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  1. blksmith

    Feather and buckeye fantastic knife.

    A Fantastic feather blade and a stabilized Buckeye Burl Handle. Specs are on the picture. Comes with a 8-9 0unce sheath. Got about 30 hours in this one. My rockwell usually comes out at 57-61 Takes a good edge. both 1080 and 15n20 are good knife steels. Made with 18 layers then turned 90...
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    Hey Bruce. How does your vertical gorge work? Does the satinite work for the lining or does it melt away with flux? I plan on relining mine soon and am looking for a liner material. Take care TJ
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    Hey ED.

    Back a year or 2 I got some info on band saw blades for the Harbor freight small band saw. 64.5 inchbi metal. Would you mind refreshing my memory on where you got them? Thanks a lot TJ Smith
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    At what rpm are hyd pumps rated? 1f your pump is rated at 16 gpm at what rpm is that rated at? 1725 or 3450
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    Delete a for sale post

    How in the world do you delete a for sale post in the for sale column??????????????
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    A close call

    Had a close one yesterday. While forge welding a billet for feather Damascus my press blew a return line. There is not supposed to be any pressure in the return line, but let me tell you a 16 gal pump will spray hyd fluid about 10-15 feet.. The bad thing was the forge was to close and the spray...
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    Feather D

    Latest Feather Pattern Overall 9.25 Blade 4.5 1080 and 15n20 with a spalted maple handle. been working on this pattern for 2 years. Finally getting some results. What do you think? No engraving or anything fancy just a simple knife. TJ Smith
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    Hunter/ Fighter

    Came up with this fine patterned random damascus. Still only 99 layers. Overall 9.25 inches with a 5.25 inch blade. Elk horn handle. I call it sorta a hunter/fighter cross. That's what you need when you got to fight to keep your kill. What do you think? TJ Smith
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    My latest feather.

    Here is my latest feather. 11 inches long with a 6 1/4 blade. Black walnut handle. Will it pass?
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    Stays Black

    Does Stays Black work on steel. Like adding more contrast to damascus??
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    Feather D (with a pic)

    Feather D Finally got the pic to post WHEEEEW. I have had some luck with this pattern. Just started some new billets last week. Lets see if I can keep the...
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    Feather Damascus my way.

    Haven't quite got it right yet but am getting close. 15n20 and 1080 for steel buckeye burl for handle. Nickle silver guard and butt. Fired up the forge and started on some new billets. What do you think?
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    Elk horn slabs

    I have some Elk Horn Sheds where the main stem is to big for a handle. How would I go about taking a 1/8 or 1/4 inch section out of the center? What would be good to hold the horn and be removable after the cutting? Is water glass water soluable? Take care TJ Smith
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    Fillet knife

    I sent this blade to Texas Knife makers supply to be heat treated. It came back warped. I called them and sent it back to be straightened. It came back warped again. You don't get 3 strikes in my game. I managed to straighten it out and finish it. 440c,micarta handle,rockwelled at 59 rc. What...
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    Family Reunion Knife

    Every year my Wife's family holds a Family Reunion. This year it was in Brainerd,MN I make a knife to raffle off to help with expenses. They raffle off jams,jellies,knitting,wine, and a lot of baskets to help out with the cost of the reunion. Here is the knife for 2016. Thanks for looking. TJ...
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    440c warped

    Just got my 440c filet knife back from Texas Knife makers. WARPED wtf. Has anybody had any trouble with them? Wasn't warped when I sent it. Can a warp be straightened out without breaking. Anu help TJ Smith
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    80 crv2

    Will 80crv2 show a hamon. Has anybody used this steel. TJ Smith