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  1. Hello everyone, its been a while since ive finished anything but ive been in a pretty good mood lately (usually) and im not dreading the huge amounts of time spent sanding that comes with making multiple knives at once. Im trying to make better quality stuff as well but it takes about four times as long because im not as good at this as im trying to be and im constantly trying different finishes or redoing something I messed up. There are a few knives here that still need to be glued and their pins need to be peened on but I really want to make sure everything is done before I do that, bu
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  2. A friend of mine is getting married, so I told him I was going to make him something out of metal. A few months pass and I haven't decided what it'll be yet - luckily he makes a suggestion. He's a big Liam Hoffman fan, and he likes his Jaegers, but he wants an EDC size. So here she is. 3" blade, 6" overall. Cocobolo handle!
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  3. #1 ready for handle gluing:
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  4. Hello! Here I post a video about the armor that I do. This is an armor for historical medieval combat and reconstruction. I also sometimes make exhibits for museums and private collections. On the video there are both workflows, reviews of finished products, crash tests and everything related to the armor. Most videos are in Ukrainian and Russian, but I do subtitles. Kyiv, Ukraine ENGLISH Subtitles In this video, I make the medieval armet on based on two artifacts. They are the Italian sallet (which is what it says on the picture) and the visor which looks like it is german. Even though t
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  5. Pic showing now, thanks. Forgot to mention, my worst cuts have been while using the Lansky I believe a good 70% of the blades I sharpened on the Lansky was simply too large for the system. Funny thing is this became an issue as my equipment "improved". When I only had the 1x30" I did FFG or high saber grinds with a convex zero-edge put on using the baby belt grinder. Still a recipe I believe in but I realized that for people that would be even harder to sharpen.....I'm not Bark River Knives and I don't have their educated clients
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  6. Another piece of equipment I needed to make was for something to accurately form the discs to the shape of the knife handle and the 1911 grips so after a coulpe of atempts I came up with this.
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  7. That was an awesome video. Welcome to the forum. I also very much liked the music. That Hurdy-Gurdy was a variety I hadn't seen before. I just turned the speed down to 75%
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  8. I received the used "N Brale" diamond penetrator today so I did a few tests with the calibrated blocks. It reads around 3hrc below the actual hardness of both blocks. At least the results are consistent. Now I'm wondering if there's a way to adjust it so I won't have to add 3 everytime. Another thing that's bothering me is that I have to convert the results from "Rockwell superficial" to HRC. I guess it's no big deal since I paid a total of 130$ for the machine and the diamond penetrator.
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  9. Grindwork looks very nice for you just starting out !
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  10. I'm interested to see it working Troels! Not much to see! It's a squire strat affinity. It's a real treat to play vs that accoustic with mile high action and heavy strings. Borrowed that one from my sister who was using it as decor lol. I've been using it to toughen my fingers. At some point I want to put heavier strings on it, or mess with the pickups or do something to give it a richer, deeper tone. The amp i got is a fender, but its second hand and pops and fuzzes out if you play too loud. I talked to a guy I know last night about trading lessons on making guitars
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  11. What Geoff said,,,,,,, pretty much a Pakistani tourist knife. The good news is your at the right place now to look at 20 years of history and thousands of pictures of knives from the best makers in America and the World,,,,, Have Fun!
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  12. Zeb, the good news is you do not have to rely on making knives to eat, therefore do what you like to do. Do not get caught up in other peoples stuff if its not fun. If you have a bunch of people bugging you to learn, set up one day a month or every three months when you can have people over. The Arkansas Knifemakers used to meet once a month at Jerrys shop and sometimes at Uncle Als, awesome guys who I miss hanging out with. You could find or even start a knife makers club that meets once a month so you could get outside experts and not be in charge of teaching every single thing. That w
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  13. Yes, that's why I said "OLD" files. I can corroborate with you, Vern, that files manufactured in the last two decades have been manufactured using cheaper or foreign steels. Nicholson, while still one of the 'brand names' in files, has been manufacturing them in Brazil now for over 15 years. And if you think that steel goods from China are sub-standard because of their forges you're DEAD WRONG. China has arguably the best forges in the world. The flood of substandard and low quality steel goods coming from China and the Pacific rim are not the result of poor manufacturing and forging facilitie
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