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    New HT Oven Being Delivered Today!

    I've been waiting for months on a new HT oven. I had initially ordered an Evenheat in early August, but they kept pushing my delivery date. Last update was early next year. So, I cancelled the order with them and purchased a Paragon. Their delivery time was advertised as 6 weeks and they are two...
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    Brand New Unopened 5 Gallon Can of Dubois AAA Quench Oil

    I ended up buying more quench oil than I need. I have a new unopened 5 gallon can of Dubois AAA. $90 plus actual shipping. Local pickup in the Los Angeles area okay as well. Venmo preferred, but can take PayPal too...
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    Hinderer XM-18 20CV Slicer 3.5” with Anodized TI Horse Head Scale

    Hinderer XM-18 20cv Slicer 3.5”, Stone Washed Blade with a Blue Anodized Lock Side. Grey G-10 Scale included, currently a Blue Anodized Smooth TI “Horse Head” Scale Mounted. A few light scratches on the the scale and some slight fading on the blue anodized lock side. Blade is clean and looks...
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    Makers Mark Stencils Comparison

    I know this subject comes up now and then so I thought I may be able to provide some insight. I recently ordered stencils from three different companies. Bo Grospitch at Big Guy Illustration, T.U.S. Technologies, and IMG Electromark. All three of these companies were very easy to work with...
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    Making Test Coupons

    I've been doing some heat treating on stock removal blades heated in my forge and quenched in Canola oil. I have been getting pretty good results when testing HRC with my tester. However I am not breaking the blades to look at grain structure. I want to make some coupons to do the testing on...
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    Another Heat Treat Question...

    I've been reading every heat treat thread I can find and I keep coming across a very similar process for 1084. This has to do with heat treating in a small gas forge. I need to start by saying I'm doing strictly Stock Removal with steel from Admiral and Alpha. I am not Forging, just using the...
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    Just Ordered a Heat Treat Oven!

    I decided it was time to get my own oven and start learning to heat treat my own blades. So I took the plunge and bought an Evenheat KO 22.5. I'm certain I'll never need anything bigger and this thing gets up to 2400°. I went with the TAP Controller, Power Interrupt and Solid State Relays...
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    New Grinder in the House!

    I just received my new North Ridge Tool Belt Grinder yesterday! I got it set up on a nice DeWalt table today and finished the wiring. I ran it up for a test, but didn't have time for any grinding so it's still nice and clean! I got the Pro Package with the tilting function, a flat platen, a...
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    I'm Back!

    I moved on to other things back around 2012, but the knife bug has bit me again. Just accumulating equipment right now, but hope to be grinding away soon! I'll be 61 next month. Hope I can still see good enough to do this!
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    John W. Smith SFC C-1 Collaboration Titanium Folder

    !! SOLD !! John W. Smith SFC C-1 Collaboration Titanium Folder I recently purchased this SFC MODEL C-1 from True North Knives. After carrying it for 3 days I have come to the conclusion that I can't bring myself to actually use it. This is a Custom made frame lock in Titanium with an S30V...
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    My New SFC C-1 Custom Folder Just Arrived! Pics Included...

    I just got this one in the mail today. It's the first custom and the first Titanium folder for me and I have to say I love the feel of it so far. Now if I can talk myself into using it!!!
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    Favorite Scale Material for EDC Folder

    Just wondering what everyone's favorite scale materials are on their EDC folding knives? I'm looking mostly for opinions on Carbon Fiber, G-10, Aluminum and Titanium.
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    I see many things here slowing down the site performsnce...

    I see many things here slowing down the site performsnce...any tweaks you can suggest to speed things up?
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    Any Hair Shears / Scissors Experts Out There

    My wife just got her Cosmo License and I am looking for some good Shears/Scissors for her. I find a lot that are made from "HITACHI Steel" The RC Hardness seems to be from 55 to 65. Anyone know anything that will help me decide what to buy? Thanks,
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    Knife #3 Almost Finished

    I've just about finished this one up. I still have some final polishing and buffing to do. Blade: D2 Tool Steel Guard: Nickel Silver Scales: Jade G11 with Mosaic Pins I was wondering if anyone else has problems with drilling holes in the Jade G11? I was VERY careful and did all the...
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    My Knives Scales are Falling Off...

    The last 3 knives I have made have had problems with the scales falling off under minor pressures. Knife 1: 440C Stainless Madrone wood scales and Devcon 10 minute epoxy Knife 2: D2 Tool steel Yellowheart wood scales and JB Weld epoxy Knife 3: A2 Tool steel Green G11 scales and Tracy's...
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    Keeping dust out.

    I have small belt sander in the garage. I have to carry it outside when I work on wood or G11 due to the dust. Is there some kind of portable pop up room or tent I could use to sand in while in the garage or back yard?
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    Belt Wobble / Grinder Set Up

    I have been having some trouble with belt wobble on my KMG. It happens with every belt I have so I'm sure it's not the belts. I don't think there is anything actually wrong with the grinder, I think I may have something aligned wrong. Can anyone shed some light on exactly how they set up the...
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    Got the first knife I ever built back...

    ...and it bit me after I cleaned it up. My step father recently found a knife I put together when I was 15 (1975) from a pre-made blank. I was very surprised to find out it survived. So he mailed it to me last month. Well it was pretty dirty and a quite tarnished. I decided to clean it up...
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    What Strange Things Have You Ate?

    Having spent 26 years in the USAF and traveling to many countries I have eaten some strange thing. Here is a list of the ones I remember and could identify: Horse, Camel, Dog, Goat, Snake, Silk Worm Larve, Deep Fried Chicken feet, Aligator, Snails, Sea Urchin, Raw Squid still moving when I...
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