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    John Wilson reacted to Gliden07's post in the thread What's going on in your shop? with Like Like.
    A friend of mine gave me the first piece of Demascus he made. Real low layer count and small. I decided to put a few twists in it so I...
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    John Wilson reacted to Heikki's post in the thread What's going on in your shop? with Like Like.
    Going to be a handle shaping weekend. First up, Buckeye burl. Started using rasps and files more in the shaping process. Need to get...
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    John Wilson reacted to Mike22's post in the thread New to CNC, looking for advice with Like Like.
    You sound like you are thinking through your processes well. Planning ahead. If I may ask a question or 2. And comment to some of the...
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    John Wilson replied to the thread Newbie questions..
    I could build a grinder today without much trouble. When I first started making knives I’d never even seen a belt grinder in real life...
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    John Wilson reacted to One Armed's post in the thread Newbie questions. with Like Like.
    This ain’t bad advice really. My first grinder was a Dayton 2x48 that I converted to 2x78 with an aluminum arm & a wheel. I bought it...
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    John Wilson reacted to Casey Brown's post in the thread Newbie questions. with Like Like.
    Your other option is to send your knives to a professional heat treater to be heat treated. I did that in the beginning, because you...
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    John Wilson reacted to One Armed's post in the thread Newbie questions. with Like Like.
    For steels, I generally go USAKnifemaker, AlphaKnife & NJsteel baron as Heikki point out. I to started with O1, but then switched to...
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    Casey - I have started several daggers. Never finished a single one.
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    John Wilson reacted to Casey Brown's post in the thread What's going on in your shop? with Like Like.
    Trying to do my first dagger on a request from a friend. It's a learning experience to say the least. This one is ready for heat treat.
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    John Wilson reacted to One Armed's post in the thread What's going on in your shop? with Like Like.
    Yeah...,that wood cracking has caught me once or twice. I’m not a big fan of using wood scales. Only one customer I do wood scales for...
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    John Wilson reacted to gudspelr's post in the thread Koa Hunter with Like Like.
    Thanks for the kind words. And yes, John-it was a nice piece he picked out from the handle material stash :). Jeremy
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    John Wilson replied to the thread Feathered Skinner.
    ^^^ I’m with those two! Talk about unique! The feather damascus is amazing to begin with. Then you add the bolster and that gorgeous...
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    John Wilson reacted to Chris Railey's post in the thread Feathered Skinner with Like Like.
    It reminds me of a Derringer...I like different and that is different. The steel looks good the handle material looks good I like it a lot.
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    John Wilson replied to the thread Koa Hunter.
    That is an outstanding piece of koa, btw. All koa is beautiful, and that’s beautiful even for koa.
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    John Wilson replied to the thread Koa Hunter.
    Beautiful knife! The handle shape is excellent. Fit and finish look great. That’s a lifetime keepsake for your son. Well done.
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