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  1. Aikenn

    Radius Platen cnc tool path

    Hey all was looking to make myself a 36" radius platten. I have access to a Bridgeport ez path mill. Was hoping to find either an established tool path program or just the geometry involved. Thank in advance. ps wish the machine WAS mine to use all the time.
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    Pivots,washer,bearings

    So maybe old and hashed out. But pressed pivot bushing in one liner. Then how tight or its it till the screw bottoms out. I have been trying threaded bushings/pivots. Screws on both liners no press fit. Bronze washer. Blade plus washers screw both sides in liners. Please what am i missing. Its...
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    CPM154. Heat treating

    Hey all. So recently and finally got a small table top furnace. I want to do so CPM154. Does anyone want to share straight forward process what they might use to process their material. Settings, high temps, times, Tempering, temperatures, times?????? Really appreciate the help.
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    Tools/counterbore

    Hey all hope you are staying safe. Down her in SC we are doing our best. Look I am still working on a usable liner lock folder. Getting real close. But I need a COUNTERBORE for a Button Head screw with a 4-40 thread. The button measures .205-.208“ and the thread diameter is .108“. Hey anybody...
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    15n20

    Received some material. Can not even drill a hole. HELP. Do I give the material another temper???? If so what temperature??????
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    15n20

    So I am trying to make liner lock. Got a .060x2x4ft 15n20. Now if I was going to make Damascus I would not have a problem. BUT the material is TOO hard to drill HELP. So do I want to try to re temper ?????? Or do I want to do a straight anneal ?????? At what temperature should I attempt to...
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    Annealling 15n20

    So I am trying to make liner lock. Got a .060x2x4ft 15n20. Now if I was going to make Damascus I would not have a problem. BUT the material is TOO hard to drill HELP. So do I want to try to re temper ?????? Or do I want to do a straight anneal ?????? At what temperature should I attempt to...
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    Grinders

    hey all new post new thread 2x72 Grinder and Disk Grinder I need a new one for folders looking for all recommendations GIVE OT TO ME,
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    Knife grinders

    Hey all post here looking for recommendations for a new grinder. I guess I will give some idea of my requirements. I wan one mainly for folder work. I have two semi home built vertical grinders. (need a new bigger work table), but an ideal unit horizontal with a three(3) inch wheel a one and...
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    AlMar and JessHorn

    Hey all though I would just see if the is any interest. I have for sale on (1) Al Mar Osprey-AB 1001-A #4159. including pouch and paper work in original box. Condition NEW Never Carried box is a little rough from bouncing around in a tote for the past 30 years. I bought the knife either in KC or...
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    Hello from aiken south carolina

    Just a note to introduce myself, I have been grinding knives for a long time and I have no secrets. Will show anyone what I do and how I do it. But now I want to learn about pocket knives. Have tried and thrown away a bunch of failures.I came across a utube vid by usa knife dog and learned more...
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