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  1. Chris Railey

    Tempering in oil?

    Let me know how it works
  2. Chris Railey

    Tempering in oil?

    That is impressive recovery of temp. Is it an induction plate? If so, it may be cool to experiment with putting the knife directly on the induction plate. No oil needed.
  3. Chris Railey

    KITH 2019 WIP

    I think its great to sharpen both sides some states do not allow double edged weapons though. Just a small piece of advice though, make sure the edge does not extend to the part of the spine that you would naturally put your thumb if you wanted to do so. I found that out the hard way.
  4. Chris Railey

    Tempering in oil?

    Its intetesting but @Kevin R. Cashen or one of the other metallurgists would need to tell me tempering in oil would have the same effect as an oven temper. On the surface my thought is 400 degrees for two hours is 400 degrees for two hours be it in oil or air but I am no metallurgist.
  5. Chris Railey

    Finished a couple...

    Nicely done Kev.
  6. Chris Railey

    Daniel’s KITH WIP

    I will be watching this one, good luck D.
  7. Chris Railey

    5.75" Fighter nearing completion

    Man, that looks great. Nice job!
  8. Chris Railey

    Austin Thrasher Photo Gallery-past work, current wips, etc..

    I love "the frontier" look and that one fits the bill with the rasp guard, very cool.
  9. Chris Railey

    KITH 2019 WIP

    I like the lines a lot.
  10. Chris Railey

    Gas forges in California.....

    Noooo, if you pay the $2,000 registration fee you can keep your forge...Its not about the money though.
  11. Chris Railey

    Anyone tried Knifeprint software???

    How does the payment work. Is there a site for dollars all I see is a foreign currency?
  12. Chris Railey

    Wood glue vs epoxy on handles?

    That is good to know, I would be the first one to screw the mixture up...Thanks. $75 for a year of epoxy (more for me) if you count shipping for smaller bottles ordered several times a year I bet the Arcaglas works out better. When I use my current stock up I think I will try it.
  13. Chris Railey

    Wood glue vs epoxy on handles?

    Titebond III is wood glue and water proof but I still would not use it for wood wood joints on knife handles because of the longevity issues mentioned above. Modern wood glues are made so that they hold to material failure but I KNOW epoxy works. I became sold on two part epoxies when I used...
  14. Chris Railey

    Justin W’s KITH Bowie

    Looks good to me.
  15. Chris Railey

    Stamp o matic MK1

    When I get a hydraulic it will be a turn key like Gene got...oh the day...
  16. Chris Railey

    Well Darn it anyway!

    I thought I was the only one who did that. I do not feel so bad now.
  17. Chris Railey

    Stamp o matic MK1

    That is who I was talking about I just could not remember the name. Old World Anvils, and West Coast Flypresses are the main two I know about.
  18. Chris Railey

    Well Darn it anyway!

    Tough choice. Do you think you may be back in the shop regularly before the circut board arrived?
  19. Chris Railey

    Stamp o matic MK1

    In my opinion that is more of a collectors piece. When you look at them there is normally a number associated with them. Like mine is Norton #3. Very generally speaking that is a loose reference to the force they can put out. Mine is in the neighborhood of 3 tons. There is only one company...
  20. Chris Railey

    Stamp o matic MK1

    The price is pretty fair though I would offer $350. Its very small and likely would not help with forging much. You could use it to straighten, stamp, cold bend smaller stock. Make some tooling for other light press work. Its cool, just too small for general forge work. Its missing the...
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