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Offline hushnel

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First attempt at pewter casting
« on: January 31, 2017, 03:29:42 PM »
I picked up 15 blades at the Rendezvous Debbie and I spent the week attending. This blade was made by Paul Poppins, known for his blades as well as his mocosins.

This blade is a decent profile of one of the saex style of the Viking era. One of my rendezvous friends invited me to join with a group working out of Fort King George SP, GA. The middle of next month they are laying out the keel of a 28' Viking ship, I'll defeniatly be a part of that.

Anyhow I poured the pewter on this project earlier today, I still have some more work to do on it but I'm happy with the results.

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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 04:37:17 PM »
Looks good Hushnel.  Did you use card stock wrapped around the area you wanted the pewter?  It looks like you got the upper part very level or filed it off.  Nice job.
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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 05:57:44 PM »
It looks fantastic and the hawk is plain bad a$$.

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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 06:45:43 PM »
Most excellent!

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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 08:37:42 PM »
Thanks, I used an aluminum tape. I leveled it the best I could and I did a bit of grinding. When the pommel cooled there was a little bit of a concave profile I had to grind flat.

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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 09:32:30 PM »
Very nice......never though of alum tape.....Hummm..Tha nks.

Used index cards for the last projects.....Pommel on a bayonet.
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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 09:48:55 PM »
Thanks, I used an aluminum tape. I leveled it the best I could and I did a bit of grinding. When the pommel cooled there was a little bit of a concave profile I had to grind flat.

Thanks.  As usual you did great.  That one really looks right on that knife.
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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 09:51:45 PM »
Very nice......never though of alum tape.....Hummm..Tha nks.

Used index cards for the last projects.....Pommel on a bayonet.
I used index cards for casting the nose cap on my Remington rolling block sporter too, but I used pure tin for the casting metal.  It stays nice and bright, but I understand that silver solder does, too.  :shrug:
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Re: First attempt at pewter casting
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 11:42:33 PM »
And to think I carried roll of silver solder around on my service truck......'course it was for the job....
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