Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ladder Damascus Thumbnails

A quartet of Thumbnails made from Devin Thomas Stainless Ladder Damascus.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Damascus Baby Pacu

Here's a picture of the latest few Baby Pacu made from Devin Thomas Stainless Damascus. Patterns from left to right are: Raindrop, Reptilian, and Vines and Roses:)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stainless Damascus Bettas

These turned out really cool:) Handmade Bettas from Devin Thomas Stainless Damascus steel. Patterns from top to bottom are: Reptilian, Vines and Roses, and Raindrop. More damascus goodies coming soon, as well as some other surprises.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stainless Damascus Barstock

Here's a quick shot of the 4 bars of D. Thomas Stainless Damascus that arrived today. I've also managed to order a few pieces of black Timascus and a couple of pieces of Talonite. It should be an interesting few weeks around here, and I'll update as I can.

Okay,...after doing some research, I had to cancel my order for the black Timascus. I spoke to Mr. Bybee, and he filled me in on the dangers/requirements to handle this material. After giving it some thought, it became clear that I don't have the proper equipment/experience (or bravery) yet to tackle it. It differs from white Timascus in that white Timascus is a combo of two ti alloys, while the black Timascus is a combo of a ti alloy and zirconium (I think I have that right....). The zirconium is HIGHLY volatile in the particulate/dust state and can ignite pretty much anything, though it's completely stable in solid form. I managed to pick up one more piece of Talonite in its place, and will order some white Timascus as soon as it's in stock. For more info on Talonite or Timascus, check out Alpha Knife Supply.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Damascus no longer on hold indefinitely?

;) Looks like I may begin shopping for a few bars of stainless damascus tomorrow. I'm hoping to try a few different patterns, and will likely make a few Baby Pacu and Hammerheads to begin. It won't happen overnight, as I need to purchase etching material, and practice some, but it will happen.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Rest of the Behemothfish Run

Here are a couple of higher resolution pics of the 1/4" thick Behemothfish titanium prybars I just finished up. There ended up being a total of 5 of them in the run, and each is fairly unique. I finally figured out a way to make the glowdots more consistent, and am very pleased with this batch. All of the mosaics came out well also:)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Been Awhile

Sorry for the extended hiatus; I'm going to try to start updating the blog more regularly with pictures and progress updates:)
Right now, I'm working on a small run of Hammerheads, some of which will feature small mosaic pins and/or glowdots, and a few more of those 1/4" thick titanium prybars. Pictures to come soon (hopefully).