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    pay it forward thread gone?

    I'll take another shot with a ruler. They are big and I hadn't realized the picture wouldn't show how large they are. My internet is too slow now but will get better pictures tomorrow. It's moose. I was planning on at least 1 pair of scales 1/4" thick per crown. Were I to cut them I was going...
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    pay it forward thread gone?

    Ok I hope so. I have some other pieces only about 3/4 -7/8 wide I'll give away later if there is any interest in antler on this forum.
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    pay it forward thread gone?

    I can finally give away some antler material I have. These are pretty big rounds - good for scales. Just indicate right or left. I'll mail 'em for you.
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    zig zag pattern?

    If the alloying ingredients are separated, and the effect can only be lessened and not fixed, then is it possible to have "homogenous" steel phase at all. You said it would test different at different parts - I think you meant along the edge. Anyway, is that the right question? Thanks again...
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    Fear Not

    We just received a new book by him, "Coronavirus and Christ." It's a short little thought jogger - about 100 pages. So far it's good.
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    How is everyone holding up?

    n No cases here yet. But we'll see how it plays out. You're right that is something to watch.
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    4 inch Hunter in Elk and Maple

    Very nice! I like the deep, rich tones, in the dark blue, mohagany, and in the antler. I think you pulled off the red, white, and blue combo, Again very nice!
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    Some Koa and copper

    Looks good Daniel. My computer couldn't load pictures right now. But in the second picture your plunge looks sharp. I like the Koa and copper, too.
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    zig zag pattern?

    I did nine and so far seven show it. I don't need to etch anything in order to tell it's there. It's something I learned to look for.
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    zig zag pattern?

    Great! This afternoon I wondered just that: if my normalization and hardening temps might have just been too low.
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    zig zag pattern?

    Edited Hi Mark. Maybe that is a hamon up there and not due to dirt/grease before the etch. So, maybe I hardened it too high. I edge quenched it. I etched yesterday to see how much edge I had left since I redesigned the profile as I ground it. I can't believe it hardened that high. I think I'll...
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    zig zag pattern?

    Sanded aggressively with 320. This is what it looks like lightly sanded 320: I could faintly see it appearing as I was moving up in grits. I etched for another reason. And I think the bare spot by the plunges are just a bad etch from not cleaning well enough. I haven't decided if I like it...
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    A Possible replacement for Gun-Kote 2400

    Thanks, ed. That all helps a lot. It looks like a summertime thing. And I would have bought a whole gallon, just to be on the safe side. Also, I have two paasches. Thanks for saving them!
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    A Possible replacement for Gun-Kote 2400

    I have an airbrush and a small compressor for it. Although I haven't used it in ages. Is there anything else I'd need off the bat to get into coating my knives? Also, how much molyresin would you recommend buying at once to get started? Thanks Ed. Luke
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    Prayers for my wife as she battles cancer

    I'm with Doug, too and Ken. Bill had a lot of good things to say, too. I will keep you in prayer. In the days ahead, feel free to contact me through the forum and I would be glad to just give you my direct e-mail. I always feel a little jealous when a saint goes home before me. But if we're left...
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