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  1. wmhammond

    Last off my bench

    This is my last completion. I call it my Buffalo Hunter. Alabame Damascus blade dressed in Chechen Wood with a Buffalo hide sheath.
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    Custom Matching Suspender Knives

    Built these for a good customer. Ever dtied to build a matching set? Don't.
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    Tried something new - a display knife

    I have made a number of Native American Replica Knives, built a regular sheath for them and sold them as users. They have actually sold pretty well. I decided to build a period sheath for my last one and "Put it Under Glass" I would be curious about what you think about this. My knives normally...
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    Building a pattern in laminated steel

    Hey Ed, thanks for the comment. From what you say I guess I got very lucky then. I bought the billet from Aldo, $100 + and I do not forge. It was a rookie attemptto put some action in the billet layers because it looked to me very moch like all the layers were very flat. Sound like I should be...
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    Building a pattern in laminated steel

    I laid the screwdriver shaft flat on the heated billet prior to grinding and struck the blade with a hammer creating a series of elongated "dents" that deformed the underlying steel and created the "tooth" pattern.
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    Building a pattern in laminated steel

    I have just completed my first laminated steel knife. I bought the 12" X 2" X 3/16" billet from Aldo and it has a 52100 core and an unknown SS outter surface. I am a stock remover not a forger so in order to develop a pattern in the underlying steel I heated the billet to forging temp, laid a...
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    Adhesives for holding "Glass" to platen

    Where did you buy it? Is it tempered glass?
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    2019 KD Members Choice Awards - TOP DOG

    I couldn't agree with this more if I had written it my self which I was getting ready to do. Wallace
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    Yes and No. It originally an antique china cabinet with shelves. I took the shelves out and made it into a gun case.
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    Not on point I don't think, just checking out the armory.
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    I didn't notice the traffic to be any worse in Clearwater than any place ese I went. here he is.
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    No Steve, I live in Las Cruces, NM and I would have never spent the money to just come to a Gun & Knife Show in Florida. I just purchased a new English Springer Spaniel puppy from a breeded in Clearwater and had to come over there anyway to pick him up so I checked around and found the show in...
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    Got it guys, thanks
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    Here are the knives I sold. 1 Scagel Inspired Hunter 11 Fossilized Mammoth Hunter 111 Buffalo Hunter 1111 Small Filet Knife 1111 French Hunter
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    Report from the show. In a word, it was GREAT! Big crouds, lots of nice people, lots of knife buyers and I sold 5 knives over the two days. Total gross was $1,550. For a show that I just went to because I had to be in Tampa anyway, it was fantastic.
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    Hey guys. I've got to go over to Tampa, FL this weekend to pick up a new English Springer Spaniel puppy. I checked and the Tampa Gun and Knife Show is there at the Fairgrounds this weekend. Since I'm there anyway I signed up for a table. Anybody ever been to this show or know anything about it...
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    Hamons, again

    Morning guys, first a word of thanks. My ability to produce a proper hamon is improving and I am eternally grateful to membere here who have spent lots of time with me helping me get to the place I am now. I sincerely appreciate it. Funny thing, though, as I get better I encounter new problems...
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    Hey guys, a little help

    What is the best way to finish a stacked leather handls? Thanks, Wallace
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    Quenching Question

    Hey Guys. I use as a container a horozontal (lays down on a takle) aluminum bread bakery pan that is about 16" long and about 5" square. It holds about 1 gallon of Parks 50 and I dont change it much I just keep it full. Is this sufficient or am I kidding myself My blades do skate a file.