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  1. RodneyJ

    Dog gone

    Left my house for all of 20 minutes today and ended up missing delivery of a package from Beaumont metal works just feel like SCREAMING!!!!:3:
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    help me spend some Money

    I have a little extra money I can spend My options are I'm building a NWG I have the money to set it up with a motor and VFD or I can go with a motor with step pulley and a sugar creek heat treat oven. Currently I'm heat treating what I can in a one brick forge and the rest I'm sending out I...
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    Pink Scales ?

    My daughter found This Schread in the attic. It was rusted and pitted she ask if I could fix it and make her some Pink handles. I guess girls need knives too
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    Sand Box Bond

    Just finished this for a young man headed to Iraq. It 10.5 inches overall. ATS34 with black linen macarta scales and red liners. I etched it with ferric chloride.(a First) and made a kydex sheath (also A first.)
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    Water wheel for sharpening

    I was looking at a grinder at HF that has an 8" water wheel on one side it runs at 180 rpm I was thinking of picking one up for shapening. I was wondering if anyone uses one or has tried one. any thoughts good or bad God Bless Rodney
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    Purchased My First custom Folder

    I have been wanting to purchase a custom folder for some time now however they are normally at a price that a working man just cant go out and buy one with out breaking the bank. I purchased this sweet little liner lock from Custom Knife Maker Keith Willis. It is a perfect size and weight for...
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    Smoke needed

    Well my little HF grinder gave up the goast last night @ 12:07 am. She was turning her little 1/4 hp motor at about 3400 rpm and just could not take it any more. She will be missed very much. She is survived by an assortment of hand files a drill press and a portable band saw. arrangment are...
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    Laughing Steel

    Is it just me are can y'all hear steel laughing at you when you hand sand it after heat treating. (Sorry had a procedure done on my back today may be the effect of meds.)
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    Tanning a beaver tail for sheath. need advise / know how

    I was given a beaver tail for making sheaths but I have no idea how to tan it. I'm hoping someone can offer advise or point me in that direction. Thanks and God bless Rodney
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    Contact wheel question

    I have just started trying to get things together for my NWG build. I was thinking about an 8 inch contact wheel. So I started doing some looking and it seems there is more to it than just buying an 8 inch wheel. can some one please explain the different types of material and designs and what...
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    #4 A Birtday Gift For My Dad

    Just finished this one up yesterday made it as a birthday gift for my Dad his birthday was 9/25 so I'm a little late It is D2 with a 6" oal I used red wood scales that were given to me by Keith Willis and I borrowed the file work design from Jayson Fry. Thanks to both of ya'll I'm sure my Dad...
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    Family decided to torture test my knife

    Come home from working the night shift and found this sitting in a bowl of water in the kitchen sink. Guess they were working on a science project and found out carbon steel will rust:what!:
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    #3 and thank you Patrick

    Just finished up # 3 and owe a big thanks to Patrick. When we had the knife in the hat not only did he send me a great knife but he also sent the 1095 and G11 for me to make this.
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    Need some knife advise from Fire Fighters

    I have a couple of cousins that are fire fighters. They are also fanatical deer hunters They have been kind enough to invite me to go with them the last several years and I would like to make them a knife as a way to say thanks. My question is what would you fire fighters look for in a duty...
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    Any advjce on building an etcher

    I just ordered some stencils from Ernie Grospitch and will be building the Bob Warner etcher from Chris crowford's web site looking for any advise before I get started. I have never worked with electronics any advice will help. Thanks Rodney
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    Hand finishing

    was reading in another thread about finishing to a satin finish. It was stated when hand sanding to work your way up through the different grits untill you get to 1000 -1200 and then to go back down to 600 for the final sanding. I have read this in several different places and I'm curious about...
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    Plastic plate for spacer material

    A couple months back I saw a thread about using plastic disposable plates for spacer material. I did not follow it at the time put now I wish I would have. I have done some searching and can not find it. Can someone point me in that direction or give advise on weather it works ok. My doughter...
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    soldiering stainless

    please help I'm trying to soldier a stainless knife and guard. I had a piece of soldier given to me at a knife supply store. The guy said it works great and is easy to use. I can not get it to adhere to the stainless. I used all of the piece that was given to me and will have to buy some what...
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    Should I distil taper

    I'm working on knife # 2 and after reading some of the tutorials I wanted to give a tapered tang a try. thanks to the tutorial it came out nice but I'm wondering if a knife with a tapered tang should also have a distil taper to the blade. I sure it's a matter of personal prefrence but would like...
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    Wonna be knifemaker

    Hello everyone I'm Rodney I found this forum while searching for info on google. I have only made one knife so far. It was made out of an old file I had. It came out ok but not what I had thouhgt it would be. I am currently working on my secound I'm using some 440C I picked up at TKS. I must say...