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    All done! First peened tang and makers mark!

    Adding sheath. Ran out of thread, but heading to store tomorrow.
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    All done! First peened tang and makers mark!

    1095 with 5 inch cutting edge. Stainless guard and pommel. Amber dyed stag handle with micarta. Loving it. Still getting better.
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    Getting close on this one.

    Thanks guys! It is really nice for me and went together fairly well. It is a gift for my father and will be the first knife I put my name on. Been working towards that. It is a heavy joker, but will be balanced once I finalize it. Hope to get it assembled this weekend. It should have a...
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    Getting close on this one.

    Still needs hand sanding and etching. Was not sure if I wanted to peen the tang or thread it. Still debating. Rough fit looking good.
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    Finally got this one done

    Always interested. I do want to be able to use other metals, but also never hurts to know temps rather than test for them. Got a batch of 1084 for the next month or so.
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    Finally got this one done

    Yes , but I was checking the spine, which was a mistake. I did round two today with another attempt. Tempering now. Left this thicker and tested the cutting edge. Will get an oven and solve this.
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    Finally got this one done

    First time it happened for me, but I am guessing the blades were lower quality. Going to harden with a thicker edge from her on out.
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    Finally got this one done

    On the cutting edge middle of the blade. It was my first Parks 50 quench and I had it ground to about the width of a dime. Heard I may have overheated it because I only have a forge. Getting oven soon I hope.
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    Finally got this one done

    Lots learned and finally can do things with a variable speed grinder! Gonna be awesome going forward. This one cracked on the quench and I had to grind it out. Still had a small crack but I had gotten ahead and had fitted the guard and handle. Finished it out knowing it is flawed, but just...
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    Small wheel attachment

    You will love it. Can get the hard to reach areas.
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    Evenheat 110 volt unit

    Which controller and is it fairly simple to run? Thanks.
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    Hack for filing around stag

    I have seen this before and really like the look. In have a nice piece of stag and did not want to cut it again, so could not add anymore length and went for the small piece of stainless. I can get really close, but how do you get it spot on? First try and pleased with it. Also had a design...
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    Evenheat 110 volt unit

    I understand that it takes longer to come up to temp, but any other drawbacks?
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    Finally Ordering a Grinder

    Well. Fate had a plan. I was informed about a knife making event in Texas this weekend, and when I went to check it out, someone was selling a used KMG Classic 8 setup. It was half the cost of what I was about to pay, so I jumped on it where I could use my other money with another addition...
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    Finally Ordering a Grinder

    I have that in my future plans. They are working on things in that area. That is a later spend for me, but could come as soon as next year if I keep at it.
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    Finally Ordering a Grinder

    I bet it’s fine. I have seen them stand by their product when issues happen, but you have to just be honest with people and respond when questions pop up. The Reeder folks are always working on things. I just watched a video where you can raise and lower the unit with a drill! I am starting...
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    Finally Ordering a Grinder

    Thank you Chris! I am hooked on these things and I have now spent a small fortune ordering supplies and watching them disappear. I need to get to a place where I am efficient enough to sell a few. I just want to recover my costs, but my problem is that I like expensive materials. Just wait...
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    Finally Ordering a Grinder

    I saved up and was ready to grab a KMG TX, but had a few questions. Mailed them to the email off the website with no response. Maybe a one off situation, but it started me to looking around when I had not. Had never heard of Reeder and then looked to see where they were. Imagine my...
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    Leather for the small bowie

    I just let it be. Meant to be used, so dirty it shall get. I had the bright idea to add the purple which is someone’s favorite color, but it looked better without any dye. I am still building my arsenal, but one day will have an assortment of goods.
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