Da Main Mouse

  • Member since Jun 23rd 2017
  • Last Activity:
Posts
133
Likes Received
93
Points
783
Profile Hits
94
  • Da Main Mouse

    Liked Corbz’s post in the thread Swarm.
    Like (Post)
    a couple of 3" Swarms... one full dress and one with G10 and N690

    edgematters.uk/gallery/album/96/


    edgematters.uk/gallery/album/97/
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Carbon steel cable or - wire rope.
    Post
    No mate, only chain or layered bars. Was bit put off by very simple etch pattern of cable. Wanted bit more in ya face if ya get me.
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Carbon steel cable or - wire rope.
    Post
    Yeah or if you careful a dilute solution of hydrochloric acid. Can be quite vigerous so be warned. Lol, though my supplier had a choice or greased or galv.
    Hope this helps
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Carbon steel cable or - wire rope.
    Post
    I went to my local lifting tackle specialists. We have two being right near the steel works. They gave me some end reel bits for free from the scrap bin. Greasey but new. That would be my recommendation

    Also got a price on it new. I seem to recall…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Like (Post)
    Thanks very much guys, great to get positive and helpful feedback! As I said, there is plenty of room for improvement but I'm happy with it. Already planning number two, think I might be hooked!
  • Da Main Mouse

    Like (Post)
    You probably will be hooked.It got me the exact same way. I just wanted a nice knife for my own use but once you start It gets a grip of you and you unwittingly end up on the perpetual path of continuous improvement. Not a bad thing really! I'm looking…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Show us your dogs.
    Post



    The Gremlin Face. Or Devil Dog
  • Da Main Mouse

    Like (Post)
    Thanks gents. Thats the end of it.
    (Quote from DARJAC666)

  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Mosaic Damascus WIP.
    Post
    I feel i should explain further. Like iv lied lol.
    I was determined to know what happened so i chopped it and etched it.
    The only thing that had changed between this mosaic and any other was the addition of squaring dies for my press. I long suspected…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Liked Corbz’s post in the thread Swarm.
    Like (Post)
    hey everyone.... ive just finished a rather special build for a client that i thought id share. It had to be done like this for is line of work to keep it non-magnetic.

    The entire knife is made of Ti and Zirc with uncaged ceramic bearings. One side of…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Chilean Corvo.
    Post
    Fine here on android
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Mosaic Damascus WIP.
    Post
    So sometimes things dont quite go to plan.
    I had a strange feeling using the chain damascus was going to bite me.
    It all started when this developed during the above grinding edgematters.uk/wcf/attachment/44076/

    This was clearly visable in the chain
  • Da Main Mouse

    Liked Mafro’s post in the thread Mosaic Damascus WIP.
    Like (Post)
    Blimey that looks like some hard work! Cannot wait to see the end results mate. Good work.
  • Da Main Mouse

    Like (Post)
    @Da Main Mouse
    Thanks unfortunately for me Iv reached the point of extremely loose screws ..😂I like to see things develope how I imagined them to be and if they don't or it's not what I want I'm happier scraping it and starting again
    Not the best…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Feather Damascus billet wip.
    Post
    Sick! People either hugely underestimate the effort/knowledge/experience involved in intricate damascus or they fully understand and just think we are missing a few screws here and there.
    I personally dont care when i see what appears in the etch, all…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Like (Post)
    If I really hated someone I think I would suggest they go forge out a feather Damascus billet .. what a PITA
    The biggest problem I had was trying to shift the steel to fast on the press which resulted in a few tiny delaminations which feather is…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Like (Post)
    can't wait to see it finished.
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Mosaic Damascus WIP.
    Post
    To carry on..
    Cleaned stacked and tacked.
    edgematters.uk/wcf/attachment/44004/


    Until now i was happy with my hydraulic log splitter press. However it really struggled with my new squaring dies for this project. So it was painfully slow progress.
    It…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Replied to the thread Mosaic Damascus WIP.
    Post
    So next instalment...
    A quick 5sec etch in ferric chloride so we can see whats good and whats not..





    The rods were chopped into 80mm long bars, cleaned up good of etch and assembled like so.



    Here you can see from the coloured ends the orientation of…
  • Da Main Mouse

    Liked Pezza’s post in the thread Cleaver.
    Like (Post)
    Quick snap of a cleaver I'm finishing up!
    Forged from a big old truck leaf spring.
    190mm blade, 8mm thick at the spine, slight convex grind and a heavy convex secondary but still sharp enough to shave :)
    629g weight, got some lovely heft to it.
    English…