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  1. Thread: Disc Sanders

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    Back when I made handles... I used a 9" combo...

    Back when I made handles... I used a 9" combo disc grinder which worked ok, then I bought a 20" grinder which worked GREAT. The biggest draw back to the huge grinder was the cost of upkeep as the...
  2. Thread: Edge Protectors

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    Glad to be or service. :curse::)

    Glad to be or service. :curse::)
  3. Thread: Edge Protectors

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    I should probably read what I type, huh?...

    I should probably read what I type, huh? :surrendar:
  4. Thread: Edge Protectors

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    Pabloz, a while ago I made a few dozen for a...

    Pabloz, a while ago I made a few dozen for a knife maker in my area out of thin Kydex. It doesn't take dong, its easy and if you have a good source, its inexpensive if you have the time to spend on...
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    They do add strength and stability to your...

    They do add strength and stability to your handle.

    Courtesy of www.northcoastknives.com

    Corby
    http://www.northcoastknives.com/JP-Bolt.jpg

    Loveless...
  6. Thread: Brown Paper Bag

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    I use common printer paper to finish shaving...

    I use common printer paper to finish shaving brushes and pens. I haven't tried the paper bag but I'm sure it would work in the same way.
  7. Thread: Who wrote this?

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    Who wrote this?

    So, its time to fess-up... who here wrote this? :dontknow: :D

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef's_knife
  8. Thread: Amboyna/Tooth wip

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    Lovely smell, isn't it? For a minute I thought it...

    Lovely smell, isn't it? For a minute I thought it was best scent until working with genuine and Argentinian Lignum Vitae. My shop smelled like roses for weeks. It even overpowered the smell of steel...
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    One of these and you'll be alright. I was having...

    One of these and you'll be alright. I was having this issue a while ago and the strap took care of it. Just be mindful to keep it away from moving objects, but if you get it caught, the snap gives...
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    Just some fun reading material... ...

    Just some fun reading material...

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/printthread.php?t=394824&pp=20&page=1

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/398842-Analysis-of-the-5-hour-O-1
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    JM, I have tried a few methods for O1 and...

    JM, I have tried a few methods for O1 and ultimately settled on Mr. Cashen's method. I've tested 6 blades to destruction on three different methods and the ones that resulted from Mr. Cashen's were...
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    I've had no issue taking them out using a small...

    I've had no issue taking them out using a small screw driver-like-tool that I made. Also, acetone will dissolve the glue if prying will not work. The hardest thing is learning to be patient and...
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    Also, if price isn't an issue, you may want to...

    Also, if price isn't an issue, you may want to try Resbond 940HT, it is rated for continued use at 2800 F.
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    Mike, what I've learned to use super glue. For...

    Mike, what I've learned to use super glue. For whatever reason it holds up to heat better than any epoxy I've used. The biggest draw back to this is its inability to resist impact or shearing forces....
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    Its not impossible, nor is it difficult. If you...

    Its not impossible, nor is it difficult. If you use a tapering jig it is quite doable, though building the jig takes some patience and practice to get it just right. The great thing is that once...
  16. I've had issues with "wet wood," (over 12% MC)...

    I've had issues with "wet wood," (over 12% MC) rusting my plane blades when carelessly left dirty on a work piece. Pine and poplar have been the worst yet so now I avoid all work on wood until it...
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    Mr. Dinky, there are a ton of box makers over on...

    Mr. Dinky, there are a ton of box makers over on http://lumberjocks.com/ . Most of those guys would jump at the chance to help you out.
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    If it was an issue of being late, it was probably...

    If it was an issue of being late, it was probably me outbidding/ or scooping you. hahaha, probably not, but I am glad that Mr. Haas has an "in" with the cocobolo burl gods. Though, my wallet may...
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    Mr. Haas, I'm not sure if there is anything to...

    Mr. Haas, I'm not sure if there is anything to back my opinion, but I do recall hearing that Cocobolo Burl is the RAREST of all burls. I'm sure Stefan can speak to how difficult it is to find, let...
  20. Thread: Acetone vs. WD40

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    +1 . Lately I've resorted to using WD40 to...

    +1 . Lately I've resorted to using WD40 to dissolve adhesives and to help remove rust. Like RR, I use acetone followed by denatured alcohol for 99% of cleaning applications.
  21. Stefan, scrapers are very simple to use, just run...

    Stefan, scrapers are very simple to use, just run them along the area that you want smoothed or removed until you get the desired effect. Once you get enough practice you'll be able to skip most...
  22. It sounds like you're looking in the right place....

    It sounds like you're looking in the right place. They don't like much but they do very well in their intended use. I sharpen mine about every 3 hrs of use which comes down to once every 6 to 10...
  23. +1 on what DH said. Just let me add that you can...

    +1 on what DH said. Just let me add that you can also use scrapers to do the primary removal and sand paper to finish it up. Scrapers remove steel much like 60 grit sand paper but they leave a...
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    The two of you have done some fine work. Having...

    The two of you have done some fine work. Having done a handful of Yo to Wa, I've come to fear them as much as I admire them. Though its been said, let me echo it... that is some A+++ welding.
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    Can't wait to see it etched. You sir get the cool...

    Can't wait to see it etched. You sir get the cool WIP seal of approval.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__sqhGI81CRY/TP8wCTe6-JI/AAAAAAAABmA/dnL0jLvGBYM/s1600/Cool-Whip.gif
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