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    New sidekick

    Sweet Picture! The bubble over the pup should read! “ Is this what we are suppose to do?!” Lol.. Sweet Puppy!
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    Handle Fasteners (Someone PM me and tell me to shut up if I am making too many threads)

    G-Flex Epoxy is my favorite! I’m Extremely uhappy with it for about 10 years now and I used Gorilla glue before that.. Also I’ve used Loveless Bolts for over 20 years and say they are the strongest mechanical connection! ———- I believe Bossdog sells them, you want the matching step drill too!:cool:
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    Slight injury, but a reminder

    With new quality belts , the only way I’ve had them break is when I’ve bent them waaay ovvvveer one side or the other on a slack belt.. Ceramic belts in work best with pressure !
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    Slight injury, but a reminder

    Kevin & MICHAEL, No apologies needed! I thought you might of cross posted mean for another thread! It was late here and please except my apologies if I was sharp worded!
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    Slight injury, but a reminder

    Would you please clairify your statement!
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    Slight injury, but a reminder

    I wear googles or a full face shield and wear a baseball type cap to use like a curb scraper for parking ;).. Belts can break, so I protect my eyes & face ,, I grind sitting down so my sweet face is closer to the action than most of yours.. The belts usually tell us if there is a problem ...
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    Tapered tang question

    Distal tapering the blade and the Tang gives a excellent visual when the customer holds it in their hand. The balance other’s have mentioned—————————————Especially when you have added in some colored fiber material to accent the space in between the scales & the tang! ———The Late Mr Bob Loveless...
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    Belt Grinder for Sharpening

    I have my original Coote from 20 plus years ago that I kept when I bought more advanced machines and made into a sharpening & knife making demo machine. It’s a 2 x 72 with 8” wheel set up with a 1 hp KABC controller and sharpen about 200-600 mostly Culinary knives a week!! Works like a charm as...
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    I had no idea we were at such a messed up time in "knifemaking"!

    Darrin, you won’t loose any customers over doing that!
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    I had no idea we were at such a messed up time in "knifemaking"!

    You are 100% correct! People ask me how long does it take me to make one of my knives they are interested in! I smile and say, 22 years and 4-8 hours! I can see in a few of them calculating out the cost of one of my $400.00 knives.. I saw, No, it doesn't mean I make that much an hour. Some days...
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    I had no idea we were at such a messed up time in "knifemaking"!

    You don't want there website! Seriously! Look at other makers that have made & sold knives a little longer and don't sell Bean Sprout Growers too!:rolleyes:
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    Belt question?

    Ed Covered this extremely well, Finer Belts, slower is better, Also the amount of pressure I use with finer belts gets lighter. Each maker, over time will find their own "Sweet Spot" of speed & pressure for each different material & belt.
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    Plunge Line Question

    If you use a File Guide it will help insure a distinct 90 if you do your part, All so the image/knife at the top appears to have been ground with a wheel/Hollow while the bottom image/knife is a Flat grind
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    Excellent Score! Any Sheath?
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    How long you been making knives?

    Hello, I've been making knives since 1996. I used files and a mountain of sandpaper and of course. that most important ingredient, Elbow Grease!:3: After about 18 months I had saved enough to buy a Coote Belt Grinder 2 x 72". There were about four or five 2 x 72" MFG er's back then. Its...