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    All done! First peened tang and makers mark!

    1095 with 5 inch cutting edge. Stainless guard and pommel. Amber dyed stag handle with micarta. Loving it. Still getting better.
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    Getting close on this one.

    Thanks guys! It is really nice for me and went together fairly well. It is a gift for my father and will be the first knife I put my name on. Been working towards that. It is a heavy joker, but will be balanced once I finalize it. Hope to get it assembled this weekend. It should have a...
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    Getting close on this one.

    Still needs hand sanding and etching. Was not sure if I wanted to peen the tang or thread it. Still debating. Rough fit looking good.
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    Finally got this one done

    Always interested. I do want to be able to use other metals, but also never hurts to know temps rather than test for them. Got a batch of 1084 for the next month or so.
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    Finally got this one done

    Yes , but I was checking the spine, which was a mistake. I did round two today with another attempt. Tempering now. Left this thicker and tested the cutting edge. Will get an oven and solve this.
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    Finally got this one done

    First time it happened for me, but I am guessing the blades were lower quality. Going to harden with a thicker edge from her on out.
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    Finally got this one done

    On the cutting edge middle of the blade. It was my first Parks 50 quench and I had it ground to about the width of a dime. Heard I may have overheated it because I only have a forge. Getting oven soon I hope.
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    Finally got this one done

    Lots learned and finally can do things with a variable speed grinder! Gonna be awesome going forward. This one cracked on the quench and I had to grind it out. Still had a small crack but I had gotten ahead and had fitted the guard and handle. Finished it out knowing it is flawed, but just...
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    Small wheel attachment

    You will love it. Can get the hard to reach areas.
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    Evenheat 110 volt unit

    Which controller and is it fairly simple to run? Thanks.
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    Hack for filing around stag

    I have seen this before and really like the look. In have a nice piece of stag and did not want to cut it again, so could not add anymore length and went for the small piece of stainless. I can get really close, but how do you get it spot on? First try and pleased with it. Also had a design...
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    Evenheat 110 volt unit

    I understand that it takes longer to come up to temp, but any other drawbacks?
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    Finally Ordering a Grinder

    Well. Fate had a plan. I was informed about a knife making event in Texas this weekend, and when I went to check it out, someone was selling a used KMG Classic 8 setup. It was half the cost of what I was about to pay, so I jumped on it where I could use my other money with another addition...
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    Finally Ordering a Grinder

    I have that in my future plans. They are working on things in that area. That is a later spend for me, but could come as soon as next year if I keep at it.
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