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    Go to your wood store and look for some thin...

    Go to your wood store and look for some thin stock exotic wood. I've used Bolivian Rosewood and Macassar Ebony with good results and a wax finish. Stay away from woods that will ooze pitch or sap. I...
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    What does the edge look like on your cleaver? If...

    What does the edge look like on your cleaver? If there are chips or damage anywhere, use a belt grinder to repair the edge. If the edge is uniform and you are just trying to improve its sharpness use...
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    In my experience that's just a concentrated...

    In my experience that's just a concentrated patina in those spots. It can happen easily on a high carbon knife being used all day for prep if it is left with food acids on it. My O1 santoku just went...
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    Well, I'm not looking to bicker, we could argue...

    Well, I'm not looking to bicker, we could argue it all the way down to dead stars littering our solar system with elements, but that would take a while to get to. I guess my point being, heat...
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    Good points, But if Picasso and Monet sent...

    Good points,

    But if Picasso and Monet sent their paintings away for someone to brush in the blues and Yellows, would that take the soul out of their work?
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    I'm not going to state there's a direct problem...

    I'm not going to state there's a direct problem with it, but another knifemaker said, "when you send your knives away to someone else to be heat treated, you immediately lose your control over the...
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    When I saw this video (http://vimeo.com/31455885)...

    When I saw this video back in December it completely sparked my interest in knifemaking. 9 months later I've made about 16 knives and I'm only getting better with each blade. I respect Joel because...
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    You must be somewhere else because Renton has...

    You must be somewhere else because Renton has been fantastically sunny this summer! I'm a knife maker in the east Renton highlands and I love it down here mainly because there are no rediculous...
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    Well, I wasn't aware I couldn't post pictures in...

    Well, I wasn't aware I couldn't post pictures in the meet and greet section. Definitely wasn't advertising anything. But anyway, I'll have to figure our where I can post my pics.
    My name is Matt...
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    New Maker from Renton Washington

    Hi,
    I'm a relatively new maker, I started in December collecting tools, making a firebrick kiln, and playing around with O1 steel. I use a 2x42 craftsman benchtop belt grinder with a modified...
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