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  1. blksmith

    Feather and buckeye fantastic knife.

    Jleebron if you are interisted give me an email at blksmith234@gmail.com and we'll talk.
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    Knife mags of former years.

    I have knife mags from 1992-93 to about 2005. Some years are complete some are not. If you are interested make me an offer and I'll get a more complete list. TJ Smith
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    Forstner bit

    Thanks Ed. Did find some on Ebay. Will make fitting handles much easier. Thanks again. TJ
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    Forstner bit

    Hi Ed. Many years ago you recommend a forstner bit that had a longer shaft. this was 1/4 inch. I bought 1 and it is finally getting dull. after 50 -60 knife handles. Got any idea which one I am talking about?
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    Feather and buckeye fantastic knife.

    A Fantastic feather blade and a stabilized Buckeye Burl Handle. Specs are on the picture. Comes with a 8-9 0unce sheath. Got about 30 hours in this one. My rockwell usually comes out at 57-61 Takes a good edge. both 1080 and 15n20 are good knife steels. Made with 18 layers then turned 90...
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    Forge

    Hey Bruce. How does your vertical gorge work? Does the satinite work for the lining or does it melt away with flux? I plan on relining mine soon and am looking for a liner material. Take care TJ
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    My Version of the Vertical Forge

    Hi Bruce. How does your new forge work? Does the Satinite stand up against the flux at all or does it melt fast. I tried a box store version and it cracked up right away. Still I can get to 2350 pretty running less than 5 lbs of pressure. I am going to reline this spring and hope to do a better...
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    Hey ED.

    Back a year or 2 I got some info on band saw blades for the Harbor freight small band saw. 64.5 inchbi metal. Would you mind refreshing my memory on where you got them? Thanks a lot TJ Smith
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    pump

    Thanks john. It's been very confusing to me on how to rate a motor. I wonder why some people run a 3450 on their presses. Would that double their gpm output?
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    pump

    At what rpm are hyd pumps rated? 1f your pump is rated at 16 gpm at what rpm is that rated at? 1725 or 3450
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    Delete a for sale post

    How in the world do you delete a for sale post in the for sale column??????????????
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    A close call

    Had a close one yesterday. While forge welding a billet for feather Damascus my press blew a return line. There is not supposed to be any pressure in the return line, but let me tell you a 16 gal pump will spray hyd fluid about 10-15 feet.. The bad thing was the forge was to close and the spray...
  13. blksmith

    Feather D

    Latest Feather Pattern Overall 9.25 Blade 4.5 1080 and 15n20 with a spalted maple handle. been working on this pattern for 2 years. Finally getting some results. What do you think? No engraving or anything fancy just a simple knife. TJ Smith
  14. blksmith

    Hunter/ Fighter

    Came up with this fine patterned random damascus. Still only 99 layers. Overall 9.25 inches with a 5.25 inch blade. Elk horn handle. I call it sorta a hunter/fighter cross. That's what you need when you got to fight to keep your kill. What do you think? TJ Smith
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    Delamenate feather pattern Damascus how rewelding?

    I have had some luck rewelding de lams by soaking the billet in muratic acid 50 water and 50 acid. for a couple days(2). Then take it into a hot forge until ready to flux. press the delams closed first then weld the billet back together. Looks like your wedge was a little wide and maybe your...
  16. blksmith

    My latest feather.

    Here is my latest feather. 11 inches long with a 6 1/4 blade. Black walnut handle. Will it pass?
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    Stays Black

    Does Stays Black work on steel. Like adding more contrast to damascus??
  18. blksmith

    Coloring an antler handle.

    potasium permangenate is what I use. Use a small pointed brush and paint it in the grooves and low spot. It can be sanded off to reveal the low spots. Looks about the right color.
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    Feather D (with a pic)

    Feather D Finally got the pic to post WHEEEEW. I have had some luck with this pattern. Just started some new billets last week. Lets see if I can keep the...
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