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    Hows Everybody Doing?

    I'm suffering from Knifeshop withdrawal syndrome I haven't made a spark in 15 days and am on day 9 post covid quarantine. It's WORSE because I can see the shop across the pasture!! Wilson says hang in there and keep drawing new knife designs! any advice from the post quarantine knifemakers out...
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    First attempt at a Hamon

    Since I'm a new internet trained knifemaker ( yea I know, Covid no classes avail in my part of the country) I thought I would share my first Hamon with you guys. I think its the 22nd blade I've made so I was blown away that it turned out at all. It's 80CRV2 Which I didn't know if it would show...
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    First Batch!

    First batch of knives that I HT in the new oven. They are all 1084 except the ladder pattern 1084/15N20. Still a very much a newbie to knifemaking but really enjoying the learning process! Feel like I'm baring my soul to post my humble work here among the talent on this forum! I think I've...
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    Merry Christmas!!!

    Even Looks like Christmas in April!!! Have to share this with you guys. Been waiting on delivery of a paragon HT oven since before covid19... Had pretty much given up on seeing it till this summer with the country all shut down. My benches are covered with blades that are ready to HT and I...
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    Thanks Ed Caffrey !!!

    Just wanted to take a minute to thank Ed for all the help he gives so freely to us nube makers! The pyrometer is up and running!!!! works great! This shortens the learning curve so much for a guy like myself who is figuring it out on my own. ( Well me and K-Dogs and Y-Tube). Did a billet...
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    A Bigger Fillet Knife!!

    I'm going to have to make my grandaughter a larger fillet Knife if she is going to keep pulling em out of the ice like this one! 24 lbs! Atta Girl! Counting down the days till my Paragon kiln gets here, don't think I'm gonna have much luck heat treating a thin fillet knife with the forge. Got...
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    Western Montana

    Hi Guys, Thought I would introduce myself, I'm Steve Neustrom a new blade maker in the Bitterroot Valley of W. Montana. I'm new to making to knives but having a real good time learning and forums such as this have been a gold mine of info. for me. Thanks to all who share their craft so...
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