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  1. smithy

    Need a Sword can/walking stick

    I haven't been around in a looooog time, but at one time I planned on making knives. Nowadays I could really use a cane as a walking aid. So I thought....a sword cane. Anyone got one for sale? Must be usable ...made or ready very soon. I am also looking for someone to put together blades (all...
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    Getting rid of steel and supplies

    I will be setting up at the "National Muzzle Loaders Rifle shoot" in Friendship, In. This weekend (June 10 thru the 13). I will be selling all my steel, ivory, stag, and wood supplies, and tools. Bruce Bump file guide, and other jigs. Everything will go. I have annealed D2, 1095,1084, and other...
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    What's ahead of you....

    I have been around for a while. I have been a goldsmith for 40 years. I have just been diagnosed with lung cancer. WHY...because I have been too stupid to wear a dusk mask. I am in Cincinnati, Oh. I have a lot of steel and accessories. I don't want to ship. If you are near Cincy, Oh and can...
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    Best way to ship...

    I am selling some equipment that I no longer use, like a forge, anvil, and grinder. Anyone have any suggestion on packing and shipping? I have no experience in this area and I would like any ideas. As always, TIA for any help and advice. Thanks...
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    Where I'm at..

    Where I'm at after a couple of years... I am a gold smith---I make small things. That's what I enjoy and that's what I am totally set up todo. But, I have mostly worked in non-ferrous metals. Not much in steel, but my enthusiasm was high. I closed my retail store in 2012 at 70,retired (not...
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    Buffing Information is a booklet on buffing and polishing. It contains a lot of good information on equipment, supplies, techniques, and safety. Hope it helps (and that the link works )
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    Notes on Polishing is an article covering the polishing process. Lots of good explanations about buffs and the polishing compounds that go with them. Hope you all find it useful.
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    Knife makers in Eau Clair, Wi.

    I will be in the Eau Clair, Wi. from Sept 4th through the 7th. for my wife to visit her cousin. They will be 'visiting' while I will have nothing to do. Any knife makers in the area that would like a visit from a noob at your shop? I can use all the help I can get :). I'll provide refreshments...
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    Custom metal casting

    I have been casting metals for the jewelry industry for 35 years. I cast in gold, silver, copper, yellow bronze and white bronze. If you have gold or silver, I will cast your metal, upon inspection. I will cast your waxes or I have stock waxes. Three week turn-around. If you want to get...
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    Thank you Tracey

    and all the support people that keep KD's running. I know it takes a lot of 'behind the scenes' work to keep this forum operating smoothly,,,providing a WEALTH of information for knife makers of all ages, both amateurs and seasoned veterans. You guys are wonderful... Teddy
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    Buffer safety

    A buffer is the most dangerous tool in the shop, if used incorrectly. I found this article on buffer safety and thought it would be beneficial to post, so here is the link... As I am a computer dummy, I hope the link works. Enjoy...Teddy PS It also applies...
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    Holiday Gift Exchange

    I had an idea that it might be nice to have a holiday gift exchange of knife related products. Nothing expensive, just something that would be useful to ANY knifemakers. The maximum value of the gift to be $25.00 or less. A set of scales, a piece of known quality steel, guard material...that...
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    Storage ideas

    My total knife shop can fit in an 8 x 10 room, so space is at a premium. I made a lazy susan to hold belts from a flea market lazy susan and some pcv pipe. I sued the same technique to make a holder for my steel. Saves a lot of space. Teddy
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    H/F bandsaw mods

    Iam a hobby knifemaker. I got a H/F metal cutting bandsaw. I knew I was just going to use it in the vertical position, so I decided to make a seat for it. And it went on from there. Here are pics... This turned into a much longer project. The oiler system was made with parts I had...
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    Programing an oven

    I am a new maker that is using 1084. I have a couple of ovens (left over from another life) and they are both programmable. My questions are: 1. In normalizing, can I program a routine that will allow me to take it up to 1600, stop and let it cool for 2 hrs, then take it back to 1500 and let...
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    ABS Hammer In this weekend Who's going? I want to meet as many people as possible so I can put names and faces together. I'll be the guy behind the 'pay it forward' table to benefit the ABS. Take...
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    Pay It Forward help

    I am going to the ABS Hammer-in this weekend. I am allowed one table. I have gone through my shop and supplies and my table is going to be a 'pay it forward table'. It is for knife makers who are new, on hard times, or for whatever reason, they can use something on the table. The cost will be...
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    Surface rust removal

    Anyone have an easier way to remove surface rust from equipment, other than sanding. I just bought a 3/4 hp drill press and the center shaft is covered with surface rust from sitting in his garage. It's runs great as is. Since time is my enemy, I am looking for a quicker way remove this rust...
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    Mid-America Bladesmithing Expo

    Anyone going??? Last week-end of this month in Troy Ohio. I what to meet as many dogs and dogets as possible. There is even primitive camping at the Troy Fairgrounds. That's where I'll be---with a full cooler:3: ...Teddy
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    Tool Question

    I closed my studio a year ago and have some tools that I don't know if they will be useful as a new hobby maker. A Uni-mat lathe (with all the accessories. It is a mini lathe that is great for small work. A dual inlet dust collector (Velocity)with adjustable hoods that allow individual...