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    Question on handle material

    I haven’t purchased the bowl blocks, as I don’t use much wood at a time. But I have settled on using Lignum Vitae exclusively, and always purchase the turning blanks when I do. Typically they are 1.5” squared x 6 or 12, etc. long. And you are correct....,it’s MUCH less expensive like this!
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    Show us your grinder.

    This is my home built. I designed it entirely. Didn’t use any existing designs to go by. Built from 1018 cold roll and 2024/7075 billet. Used the cast iron housing from my old HF 4x36 belt sander as a base. Powered by a 1.5hp, 3ph Dayton motor. Not really much I “don’t” like about it. It runs...
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    D2

    I guess you could say it would ease sharpening a bit. But even sharpening is a subjective thing, I believe. I make knives from CPM3V & CPM20CV exclusively! And both are treated to 61hrc. Neither one presents me with any problem of sharpening.(And I’ve only got one arm/hand to use!) I made my own...
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    D2

    If you have been happy with the strength/toughness at your current heat treat than you are not going to gain a noticable increase in performance. That said, you would not LOSE noticable performance in edge retention either. It’s only 1 HRC point in question.
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    Out a here!

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    Continuing problems with FIF

    Oh I didn’t think you were angry. And I get what you are saying my friend. It’s the “noisy FEW” that I was directing to. Some simply can’t accept a different opinion, and feel the need to lash out. I only generalize for their small thinking. I try to talk directly only to those who I know won’t...
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    Continuing problems with FIF

    No, I understood you Chris. And yes, I do remember. I was being light hearted with you, hence the “LOL” and “j/k”:) Really not trying to “rough” feathers. Just being matter of fact. A statement of FACT should, should not be an area of contention. TRUTH doesn’t care about our feelings. My...
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    Continuing problems with FIF

    Thank you for that Chris. I have to say, that is quite a bit of a statement for “Staying Silent”. LOL, j/k. I’ll simply back up my point with a piece of fact, and leave it be. Taking Blade Sports as one example, which imho is the pinnacle of all aspects to a blades performance. Looking at all...
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    Continuing problems with FIF

    Valid points. And to clarify, I’m not saying the program should SWITCH to stock removal! Not at all. It wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining. No, my point is how the odds are stacked against the individuals. The contestants should all be using the SAME material! Having one contestant use a W2 ball...
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    Continuing problems with FIF

    Hello my friends. Not like it hasn’t been discussed before, but now with the new season they just keep making the same mistakes! Look, I’m as entertained as the next by the show. And while I do not watch it religiously, I flip it on every now & then. Couple problems I have always had with the...
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    Black fox one grinder reviews?

    I don’t care about this or that website. When I look for something, I look for it at its most economical form! And that would be from USA KM....which again lists it for the $2,500! I’m not sure what constitutes an additional $1,100 in the TW-90, but whatever. At the end of the day, I have no...
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    Black fox one grinder reviews?

    I’m not sure what some are seeing, but this is what USA Knife is selling: I certainly would not say the maker has “no experience”. And I would trust that Tracy takes some pride in what he sells on his site. In addition, my eyes could be deceiving me, but THAT looks like a KBAC VFD in the...
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