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  1. Rick Otts

    First Knife

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    Congrats Bruce Bump

    Congrats on that nice Tessallation Fighter in Blade mag this month!
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    How many?

    How many days a week are you in your shop? I get 2 to 3 myself but I know I need more time in there.
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    Earlier I was grinding a blade and had to stop.Well later I went down to finish and put a new 60 on.Well this thing was going left and right about a 1/4" so I checked everything and it seemed ok for my knowledge anyway.So for the heck of it I put the old 60 on and it was fine also tried a new...
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    Bad heat treat?

    I HTed my 1st blade 1084 1450 for 4 min.I then tempered at 350 2 times.Now when I run a file across it it leaves a line wat should I do retemper?
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    The Montana Porch Painter

    High quality work reasonable rates! Hey Ed you did a great job on that porch my hats off to you.I have got stuck doing the same many times.
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    Ok on my KMG it tracks fine until I put the small wheel attchment on.The belt will move in the back but not on the small wheel and it hits the side.Ok any ideas?
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    Scale thickness

    Wat is your favorite thickness to use? I ask because I see some real thin ones being sold mainly wood.
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    Well KMG raised their price a little but now has free shipping!
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    KMG lovers!

    KMG is got their disc grinders on sale for 750.00
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    Combat Abavises

    Ok my spelling stinks but has anyone used them and wats your thoughts?
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    Hardness tester

    Has anyone checked out the hardness tester at Grizzly? under 1000.00 was wondering wat people thought.
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    Hardness tester file set.

    Ok I have seen 2 of these one costs $49.00 and the other $169.00 wat could be the difference?
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    KO or KF

    Wat is the difference? I see the price of the Tap controller varies with different models.
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    Rotary platen

    OK wat is the big deal behind them?
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    A few new knives

    Just a couple knifes I been working on I have not did the holes yet.I tried buffing but forgot to remove the oil thus the mess.
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    Line in blade?

    I am grinding this blank and get to 120 grit when I notice a line in the blade that runs N and S and I am thinking how could I have done that it's smooth so it don't look like I did it on a pass.I reground the blank and it's still there any ideas a pic won't help you can only feel it I would...
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    USA Knife Making

    Tried to get on but it won't let me are they having problems? I ask beacuse my net was down for 4 days.
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    Shop heating

    I was wondering how the cold and dampness affects the machines we use beacuse I got a nice size garage but the only time I would be able to heat it is when I was in it with a salamander will this effect the electric like the motors or VFD?
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    Sitting here

    Well I am sitting here boiling traps for this trapping season waiting on the mail for my belts to come in!