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  1. McClellan Made Blades

    All i have to say is rooooolllll tttiiiiiddddeeee!!!!!!!!

    I HAVE TO GIVE IT TO THE ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE, & NICK SABAN! While I'm a DIE HARD AUBURN FAN, anytime a team from Alabama can go all the way and win it with such poise, great sportsmanship (out of both Teams!) Only 2 teams of equal talent, conditioning, and the ability to execute the plays they...
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    FINALLY!!!! A BRAND NEW 3 PHASE/w VFD!!!! But I do have some questions

    Hey Dawgs! I've got a bit of good news to share as well as a couple of questions I think I know the right answers to, but if there is a better way to do it, then I'd love to hear about it. Yesterday my new 3 Phase 2hp Motor/VFD set up came in! I went with a 2 hp, because I felt the deal as just...
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    Fairly new super steel from Crucible…anyone hear about it?

    I was at the. Cutting Competition year before last, when Dan Kefflar was crowned. WORLD CHAMPION, after the competiton was over there was a demo of a new steel, I think it was called Rex121 or something like that, the most amazing thing about this steel is that it would HT to a Rc of 70...
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    Handle problems, well, a different handle...

    Hey Guys I have a been having this problem every time I have attempted to make any Damascus of any kind, as a rule I generally keep my billets small, mainly because I don't have the bigger equipment needed to forge a huge stack of steel into a thin little, although long, billet. So I stick to...
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    Batsons Bladesmithing Symposium???

    Afternoon Dawgs, I wanted to touch base with anyone that has heard if The Batsons Blaxesmithing Symposium is still on for this weekend, they had some massive FLOODING there at Tanne Hilk State Park, last Monday, several bridges were washed away, campground 1 was destroyed. They said that...
  6. McClellan Made Blades

    Slippie Pivot Question.....HELP!

    Good Afternoon Dogs, I'm attempting my first slip joint folder, so I bought one of the kits from Boss, to get my feet wet. I choose the Swayback Wharncliffe kit, because I LOVE the Wharncliffe look. The pivot that came with it is the threaded type, OK,....let me be clear about...
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    Has anyone seen this wood before, if so? CAN YOU NAME IT???

    I've been trying to get some of this for a while, it looks like great wood for knife handles, not knowing if it will work GREAT for handles, I picked up a couple of pieces to check it out to make sure! I love this wood, for obvious reasons, but had never heard of it, so I turn to you Dogs, tell...
  8. McClellan Made Blades

    Got a question..

    Hey Dawgs, I've been working on a through tang Bowie/Fighter, I have just about followed my plan from beginning to, or closer, toward the end. I've had a lot of health problems since I first started working on it. And way too many flare ups, that has kept me from the shop, or at least working...
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    A little something to DROOOL over.....,

    Hi, My name is Rex and I am a wood junky! Seriously, These 2 pieces are well..., y'all can be the judge! Let me know what y'all think, these don't need many words, other than naming the species. The first 4 pics are Amboyna burl with a little sap wood, I LOVE the contrast and what figure...
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    Knife design for Boar Tusk...?

    Quick question guys, I have acquired 2 EXTEMELY nice Boar Tusks, I started thinking about the best blade design to use these with which isn't easy given the curl of the tusk, they are both about the same size about 7+ inches long with good curvature. One suggestion I got was a Persian style...
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    Stabilizing Mammoth Ivory???

    Hey Dogs, Just got some of Nini's Mammoth Ivory in, it looks like great material, and at a price I could afford! Now for the questions, there are a couple of pieces that are showing a little seperation, would clamping and thin CA be the best way to fix this? Also, when finishing the...
  12. McClellan Made Blades

    Batson Bladesmithing Symposium April 13- 15, 2012

    Thought I'd go ahead and post this on here since I haven't seen anyone post anything about it. AND the line-up this year is EXCEPTIONAL!!! If there are any KnifeDogs planning to attend, I'd would love to meet up with you guys. I'll be wearing my KD T-shirt, if I can get my fat butt in it! Or we...
  13. McClellan Made Blades

    Bandsaw nigtmare!!!need some help...please!

    Hey Dawgs, I thought this was going to be a routine changing of the blade, took off the old blade and went to put the other blade on and it came up about a 1/2 inch or so short...so I'm thinking I bought the wrong one, so I checked it, nope it's the right blade length, started looking for...
  14. McClellan Made Blades

    OK Leather guru's, here's what I'm wanting to do....

    I'm going to be making my first, ok maybe not 1st, but really my first that will be going with one of my knives, what I decided to do is a pancake style with framed windows and leg ostrich inlays, with the windows backed so the ostritch is pushed forward. I "think'' I have most of this figured...
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    Leather Sewing machines, quesions...

    A quick question about leather sewing machines, or should I say sewing machines heavy duty enough to sew leather. I've been looking at older sewing machines, like the Singer 96K40, when I Googled it almost all of the descriptions of this machine say, "Industrial Leather Sewing Machine", the...
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    What makes a hunter or a hunting knife?

    Hey Dawgs, When you think of a hunter style blade what comes to mind? For me, it is the Loveless style drop point, that design is more of a utility type of blade used for cleaning medium to large sized game, with the drop point being great for skinning, the dual function is probably why it is...
  17. McClellan Made Blades

    Need a little W-2!

    Hey Dawgs, I'm in need of a specific size of W-2 (preferably from Aldo), it needs to be 5 /16" to 1/4" X 2" wide, for a special order, I only need about a foot, I'll pay a reasonable price and of course any shipping, if anyone can help me out, I'd sure appreciate it, I guess if I don't hear...
  18. McClellan Made Blades

    Ferric Chloride supplier and Types, question

    Hey Dawgs! Just wanted to ask a quick question, I'm in need of getting some ferric chloride for my newest project, Damascus!! I have used the PCB Etchant from radio Shack for all my hamons so far, but for Damascus I will need something a little stronger and much more economical. Buying enough...
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    Tips and tricks for Welding a handle on a Damascus billet....HELP!!!

    Hey Dawgs, a quick question, I've been attempting to make Damascus, I've read everything I could find, watched video's, etc, etc. I was working this weekend on my first billet, I had welded a handle on it and I think it was either the 2nd or 3rd heat, it came off. I weld it back on and the...
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    Ht'ing W-2 and Keeping the hamon off the EDGE!!!

    Hey Dawgs, Got a quick question on HT'ing W-2, specifically- keeping the hamon OFF the edge, the one I'm working on right now I have Ht'd twice, the first time it was all the way down on the edge, so I changed up the way I did my HT, went a little cooler with a shorter soak, (the 1st time was...
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