This morning, I took the off-cut from the kitchen knife I'm making, and fashioned this little knife from it. The blade was hardened to about 50HRC and sharpens up nicely.
Handle is Kwila, with a copper rivet.

In theory, this is a gif. Hopefully it'll upload correctly.

If it doesn't just imagine this juvenile welcome swallow bopping along to some funky tunes.

Superb weather again for today's #DogWalk

Why do I get the feeling we'll "pay" for it in the weeks to come?

#Scottie #dogs #MastoDogs #photo #photography #Highlands #Scotland

Didn't like the excessive bend in the tip of the blade, so I cut it off.
It's now a 20cm chef's knife.
This also gave me a chance to inspect the quality of the forge welds. The piece below the stand of fluff is mostly spring steel, above mostly mild, diagonally left down towards the right (i.e. not sandwiched like I wanted, but just welded to one side with some overhang). As far as I can see, it's a clean weld, no delaminations.

I'm thinking I'll trim the tip a bit. The forging process causes the excessive bend, which I should have anticipated really.

Options are:
1. Chef's knife (20cm blade)
2. Butcher's knife (22cm blade)

Work in progress.

Trying something difficult, mild steel knife body with spring steel cutting edge. All forge welded.

It’s cooling at the moment before I move on to the grinding.

More progress. Initial grind to 120grit done.
Next I need to drill pin holes in the tang and then harden and temper the blade.
Then the final grinds and sharpening and handle manufacture.

Work in progress.

Trying something difficult, mild steel knife body with spring steel cutting edge. All forge welded.

It’s cooling at the moment before I move on to the grinding.

Implemented a Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi 2 this evening. Absolute doddle to set up and it's happily filtering our dns traffic now.
Hopefully will have at least some minor impact on the speed of our connection (not downloading cruft).
I was already using a range of ad-blockers myself, and a squid based script for the boys, but this is somewhat more thorough across the whole network.

We will be releasing the first stable version on October 17th (6 months after the first announcement).

This will include circles, collections, federation, video uploads and more!

We can't wait. Thank you for your support! :pixelfed:

Sand textured by the footprints of hundreds of people during the day contrasts with the relative smoothness of the water.
A few people enjoy the last hour of sun on the beach.
#photography #photo #aerialPhotography #shotFromHelicopter

After the rain cleared, Day 3 of the Caloundra Music Festival shaped up to be pretty good.
Some highlights:
Sheppard, The Living End, Dumpstaphunk and Arrested Development.

#Photography #Photo #musicFestival

Day three of the Caloundra Music Festival. It's bucketing down with horizontal rain. Admittedly, the festival doesn't open for another 3.5 hours, but the restaurant we eat breakfast at is about 500m down the road, so we're nibbling on biscuits, etc waiting for it to ease.

Day 2 of the Caloundra Music Festival - Some highlights.

Arrested Development, Cheap Fakes, Caiti Baker and snakes!

#Photo #Photography #musicFestival

Today I had my first helicopter ride. Doors off, to shoot the Caloundra Music Festival from the air.
Very cool, 10/10 would do again. :)

A few highlights from Day One of the Caloundra Music Festival.

Some Brazilian Dancers, Daryl Braithwaite, Big Sam's Funky Nation and THUMP.

#CMF2018 #Music #Photo #Photography

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