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  1. Dustin

    How Much is too much?

    I have 2 knives I ground out of damascus (1080 and 15n20) I know I made a mistake with the heat treat recipe the first and second time. I overheated them by 50 Deg or so. How many times can I Anneal these 2 blades and reheat treat them before they are ruined? I've annealed them twice. the way I...
  2. Dustin

    Engraver ??

    I'm looking for an engraver, but I'm not sure what to buy. Any opinions on the cost to quality.
  3. Dustin

    Settings help?

    How do I turn off the mobile setting in my profile? I can't get back to the normal setting
  4. Dustin

    A Few i finished

    these are a few I've finished the last couple months. some quality feed back is appreciated. I'm always looking for ways to improve Folder kit from US knife makers, I made my own Damascus blade with left over material from another knife project. Green Micarta Scales Skinner Blade is D-2...
  5. Dustin

    New Drop Point

    Blade: Elmax 58RC Handles: Nickle Silver Dove tailed w/California Buckeye Scales I like the Buckeye it's my favorite part of this knife Thanks for Looking
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    Small Sticker

    Just finished this. first knife I used the Bubble Jig on Elmax Blade Fancy Mesquite Handle Sun dial Mosaic Pin Black G10 liners (not in the Picture Sorry) Nickel Silver bolsters
  7. Dustin

    Making Stencils???

    does any one make there own stencils? I have the pattern on a transparent sheet, have the stencil material. what kind of light bulb should i use? and about how long should i expose it (i know i will have some trial and error) but about how long am i looking at? Thanks in advance
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    Finishes help???

    I need a little direction on how to finish my knives. 1. I like the mirror finish, but I have a hard time getting it to look smooth. It usually looks like I'm smoothing out the scratches ( I can still see the lines there just shiney now). What grit do I take it to on my sander? What grit do...
  9. Dustin

    starting over

    so i've heat treated a large knife made from 440C. and i ended up with a RC of 45, Not so good. can i reverse the process and try again? i know were i went wrong i soaked it too long. this is the first time i've used my new oven and did it by myself.
  10. Dustin

    Assisted opener plans

    I would like to try to make an assisted opener, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. Any body know where I can get some plans?
  11. Dustin

    Not so new, From Utah

    I've been visiting this place for about a year, there's a lot of pics, ideas, info, ect. to soak up. I'm from Utah. I got into knife making abut 2.5 years ago when taught some of my. Boy scouts how to make knives. That's were I got hooked. I've complete 6 knives and have three that I'm...
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