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  1. BossDog

    Belt Grinder Should I

    My first grinder was the Grizzly knife grinder. It didn't take much time at all to realize I needed a way to slow it down and bought a variable speed 2x72. It then lived the rest of it's life as a buffer. I also had the motor fixed twice and the switch replaced 3x. After the last failure I...
  2. BossDog

    What's going on in your shop?

    little guy frame lock ti frame, Elmax blade. my new daily carry.
  3. BossDog

    What's going on in your shop?

    it was released recently. I ran it a bit today and was really surprised at how quiet and smooth it was compared to the old one. it stands quite bit taller than my old one. I may have to build a lower bench for it if I can’t adjust to the new height.
  4. BossDog

    What's going on in your shop?

    I have had a KMG for nearly 20 years. I've gone through three motors and a few bearings but it still is awesome. Last week we became a full dealer for all of the Beaumount Metal Works line. I called and Rob and said we need the new KMG for the shop. He sent one. I already had a spare VFD and...
  5. BossDog

    Full tangs, pins, scales, and does epoxy really hold anything on steel?

    Sand blasting is how manufactures make coupons to test for their performance numbers. If you want excellent adhesion, sand blast your parts. 80% of epoxies job, IMHO, is to seal the seams on scales or fill the cavity on a hidden tang. 20% for holding. The rest is pins or corby's.
  6. BossDog

    NitreBlue Bluing salts Damascus tests

    darn. I usually don't get sucked in by those necro posts. I missed that.
  7. BossDog

    NitreBlue Bluing salts Damascus tests

    Doug! The sultan of steel! Great pic. Thanks for joining in here. I just started playing with Nitre blue salts but I was all over the place on my temp. My deep fry thermometer pegged at 550F and I wasn't sure how accurate it was at that temp. I just got in a thermocouple with a decent K coupler...
  8. BossDog

    What's going on in your shop?

    big fail today. I am determined to learn how to make mokume titanium. Today I made a 2x2 canister of 6al and 6242 Ti and chucked in in the forge. I then turned it up and walked away to let it soak -- too long. I came back and found this puddle of molten Ti and mild steel from the can. The...
  9. BossDog

    Looking titanium button head

    I have never seen a 2-56 that long in anything. Doesn’t mean they aren’t out there. I’ve just never seen one. If you find them let me know.
  10. BossDog

    New - Small Wheel Holder/Tool Bar for Bader and TW90 grinders

    should be back up. I believe Luke here is getting some more bar stock to mill out for tool bars to fit that. Give us a call.
  11. BossDog

    Hand Stitching idea……

    relax Von, just a bit of fun. A poor attempt at humor on my part. There was one word garbled I couldn't make out even after I wound it back twice.
  12. BossDog

    Hand Stitching idea……

    I couldn't understand his bloody accent on what he was using but it appeared to be a carbide drill bit. I use a drill press with a sharpened point also on high speed. The point will burnish the hole a bit which is nice and close back up nicely if you use the right size rod. There is a learning...
  13. BossDog

    Rare Earth Magnet Source

    I do have a surface grinder but it's a stone wheel and is slooooooooowwwwww. My plan is to rough it down with the SGA and then hit with the stone wheel to get where I want. I am probably going to try aluminum since we have plenty of 1" plate around here.
  14. BossDog

    Rare Earth Magnet Source

    I ordered the magnets. Time to get it made.
  15. BossDog

    Rare Earth Magnet Source

    Post a pic or two if you get a chance. I followed the thread on Blade forums and ordered some of the parts from Aliexpress. I need to go back and review it as it's been awhile since I looked.
  16. BossDog

    Rare Earth Magnet Source

    Ken I am getting ready to make a mag chuck for a surface grinder attachment. Did you use steel or aluminum for your base?
  17. BossDog

    What's going on in your shop?

    pretty close to done.
  18. BossDog

    Knife pic by Joshua Smith

    I gave Joshua a couple more to shoot. Same composition.
  19. BossDog

    CA glue as a finish coat?

    Every one should do at least one CA handle. It's great experience. It's a very tough finish and can leave a deep gloss that is hard to achieve otherwise. It's also nasty, smelly and you will glue your fingers at least once. Use Nitryl gloves. Sand with a very fine grit and use several layers...
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