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Lin Rhea
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I had an urge to forge a hawk.

You can see the high carbon bit laying beside the preform of the body.

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After the weld and thermo cycling.

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One final cycle after a general clean up on the grinder. It was pretty close but that little step in the bottom I hogged in.

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Got it heat treated and a hickory haft in.

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Very Nice, I like it alot!
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Lin, do you hot stamp your name, or was that done prior to the final hardening heat?

Also, you should show that spear tip on here. You could pass it off as a large, forged broadhead [Smile]

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Lin Rhea
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Thanks!

Ron, I hot stamped this hawk. I usually hot stamp the pieces that I intend to leave forge finished.

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Lin,
Your blacksmithing skills are unbelievable...beautiful!

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What Jeff said. Holy wow.

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Lin Rhea
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Thank you! I'm just glad y'all let me hang out here. [Smile] [campfire]

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Steve Nuckels
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Lin, that is Sooooo very cool!

I love it!

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We are the ones that are privileged to have you share so much with us [Not Worthy]

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Thanks for posting the in-process pics. I learn quite a bit from seeing those. Excellent work!
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quote:
Originally posted by Lin Rhea:
Thank you! I'm just glad y'all let me hang out here. [Smile] [campfire]

Yeah, well, there've been times........... [Wink]

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When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
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quote:
Originally posted by tippit:
We are the ones that are privileged to have you share so much with us [Not Worthy]

X2 just beautiful work. [thumbsup]

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Lin Rhea
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Thanks guys! [campfire]

Quote from Karl:
Yeah, well, there've been times........... [Wink]


Karl we go together like peas and carrots. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Lin Rhea:

Quote from Karl:
Yeah, well, there've been times........... [Wink]

Karl we go together like peas and carrots. [Smile]

[thumbsup]

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When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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