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  1. Bert2368 replied to the thread Copper bonding layer in laminated steel blades?.

    Whoa. That's an interesting effect- I looked through the process pictures and am amazed that works without flux or a vacuum chamber. If...

    Feb 20, 2019 at 2:58 AM
  2. Bert2368 replied to the thread Garnet in other stones than cotticules ?.

    I have found some claims as to natural garnet crystal abrasive giving different sharpening behaviors to the cotticules for different...

    Feb 20, 2019 at 2:46 AM
  3. Bert2368 posted a new thread.

    Copper bonding layer in laminated steel blades?

    I had previously seen a number of knives by a (now deceased) Japanese smith which used a layer of Copper between core and outer layers...

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    Forum: Shop Talk

    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:07 PM
  4. Bert2368 replied to the thread Garnet in other stones than cotticules ?.

    Yes, I did mean Aluminum oxide in the synthetic water stones rather than the silica in many types of naturals. Need to edit that- (My...

    Feb 19, 2019 at 8:36 PM
  5. Bert2368 replied to the thread Atoma 140 - Mud sticking.

    Power washer. Stop by one of the "U wash it" car washes if you don't own one. Or, if you have access, an ultrasonic cleaner will...

    Feb 19, 2019 at 7:43 AM
  6. Bert2368 replied to the thread Ankerson's comprehensive take on edge retention.

    Mohs hardness is usually used for minerals- A quick and dirty field test, you could ballpark a sample's hardness from what a test...

    Feb 19, 2019 at 7:27 AM
  7. Bert2368 posted a new thread.

    Garnet in other stones than cotticules ?

    I have been spending some time on learning about the makeup of natural stones and abrasives, which led to brushing up on what little...

    Forum: Sharpening Station

    Feb 19, 2019 at 6:36 AM
  8. Bert2368 replied to the thread Hecho en Mexico? "El mollejon".

    Yup, if it's no good for sharpening, maybe I can play ping pong on it.

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:41 AM
  9. Bert2368 replied to the thread Hecho en Mexico? "El mollejon".

    The dimensions for the small one were originally given in both English and Metric, she seems to have updated to metric only? The large...

    Feb 16, 2019 at 5:20 PM
  10. Bert2368 replied to the thread San mai - Enlighten me please.

    I had no idea dharma bums could be used as metal removal tools!

    Feb 15, 2019 at 3:27 PM
  11. Bert2368 replied to the thread San mai - Enlighten me please.

    I'm not an expert, but here are my best guesses at answers to your questions- #1: The tougher outer cladding helps prevent cracking of...

    Feb 15, 2019 at 7:38 AM
  12. Bert2368 attached a file to the thread Hecho en Mexico? "El mollejon".

    The BIG, non mounted stone is less than $20. Shipping is about $37 to Minnesota in USA. I have rolled the dice and ordered. Here is...

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  13. Bert2368 replied to the thread Hecho en Mexico? "El mollejon".

    I got this reply, and am proceeding. Will report more later. -------- Bert, Price with shipping is $51.57 US. Regards....

    Feb 14, 2019 at 6:02 PM
  14. Bert2368 posted a new thread.

    New toys, his and hers, and hers, and hers, and hers, and...

    So we're at the winter educational seminar for our craft, which happens in Las Vegas- And there was a shop I'd heard about nearby:...

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    Forum: Knife & Gear Galleries

    Feb 14, 2019 at 4:47 AM