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  1. opaul

    What goes with your knife package?

    I put my knives in a round mailing tube cut to length for the knife. I put a type written knife care and thank you receipt, folded and tucked in the belt loop of the k I’ve sheath. I affix my OPKnives logo to the outside of the mailing tube.
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    Ok this thread is going .......? Let me ask you this - how many of you older gentleman wore bell bottom jeans and later leisure suits hmmmm?
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    Well if a kilt was good enough to catch Clair’s attention on Outlander- then Jamie Frazier knows his stuff. ;)
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    WARNING - Potential 3M Filter Fraud Alert

    it’s a dang shame that we even have to worry about things like this. Seems some folks spend a lot of effort to (excuse me) screw people. I guess buyer beware was coined for that specific behavior. Thanks for posting and the heads up.
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    S.O.S warning the image maybe disturbing.

    Make big matching serrations! No seriously I can’t see repairing that damage. What happen BTW?
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    Possible Logo

    My bad. ;)
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    Possible Logo

    I think it’s to busy for my liking but that’s just my opinion. I’ve seen some makers marks that look more like billboards.
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    Silly Question -- Mill Scale?

    I read the initial post incorrectly. I was thinking heat treat scale, thus my answer. Yes. I do remove the mill scale and flatten/true the blade before stock removal.
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    Silly Question -- Mill Scale?

    From your question Im not sure what your process steps are. But here is mine. I do most of my grinding pre-heat treat. When I have the blade ready I heat treat and quench. I remove scale prior to tempering with a combination of grinder and hand sanding. Then it’s final grinding - fit and finish...
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    KITH From BossDog

    I certainly apologize for being late posting this one of a kind KITH from the Boss. But that didn't keep me from enjoying it from the time I received it. This is one smooth, light and handy edc addition for me. I love it! Thanks Boss!! Here it is right at home with some of my other favorites.
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    Testing An Idea With A 2x72

    It looks fantastic! You definitely knocked it outside of the park as far as the uniformity. Not only that it’s a fine looking blade.
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    New H/T Oven

    I follow the generally accepted soak times. I let the kiln reach the set point and put the blade in and wait the required time.
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    Brass black pins

    If you’re confident that the black will not wear off that would be the way to go. Having never used it I can’t comment on trying to use it after the pins have been installed- seems like it might get messy. I’ve use both carbon fiber and micarta pins with no issue. How large a knife are you making?
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    what is your EDC knife?

    My woods hiking knife is one I made - I wear it most weekends.
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    Surface plate

    I purchased a granite slab from Wood Workers Supply on sell a couple of years ago. I think it’s 18x18x3”. I use it all the time.
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    New sheath maker

    If he did the carving he has got talent for leather work!
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    what is your EDC knife?

    Love my Spyderco for EDC.
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    Stuck Drill Bit

    Can you drill from the opposite end with a little larger bit until you meet the stuck bit and then try driving it out from the original drill hole.
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    Surface plate

    I used to lift that before breakfast before I walked to school - 10 miles - in the snow.
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    Surface plate