Recent content by Owl

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    Aluminum quench plates

    mine are 1 1/2" thick, 8" x 14" I bought four of them on ebay
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    Food for thought as a knife maker

    I always liked the one that Von Gruff had in his sig line: "The ability to do comes with doing"
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    Knife ad I just copied from FaceBook...

    You know they don't let you put it on the internet if it isn't true....
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    Simple sheath build along

    Thank you for doing this Dennis. I appreciate the basic step by step approach.
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    Flattening new scales

    Yes, I sand the concave side on my disc grinder.
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    Cheap Damascus

    You basically have to take their word for the product so you should deal with established suppliers who have good reputations. I'd be careful about buying a blade off of ebay, especially if it comes from Pakistan or is super cheap. Watch out for anything that seems too cheap. Good damascus is...
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    How is everyone holding up?

    I'm an MD in a small town, so my crew and I are working pretty much as usual with the added burden of the infection precautions. So far we have had only two cases of covid-19 but we are expecting more to surface in the next two weeks. The first was a 79 year old lady who had to call EMS while...
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    Update On Blade Show 2020

    There's no such thing as "social distancing" at the blade show.
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    Type of table saw blade.

    Scott is right. Don't cut small pieces like scales on a table saw without push sticks and a feather board. Serious accidents happen that way. As someone who has worked a lot of time in the ER I have to say I cringed a little watching Mark cut those scales in his video. Table saws are the #1...
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    Get to the choppa!

    Looks like a design that is somewhat popular recently. I really don't care for it either, but you did a very nice job on it. You are making the right choice...build the designs you like. You'll do a better job and enjoy it much more. Interesting handle material. May I ask where you got it?
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    Corona Knife

    Your feather Damascus is amazing. Nice work!
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    First liner lock

    Looking good!
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    Heat Treat Ovens, Looking for Input

    I bought the Evenheat LB-22 with a TAP controller couple of years ago. It has been excellent and the TAP controller is easy to use. I don't do that many really long blades but the extra size wasn't that expensive and I have used it more than I expected.
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