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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I cut steel from a sheet with an angle grinder, than use a hand-held bandsaw secured in a vice to cut the blanks to a rough shape, and finally profile them on a grinder. I am going to use blanks in the pictures below as templates (much more convenient than using paper). I won't form machi on these.

    It looks like I will spend the whole week cutting, profiling, and heat treating.

    I measure the length on the edge, so 275mm is actually 290mm gyuto tip to handle.

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    Marko, wouldn't it be easier and a lot quicker to use a plasma cutter? would that effect the steel in anyway? I can't imagine they would cost that much to buy and they don't take up that much space. It would have to be cheaper than the initial set up of a water jet job.http://www.everlastgenerators.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I don't own a plasma cutter, but once the profiles are finalized, it makes sense to have them waterjet cut, to cut down on a lengthy step in the process.
    I gotcha, just thought I'd throw and idea out there.

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    I don't think a plasma cutter is as easy to master as it seems. I had a neighbor that's a custom knife maker. He cut his knife profiles with a band saw for decades. He finally bought a plasma cutter but after spending about a year, off and on, trying to get use to it he gave up and went back to the band saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Limited View Post
    I don't think a plasma cutter is as easy to master as it seems. I had a neighbor that's a custom knife maker. He cut his knife profiles with a band saw for decades. He finally bought a plasma cutter but after spending about a year, off and on, trying to get use to it he gave up and went back to the band saw.
    I used to use mine everyday, if you can follow a line you can use a plasma cutter. literally set the gun on the line, pull the trigger and trace what you want. you just need to get your settings right on gauge thickness and metal.

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    I have a moratorium on buying new tools. Maybe next year I will give a plasma cutter another look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I have a moratorium on buying new tools. Maybe next year I will give a plasma cutter another look.

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    yea, I have a moratorium on buying new knives and look how that worked out.

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    yea, I have a moratorium on buying new knives and look how that worked out.
    I am sticking to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I am sticking to it.
    I believe you, I really do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    I believe you, I really do.
    When it comes to tools, I have no free will sometimes, but this time, I think I will hold steady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    When it comes to tools, I have no free will sometimes, but this time, I think I will hold steady.

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    Do you still have two hardness testers? Maybe you could subtract some tools by selling, then buy something else and still technically be 'holding steady'.

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