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    Kydex Question

    I have considered making holsters and I have thought about the dummy guns. The upside to them is all of the channels are made for you including the mounted light if you wish. I thought about how I would address the cost. Obviously I would buy the Glock form for me because i love Glock. But...
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    ceramic belts?

    I forgot who told me this (Ed or John Doyle) but when I get to 220 grit I slow my grinder to small wheel speeds. It makes the A/O belts last much longer. I have pretty much decided to stick with the Sankyos from the new POP's people. At $2 a belt I am happy. 60-120-220 I like me some...
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    When am I a “knife maker”?

    "Only the best super tough A-36 steel..."
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    What's going on in your shop?

    So you will cross cut pieces off of varying thickness and draw that out into your knife so the pattern shown in the pictures is what you will get?
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    When am I a “knife maker”?

    Well said John. That is the most simple definition I have seen.
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    OPauls Knife Picture Thread

    He's made at least five....
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    What's going on in your shop?

    How long will all that last you Boss?
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    When am I a “knife maker”?

    This issue has been debated here before and there are many differing opinions. I actually have thought about this issue and debated it internally. First, there is no governing body (like in medicine for example) that you have to satisfy in order to call yourself a knife maker. So really the...
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    Kydex Question

    This would be a pre-made Cadillac. https://knifemaking.com/products/js900-jantz-molding-press?_pos=1&_sid=50850c78b&_ss=r
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    THAT is a sharp knife.

    You saw the picture of mine, I ain't impressing no one.
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    THAT is a sharp knife.

    Nothing against Scots, Kilts creep me out. Scots are welcome anytime. My wife is a Scot.
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    THAT is a sharp knife.

    I once welded while wearing Crocs. After I caught my sock on fire (Literally) I decided that was not a good idea any longer. I have three standing rules in my shop (my son can quote them). 1). Socks and real shoes required at all times. 2). Don't touch nothing. 3). No kilts allowed.
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    Coal Ironworks Press hose recall

    I have their 12 ton H frame. It does what I need it to do and the dies are very easy to make yourself. I have found slotting the dies makes it much quicker to change dies just be sure to tighten the drawing dies so they do not move on you.
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    Evenheat KH18 for sale

    Wow, glad I got the tank as well I was not thinking it would make two weeks. I am planning to make a super insulated house for it hopefully it will last longer. I can see myself and my son freezing grapes and stuff playing at first, that is funny.
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    Coal Ironworks Press hose recall

    Yeah, Coal Ironworks is a class act company. Not only did they send me two new hoses for my press but they also sent me two wrenches in case I did not have them to change the hoses. Classy.
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