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Custom-made shoes, expertly manufactured by hand, have since become a rarity - but by no means an extinct specimen.
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Second attempt at making damascus steel by hand, this time forging 1070 high carbon and mild steel from the scrap bin to make a ring. First weld went decently without any delamination or cracks between the layers, second weld after the hot cut at 3:05 didn't worked that well... Not sure about the cause, maybe the scales or the heat, would have been better if I repeated the cleaning and stick welding process instead of trying it hot. Next time! Pretty sure is not a problem for the use of this damascus, it survived the quench without falling apart, enough for me and I still love the end result! Index of operation and materials: 0:04 Mild steel 0:07 1070 high carbon steel 0:11 Grinding faces to bare metal with 2x72 and hand held magnet 0:51 Cleaning with acetone and stacking alternating 1070 and mild steel 1:17 Stick welding, rebar piece as handle 1:41 Coke forge 1:52 Borax flux 3:05 Hot cutting almost all the way 3:18 Folding in half adding borax 3:48 Grinding to clean metal (normalized off camera) 4:27 Rough size with wrench 4:37 Metal cutting band saw 5:00 Marking material to remove with compass (center punched off camera) 5:10 Drilling out most of the material up to the biggest drill bit I have 5:50 Grinding excess material off with grinding bit on the drill press 6:35 Grinding outer diameter on 2x72 by eye 7:20 Spinning the ring in a drill makes for a decently consistent od 7:57 Sanding up to 1000 grit on the belt grinder 8:20 Bolt with a notch to hold sandpaper and sand inner diameter up to 1000 grit 8:53 Hardening to improve pattern contrast, heating with map gas torch and quenching in oil 9:26 Sanging again every surface up to 1000 grit 9:37 Etching in ferric chloride, three cycles of 10 min each scrubbing in between under running water Off camera I also sanded one last time up to 1200 grit and polished with cotton wheel and fine polishing compound. Thanks a lot for watching, I hope you liked the video! Suggestions and comments are welcome. Leave a like and share to anyone who might be interested! ★Patreon★ https://www.patreon.com/blackbeardprojects ★Website★ http://blackbeardproject.com/ ★Follow me★ Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/BlackBeardProjects/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/BlackBeardProje Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/black_beard_projects/
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