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  1. J

    1084 heat treat

    Mine is right in front of my kiln
  2. J

    1084 heat treat

    I do it cause a known maker is my mentor and I was just trying to see why other people do to compare my notes
  3. J

    Heat treating in a kiln

    You think ten minutes is too long to soak 1084? I may have to get your 1084 video now too. I loved your grinding video. I learned a lot and use stuff I learned today
  4. J

    Heat treating in a kiln

    I normally let it hit target temp then wait 45 min after before introducing blades. Thanks Kevin
  5. J

    Heat treating in a kiln

    That's what I do. I was just wondering if it was right on. Thank you
  6. J

    Heat treating in a kiln

    Well about 3-5 is normal for mine. But ten at most. Ever
  7. J

    1084 heat treat

    Ed are you leaving the blade in for ten min during each of the thermo cycles?
  8. J

    1084 heat treat

    Also on a side note I seem to text and call him an awful lot I hate to bother him every time I have a question. Which is a lot. Everyday lol
  9. J

    Heat treating in a kiln

    Ok so when you guys heat treat I'm sure you know when you out the blade in the temps drop and you have to wait 5-10 min for the temp to get back up to targets temp. Is that long enough for the steel to soak and be that tempera? So say when doing 1084 I fire it up to 1485 Put the blade in then...
  10. J

    1084 heat treat

    Of course. I try to do that as much as I can. I'm just seeing what others are doing as well. I do what Tim tells me. I learned that the hard way haha!
  11. J

    Bushcraft heat treat

    Hey I sent you a message about your 1084 heat treat.
  12. J

    Update photo on belt knife in 1084

    Working on the plunge line shoulders. How do you guys keep the shoulder where the bevel swoops clean? I get pretty good but want it perfect. I either have scratches going up and down on the flat of the plunge or left and right in the bevel. I scribe my sandpaper so it's flat on a flat sanding...
  13. J

    Bushcraft heat treat

    Nice job. !
  14. J

    Basic Filework

    Yes I will try! This is why I'm working on. The finished one is the same as the one I'm working on on the photos. It's my new signature knife. The Bowie Belt knife
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    Basic Filework

    I actually haven't done file work yet because I didn't think it was going to be easy. You made it look easier than I thought it would be
  16. J

    52100 HT?

    Kevin I have had that heartache w aldos 52100 as well when I started I thought I could harden it without normalizing but quickly learned I was wrong. After many hours trying to justify not doing it I finally gave in and now kind of feel like I need to do that even w my 1084. Last time I followed...
  17. J

    Basic Filework

    Learned a lot reading this. Thank you !
  18. J

    WTB- Straight Razor Blank(s)

    I recommend Tim zowada. Contact him and he may be able to do it. It's worth every penny
  19. J

    1084 w ghost jade g10

    Here is a knife I made in 1084 w ghost jade g10. It has stainless pins and tube and kydex sheath made by me as well w tek lok. I have been making knives for a year now. Also I am not good at taking pics yet
  20. J

    Loveless Style Little Bear

    Wow that's an amazing display of fit and finish !
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