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  1. Brad Anderson

    Andrew Meers MS ~ MS Dagger + Khandjar + Sage Kitchen Knife + King of Saxony Folder

    Stunningly beautiful knives as well as photography to make them really pop.
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    Beautiful job on the grinder, Its like a souped up KMG on steroids! You should sell that design to Rob Frink on a Percentage basis. Brad
  3. Brad Anderson

    You guys have a source for step drill bits?
  4. Brad Anderson

    edge thickness issues

    In my opinion, lack of a platten is a large part of your current problem, especially if you are just learning to grind. Learning to grind WITH a platten can be a challenge. Trying to fight a flopping belt and keep things even would multiply the learning curve tremendously.
  5. Brad Anderson

    Sharpening---Which of these two practices is correct and why.

    Sharpening angle should be based off of the blade centreline. If you base the sharpening angle off of the bevel, it will change the included sharpening angle depending on bevel width.
  6. Brad Anderson

    What is the easiest stainless steel to heat treat?

    you can also use steel plates of sufficient size.
  7. Brad Anderson

    Looking for Method for Drilling Karambit Finger Hole

    Bimetal hole saw, drill press, and some water soluble coolant or rapid tap will work wonders.
  8. Brad Anderson

    Who What and Where for a good, safe Dewar???

    Lerch, Before you run out and buy something to store LN in, you may want to do a little more research first. My first call would be to where you think you are going to buy the LN from and see if they will even sell it to you. They absolutely will not put it in a 25 quart ice chest. Some things...
  9. Brad Anderson

    Why can't I drill a 1/4" hole?

    It's the steel. I ordered some 1080 and 1084 from Kelly when I first started making knives and had the same problem. After smoking dozens of bits, including a pile of cobalt bits, I ended up using carbide tipped concrete bits to get holes in it. Even then I could only get 6-10 holes before the...
  10. Brad Anderson

    Evenheat oven set up problem

    So you are saying the oven ramped up and the temp display indicated the proper temp (say 950 degrees), then sat at that 950 for half an hour undisturbed (no peeking), and at the end of the half hour your blade was not at 950? If thats the case, either your infared temp gun is off, your...
  11. Brad Anderson

    Evenheat oven set up problem

    Review your program and verify that your ramp rate is set for "9999". By the above quote, it sounds like the oven will eventually get to desired temp just very slowly. It may be as simple as a programming error.
  12. Brad Anderson

    Where to buy leather?

    Wickett & Craig has always sent me top quality leather at a reasonable price.
  13. Brad Anderson

    Need some imput

    Personally, I would go with the CPM154.
  14. Brad Anderson

    heat treat question.....

    If its an Evenheat, see this thread: If not, more details about the oven are needed.
  15. Brad Anderson

    Non Blade welding problem

    Rusty wire will plug the liner up. You can take the liner out and soak it on mineral sprits and try to blow the crap out of it. If that doesnt solve the problem, you are probably looking at getting a new liner. If you arent going to use the welder for long periods in between uses, take the wire...
  16. Brad Anderson

    tempering oven

    If you use a toaster oven, set a couple of bricks in it to stabilize the heat and use an oven thermometer for accuracy. I let it warm up good and set my blades on top of the bricks.
  17. Brad Anderson

    Great deal if I can find parts

    Thanks for that link Larry! My dad's old bandsaw has been sitting out in the shed for a few years now because I couldnt find the o-ring style drive belts and this guy has them. I need some urethane tires for the other wood bandsaw I bought to replace it as well. 2thumbs By the way, Nice Dobe...
  18. Brad Anderson

    New damascus pattern

    Looks pretty cool, especially the bottom left corner. I think if you add more of whatever you used to make the voids it'll be even better. 2thumbs
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    New problems.

    Put a brand new 36 or 50 grit Blaze belt on your grinder and taper with that. You'll be amazed at how easy the steel comes off.
  20. Brad Anderson

    TW90 vertacal/horizontal grinder

    I think he better ramp up production, I can see him selling a pile of them.