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    Hmmm. Another idea of what could be done with my EXTREMELY limited supply of small pieces of old growth Brazilian. I still have a fair...
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    jmforge replied to the thread Platen Assembly Modifications.
    Now all you need is a small wheel version for integral grinding. :D
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    jmforge replied to the thread 410, 420 steel prices..
    Yes. it can be less expensive. :eek: Do you weld up your 410 san mai billet edges?
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    jmforge replied to the thread 410, 420 steel prices..
    I have enough W2, CFV, 1084, 1075, 5160, O1, L6, etc in stock to make like 700+ knives. What is giving my sticker shock is the...
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    jmforge replied to the thread 410, 420 steel prices..
    I use it for guards, buttcaps, etc. Even after cleaning out my shop, I still have a couple of 36 x 2 x 1/4 bars of 416. I was looking at...
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    jmforge replied to the thread 410, 420 steel prices..
    So is $16 a pound what passes for reasonable these days? That what that adds up to and it is like 25% more than stainless blade steel...
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    So why do these these steels so expensive? I found 2 sources, Alro and McMaster Carr that has 420 bars for hundreds of dollars of like...
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    jmforge replied to the thread Damascus Hunter.
    The other day, I was wondering how birds eye crushed W's would look. Now I know. ;) Not quite as dramatic as the some laddered blades I...
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    jmforge replied to the thread Flat or Hollow grind.
    Yes. A2 if I recall. Nathan Carothers platen.
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    jmforge replied to the thread Flat or Hollow grind.
    I have two platens, one 18 inch radius (36 inch wheel) and one that is a 36". I use them a lot for griding clips and swedges. Get the...
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    jmforge replied to the thread Flat or Hollow grind.
    Yes.
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    I do believe that those medium fast oils are 11-13 oil and the speed is detrmned by the temperature. 120f or 180F gives you 13 second...
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    Both. I know some people use parks 50 for everything, but my experience said that at some point you’re gonna need something like AAA for...
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    One of the issues is that you have to figure out how to heat the oil unless you are using Parks 50 in Florida like me. I used a Home...
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    jmforge replied to the thread Calculating steel.
    One of the first knifemaking DVD's that I bought was the Charles Ochs basic forging video where he made a 7 inch fighter from 52100. He...
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