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    Hedge post

    Isn't that the same as Osage Orange? It does not help your question in the least but that is a top shelf longbow wood...
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    A Bigger Fillet Knife!!

    Her face says it all. Awesome catch.
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    Anyone else got orders for one of these?

    Yeah, I spent like two years working on hammer technic so I could leave very few hammer marks only to have people ask me to put them back. In old school blacksmith work hammer marks were considered sloppy work and many apprentices spent a lot of time on the rear end of a file removing them...
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    Tactical or Non-tactical?

    In honesty, a knife is so far down on my list of items I would chose to fight with its laughable really (and I have studied knife fighting briefly). Everybody bleeds in a knife fight its just a matter of who runs out first.
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    Tactical or Non-tactical?

    Dang, I was just thinking it meant made for military/law enforcement (etc.) use...
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    Smallshop update (ted Hauser)

    Jehovah Rapha (The LORD who heals) please speed Ted’s healing in such a way so that only YOU can receive the glory...Amen.
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    Anyone else got orders for one of these?

    That was part of the request. He even wants the hammer marks left in it. I had to turn my peen a little to make the noticeable hammer marks on purpose. Like Doug said, to each his own.
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    Anyone else got orders for one of these?

    I do not disagree but my name goes on a project based on the quality of the results. If it turns out within my standards it will get my mark if it does not it will not leave my shop. I have a bit of a local reputation for being able to make almost anything. You need a draw knife. call Chris...
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    Anyone else got orders for one of these?

    After holding the one I forged I think I will forge me a thinner one maybe down to 3/16 at the spine. I can see a benefit like a Nakiri you cut then scoop into the bowl.
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    Anyone else got orders for one of these?

    2.5x6x maybe 3/8ths or so. The customer wanted some heft.
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    Anyone else got orders for one of these?

    Exactly. I think I will drop the curve to the point a little more to make it less cleaver like.
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    Anyone else got orders for one of these?

    Its a Serbian chef knife. I forged it out this weekend to fill an order from a repeat customer. It was a lot of hammering but the profile is decent. The customer wants it left rough as possible with scale and hammer marks.
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    Spindle sander?

    I used the spindle sander tons when I made longbows but as you said before when the sleeves hit steel its all over quickly. The other reason I sold it was, at the time, I wanted to only need to order 2x72 belts instead of 4 different sizes plus sanding sleeves. If you use it on wood Or similar...
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    Spindle sander?

    I had a Grizzly for years and used it on every knife until I got my small wheels for my 2x72. Never had a problem with it. Sold it to a friend who still uses it.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Dang Randy. What grit did you get to?
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