Ha!... this thread was revived from 2000, in 2015... then again in 2021. I'll see you folks in 2030?
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Real knifemakers wrap their handles in dirty old shoelaces and call it, rustic :p
My clients really appreciate the hemp wrap, soaked in marine epoxy. After a light sanding, it has the feel of bead-blasted micarta and actually gets tackier when wet. Even the wood handled knives I make get a...
Of course, you have the option to use a fresh belt every knife but what Natlek says here is worth quoting. I have been doing this for 17 years and only just realized I had been running my ceramic belts(especially low grit) too slowly @3200 SFPM. I adjusted my machine to its max of 4600 SFPM and...
Don't do the electrical tape thing. The grizzly will track fine if it’s tuned properly. Keep in mind, they are not a TW-90, Bader or a Northridge.
Take a file to the edges of the drive wheel, as it states in the setup instructions. There are also fine tuning adjustments that need to be made to...
Sorry, I need to ask... by "tempering" you mean the process AFTER hardening, right? I take it you have something to harden your swords in already? Forge, salt pot, high temp oven?
Some people use "TEMPER" as an all-encompassing term for heat treating... which it is not. Tempering is only one...
They look very different to me. I mean the elements are similar but the look is distinct. I don't think this was intentional, nor is it anything to worry about.
Edited to add... Dan, I did a search and can't find a knife of yours with a maker's mark. His knives aren't marked either. Is your...
Bent or Crooked knives have both a flat and curved surface. This makes them useful in many applications of woodcarving. Being double-sided, it is good for push and pull cuts as well as being completely ambidextrous. For more leverage, you can place your thumb on the end of the...
The Quartermaster. Veggies and chickens, beware! This one has a bit of weight to it... I was considering keeping it. Hurry... save me from myself!
6.5” cutting edge
1/8” thick, distal taper
Maple handle, copper ferrule
Black epoxy cap
$400, shipped N.A.
DO NOT PUT THE BLADES IN THE OVEN TO HEAT UP TOGETHER.
You will overshoot by hundreds of degrees every time, guaranteed. Even with a slow ramp up program.
ALWAYS allow the oven to equalize at your desired temperature, before putting them in. Quickly but safely put them in and once the readout...