Recent content by John Wilson

  1. John Wilson

    Case re handle...

    Perfect handle choice for that knife, and I love the throwback CASE TESTED sheath! You turned a junker into an heirloom.
  2. John Wilson

    Bandsaw Tolerances?

    That's pretty decent imo, but I'm no pro woodworker. To do better than that usually comes down to squaring the block in the mill before I try to resaw it. Having a block not perfectly square will yield all sorts of results. I don't use a fence on my bandsaw. I used to fight wander on my...
  3. John Wilson

    Florida hurricane...

    Tampa got lucky again. The storm came in to our south, which put us on the good side of the eye. Sucked almost all of the water out of Tampa Bay and pushed that water up into Port Charlotte and Ft. Myers. A friend of mine in Port Charlotte had water above the windows and he and his wife...
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    Florida hurricane...

    Steve attended Our Lady of Incorrigible Youth Reform School Yep, if the track holds steady I think it's going to get a bit sporty. I'm on the north side of Tampa on fairly good ground with excellent drainage, which in Florida is about as good as it gets. We're stocked up and prepped. Keep...
  5. John Wilson

    New machine...

    I think your pancake sheath came out great.
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    New machine...

    I hear you on the non-availability of 2” oblong punches. I’m going to try something similar by using a round punch on each end, but instead of a razor i’m making a 1-3/4” chisel to connect the holes on each side. If I was half a blacksmith I’d make a slot mandrel and wrap steel around it...
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    New machine...

    Steve that thing is awesome! It will definitely open up opportunities for holsters and belts.
  8. John Wilson

    New machine...

    exactly this.
  9. John Wilson

    Re-handle opinions…

    i have not had that happen and i can understand you being a little pissed.
  10. John Wilson

    Nakiri shape question.

    I have found that the bevel and the surface finish have more effect on food sticking than whether it is a full height flat grind. When I went through my mirror finish phase I discovered that everything sticks to a mirror finish. A 600 grit satin finish is better. Of course, some foods simply...
  11. John Wilson

    What exactly does "Jigged" mean?

    It's been hit with a die grinder or similar tool to put facets into the surface. Jigged bone is meant to look like Stag.
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    Waterproof Finish

    I don't think wood needs to be impervious, it just has to be stable enough that it won't swell and crack under normal use. The wood will dry. We as makers then to overthink this. The vase majority of kitchen knives have handles that are fairly pedestrian- crudely shaped and riveted on with...
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    Waterproof Finish

    A consideration that is often overlooked is this- some wood doesn’t need any form of sealant at all. Yes, I’m talking about kitchen knives. We seal most of them to keep them looking pretty, but oily woods won’t take a finishing oil and these are the woods that have been used to make knife...
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    Waterproof Finish

    tru oil
  15. John Wilson

    Mill/Drill or Mill/Lathe Combo

    I have the enhanced Sieg X2D feom Little Machine Shop. As far as mills go, it’s a toy by anyone’s definition. But I love that thing dearly. Knowing what I know now, I’d have gotten a bigger mill like the grizzly g0704 or precision matthews of the same size. But cost is always a factor and I...
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