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  1. The intentional creation of banding in the forging process

    This is for the forgers out there.

    I was reading on Ed Fowler's site here: http://www.edfowler.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=67
    In it Ed says that the extensive...
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    If the belt tracking ok I'd guess you have a junk...

    If the belt tracking ok I'd guess you have a junk bearing or 2.


    Rick
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    I have used a belt sander mainly for 0 to maybe...

    I have used a belt sander mainly for 0 to maybe as high as 5deg angles, mainly were you are working the upper 90% of the profile to do serious all-around thinning. I wouldn't trust myself much past...
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    Just curious what problems are you having with...

    Just curious what problems are you having with the belt sander? A 220 belt should cut pretty fast and not get you into any trouble too easy, and I should think it would leave you with something you...
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    OT but how do you rate the edge properties of the...

    OT but how do you rate the edge properties of the Takamura to the Carter?


    Rick
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    Good, I hope they are lots better than Shuns in...

    Good, I hope they are lots better than Shuns in that respect.

    A cautionary here: If you do decide to use a buffing wheel on your knife you will need to practice on thoroughly edgeless blades...
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    Just another way of saying, "Fill out the...

    Just another way of saying, "Fill out the Questionnaire you'll find heading this forums posts."
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    I have always preferred an 8or9" slicer for most...

    I have always preferred an 8or9" slicer for most things, just so light and nimble.
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    Put a half inch or so of clear packaging tape at...

    Put a half inch or so of clear packaging tape at the spine end to keep the sides off the stone and still get a good thinning angle. A buffing wheel will take out any scratches you make, a cheap...
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    Just how long do you imagine that pretty scene of...

    Just how long do you imagine that pretty scene of Mt Fuji will remain pretty? Or is it etched in?


    Rick
  11. +1 As Jaques' example demonstrates just about...

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    As Jaques' example demonstrates just about any knife can be used for boning chicken. But a 240 suji is a go to knife for me. It is much better than a gyotu for cutting items in-hand (be...
  12. I saw that Yan video, it was not too pretty as I...

    I saw that Yan video, it was not too pretty as I recall. from what I remember all he did was: make a cut on either side of the sternum; one down the spine; literally tore the legs and wings off; and...
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    K-Sab not so expensive...

    K-Sab not so expensive
    http://www.sabatier-k.com/couteaux-de-cuisine_15_vintage---au-carbone_.html
  14. I thought of just using RTV, but with the stone...

    I thought of just using RTV, but with the stone fully expoxied in place you will be able to use it up completely.

    Rick
  15. Powdered granite epoxy filler can be found online...

    Powdered granite epoxy filler can be found online or at a marine supply and some hobby shops. Regular stone dust at any place that sells home building materials. I'd probably sift out the larger...
  16. Reading the comments here it's interesting that I...

    Reading the comments here it's interesting that I have several cheap stainless knives, all over 30years old, that get hair-splitting sharp and relatively easy, but of course don't hold an edge unless...
  17. Epoxy filled with stone dust made for the purpose...

    Epoxy filled with stone dust made for the purpose has about the same stability as stone, just add till it's like putty. But ordinary stone dust will probably work well enough.

    Rick
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    There are some very cheap silicon carbide stones...

    There are some very cheap silicon carbide stones on Amazon, they cut faster than india I'm pretty sure, just wondering if any are coarser than the Winco?

    Then of course the Harbor Freight 2" belt...
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    Ahahaha, I really should read the comments more...

    Ahahaha, I really should read the comments more carefully especially when I come to a post late, please ignore mine concerning the messy looking choil, dohh!

    Rick
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    Just to be the devil's advocate it is rather...

    Just to be the devil's advocate it is rather obvious that the choil is a mess and the grind, from that perspective, is a bit chunky, aka, looks like it needs thinning. If I were enthusiastic about...
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    I did a forum search on this subject 'cause I was...

    I did a forum search on this subject 'cause I was interested myself.

    As far as hard felt goes I did a quick google and found this:
    http://www.thefeltcompany.com/sae-pressed-wool-felt/

    Talking...
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    It reminds me of when I was designing my...

    It reminds me of when I was designing my soft-shell clam shucking machine. I actually found a patent for a machine (which would never work in a million years) designed by a guy who clearly...
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    sorry for the repost

    sorry for the repost
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    I don't know that the substrate matters much,...

    I don't know that the substrate matters much, accept in terms of convenience, and as I understand balsa cleans up easier than leather. I have a bunch of it left from my RC glider and power building...
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    Cubic Boron Nitride, CBN, is harder than BC and...

    Cubic Boron Nitride, CBN, is harder than BC and is said to be the best for knife sharpening by a number who've tried it, allegedly even faster than diamond and leaving a better edge. US Products...
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