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  1. tkroenlein

    easier way to find center

    Well, I have never seen one for sheet stock.
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    easier way to find center

    I've thought about building something like that. That's how centering jigs work for gunsmithing work for centering mounts and sights and such.
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    Sean's KITH 2020 for Heikki -dropping out of KITH

    Glad to hear she's on the mend. Prayers for you both.
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    Hello from Indiana

    Howdy!
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    This metal is hard!

    Much obliged, Mr. Cashen.
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    This metal is hard!

    Aaaand...which condition(s) are best for HT response? :)
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    Rice 2020 WIP

    Well, I'm not a hand finisher...but here's what I would do. :) Don't over finish before HT. 220 tops. Get any heavy scratches off the spine and curves for sure. I see you're using 1084. That's to your favor. You can get by with minimal time in the (forge or oven?). Once you have quenched and...
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    Where is Opaul?

    I thought the same thing while I was grinding tonight. There must have been a disturbance in the force. I see his profile shows he was here just yesterday. Hi @opaul !
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    This metal is hard!

    There are some metals, 15N20 is a good example, that come at a certain degree of hardness as a standard due to the supply to industry. Also, depending on the steel you are using, you need to watch assigning a temp like 1500F or whatever and just heating and cooling. Some temps, with some...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Yes. I'd much rather take back an edge that is too thin than to make one sharp that is too thick.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Thirded. You've got a little edge thickness to play with to boot.
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    Daniel’s KITH WIP

    Don't sweat the timeline Daniel. I'm sure there's somebody out there that hasn't even decided what to make yet with a few ahead of it.
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    McLeish KITH 2020

    This is stacked natural canvas micarta and ruby red G10. I like the cross cut look personally. It will bond well if stacked but you might see a line. Bruce, if you want some micarta or G10 for bolsters, hit me up. I got bunch of drops I keep just for such an occasion.
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    McLeish KITH 2020

    Well that ain't cool at all.
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    A Brief moment of intelligence

    Well that looks pretty handy.
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    New Oven!

    Ugh. Nooooobzzz. Step 1) Make knifes Step 3) Profit.
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    Talkin' Knife Philosophy....

    It is uncanny how infrequently a hammer grip is employed when using a knife.
  18. tkroenlein

    What's going on in your shop?

    That's a great summary. Theory and practice collide.
  19. tkroenlein

    Order Books

    A notebook works. Has been and probably will for a bit. I don't build a ton either.
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