Recent content by acmetsala

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    Who Makes Hydraulic Presses for sale?

    I made my press out of junkyard found steel so I designed it around what I had. I made my dies slightly off center to allow me to straighten my steel on flat pieces beside my dies so I didn't have to change dies every time. I installed brass on the slide where it touches the frame to...
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    Happy Birthday Paul Long!

    I had no idea Paul was 80, he looks a lot younger and produces at a 20 year olds pace Happy Birthday
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    Titter/totter opening mech

    Merlin is the master of autos
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    how do I heat color damascus?

    Awhile back I colored several blades made out of different content damascus. I brought it to a local machine shop to test the hardness and found that Ed is correct regarding the ruining of the temper. Some materials did a little better than others, but at best you are looking at low 50's on...
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    how do I heat color damascus?

    On that particular piece of steel I used Nitre Blue that can be purchased from Brownells. It takes a little trial and error to get the results you desire, but not at all difficult. It is important to get whatever you are coloring to be scratch free and highly polished.
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    12th knife just finished for Ashokan

    you must be a natural for your 12th knife to look that good
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    My Knifemakers Guild show Line-up

    With the look of those knives, I think you are going to do very well at the show.
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    "CONVICTED" linerlock

    A great job as usual. The grind is outstanding and very original.
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    Does anyone make/sell damascus rod or round bar?

    Chad Nichols makes stainless steel and carbon damascus rod.
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    Call out for Wildlife Photo's

    From my backyard a couple of summers ago
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    Prayers for Joplin Missouri

    Prayers sent
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    IKBS counterbore?

    Enco or MSC carries the same thing. I prefer the 3/16" pivot
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    My first WIP Mosaic damascus "Sujihiki"

    I think it looks great. The only thing I would have done differently is triple the amount you made, I would want a big supply of that pattern. Have you ever used a snagging wheel? I think they work better and faster at removing the rough fire scale.
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    We've moved...Midwest Knifemakers Supply,llc

    You know you are doing things right when you are expanding so quickly. I wish you continued success!!
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    My first WIP Mosaic damascus "Sujihiki"

    Looking good Randy. I cannot wait to see the final steel and knife!!