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    Suggestions to not get cabin fever

    And as bored as an old housewife watching soaps..... Take the time to relax and make a few "wifey do lists".....
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    question about resale knife blanks

    Where do the stock removal folks fit in?? They didn't make the steel and chances are they didn't do the heat treat or tempering.
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    Little Vest Bowie- Koa and W2 w/ 'No Clay' hamon...

    Love the coined spacer. Are you doing that with a mill or a checkering file??
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    G0704 Quality Control Issues

    As a person having absolutely NO knowledge of a mill I would have freaked also if I had seen that..... The explanations make sense...
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    Big Dog, small child

    That monster dog looks like he'd eat you for lunch if you screwed with the kid.... Rightfully so....
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    Stencils?

    When I first began etching my blades I tried a PC power supply and didn't get very good results. I don't think it has enough power to etch and no way to blacken at all. As for stencils, Patricia at IMG was great to work with during decision time and set up.....
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    What stones to get? Or something else?

    Can't say what's best for YOU but I have a Lansky as well as a DMT Aligner set. I prefer the DMT stones because their wider and give ME a better edge but I prefer the Lansky holder because it holds a rounded spine blade better. I use the bench mount from Lansky even on my DMT holder (I drilled...
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    11-year-old in Seattle wants to learn knifemaking

    Also, check your local community colleges, they may have some classes that offer parallel skill sets.
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    Folders....Steel bearings versus Ceramic

    I have dealt with Boca Bearing and they are very helpful folks, and nice to boot!!! Their product quality is very good and I rebuilt numerous fishing reels with their bearings....
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    Knew it had to happen....eventually....

    I'll be honest here, after Ed's description of a mylar belt coming apart I have ceased using the 2 I had. Mine were in micron size and useful for touching up the edge of a blade but not worth the risk in my book.....
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    Knew it had to happen....eventually....

    I inspected the belt closely (after event) but can't see why if failed. There were no apparent issues and it wasn't at the seam. I wasn't leaning on it very heavy at all. Any ideas what makes the come apart for no reason?? This was a fairly new belt, <3 months.... Ed, I never thought about the...
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    Knew it had to happen....eventually....

    I've been grinding for several years and maybe I've just been lucky but this morning I blew my first belt. OMG.... it scared the living crap out of me!!! I swear I may have wet my pants just a little. All of the noise and stuff flying every where. I didn't have a clue as to what just happened...
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    Working with Kirinite...

    Therein lies the problem Tracy..... It didn't come from your shop, although now I wish it did.... Next time it will.
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    Northwest Knife Collectors Show this weekend

    Is there any sort of "registry" that will list knife shows around the country??
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    Working with Kirinite...

    The pits are 1/2 the size of a pin head, no way my camera is going to pick them up. I thought they might have been heat induced while shaping but no matter how easy I go they keep popping up in different places. The material didn't come from Boss, another major supplier....
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    Working with Kirinite...

    Using Kirinite for the first time. I'm seeing an abundance of "pits" that I can't seem to get out no matter what I do. Any tips for working this stuff???
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    Most bandaids.....

    That doesn't even sound good Ed.... I use bandaids and Neosporin, makes me feel better anyway. The worst part about yesterday was it wasn't the knives that got me. It was all equipment related, that's why I quit early...... I didn't see a positive outcome in my future....
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    Most bandaids.....

    It's only 1:20 EST and I'm on my 3rd bandaid. I think I'll knock off early today, I feel that the handwriting is on the wall. What's your record for one day???
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    Friction folder, code name DAG.

    Thanks for taking us along for the ride, I learned a bunch of stuff along the way. Also, thanks for leaving us out of the sharpness checking..... I already know how that's done...
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    Tapering a tang...

    Both excellent methods, I'll try each and see which one I can get best. Thanks for helping a newb....
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