'll be working over the next few months to get that hooked up to the casting furnace. If I can get it to work, that will help get the furnace running hotter, melting faster, and hopefully cheaper than blowing through a 20 lb tank of propane in a day.
I'll work with some people who I know are seriously interested in the tanto workshop to set a date for October to run another tanto/hamon workshop. I think I'll run with 10 slots again, first preference to those who couldn't make the last one.