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Old 09-19-2006, 05:49 PM
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Pictures from Don Fogg's forging and finishing demos, Ashokan 2006

Don Fogg gave two excellent demonstrations at Ashokan this year. The first was a forging demo, during which he forged a knife from round bar. In the evening Don gave a demonstration on his technique for hand finishing a blade. Below are some photos from those demos.

FORGING DEMO


Don making a point.



Forging the round bar.



Forging with a manly hammer.



Working on the point.

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HAND FINISHING DEMO


Don?s vise and backer for hand sanding.



Steel bars used to hold self-adhesive sand paper.



EDM stones soaking in windex, the blade, and other supplies.



Beginning to sand.



Working up a sweat, close-up of sanding technique.



Crappy picture of the partially finished, etched, demo blade. (Sorry about the poor photo.)


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Old 09-19-2006, 11:27 PM
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Chris - I enjoyed this and your other post about this event. Your pictures speak volumes. Thanks!


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Old 09-20-2006, 05:46 AM
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Wonderful images, Chris. I had a full 2-day work committment that weekend, and I was disappointed that it happened this way. Ashokan is only about 2 hours away.

Thanks!

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Every year Ashokan comes just when I'm waiting on a big check to show up in the mail...


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Thanks Chris! Did you happen to write down the sanding sequence he was demonstrating? Did he ever use files? It is neat the way he uses a large bar to stick the sandpaper onto. I wonder if he indicated the source of his paper, grits, etc?
If not, the photos are really nice!


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Old 09-24-2006, 03:32 AM
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Yes, Don did give the grit sequence, source for papers, etc. He does not keep anything secret. Unfortunately, I did not write the information down. Perhaps someone else did?


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Chris,

Thanks for the fascinating photos on this thread and the other enjoyable ones you posted about Ashokan.

Cheers!

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Hi Chris,
thanks for your photo, bat please if you have, post more photo about this event.

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Old 09-25-2006, 02:38 AM
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Riccardo, I've posted several sets of pictures from this year's Ashokan seminar. Below are links to those threads.

Cashen damascus and stag hunter

Michael McCarthy's iron smelting furnace, Ashokan 2006

Tim Zowada's "Bending and busting steel" demo, Ashokan 2006

Images from Kevin Cashen's heat treating demo, Ashokan 2006

Kevin Cashen's damascus demo, Ashokan 2006

Fogg designed, Norris built forge at Ashokan 2006

Bizarre photos from Ashokan 2006 (my favorite)


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Old 10-12-2006, 01:44 AM
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