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2013-04-25 09:43:34 AM
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2013-04-25 10:12:29 AM
gotta be a pain in the ass to weild
 
2013-04-25 10:21:21 AM

ManateeGag: gotta be a pain in the ass to weild


It's obviously a novelty sword. Well, in this day and age any sword is a novelty I suppose. I'll have to check out some of this guy's other work, apparently he does a lot of movie prop swords.
 
2013-04-25 10:54:15 AM
I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment
 
2013-04-25 10:58:34 AM

nekom: Well, in this day and age any sword is a novelty I suppose.


And we are poorer for it.
 
2013-04-25 11:00:33 AM

CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment


Ditto.  That annoyed the piss out of me.  I was thinking epic... and then I got something that I could have done in middle school shop class.
 
2013-04-25 11:09:21 AM

CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment


This guy's "craft" is stuff that looks good for film, promotions, etc. He makes aesthetic pieces first and foremost, and there is still A craft to that, if not, you know, old style blacksmithery.
 
2013-04-25 11:59:00 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment

Ditto.  That annoyed the piss out of me.  I was thinking epic... and then I got something that I could have done in middle school shop class.


He used a planishing hammer. Your argument is invalid.
 
2013-04-25 12:05:36 PM
But...its not even made of diamonds
 
2013-04-25 01:23:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_RpbaUU7NI

"Swords are dangerous... they'll cut your farking throat wide open!"
 
2013-04-25 01:52:42 PM
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/hot, like Tobuscus's Safety Torches
 
2013-04-25 02:01:25 PM

Chagrin: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment

Ditto.  That annoyed the piss out of me.  I was thinking epic... and then I got something that I could have done in middle school shop class.

He used a planishing hammer. Your argument is invalid.


Well, he has to get those leaf springs wider somehow.
 
2013-04-25 02:10:52 PM

CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment


running them well and not borking the project to hell and back takes a LOT more practice and time than you think tho.

i'm not above doing stock removal techniques on a piece of tool steel to make a knife. hell, with the right steel you'll have something superior in every way to 9999/10000 forged blades.

forging IS fun but it's noisy, time consuming, and not profitable. a power-hammer is a god-send tho, if you're gonna do it.

this guy's real talents lie in finishing-work and he is REALLY good.

/wouldn't be shocked if he could pass the ABS tests on the first try tho.
 
2013-04-25 02:53:38 PM
that's a pretty stupid looking word
 
2013-04-25 04:39:10 PM

buttery_shame_cave: CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment

running them well and not borking the project to hell and back takes a LOT more practice and time than you think tho.

i'm not above doing stock removal techniques on a piece of tool steel to make a knife. hell, with the right steel you'll have something superior in every way to 9999/10000 forged blades.

forging IS fun but it's noisy, time consuming, and not profitable. a power-hammer is a god-send tho, if you're gonna do it.

this guy's real talents lie in finishing-work and he is REALLY good.

/wouldn't be shocked if he could pass the ABS tests on the first try tho.


This isn't the first one of his videos that have been greenlighted, and all I've seen are high-school shop class level work. I agree there's nothing wrong with they way it's done, especially for what it's used for (movie props) but the whole Artisan/Movie Prop Genius presona is pure Hollywood Bullshiat. Really good finishing work? I guess if you like your bluing to have obvious brush strokes, and irregular grooves then Sure.

Fine for movie props or cosplay, but the WeaponSmithing God he isn't. If these videos had looked like the treadle lathe guy, I'd be impressed. It's the Hollywood "I'm looking for a TLC Reality Show" production that grinds *my* gears.

\frankly, the OCC guys do work thats 10 times cleaner and prettier, but no one gasps at that - because they're expected to do work that good. Hell, I've seen Jamie @ Mythbusters do better work, and most of their stuff is crap.
 
2013-04-25 04:50:42 PM

CheapEngineer: I guess if you like your bluing to have obvious brush strokes


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"Brush strokes? No, that's my mustache."
 
2013-04-25 05:18:33 PM
Based on the threat, it looks like it would be okay to grouse that this guy isn't a blacksmith, he's a metalworker.
 
2013-04-25 05:48:14 PM

PIP_the_TROLL: Based on the threat, it looks like it would be okay to grouse that this guy isn't a blacksmith, he's a metalworker.


Yeah, you could only cut 6 people to ribbons with his sword instead of 60 people to ribbons with a REAL sword.

LAME.
 
2013-04-25 07:32:48 PM

CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment


I see a lot of talk, but I'm not seeing any examples of your work Mr Master Craftsman.
 
2013-04-25 08:53:49 PM

abhorrent1: that's a pretty stupid looking word


Which word?
 
2013-04-25 11:49:25 PM

Old enough to know better: CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment

I see a lot of talk, but I'm not seeing any examples of your work Mr Master Craftsman.




He is busy extracting ore from the earth.
 
2013-04-25 11:51:39 PM

dittybopper: nekom: Well, in this day and age any sword is a novelty I suppose.

And we are poorer for it.


I've been training with the longsword for a few months now. Best. Workout. Ever.
When you're sparring and make a mistake, it makes you think if it were for reals you'd be dead or missing an appendage.

/ The occasional purple finger is part of the deal.
// Chicks dig knights!
 
2013-04-26 12:26:07 AM

ManateeGag: gotta be a pain in the ass to weild


Yeah... AKA worthless except to hang on a wall if you were a nut over that game. An X got me a big Hercules sword, complete with wall mount and it looks nice, but one heavy SOB.  I picked up a couple at a place people rent out for yard sales / flea markets and the second a woman's husband left for lunch, she BEGGED me to buy them. I told her $20 (or maybe $25) was too steep for one. She wanted them GONE because they were so damned sharp - like a brand new knife (swords in big flea markets are extremely dull compared to these - real brass/wood handles, real leather sheaths, etc).. wound up getting them both for $5 if I took them out before her husband returned LOL  She was literally scared someone would come in, then use them to rob them.

I'd take the 2 smaller, but longer, ones over the BIG, vicious looking one, any day... very easy to use and 10x as sharp.

As for  nekom: Well, in this day and age any sword is a novelty I suppose.  If something major happens... just remember, you do not need to reload a sword.
I;ve actually used the double edged one of mine to cut some bushes (more like trees, but called Rose of Sharon bushes) and it is nice practice... and gets job done in 1/3 the time as clippers or a machete.
 
2013-04-26 01:50:29 AM

CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment


Came here to say this.  What a way to cheapen one of the world's oldest professions.

TheMega: just remember, you do not need to reload a sword.
I;ve actually used the double edged one of mine to cut some bushes


I hope to god that's some kind of subtle sarcasm.
 
2013-04-26 02:04:44 AM
Seeing as I do blacksmith and make knives and swords let me just say to the high school shop version of the ITGs here - it's tougher than it looks. Literally. He made that out of 5160 spring steel. The stuff they make leaf springs for cars and trucks out of. He mentioned it only comes in 4" bars. That's because that's the size of leaf springs. It was a leaf spring, or would have been. So he made working with a metal that is tough enough to take years and years of abuse from cars and trucks bouncing on it look easy. Working with that makes mild steel feel like cream cheese. It's the difference between pine and ironwood. When he said he was going to thin down the edge from 3/4" to 1/4" I was rather surprised. That probably took 6 hours or more of solid grinding. Spend 3/4 of a work day doing nothing but holding a rapidly heating steel bar and eating steel dust but hey it's easy right? The guy know his stuff and yes running a bandsaw and a grinder without FARKING IT UP does take years of practice. I'm just a hobbyist but knives takes me weeks, and swords take me months to make, assuming I don't screw something up and throw the whole thing at the wall that has all the holes in it now.
What you're saying is if a guy picks up a gun and nails 10 bulls eyes, well, that easy, he just points the gun in the right spot.
 
2013-04-26 09:15:16 AM

Old enough to know better: CheapEngineer: I really enjoy how he talks about blacksmithing and swordcrafting, then cuts everything out of sheet metal with a bandsaw.

\I really think he needs to tell us more about how complex his craft is *again*
\\'cause running a bandsaw and a grinder takes *years* of training and specialized equipment

I see a lot of talk, but I'm not seeing any examples of your work Mr Master Craftsman.


Bless your heart, do you think I need to post my resume now?

There's a lot of cutting and grinding, and some creativity involved in deciding *where* to cut and grind - but seriously? Is not cutting off your fingers with a bandsaw, and wearing eye protection while grinding for 6 hours that hard a talent to come by? I realize shop classes have gone the way of the dinosaur, but I guess it's hard to fathom how basic woodworking and metalworking has gone from being "something every boy should know" to "boutique craftsman" status.

My father wasn't a machinist, but he taught me how to do most of the things in that video *safely* before I could drive. At least my teenage daughter now knows how to run any of the woodworking tools in our garage (although she'd rather use the tools in Photoshop, and snipe her friends in TF2).

\my lawn, you're steppin' on it
 
2013-04-26 12:10:36 PM
That was funny as hell.  Dude is trolling hard.
 
2013-04-26 02:19:33 PM

IsSteelGeek: Seeing as I do blacksmith and make knives and swords let me just say to the high school shop version of the ITGs here - it's tougher than it looks. Literally. He made that out of 5160 spring steel. The stuff they make leaf springs for cars and trucks out of. He mentioned it only comes in 4" bars. That's because that's the size of leaf springs. It was a leaf spring, or would have been. So he made working with a metal that is tough enough to take years and years of abuse from cars and trucks bouncing on it look easy. Working with that makes mild steel feel like cream cheese. It's the difference between pine and ironwood. When he said he was going to thin down the edge from 3/4" to 1/4" I was rather surprised. That probably took 6 hours or more of solid grinding. Spend 3/4 of a work day doing nothing but holding a rapidly heating steel bar and eating steel dust but hey it's easy right? The guy know his stuff and yes running a bandsaw and a grinder without FARKING IT UP does take years of practice. I'm just a hobbyist but knives takes me weeks, and swords take me months to make, assuming I don't screw something up and throw the whole thing at the wall that has all the holes in it now.
What you're saying is if a guy picks up a gun and nails 10 bulls eyes, well, that easy, he just points the gun in the right spot.


I'm questioning your authority here based on the fact that you do not apparently know that 5160 is annealed before working it just like any other steel--if you have been working  your 5160 stock without annealing it, I sincerely respect the sheer amount of effort you have put into doing things ass-backwards....
 
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