13 Nov

Last minute opening!

One of this weekend students had to change their date at the last minute so I have an opening in this weekends knife making class on Saturday and Sunday. This is a complete class where you’ll make two knives over the two day. If you or someone you know would be interested either drop me an email at jws@jwsblades.com or send me a message 9on Facebook. Include your phone number and I’ll give you a call back as soon as I’m able.

12 Nov

San Mai skinner, part 2

Well, it’s quitting time here at the shop, the Sun’s gone down, there’s an ice cold refreshing beer on the bench and the coal forge is dying out. So heres a few pictures of the progress on this skinner. Some of you might remember this profile shape from the Jack Daniels Skinner I had up here a week or two ago – well, it’s proven to be popular. I spent some time earlier going back and forth with my photos and dimensions and made a template, which is something I don’t typically do, but I’ve got two outstanding orders for this blade already and a third inquiry so I figured I should have something to reference on hand. 🙂 Oh, and since the first had Jack Daniels oak for the handle, I’m affectionately naming this model the Tennessee Skinner.. wow, look at that, I have a model!

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12 Nov

San Mai skinner in progress.

This is a skinner in progress for a user over at Blade Forums. Started with two pieces of 15N20 and a length of 1084. Cleaned, tacked, forge welded and lastly drawn out. Next step will be rough forging the blade.

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09 Nov

Cable Damascus Class November 2015

I only do this class a handful of times each year and it’s always a lot of fun. Had some great guys join me this past Sunday, Aaron H., John C. and Eli C. Class went great, the guys were awesome students! It’s been since July since I’ve taught, so I’m sure between that and my daughter deciding daddy doesn’t need that much sleep, I’m sure the guys were taking it easy on me. Thanks again to everyone for coming out, here’s some pictures from the class!