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    Cherry Wood

    Hey Guys and Gals, Long time no see. I'm working on a kitchen knife and was thinking of using some cherry wood for the handle. I remember reading somewhere that cherry wood didn't need to be stabilized, my question is how regular wood vs stabilized wood defends against bacteria and mildew...
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    Kmg problems

    Yes it's the 3 spd pulley. I have been flirting with the idea of getting a 4 step pulley's but haven't made my mind up yet. I know I have a VFD with the bigger motor but don't have the power capacity right now in my shop.
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    Kmg problems

    After cooling all night I plugged it back in and flipped the switch anddd....nothing.. then I began to play with the reset switch something click into place and BAM!!!! It was running full steam ahead!!! I'm give it a good cleaning and just keep an eye out for how hot it is from now on. I have...
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    Kmg problems

    No I don't have a 3 phase and a VFD...YET lol
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    Kmg problems

    Just grinding on a knife. It was running for the better part of 6 hrs.
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    Kmg problems

    So today was the first day I've been able to work in the shop all day for a while. While working my kmg just shut down on me. I felt the motor and it was hot!! So I'm letting it cool over night. But don't remember them having a function to turn off when to hot. Could I have a bigger issue??
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    Cryo quenching

    Sure thing I am using Nitro-V and I have some D2 I've been needing to treat too. And I have been giving (in a sense) a Dewar I just had to pay the money to fill it.
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    Cryo quenching

    Ok I have been giving a Dewar that does not have a bigger mouth and can NOT afford a new one right now. But I have some nitro v chef knives I need to do. How can I do those??
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    Cryo quenching

    What is the set up for a cryo cycle? With liquid nitrogen? Do I just put my blades on a wire and put them in my Dewar to soak? And what about bigger blades that won't fit in the Dewar?
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    1095 Problems

    so I have 24 of them normalizing in the oven the last 5 I took to my forge heated to nonmagnetic and quenched in cool water from the hose. they are showering sparks now.
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    1095 Problems

    a few weeks ago from New Jersey steel barron. but a friend of mine got some bars from the same batch and used water and his harden just fine.
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    1095 Problems

    yes with a file and ive clean the decarb off the edges and even tried sticking a piece of flint to see if they would spark.
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    1095 Problems

    the edges have been clean up since the first attempt. should I clean the flats before going in for a second try?
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    1095 Problems

    correct the steel did not harden.
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    1095 Problems

    also no. I wasn't aware I needed to check it. its steel pretty new and all the knives I've treated have harden just fine. it has been a proven oven...so far.
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    1095 Problems

    I dont think the oil is fast enough after reading some info and seeing comments. and I got it from New Jersey steel barron.
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    1095 Problems

    they are of my own design but basically a inch wide 2 in long and .125 thick. more like a pendent.
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    1095 Problems

    I bought me a bar of 1095 .125x1"x48" to make some fire strikers out of I tried heat treating them and it didn't. And suggestion. I used my paragon over got them to 1475 soaked for 10-15 then quenched in extra virgin olive oil preheated to 125 degrees. I was thinking of using water next.
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    stainless steels

    I'm looking to get into a different stainless than my normal cpm154. I've had enough of the sandy grit I seem to find when getting my egde thinned out. What is a good alternative?
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    sharpening help needed.

    I have gotten into a bad habit of giving ever knife I've sharpened here lately an unwantwd recurve. What are some remedy for this? Right now I use a 1 inch jfelx belt on my grizzly, I know I know way to fast but it's what I learned on and this has only started happening as of late, any help...
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