I am curious about how to possibly get something set up for a small group called the '5160 club'. We meet your criteria of members and have a meeting the first of each month. I will bring it up with them if I could get some details to present and I have a pack of cards. Do we need to formally do something...submit a list or???? Here is a link to our web page that Michael Kemp, one of the knifemakers hosts for us. http://www.elementalforge.com/5160Club/index.html
We might be able to get some of the folks from Oregon Knife Collectors Assoc. to come here too. I will try to work on that too if they would qualify. I would imagine you have heard of them. http://www.oregonknifeclub.org/
Tracy, there has been a lot on KD reciently about sharpening and particularly on the Paper Wheels thread that I started.
I really liked the visit you and I had about sharpening knives. I posted what I did on that thread. After a few responses and PMs I would like to see you post how you sharpen knives. On USAknifemaker under the norax belts you tell that you use them all but do not explain that they are being used for sharpening. Also how do you have the grinder set up? As much detail as possible would be good.
Tracy, thanks. How do you like this new signature?
BTW I just talked to Fred Rowe on the phone and yes, he has a $35.00 price which is just for the jig and the wedges and an allen wrench. $75.00 also gets the blade clamp and another allen wrench. He cuts the jig on a CNC Bridgeport so there is very little work but hand forges the clamp. So he has a lot more actual time in the clamp. I'm going to go see him on my way to New England.
Tracy, I notice that the finest grit Blaze belt you carry is 120. Is there a reason for this? Is there a reason that we would not want to use finer grit Blaze belts or do they just not make them? If not I wonder why not? I have done a Google search for Blaze Belts and haven't come up with anywhere whith as much selection as you have.
Wayne Coe http://www.WayneCoeBlacksmith.Etsy.com