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  1. Drew Riley

    Trying to gauge interest in a new sharpening/de-burring tool

    Hey guys, Not trying to turn this into a sales thread, so I won't be discussing pricing or anything, but I've recently been redesigning an abrasives platen that I made some time ago, and I got to thinking that others might find it useful as well. I like to make knives and tools, and often found...
  2. Drew Riley

    Frank Niro

    If there's a more appropriate place to post this, or if it has already been posted, mods please move or delete, but I figured I'd pass it along: Unfortunately, I have just learned via a post on another forum that long time knife maker (and member of this forum), Frank Niro, has passed away. I...
  3. Drew Riley

    Multiple fixed blades for sale

    I've got a few recently finished and ready to ship. Any questions, or if you'd like more pics, ask below or send a pm. All knives are hand made completely by me, except for the heat treat of the small necker, noted below. Specs are as follows, from the top down in the pics: #1: lightweight...
  4. Drew Riley

    Learn the Bible in 24 hours

    Just thought I'd share this little resource that has been absolutely invaluable to me: The video series is called "Learn the Bible in 24 hours" and is put on by one of my favorite apologists/teachers Dr. Chuck Missler. Here is a link to the play list...
  5. Drew Riley

    Grinder vibration test

    As some of you know, I recently designed and built my own grinder. Over the past few days, I've seen at least a couple of "vibration tests" using nickels, so I figured I try one myself. Then I thought I'd turn it up a notch... Couple of notes: Grinder is at full speed (2x setting on an 1800...
  6. Drew Riley

    Almost done with a new grinder build...

    When I first got started in knife making, I built a NWGS out of some steel, mostly procured from a local scrap yard, along with a few other used parts and pieces. The only thing I really splurged on was the wheels. Over the years, I've made a handful of necessary mods to it, and many fine knives...
  7. Drew Riley

    Anyone else losing drive shafts on their NWGS?

    :sad: I think I'm going on about my fourth drive shaft... the first couple I thought were due to the set screws loosening up on the pillow bearings, causing the shaft to groove and start spinning out of center. This time, however, it appeared to develop some wobble and only get worse from...
  8. Drew Riley

    Lightweight AEB-L neckers for sale

    Both knives are now sold. Thanks! For sale I have two AEB-L neckers. These knives are very light, thin and sharp, and they wear under a shirt very well. OAL is about 5.75" with a cutting edge of 2.5". Blades are ground from .070" thick AEB-L, heat treated to 60HRC by Peter's Heat Treat. Handle...
  9. Drew Riley

    AEB-L Chef Knife and Parer

    For your consideration are two AEB-L kitchen knives. Both come from .070" thick AEB-L and have been heat treated by Peter's Heat Treat to around 60 HRC. The chef's knife is 13" OAL with an 8" blade, black micarta handle, epoxied and riveted with stainless 1/4" diameter corby rivets. Balance...
  10. Drew Riley

    Pillow Block Bearings: Sealed? Not sealed? To grease, or not to grease....

    I'm starting this thread based on some recent discussion that I've seen brought up over and over again, but seemingly never with a solid, matter of fact answer. There seems to be a bit of confusion surrounding the question of whether or not one should grease a pillow block bearing, especially...
  11. Drew Riley

    Several Light Weight Neckers for sale

    This is the last remaining knife from a batch of neckers I recently finished. It's made from Aldo's .070" thick 1095 High Carbon steel, features a black g10 handle scales, stainless pins/lanyard tube, and a black kydex sheath. This knife was designed to be very thin, light, and most of all...
  12. Drew Riley

    My latest Chef's Knife

    Just wanted to share one of my latest projects. This was one of those knives that really wasn't planned, but more of a spontaneous endeavor, after talking to a friend of mine who had bought a kitchen knife from me in the past. Here's a pic of how I finish the "heel" of the blade, so...
  13. Drew Riley

    Knife Journal Issue 1 Review

    Last night I finished reading through all of the articles in the very first issue of Knife Journal. Currently, I subscribe to Blade, and regularly read other knife publications such as Knives Illustrated, and Tactical Knives Illustrated, as well as a handful of online forums and blogs, so I was...
  14. Drew Riley

    More "non-knife" fun...

    A while back I showed you guys a bottle opener project I'd been working on... well, here's a second project I've been working on alone those same lines: I've been calling it "the brews-a-fix" (though it's just just for opening brews!) This one is made from 6Al-4V titanium, and is 1"...
  15. Drew Riley

    New shop toy...

    Been dreaming about owning one of these bad boys for the longest time. First I started out looking at the HF mini-mills, then the LMS bench top mill, then the grizzly 704, and finally just said screw it and bought the biggest mill I could afford and still fit in my shop... ;) Funny how I always...
  16. Drew Riley

    Some times it's fun to make more than just knives...

    Edit: Mods, feel free to move this if this isn't the right place for this.... I love making knives, but really it's more than that: I love making tools. One of the first tools I built was my NWGS. Then a heat treat oven. Then a workbench. Then a center scribe, and so on and so on, until I...
  17. Drew Riley

    Three "Triple C" neckers for sale

    Getting ready to finish up three of what I'm calling the "Triple C" necker. (Compact, Concealable Cutter) 2 of them just need sharpening, and then I need to etch my makers mark on each of them, but then they'll be ready to ship. Specs are as follows: 6" OAL, 1/8" thick, 1095 High Carbon...
  18. Drew Riley

    Recommend me a stainless?

    Hey guys... I've been looking into some stainless steel options, and it seems that the majority of them require (or at least benefit moderately from) a cryogenic treatment after plate/air quench. Are there any stainless (or moderately corrosion resistant) steels that don't necessarily need a...
  19. Drew Riley

    Is it necessary to grease a pillow block bearing?

    I'm specifacally talking about these: or something like it. I mean, those are sealed bearings pressed into the cast iron housings are they not? What exactly are the grease zircs for? Am I missing something?
  20. Drew Riley

    Knives for sale

    Got a few users for sale: Kiridashis are $65 each, shipped CONUS. Specs: 1095 high carbon steel, kydex sheath, 6" OAL, single bevel chisel grind, hair popping sharp Large Chopper is $225 shipped CONUS Specs: A2 tool steel, kydex sheath with removable leather belt loop (large tek lock...
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