Recent content by Archer Moon

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    Christmas KITH Questions, PICS & Updates

    My entry is done. Sheath and knife are ready. Blade is 52100. Handle is cherry with a copper liner and copper pins and tube.
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    Christmas KITH Questions, PICS & Updates

    Well...Today is the day. I am going to finish up tonight. Working on the sheath right now. Hopefully I can work on stitching it up at work, if not, then it will be a late night. Pics are coming. Just want to thank everyone here. It has been a long time since I have completed a knife. This...
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    Christmas KITH Questions, PICS & Updates

    Liners are glued. Some shaping and drilling then glue up. Getting caught up.
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    Christmas KITH Questions, PICS & Updates

    Cold? In Oregon? Has not been over 32 for three days. 15 degrees at 7 this morning. Not much of a brake for a few days. Or a week.
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    Christmas KITH Questions, PICS & Updates

    Do to bad equipment, bandsaw broke. I now am going thru my small stash of scales. I will get it all glued up tonight.
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    Using forge for heat treating 52100

    Thanks for the help. I used a 2" pipe inside my forge for a deflecter so I had an oven more than a torch. Seamed to work good. I do all of my heat treating at night. Glad it was clear last night.
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    Christmas KITH Questions, PICS & Updates

    Well... Heat treat went well. Temper seamed to work. The blade does have a slight worp or twist, I can only see it on a flat table. Should have it all final ground tomarow. Pics are not working well.
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    Christmas KITH Questions, PICS & Updates

    Ok. OK. Here is my update. Got rained out last night for my heatteat. I will get pics posted tonight. I have the handle all sorked out, all of my pins are ready, and the leather is good for the sheath. Work is finaly slowed down so I can be a real person when I get home. Weekend is...
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    Using forge for heat treating 52100

    I have a blade out of 52100. It is profiled and ready for grinding. I have not done anything else to it. Looking for advice on heat treating. Do I need to do anything to this blade before I start my grinds? I have a gas forge that I use for all my heating.
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    HUGE slab of maple and what to do with it.

    I would make a leather anvil out of it. A lot of work to get knife handles from it. Take it to a cabinet shop and have them surface sand it on a drum sander or a side belt sander. Cut it into 2 peices for a 8x8" or 3 peices for a 8x12". Will need a stand and lots of oil. But that will last a...
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    Christmas KITH

    This sounds like a great reason to get back to my grinder. I will have one ready.
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    what kind of wood is this ?

    I dont think that I would do anything to it. That wood sould be fine with just a good wood sealler on it. Great color! Might be able to trade?
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    Official KnifeDogs Summer 2014 Knife in the Hat (KITH) Thread

    I will force myself to get this one done. I have been away from my knives for too long.
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    False Neo-Tribal vs. True Neo-Tribal

    I can see this getting ulgy real fast. Lets be nice. I do see everyones point on this. My take is that everyone is right. Neo tribal is a way of thinking and doing with what you have. It is not some thing you study for. The modern schools are taking that from our kids. Lets give it back...
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    Gatorized

    And my little girl said "That is pretty." I used other words!
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