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    Raisin' the younguns'.....

    Well, as a dad who is raising a 9-year-old daughter somewhat later in life, I have to say everyday is still an adventure. This past week has also reminded me that sometimes the old Dog can learn a few things from the young one. Cora is at that age where she has "her" activities with friends...
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    Literary references...

    During discussion in another thread, I finally bit the bullet and took the advice of Kevin Cashen and Doug Lester; I ordered some actual books on metallurgy in an effort to learn more about the mysteries of heat treating. Metallurgy Fundamentals by Daniel A. Brandt was received in the mail...
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    Rust prevention on kitchen knives.....

    I'm sure this topic has been discussed somewhere, but I can't find it if it has. I have a selection of high-carbon kitchen knives that have been in the family for a long time. You know, the type of knives that were made way before the various stainless steels became all the rage in the...
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    What's holding you back???

    I really like the various forums on this site. I have noticed that this forum, like many others, nearly always has a lot of viewers. But an overwhelming majority of the time we will have a 2:1 or better ratio of guests to viewers. As an example, at this very moment there are 7 members...
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    What is "vet-grade" mineral oil?

    Hello to all. I am very inexperienced with the entire heat treating routine, but I am making an attempt to soak up everything I can both here and elsewhere. In my attempt to learn more about the various steels and quench mediums, I have read about "vet-grade" mineral oil in several of the...
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    Hello from Indiana

    Figured I would drop in, introduce myself, and say hello to all. My name is Robert. A while back I purchased the NWGS plans so as to replace a shop-built unit which utilized larger (more expensive) belts. It was both simpler and more economical to start from scratch than modify the larger...
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