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  1. Thread: Critics Needed

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    I think a sand blasted live edge looks really...

    I think a sand blasted live edge looks really nice and would give a more finished look to the handle without taking away from the intent of the design. I might have saved the mammoth Ivory as a butt...
  2. Thread: Handle

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    I like it..... a lot.:thumbsup: What bit were...

    I like it..... a lot.:thumbsup:

    What bit were you using? I usually set the RPMs low and use minimal pressure and back out a lot to clear the hole of dust and shavings when working with any...
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    :lol2:

    :lol2:
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    I hate it when products fail, but I don't think...

    I hate it when products fail, but I don't think that handle needs to be scrapped. Cut through the seam with a good razor saw, or whatever mechanical means in your shop that has the best finest kerf...
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    I'm really interested in what you think of it, I...

    I'm really interested in what you think of it, I was thinking of one primarily for scale/handle work and perhaps smaller blade profiling or final surface work. It still feels unnatural for me to...
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    For a first beginners set up Ive recommended the...

    For a first beginners set up Ive recommended the tri-hone here and it has been warmly recieved. It includes an india stone for repair bevel setting, med arkansas, and hard arkansas and honing oil for...
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    I have some thoughts regarding cleaning and...

    I have some thoughts regarding cleaning and sanitation. All of the methods Ive read above are effective and useful, but they may not all be right for every board or individual. An alcohol wipe can...
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    Yep the oil is rendered siccative and does not go...

    Yep the oil is rendered siccative and does not go rancid after the boiling process. It does not have driers or other additives that would make it unsafe. It is a drying oil that is certified food...
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    My board wax is walnut oil and bees wax so there...

    My board wax is walnut oil and bees wax so there are different formulas, some use food grade flaxseed oil that they boil until siccative and add the wax. All are good food safe products.
  10. Thread: Handle Making

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    I haven't done a lot of the traditional eastern...

    I haven't done a lot of the traditional eastern handles and I'm not sure I like my process. The end results are good and strong but I'm not truly happy with how I make the mortise for the tang. ...
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    That is a weird Gov. policy for pubic food prep...

    That is a weird Gov. policy for pubic food prep in some arias. I've seen other studies that say the natural properties of wood help control unwanted bacteria. Just be sure to keep raw flesh...
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    I was looking at a 1"x30" just recently also, and...

    I was looking at a 1"x30" just recently also, and I couldn't get by without my granite engineers plate myself. I got mine from Woodcraft. You might consider a good cabinet makers fine rasp for a...
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    LOL just pulled the trigger on a positive air...

    LOL just pulled the trigger on a positive air respirator. Hoping it keeps the discomfort and glasses fogging down so I won't use it as a scarf.
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    I have a vintage TI sabatier I've grown fond of. ...

    I have a vintage TI sabatier I've grown fond of. It's brick compared to some of the lighter more delicately profiled knives, but very satisfying in the hand sometimes. Takes me back to my roots I...
  15. Thread: Bolsters

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    I do the gross shaping with files so I do it a...

    I do the gross shaping with files so I do it a bit differently. I cut bar stock slightly over sized and flatten the mating surfaces on an engineering plate don't forget to flatten where the bolster...
  16. Thread: Bolsters

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    It depends on the knife and the bolster...

    It depends on the knife and the bolster materials, some are integral to the tang and are forged with the knife as a single piece. If they are brass or nickle silver I would still attempt to leave...
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    Thank you for the kind comments.

    Thank you for the kind comments.
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    It's not just the wood, but other fine materials...

    It's not just the wood, but other fine materials that work themselves into all the nooks and crannies of a shop. I was recently working in my little shop with just cabinet makers files and about half...
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    This is what I do for micarta, except I stop at...

    This is what I do for micarta, except I stop at 400 wet dry with oil and use a sisal buff to start. do the same with bone and horn except I use neetsfoot oil as the lubricant there
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    Cherry knife and board

    Hope this is the right section to put this, if not Mods feel free to move it or let me know where it better belongs and I'll re-post there.

    I have a good friend who's help and support has been...
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    I see thanks for the help.

    I see thanks for the help.
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    sorry to be a bother but still no go, I tried...

    sorry to be a bother but still no go, I tried logging out and logging back in to reset the cookies as well. Don't know if it's relevant but I was trying to post a new thread in the media center as...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Posting attachments

    How many posts do you need before a new member can post attachments? I looked through the rule and the FAQ and couldn't find anything except instruction on how to post attachments. Or is it a...
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