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      jwthaparc replied to the thread Nicest steel to sharpen?.
      I have simplified my sharpening over time. If I'm not making repairs, or sharpening something completely rounded. I usually only use my...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread Nicest steel to sharpen?.
      Ok that makes sense, still not too bad. I suppose the final Rockwell will end up maybe just above numbers you would see with 52100 (on...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread Nicest steel to sharpen?.
      Wow. I somehow never really noticed 26c3. Basically white steel with a bit of chromium, which I'm guessing makes it's just a bit easier...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread Nicest steel to sharpen?.
      My favorite steels to sharpen are the ones with the highest HRC. Thin geometry helps too. One of the best I've had to sharpen was this...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread So, I started making knives....
      It's full flat, but I do the grinding freehand, so I'm sure there is a slight convex that happens naturally. Thanks. Yeah I...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread So, I started making knives....
      Yeah. These kind of steels are what got me interested in making my own knives. This is the first 10v knife I've finished. Its nothing...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread So, I started making knives....
      Lol texas. This thing weighs like 60 or 70 pounds lol. As far as the design I mostly based it on red beard ops video. I changed a few...
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      jwthaparc reacted to deltaplex's post in the thread So, I started making knives... with Like Like.
      Did you spec and make the kiln yourself?
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread So, I started making knives....
      Not a knife, but I just got done finishing something that is going to be a huge step towards making the knives I want to. A heat...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread Making ones own stone?.
      Cut the opium with slurry. It's what all us smugglers.. I mean sharpeners do.
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      If you feel a burr on one side but can't raise on from the other, it's basically guaranteed that you are sharpening at too low of an...
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      I've never tried the qtip thing, but it should work. I say go for it with the 400, it will make it easier for you to know what you're...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread Making ones own stone?.
      Now that you guys are thinking of making your own stones. Do me a favor, and make me some vitrified cubic boron nitride, or diamond...
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      Simple answer. You aren't reaching the edge. Either the knife was so rounded it needs to be ground down until an apex is formed. Or your...
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      jwthaparc replied to the thread Shirogami....
      I should ad just because white steel isn't the "best" steel. It doesn't mean it doesn't have merits. Which have already been mentioned...
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