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    Deformation & new knife

    Alright thanks guys. After trying to do the brass rod test and messing around, I think that the blade is just too soft. Bummer. So if it's to soft this means that I need to ht better, right?
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    Latest chefs knife

    Looks great, you got that Damascus pretty dark there!
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    Deformation & new knife

    Hello all, just completed knife #13. This one has really bad edge deformation. Does anyone have any idea why that could be? Just carving wood I get some deformation. I think I got the burr off, maybe I sharpened to too fine an angle, or could my ht be bad? Any info is appreciated as I couldn't...
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    Drill Presses

    Thanks for the info. guys! Much appreciatory :)
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    Starting An Elk Antler and Sanbar Stag Antler Knife

    Thanks for the WIP. Keep it coming!
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    Drill Presses

    Hello all, any advice on getting a first drill press? Preferably one that's not so expensive and able to punch holes in sheaths? Thanks!
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    Howdy from good ol' Alabama

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    just finished this out

    I really like that one! It looks like one I'm working on right now, and I just got a chunk of caribou so now I've got an idea for one way I could go. Good job.
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    First Swedge

    Is there a lot of chatter on your 1x30 when you get up into the higher grits? This guy glues a piece of leather to his platen to combat that, haven't tried it myself though.
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    Even More Questions

    Just looking at the sparks on the grinder, seeing how much they "firework". Because hardened steel makes a whole bunch more sparks in my limited experience.
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    Even More Questions

    Here's what happened. I have a firebrick forge with quite a few bricks I took out of an old wood stove. I have only ever hardened 1080 1/8 thick knives in it, and it performs well enough for me for that. My brother pumps in air with a ball pump thing. I used a mapp gas torch, but I couldn't get...
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    A hunter and an ulu

    Beautiful! Is your makers mark etched white?
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    Even More Questions

    Hello all, some more questions! Does everyone else's magnets crack when hardening or is mine just faulty? I tried to ht a 1075 3/16 thick knife and I don't think I got it hardened. I could cut it with a file. I was hardening in canola oil, and someone mentioned that may not be the best to quench...
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    Epoxying question for you "seasoned" pros.

    So if it has a 50 year hold life does that mean that the handle will need replaced in 50 years? Of course that is a looong time, way longer than any of my knives at this time will last. Just wondering. Thanks!
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    Alright, thanks guys!
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    Hi all, just a quick question. When you quench you're hamons do you get a ton of junk in your quench oil? If so is that ok? Thanks!
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    New handle matterial.

    The knife and material itself looks nice, but it doesn't look very comfortable. After all, a knife is meant to be held, and it doesn't look like you'd necessarily want to hold that for very long.
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    Missed on the heat treat

    Why is it that 1075 doesn't harden well in canola? Is it too slow? Personally, I can't afford Parks yet, so is there anything better than canola? Thanks!
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    Handle thickness?

    I just use a belt sander and then "shoe shine" :) them, interested what other people do though. Edited to say: Ted posted as I did, he explained it all.
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    Aging or Etching with Vinegar

    Ok cool. Thanks!