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    First try at a plungless grind.

    First go at a plungless grind. I kinda like it, but I kinda don’t. Good skill to have in the tool box I suppose.
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    Finished a couple.

    They were both designed to be used for specific tasks. The customer and I spent considerable time designing both. I made several mock ups of both. The customer likes to minimalist camp, deep in the back country. I hope they work as designed.
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    Finished a couple.

    Not my normal style, but made to order. Both blades turned out great, well balanced and sharp. The smaller knife was tricky, but we got it there. Both knives are for the same customer and are meant to be a set. Alabama Damascus, brass fittings, bone and horn spacers, and liner, with black...
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    A new Bowie

    Thank you for the kind words guys. I’m learning a lot and I’m having fun, so I suppose that constitutes a win. Thanks again.
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    A new Bowie

    Finished this one up today. Alabama Damascus blade of my own design, with Turkish walnut handle and brass and G10 fittings.
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    Elmax order of operations questions.

    I’m starting a new project that will be using Elmax. Currently I am anticipating having the heat treat done by Peters. As for pre-heat treat work, what have those of you whom have worked with it before, how far did you go? Simple blank? Bevels ground in? Hand sanding? Fully polished? Thanks...
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    Bird and trout design help/suggestions

    Here is a picture with some others, and a grid for scale. To my eye I’m just missing something...
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    Bird and trout design help/suggestions

    I know I’m not the only one, but I can not for the life of me get a B&T knife to look good on paper. I’ll draw and draw and re-draw, and something is just always off to my eye. Is there a proportion ratio that I’m missing somewhere? Like height of the blade to length? I don’t know. Here is...
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    Material suggestions for a hatchet

    Sounds like 5160 it is then. I have a few options for cutting out .25 material. Bandsaw, a different bandsaw, plasma, cutoff wheel, etc. Thank you.
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    Material suggestions for a hatchet

    I’ve been asked to build a survival type hatchet/axe. It will be made via stock removal. I think I’ve settled on .250 thickness to start. What material would be the best compromise of qualities for such an implement? Thanks
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    Prototype fillet knife

    I’ve done 2 filet knives and did the grind as suggested above. It holds up very very well especially in soft tissue, like fish.
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    Scale storage

    How does everyone store their handle scales and blocks? I’m starting to amass a decent collection and I’d like to keep them somewhat organized.
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    Okay, I’m stumped!!!

    Thank you for the help. I got it figured out. As advised I switched over to barbed fittings, and just removed the refrigeration adapter on the pump and replaced it with a standard barbed fitting.
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    Okay, I’m stumped!!!

    I am trying to make my own vacuum chamber for stabilizing handle materials. I purchased copper line and compression fittings. What I can not figure out is what kind of fitting or adapter I need to go from my vacuum pump to the copper compression fittings? Can anyone help me out? TIA
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    New equipment

    One of the best parts was it was only 10 minutes from my house.
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    New equipment

    Just added a couple new pieces of equipment to the shop. I found a killer deal, $250 for both pieces.
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    304 bolsters?

    Good to know. Again, just to satisfy my morbid curiosity, why is 304 “pin stock” hard and/or impossible to find?
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    Fillet Knife advice

    I’ve made 2 from AEB-L. I started with .118, but would use thinner if I where to build another one. The trick for me to get the proper amount and placement of the flexibility, was to get a good distal taper. On both I went from full thickness to .020 on the top.
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    304 bolsters?

    After all that’s been discussed, I think I’ll shorten the learning curve and just start with nickel silver. Having said that, in the past I’ve purchased 304SS round stock from my local metal supplier. Out of curiosity I asked for a cert to verify, if it was indeed 304 and sure enough it was...
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    304 bolsters?

    I worked exclusively with 304 for about 20 years building food processing equipment, but it never needed a high polish when it left my shop. For pins I was planning on just using 304 round stock. My plan was to experiment with welding the pins in. I don’t know if it will work, but I’ve had good...
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