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    WTB Knife Vise

    Hello, Looking to buy a rotating knife making vise (Moran vise?), preferably one that mounts in a bench vise, used for shaping handles, etc. New ones are more money than I really want to spend right now, so I'm hoping to find something 2nd hand. Please contact me if you have something...
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    Trio of simple utilities (pic heavy!)

    Hi guys, Just finished an order for 3 simple utility knives. The customer is going to have his 3 young sons' initials and birth dates engraved on the ricasso (opposite my maker's mark.) Thanks for looking! Steel: 3/16" 1080 from Kelly Cupples w/ full height flat grinds Finish...
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    Clip Point Hunter in O-1 & Bocote

    Bocote Clip Point Hunter: - Blade Steel & Grind: 1/8" O-1 tool steel w/ full-height flat grind (has distal taper with a nice fine point for delicate detail work) - Blade Length: ~3" tip to plunge line - OAL: ~7 1/2" - Blade Finish: Hand rubbed satin - Handle Scales: Natural Bocote -...
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    Pair of Bird & Trouts in Ironwood and Bocote

    Hi all, I just finished up this pair of small hunters, and would value any feedback or critique anyone is willing to offer (design, craftsmanship, materials choices, photos, etc.) Thanks in advance for your comments! - 1/8" O-1 w/ full-height flat grinds - ~3" tip to plunge, ~7 1/2" OAL...
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    Pair of Bird & Trouts in Ironwood and Bocote

    Hi all, I just finished up this pair of small hunters, and would value any feedback or critique anyone is willing to offer (design, craftsmanship, materials choices, photos, etc.) Thanks in advance for your comments! - 1/8" O-1 w/ full-height flat grinds - ~3" tip to plunge, ~7 1/2" OAL -...
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    5160 & Black Walnut Camp/utility w/SS bolsters

    Hi guys, I haven't been around all that much and have been a little slow making knife progress lately, but I finally have one finished (except for sharpening and sheath top-coating) that I plan to offer for sale sometime in the near future. This is a stout knife, being of 1/4" stock, but...
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    5160 & Black Walnut Camp/utility w/SS bolsters

    Hi guys, I haven't been around all that much and have been a little slow making knife progress lately, but I finally have one finished (except for sharpening and sheath top-coating) that I plan to offer for sale sometime in the near future. This is a stout knife, being of 1/4" stock, but has...
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    Basketweave stamp problems

    I'm having trouble keeping my basketweave stamping aligned properly and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Can anyone help troubleshoot by looking at these photos? The leather is Wickett & Craig 7/8 oz shoulder, which seems to take the tooling much differently than the Tandy (leather) that I...
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    Help/input/suggestions for black walnut (Tru-oil) finish

    I haven't been doing all that much knife stuff lately but I'm finally close to finishing one and I'm not sure what to think about the wood finish I'm getting. This is natural black walnut (at least that's what it's supposed to be), and I'm applying a Birchwood Casey Tru-oil finish. This is my...
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    How long does hand sanding take you?

    Hi all, How long does it typically take you all to hand rub a blade to say 1000 or 1500x? I'm a newer maker with maybe 9 completed knives under my belt now. I really struggled with hand sanding my first few (taking 10-20 hours per knife and getting less than perfect results when I was...
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    Shaping tapered tang bolsters questions

    I'm working on my first tapered tang knife which I've also decided to add dovetailed bolsters to. I've done 2 sets of bolsters before (one stainless and one micarta), but they were on flat tangs so I just pinned them together to shape them and finish the fronts before installing them (the same...
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    Where to buy hollow grind sanding blocks?

    I would swear some time ago I saw where hollow grind hand sanding blocks in various radii were available for purchase, but I can't seem to find them searching via Google, a few knife supply houses, or on forums. Does anyone happen to know if/where they are available for purchase? Thanks in...
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    Need help with flattening (bolsters, scales, etc.)

    After many tries using as many different tools and methods I can think of and have available to me, I'm at a real frustration point with trying to get things flat. This includes bolster materials (stainless bar stock, etc.), wood handle scales, etc., etc. The tools I have tried are belt...
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    Small hunter in Ironwood w/ SS bolsters

    Hi Guys, This is my first time posting my work here. I'm a relatively new maker with this being my 8th completed knife. In the interest of improving at the craft, I would value any feedback, critique, good/bad/ugly that anyone is willing to share on the knife and/or sheath. This was my first...
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    Inexpensive 1750 RPM buffer?

    I've done without a buffer until now as I'm limited on space, funds, and experience, but recently I'm starting to think about adding one if I can find a decent one that's not too expensive. From some reading I've done, it seems I want something slower, maybe in the 1750 RPM range or so...
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    Hello from AZ

    Hello, Just signed up a day or so ago and I guess I need to make my obligatory intro post. Josh Dabney invited me here, and it seems like a great forum. Looking forward to spending some time here. Thanks!
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