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    Carving knives?

    I knew a guy years ago who was making whittling/carving knives out of hacksaw blades. Not sure how he put handles on them, probably just a split dowel sandwich with tape wrapped around it... but man he got those things sharp!
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    A Hunter, a Boner, and a Chef Don’t Walk into a Bar

    OK. So I use the band saw to cut the handle to shape with pointy sharp edges and then 80 grit sandpaper to make it have no point edges... and that's now convoluted?
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    no spammer

    Same here. Mom fried it in butter with brown sugar and served it with a canned pineapple ring on top.
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    no spammer

    I tried smoking SPAM once... it's hard to keep lit.
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    no spammer

    My name is Tim... and I'm a spammer.
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    When pins get hot

    Anybody use aluminum pins?
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    When pins get hot

    Yes, gotta slow down I've found and do little bits at a time so the heat doesn't build up. I assume stainless is denser and probably heats up faster and holds heat longer than brass. I have scorched the wood around pins ( and called it a "special effect") and melted the innards out of a mosaic...
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    Cabinet maker rasps- worth the money?

    I notice that the style of rasp he is using looks awkward to hold onto on the front end. I think the one Rockler (more $ of course) sells and one of those referred to earlier on amazon have a detachable raised handle that helps make even pressure strokes.
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    Cabinet maker rasps- worth the money?

    The ones I've seen at Rockler look like a spiderweb of hacksaw blades on edge. The one you show appears to be reversible with two different degrees of raspiness. I think they can take material off fairly quickly, but don't know how rough a surface they leave.
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    "Bonefish"

    Thanks Gene!
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    Kimmi's Cutlery Photos

    That Koa is really iridescent (I think that's the right word). Gorgeous!
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    Opinions on Design

    That's really cool looking! Am I understanding this right... Is the front portion/guard going to be damascus and flow with the pattern in the blade? That looks tricky. What material are you thinking for the scales?
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    "Bonefish"

    Thanks all! Really appreciate the guidance, support and inspiration from this forum!
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    "Bonefish"

    I hadn't either until my brother bought me some turning blanks at Woodcaft as a Christmas present. Here's info: https://www.wood-database.com/brownheart/
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    "Bonefish"

    "Bonefish" blade (from USAKnifemaker) with Maple(?) burl and Brownheart scales, red accents and mosaic pins just finished up... and a sheath I made for another knife but fits this one better...
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