Rice 2020 WIP

Greg Rice

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So it has been said that a blade hardened on All Hallow’s Eve had magical powers. Beware Hillbilly. Beware!!

Barefoot Pidler
 

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Greg Rice

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Beware. My butt. It's a old indian tale. . Told by old indians to older Scottish men.
Ha! Tho canest not scare me you old fart! The great warrior chief trembled at the powers unleashed by the blade heat treated on All Hallows Eve.

Diesel Boats Forever
 

Greg Rice

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Ok. So Heat treated and soaking in vinegar. Now what in the hades do I need to do?

So. Many. Steps.
 

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Greg Rice

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Well - I think I need to temper next - right

two 2 hour cycles allowing to cool in between.

Notice the tin foil holding them - works awesome (CRS can’t remember who to thank for that tip)
 

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Greg Rice

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So we are hand sanded and hand sanded and hand sanded and hand sanded. I no longer wear my glasses in shop... new rule - hand sanded some more. Now, have a few lined up to etch and epoxy. Bruce just might get something... I am learning so much - but have soooooo much to learn. I WILL do this and do it well... damn hillbilly...
 

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Greg Rice

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Enjoying this thread @Greg Rice! Good work on your blades
I need to get me a file guide ... I have real issues getting my plunge lines parallel
@diverdale Thanks man! The file guide is the snizwiz. Get one - or fake it and make one outta two old files!

I am having a lot of fun - Glad you like this thread. I hope folks are at the very least entertained at my bumbling and learning!
 

Greg Rice

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That's coming right along Greg! Looking good!
Thank you Sean - it has been a journey for sure. I tell my managers that it's not the deliverable I am after - but that we get better from our journey - never more true than with knife making...
 

Greg Rice

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Something tells me that though you might be new to knife making ... you are not new to metal massaging.... just my 2¢

Thank you, made me feel good there... but I really am - I have never hand filed metal like this - nor hand sanded metal. I do not even know how to weld very good other than to hold something on for a straight 1320 feet (and it is UGLY). Never ran a mill. A little woodwork, but I am by no means a craftsman. I am just an old gear head who built cars to raise hell in small town Oklahoma. I do love to draw and do some pencil work, and have all my life - but that is my 'singing in the shower'

I dunno... I just love to pidle - and learn... And try to do things I have never done before and do 'em fairly well. I love that song

"When was the last time, ya did somethin' for the first time?"

But honestly, blame ol' Bruce the Hillbilly hisself - he rides me so hard I have to make it right or again - you have no idea what a PITA he is... :cool:
 
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