Recent content by J. Doyle

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    Damascus & ironwood flipper

    Thanks man. Yep bronze washers. I'm not a huge fan of bearings.
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    Damascus & ironwood flipper

    Thanks man. I appreciate it. Yeah I saw that video about 3 months ago. Wish I had remembered to try it. I will on the next one.
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    Damascus & ironwood flipper

    I don't make a lot of flippers as the generally aren't my favorite and EVERYBODY makes flippers. But this one turned out pretty cool, I think. My own 1084/15n20 3 1/4" Damascus blade, desert ironwood scales, jeweled titanium lock/liners, black file worked g-10 backspacer, Damascus pocket clip...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    I've had my best results from 1075 and Don Hanson W2. The few times I've used W1 were promising and I will probably eventually switch to that for all my steel when my current stock is gone. I haven't had much luck with 1095 at all. Or W2 from Aldo. Though looking at certs from admiral steel...
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    Tiny Damascus folder

    This is a small thin, slim and light folder. I think it has a timeless old school feel but with more modern materials. The knife is 3 1/4" closed with a 2 5/8" blade. The whole knife is 3/8" thick total and weighs only 1.4 ounces. The blade is forged from my own 1080/15n20 "Topo Map" polished...
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    Wax Removal

    I'd try a good scrub with dawn dish soap and baking soda followed by a good hot water rinse. I'd probably repeat a time or two in the interest of being thorough.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    A quick look at this hamon straight out of tempering on this 8" bowie.
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    The Most Dangerous Thing in MY Shop...

    I think I'm the most dangerous thing in my shop. Can't count the times I had a near miss and thought, "That was DUMB!".
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    Which EDM stone works best on Magnacut? Let's find out!

    Nice. Probably last awhile. I checked out the website. The set was pretty affordable. And I noticed they're only an hour from me.
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    What's going on in your shop?

    4 blades ready for heat treating right now.
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    Which EDM stone works best on Magnacut? Let's find out!

    Nice. Do you lay the stone flat or hold it up and use just the corner/end?
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    Damascus bolsters

    You could still thread the tang directly. You'd be surprised how few threads it takes to make a really strong connection. Or you could off set the screws a bit on each side so you get full tang thickness threaded on every screw. I personally would not use this method for looks reasons. Or you...
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    Damascus hunter w/ checkered inlays

    Well......I don't have cnc or a pantagraph.. ;)
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    Damascus hunter w/ checkered inlays

    Thanks guys.
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    Damascus bolsters

    Screws
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