That’s hilarious! I know what you mean though. I have a bunch of rejects in a box somewhere. My better knives are useful for spreading epoxy and such. My best knives are sold and in the hands of hunters and collectors. Just don’t stop, they get better
Wow, it’s nice to see this old thread still breathing. thanks for that.
sorry I’ve been away at Facebook but it’s nice to see you posting your first knives, some are great and some not so much but the pride in making a functional knife is the same. Keep it up and they get better and better. Be...
I’ve tried many different epoxies and go back to JB Weld. Be sure to rough up the steel with a carbide burr and rough up the back side of the carbide with a diamond burr For best results.
I use a diamond wheel on my surface grinder to re-surface them
Hey guys, I guess my slacking on our forums here did get noticed. Since Facebook came along and the presidential primaries I have become a couch potato when not in the shop. I’ll full time at making knives and now have a full time associate Mike Pierce. He started as an apprentice almost 2...
We watched it and I thought it was pretty entertaining and well done for the first run. I can see that I am not fit enough to swing a knife that hard. I was a bit disappointed in the samauri sword not doing well if fact it bent and had to be bent back. I noticed the knife that did the best were...
Wayne, is your KAST O LITE good to 3000 degrees? I would like the light weight idea. Mine is Mizzou 3000, pretty heavy but tough as concrete. I use flux at times so use a single burner and clay cat litter in the bottom.
I gave up on koa wool and satinite. It needs to be coated with ITC 100 ceramic which costs allot. I use castable refractory good to 3000 degrees. It takes longer to reach welding temps but holds them forever. Cost is around $65 total.