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    Personalizer Plus possibly broken?

    Hello everyone, It's been a while since I last posted. Been making knives slowly but mostly busy with family and life. I have an issue with my Personalizer Plus I was hoping others might be able to help me with. Even though I have been searching Google until I'm blue in the face I am...
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    Bandsaw blade teeth

    Hello everyone, Getting ready to purchase more bimetal bandsaw blades for my portaband. I will be cutting titanium and stainless steels(cpm154, aebl) with them mostly. How many teeth per unit do you all usually like for cutting these types of metals. John Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
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    Making/grinding a curved cigar cutter blades

    Thought I would post this question here. I've been working on a couple of slip joints recently in my spare time but decided I wanted to have a try at making something different. I have been trying to design a dual blade cigar cutter for a friend for his birthday. I was trying different styles...
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    New Slip Joint I just sold

    Hello everyone, I haven't really posted much lately due to life being very busy, but I wanted to share a slip joint I just recently made for a friend of mine. He wanted to give his father something different and unique for Christmas. So he asked me to make him an old school slip joint style...
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    G0704 Quality Control Issues

    I hate to be a downer, but here it goes. Finally got a chance to work on disassembling the G0704 mill to get rid of all of the shipping grease and check out the quality of the ways. I have to be honest; I am very disappointed with what I received. I fully realize that I didn’t spend $8,000 on a...
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    The mill has arrived!

    Actually my Grizzly G0704 mill arrived on Monday but I have been very busy at work lately. Probably boring to most but here are some pic of the mill. Haven't even had a chance to unbolt it from the crate, clean it or really do anything with it yet. Just glad it arrived in good shape. The very...
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    List of tooling for new mill

    I just mentioned in another thread that I posted up that I finally purchased a mill. I ended up going with a new Grizzly G0704. It will be arriving mid to late next week and I am super excited about it. A good friend of my brother is the head of the machine shop at Fike and was a tool and die...
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    Milling machine or surface grinder

    As some of you know I've been on the hunt for a milling machine. However I have a bit of a dilemma. I can't decide whether to spend my money on a mill or a surface grinder. I'm currently working on a total of three slipjoints. The hand sanding of all the pieces to get them truly flat is so...
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    Finally ready to add a milling machine to the shop

    UPDATED: just bought a mill. Updated in last post. The time has finally come. I am getting ready to pull the trigger on purchasing a milling machine. I have been looking on and off for over a year and a half at everything from micro mills, mini mills to used Bridgeports. I have decided for the...
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    Kansas City knife show get together

    Hello to my fellow knifemakers. I know I havent been very active since I started my new job in January but I still work on my knives when I can. Regardless I have cleared my schedule next month to attend the knife show and look forward to meeting in person, all the makers I've met here on the...
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    Your input on disk grinders?

    Hello everyone, I've been ready to pull the trigger on the Beaumont variable speed disk grinder with the adjustable work rest, on and off for the last two weeks. Just haven't committed yet, even though I just bought a bunch of 9" abrasive in different grits and grit type plus feathering...
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    Reamer size for 1/8" stop pin?

    I have a question for you all regarding a reamer size. I am working on my frame lock whenever I have time, which isn't much lately unfortunately. My question is regarding the reamer size I need to purchase for getting a AKS hardened 1/8" stop pin to be press fit. My goal is to have it slip in...
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    KMG red grinding cupped from use?

    Hello everyone. Needed to ask others here about an issue I have with my red KMG grinding wheel. I used it a good amount to grind and shape metal and it had become cupped toward the center. I wanted to try to use it to practice some hollow grinding but don't think it's a great idea until I get a...
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    Making a slipjoint in 100 pictures or less.

    Just this last month I finished my third slip joint knife and the first knife that I've sold to date, and the first with my mark on it. I was very excited to make this one because it was a surprise retirement gift for the father of a good friend of mine. I took over 10gigs of pics and videos of...
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    I'm still here!

    Wow, it's been quite a long time since I've checked in here on the forums. I've been so busy with work and trying to build my first officially commisioned knife that I just haven't been spending time to come here. I am hoping to change that and get back into posting more often. I heavily...
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    Having knife making withdraws

    Was out of the country for a couple of weeks over the holidays and started a new job the day after we got back. I was only able to work for a couple of hours on a new slip joint this last Saturday. Other than that I haven't had time to work on anything knife making related for just over a month...
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    Just purchased an etching machine and sine belts

    Upon recommendation by Ed I bought the following belts. And also broke down and bought the following etcher. My post Christmas/New Years gift to myself. 50 grit= VSM XK760X ("X" weight) - 120 grit= VSM XK760X ("X" weight) -220 grit= Klingspor LS309 ("J" weight) -400 grit= Klingspor LS309 ("J"...
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    Completed knife number 7 and my second slipjoint

    Just finished up my second slipjoint folding knife last night. This one is was important for me because it will be a gift for my father for Christmas this year. We are all getting together a week early and I was running out of time to complete it before Sunday this weekend. Fortunately I got it...
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    Knife number six slip joint folder with AEB-L steel (Photo Over Load)

    Knife number six slip joint folder with AEB-L steel (Photo Over Load) With Video Now Hello fellow knife dogs. I just completed knife number six two nights ago and was able to take a bunch of pictures yesterday that I would like to post. I am very proud of this knife as I think it is by far the...
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    Fell asleep while tempering a spring

    Another heat treating related question. Been trying to search for this answer and not sure I've found the right one. Late last night I was tempering another spring at 1000 deg for 2 hours my Paragon oven/furnace. But I fell asleep and woke up about six hours later and quickly went to remove it...
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