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Ken Wolfe

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  • Birthday 02/20/1931

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  1. Have a pretty large order for stick tang knives with Antler. Know of someone with stash?
  2. Been Making for about 25 Years and teaching about 3 years. Teach One on One so I can spend quality time with my Student. Located in California half way between Sacramento and Reno, Nv. Ken Wolfe
  3. I have a NWG Grinder for sale. Where are you as it cannot be shipped?
  4. I'm in Alta, Ca. just up the road from Applegate.
  5. I'm in Alta, Ca. Just up the road from Applegate. Ken
  6. Caleb, Where in Calif. are you? I have a piece of anvil i'll give you. I'm near Sacramento. Ken
  7. The griz has two holes under the right side of the motor. They say that crap gets in there. You might try blowing air in there. Most guys put some filter material in the holes. I just vacumn them occasionally.
  8. Haven't seen this thread for awhile. Finally found a local place about 35 miles from me that grows and sells bamboo poles. Got a couple that are 1 1/2" in diameter. Should be able to fit a nice sized blade in there. Not going to bend the first one, but sounds like a heat gun would work the best to bend one. Thanks guys for all the input. Got to finish some knives before I start the sword cane.
  9. Kip,Very kind offer.I may take you up on that. At first Client wanted a slight curve on the blade for a cane, but now says straight is OK. Matt, He would rather not have seam down the sides so cutting a large piece to slab won't work. Wants it to look like a stick and not a sword cane. Trying to use the bamboo as is and getting the blade to fit tight inside is my challenge now. I can make the throat tight, but holding the tip secure??? Wonder if it would be possible to epoxy a wooden rod at the bottom that has a slot for the tip or something similar. Ken
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  11. Thnks Matt, I give steaming a try. All it can do is break. How did you clean out the inside and make the blade fit tightly. Would burning the blade in work?
  12. Well I guess I'm not using what I have. I gathered a few poles the were down and dried off our California coast last year. Have a client that wants a curved one,but don't think he'll wait for it to grow. Not familiar with what a rhizome is.
  13. Anyone have success forming bamboo to a curved blade? I imagine it would entail some kind of wet heat/STEAM PROCESS.
  14. Ken Wolfe

    Plunge cut

    Anyone know a source for some flat pieces of carbide? I'd like to face some steel with carbide myself. Can't afford the one from Riverside.
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