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  1. Motor City Mike

    Have I got this right???

    Definitely agree I picked up two 1 1/2" plates off Ebay cheap They don't need to be 1 1/2" but I stumbled onto this deal and that's the thickness they happened to be
  2. Motor City Mike

    Pivot Lap Basic (Out of Stock)

    Just bumping this up for the benefit of KD'ers These are back in stock...for now Get one while you can https://usaknifemaker.com/pivot-lap-basic-knifedogs-3-bushing-model.html
  3. Motor City Mike

    Little Blade with antler

    Hmmm. Pet Smart. That's a good idea.
  4. Motor City Mike

    Meet BOB (Bug Out Blade)

    Work horse of a knife right there Nicely done
  5. Motor City Mike

    Scale storage

    Much better than the pile I keep mine in
  6. Motor City Mike

    Replica Knife

    STUNNING!! I like everything about this one
  7. Motor City Mike

    Finishing Up 3 pc Kitchen Set

    Very nice set
  8. Motor City Mike

    Kitchen knife for the Wife

    Very nice! Care to share the dimensions with us?
  9. Motor City Mike

    Handle thickness?

    Not really related to handle thickness but I'll throw this out there for anyone that doesn't already know about them. I use 1x72 scalloped belts for handle shaping. They're fantastic for curves and radiuses.
  10. Motor City Mike

    Modified Bowie - Finished Photos

    That turned out great! Ted's right. Its got great lines and flow. I swear, you out 10 knives for every 1 I finish.
  11. Motor City Mike

    LINERLOCK - WIP

    I like it. Came out great
  12. Motor City Mike

    Show us your grinder.

    I'd like to say this picture was taken just before I cleaned up but my stuff is always a mess
  13. Motor City Mike

    Hollow grinding question

    I have blocks of wood that I've ground to have the same radius as my wheels (8" & 12") with leather glued to them. These are my main backers for sandpaper but I also have dowels of different diameters to use in tricky spots like the plunge.
  14. Motor City Mike

    New(ish) tool - Tapmatic

    I've been tapping holes for well over 25 years and I'll admit that I'm pretty darned good at it. However breaking a tap happens and if you've ever broken one you know what a colossal PAIN getting it out can be. Well I broke a 2-56 last week and finally decided to pull this tapmatic out and see...
  15. Motor City Mike

    Damascus Blade WIP Failure

    Ugh That sux. I know problems are part of the process but they can be very disheartening. I've had knives that went sideways every step of the way. And I've had knives that went smooth as buttered glass. Thankfully I have more knives go easy than not these days. Hang in there. Worse...
  16. Motor City Mike

    Knife just sold at auction

    Big congratulations! That's a huge deal and well deserved. Most of us know the time and effort you've been pouring into your knife work. The company I work for does a lot with the Wounded Warrior project and they put on big dinner/auction/fundraiser that I've been thinking about donating a...
  17. Motor City Mike

    Which Bandsaw blade?

    I'm using Milwaukee blades on my portaband I cut a lot of titanium and they hold up fairly well. Much better than some of the cheapo blades.
  18. Motor City Mike

    WIP on two new designs

    It can be difficult for a maker to carve out a particular style for themselves. For instance, many people can tell a Michael Burch or Todd Rexford or Todd Begg knife from across the room. I think you've done that quite nicely. I can definitely tell a Von Gruff design when I see it. BTW of...
  19. Motor City Mike

    My biggest challenge yet. Now a WIP

    Spectacular knife! And an absolute first rate WIP
  20. Motor City Mike

    LINERLOCK - WIP

    Lookin' good
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