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  1. Austin Thrasher

    Checkering G10.

    Has anyone here ever checkered G10? I have a customer I’m making a chef and cleaver for that wants G10 handles but wants them textured for grip and would really like them checkered in the style of a gunstock. I’m not sure the best way to try this... I do have a checkering file but definitely...
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    Is stabilized wood impervious to moisture like a synthetic is?

    Is stabilized wood impervious to moisture like a synthetic is? Hey guys. Yep the title pretty much sums up my question. I have a customer wanting a chef knife and is asking about a rubber handle because of moisture concerns. This blade will be in Damascus and it goes against my grain to put a...
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    Razor Sharp Edgemaking System

    What is yalls opinion of this product? I bought one and while it does get knives really sharp, really fast, I’m just curious to see if there is any downsides I should be aware of. Sorry I don’t have any pics but this sharpening system is the paper wheels that go on a buffer. Silicon carbide grit...
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    Lets talk the Business of Knifemaking.

    Ok so I am curious to hear any and all suggestions about how to grow a knife business. I’m not necessarily talking about going full time. I’m not ready for that yet. I guess my question could go a lot of different ways but as soon as my new shop is built and I start filling the few orders that...
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    Austin Thrasher Photo Gallery-past work, current wips, etc..

    I reckon this’ll be the place I upload photos of my past work and whatever else I think of. I’ll guess I’ll start with these: Alabama Damascus with Padauk wood handle. Alabama Damascus with Olive wood handle. I’m definitely not a fan of the modern interpretation of the tanto knife but if...
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    New Shop WIP!

    I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile now but just finally learned that my pics needed to be resized. So anyway the shop has been making progress but I’m behind on the wip. I am currently in a 12 x 12 shop that I bought on craigslist a few years ago, drove to Kentucky to tear down and rebuilt...
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    Hi all.

    I am a part time maker. I’ve done a few small and local shows just trying to get my name out there. I am a machinist by trade and currently work in a die shop repairing and making stamping dies. My knives are starting to look halfway decent and I am constantly striving to make each blade just a...
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