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  1. First knife about 25 years ago,band saw blade stock removal.Brass pierced scales with buffalo horn underlay.
  2. You could join the forum and ask,many helpful people with the Lindsay. https://www.engravingforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12
  3. I use a gluing jig like the one in this set of instructions. http://matuskalisky.blogspot.com/2016/06/project-4-birch-bark-handle-for-puukko.html
  4. What material needs to be engrave What material needs to be engraved? this site might help ... http://www.igraver.com/sharpening.shtml
  5. I never met Larry in person,but communicated with him on Pal talk newbies group Ray Rogers started.Larry was coerced into joining by Ron (Bowie) Claiborne .Didn't have a lot of newbies show up but a lot of good knife talk among the group.
  6. To dissolve drill bits, jewelry pickle/sodium bisulfate which is also in a number of swimming pool acids.
  7. Don't know what information you have about making mokume or if you have read the info on the forum,if not here it is...........
  8. Steve is the generous person,I just shared something he wanted to share to everyone.
  9. I mentioned in a post above that I really can't talk about techniques.I have Steve Midgett's book and I"ll give everyone a gift to share. https://www.mokume.com/mokume-gane-a-comprehensive-study/table-of-contents
  10. I have always worked non ferrous billets cold/anneal/repeat.It would depend on the size of the billet you would be producing and what final product you are working for. A little mokume info.... http://www.silversmithing.com/1mokume.htm I found Ferguson's book too technical,seem like he was trying to impress a board of review for a PHD degree. a couple simple pieces I made,sterling and 14K palladium gold,copper and sterling.
  11. A diamond? need better photo.
  12. https://www.cratex.com/Products/Rubber-Abrasives/Blocks-and-Sticks/Round-Sticks https://www.cratex.com/Products/Rubber-Abrasives/Jewelling
  13. Shallow pitch bowl like this one. https://contenti.com/shallow-pitch-bowl-and-pad
  14. https://www.riogrande.com/category/tools-and-equipment/flex-shafts-and-rotary-tools/handpieces#t=products&sort=relevancy&layout=card&numberOfResults=36&f:categoryfilter=[Tools %26 Equipment,Flex Shafts %26 Rotary Tools,Handpieces]
  15. What happened to the "report" button for spam?
  16. Unless you are also wearing a face shield,the droplets could cover your face and make the mask worthless. People put their hands in numerous places and don't realize it.
  17. Basic rules here... https://gustavus.com/heidi/laws.html Then there are 10 states now which do not allow the sale of any type of ivory in these states. Federal law prohibits the sale of ivory across state lines.
  18. https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/carving-tools
  19. What metals will you be using? What will be the finished product?Do the pieces need to be diffusion bonded for any particular reason? More information from you would be helpful.... simple answer is https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/heat-treating-accessories/stainless-steel-heat-treat-foil-prod714.aspx
  20. Just take a trip to Glass Buttes Oregon,you could possibly fill a 5 gallon bucket with obsidian in a couple of hours............. https://bendbranches.com/2018/05/25/glass-buttes-obsidian-field-trip/
  21. Try double cut or diamond cut drills which are similar.
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