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Lathe work [Apr. 18th, 2011|06:00 pm]
Doug Ayen
I spend a good deal of the weekend working on the lathe; I've tightened up the cross slide on the carriage, so it's cutting a lot more clean now, and finished off the W2 wheel. I also got a start on the first L6/O1 damascus wheel, but that's going to take a while to finish off, I found the cold-shut I could hear when I make the disk ring. Fortunately, it's near the surface, assuming it's the only one, but it's also near the center, so I'm going to have to remove a lot of metal to get down to clean metal. Or maybe I'll do something artistic and cover it up.

At any rate, that means I have 2 wheels ready to go now -- 1 wrought iron, which I plan on case-hardening and playing with patinas, and 1 W2, which is going to be used to see if you can get a hamon on a wheel without it exploding or warping uncontrollably.

[User Picture]From: perspicuity
2011-05-09 01:56 am (UTC)

made me laugh :) lots of interesting swoopy cutters. almost none with bearings :)

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