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  1. Gliden07

    Punches for Leather

    Who makes some decent Diamond punches for leather for hand stiching. The cheapies I bought from Amazon even after sharpening and bees wax are a bear to get out of 3 layers of 8 leather! Is there a better way to do this? I have drilled them also but am not fond of the finished look.
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    Dion Damascus DAM100

    I went to a friend's forge today to forge out my piece of Dion Damascus DAM100. Very nice stuff in my opinion reasonable too. Here is a picture of the rough forged blade with a quick 40G belt and a 2 minute etch. Lots of work still to do but this one should be a winner!!
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    Got Wood??

    I've been looking for a local source to buy handle material from. Found a gent close to me that cuts a lot of trees for Bowl Blanks and Firewood. I contacted him and made arrangements to meet him. Awesome guy, bought a bunch of local hardwood from him. Got some Flaming Ash, Cherry Burl, Spalted...
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    Crowbar steel

    What kind of steel are Crowbars made from?? I need some punches and Chisels and thought the Hexagonal shafts would be great for this. Obviously I want them softer than my anvil too.
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    New Quench tank

    Dont know why I never thought of this for a quench tank. Plus it has a heater built in it. Plan on adding a base to it to make it more stable.
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    Experimental Last Ditch knife

    So I decided to have some fun with one of the EDCs I was building. Bunch if firsts just to step out of my wheelhouse. 1084 1" wide by 1/8", did the Hamon, and saw a maker name escapes me sculpt the handle similar to this one (theirs was more refined but for my first effort thought it came out...
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    Now and Then

    So I decided to recreate the first knife I built just over 2 years ago. The rules for me was I wasn't going to look at my first knife but I would use the pattern. So I traced it out on the 01 1/8"× 1" same as the original was made with, Micarta handle and I don't use the 1/4" pins anymore...
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    Quench oil

    I need to get a larger quench tank and was considering getting a real quench oil. What type should I get?? I was looking at the Parks AAA, as I make most of my knives with, 01, 10xx steels and an occasional 5160. I was trying to get some info on Houghton oils also for a comparison. Really can't...
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    New Chefs knife

    New one on the bench. Gonna do a no plunge chef knife. I may have already messed up a d made the tang a little thin? I'm hoping it will be ok. Thinking it should, no one should be hammering this thru cord wood!! Next up is heat treat. Have to get a deeper oil tank to quench it though my current...
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    3 Personal Last Ditch knives

    So I'm trying a new way of grinding that was shown to me by Jordan Lamothe (hope i spelled it right??). I took a class from him at my buddies forge. I like most on here have taught themselves to grind so I fumbled through till I got a decent result. Problem is it took forever! Anyway his way is...
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    Glass platen

    I need a glass platen for my grinder. The size is 2x8-3/4" I've found 8" and 9" no 8-3/4" though. Anyone know where I may be able to find one??
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    Forged in 1/8"

    Not my best work but I really like the handle. I forged this one out of 1/8" 1084. Mistake 1/8" is to easy to smash into a horrible mess! It's what I had at the moment. 90% of this knife was forged, bevel, distol taper and tang taper. Got a slight warp in blade when I did heat treat. Learned a...
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    New toy!

    I bought a cobblers manual sewing machine! Lots of good reviews on various web sites. Pretty heavyweight but definitely rough and filthy, covered in cosmoline. Took 2 hours to clean it and I probably could clean it some more!! Have to attach it to a board and try it out still. I polished the...
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    New project

    Dont know when I'm gonna work on this but. This was a clever that was giving to me it is in decent shape but the handle was horrible on it and the pins were Lead!! I'm gonna reshape it and put a hidden tang on it, so I can get the handle fixed.
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    Guard class

    Took a class today at a friend's forge. Forged in Fire winner Jorden Lamothe taught it!!! What a great class! Learned what it takes and some tricks to do a Journey Mens Smith fit for a guard. Awesome class! Jorden was a very gracious host. Jorden is second from the right. Awesome class and...
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    Finally one off the bench!

    Man I've just been flat out since Thanksgiving finally got down to shop and more or less finished this little paring knife. Needs a few more coats of Tru-Oil and a good sharpening!!
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    Went to an antique store with the GF and found all these hand made wrought iron hinges for 10 bucks!!
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    Delrin and Hard nylon

    Friend of mine is giving me some Delrin and Hard nylon. This stuff should work for scales right? If nothing else I can use it for spacers and practice on the mill. Any thoughts gents?
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    Wrought Iron ID

    How do you ID Wrought Iron. I found some old Barn Honges and I thi k there WI but there real rusty so I cant see any layering. There for sale at a local Flea Market. I should have bought them but my cheapness over came me!! LOL!!
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    Sanding sticks

    Hey Ed just wanted to let you know that over Christmas I bought the 3 pack of Tim's/ your sanding sticks. I gave 2 as gifts to knife maker buddies of mine and kept one for myself. I love the thing! Just finished the first blade sanded with it! While hand sanding is still not one of my favorite...