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    large Sebenza 21

    I have a fixed blade I made if your interested in a trade?
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    New Shop Build, anything new you would have done differently?

    I'm in the works on plans for a new workshop that's its own outbuilding for this summer project. I'm thinking of going with a 14x24 sitting on skids so if I move to a different house I can take it with me. I'm located in a cold climate in Maine so it will be heated with a modine hot dawg...
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    Recommendation? How do you keep osage clean?

    Awesome tip! Ive been having the issue with any light colored wood. Seems like sanding dust and metal dust get stuck in the pores. My fix I found was I could only get a couple strokes of sanding on the same spot of sandpaper.. I need to try sanding sealer!
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    Is Cryo Really Necessary?

    Thanks to Larrin, here is a place to read a lot about knife related stuff. https://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/12/03/cryogenic-part1/ PS: I do a dry ice slurry and it costs about $5-8 per cold treatment of a batch of knives. Denatured alcohol can be reused one the DI evalorates.
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    Band saw TPI

    I use 18 and have noticed if I run a high speed, 300fpm then it’ll eat up blade rather quick, but if I keep it half speed or around 100 it seems to last a long time.. cut rate and steel type I’m sure play a role as well.
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    A2 plate quench warp/decarb

    ive recently just started working A2 and my first attempt heat treating seems to not be great. I had two blades quenched and both warped bad, one of them only being 3” (neck knife axe) the other is about 7” knife with 3 blade, both are .146” thick. HT was: foil wrap, equalize at 1200, equalize...
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    Need antler scales on a folder

    I have a guy who wants some scales put on his folder that has a lot of meaning to him. I am looking for someone who specializes in this type of work and who is really good.
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    Need antler scales on a folder

    I have a guy who wants some scales put on his folder that has a lot of meaning to him. I am looking for someone who specializes in this type of work and who is really good.
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    Sheath making sigh

    Yay it’s still holding up great! Now I guess it’s time to send it to it’s owner Again thanks for the help and positive hopes!
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    Sheath making sigh

    Finished another attempt. So far so good, no cracks and the edge seem is great. This was the first time I used weldwood and I like it. Thanks again for everyone’s help and have a great christmas!
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    Sheath making sigh

    Thanks for everyone’s tips now let’s get back to attempt 3 on the sheath! Or is it 4?
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    Sheath making sigh

    Haha just seems weird this is the first time it’s been an issue.. must be a more sensitive hide..?
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    Sheath making sigh

    Alright, 3 test pieces are dry. The results: the dyed piece is the only one I can get to crack like my previous pictures.. it took no effort to get it to crack. The dyed piece is also by far the stiffest of the three. The other plain veg tan wet folded pieces I can flex and bend fairly easy and...
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    Sheath making sigh

    I got 3 test pieces going. 2 of them are cased the old way, one of those 2 is pre dyed the other not. The third test piece is a non dyed wet folded like I have been doing (except not dyed).. will see how they turn out once dried
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    Sheath making sigh

    Yeah I realized the leather was very hard after dyeing.. I also am done with dye after this one! As you mentioned I’ve notice dye transfer also and no longer want to risk it. The dye I’m using is fiebings leather dye, also tried their pro dye. I’ll give your tip a try tonight and see what happens!
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    Sheath making sigh

    Aaagh I’ll try that! This is the first time I’ve had an issue.. I still have some leather remains from previous projects too so I’ll do tests with that in comparison. It’s just this double shoulder batch doing this to me..
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    Sheath making sigh

    I’m thinking I have a bad piece of leather?? I made the sheath again, after cutting it out and dyeing I let the dye dry overnight. I then put pure neatsfoot oil all over the outside of the sheath and a little on the inside except where the glue goes. I then glued the welt up, wet the center of...
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    S35VN hard to find? - Reclosed

    FYI, I just started a shitstorm :(
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    S35VN hard to find? - Reclosed

    What issues does shear cut impose?
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    S35VN hard to find? - Reclosed

    Thanks, this is the email I recieved from Chuck back at the end of September..
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