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  1. Not mine. Just thought I'd pass along the ad. https://austin.craigslist.org/tls/d/leander-hawkeye-power-hammer/6914144312.html
  2. Getting rid of the bump just takes a lot of cash! https://www.moenworks.com/product/rotary-cooled-carbide-platen/
  3. I only use genuine Harley Davidson gear oil in mine (because I had half a bottle left over from my bike).
  4. I got a used big ceramic kiln off craigslist for a couple hundred bucks. I'm sure it uses more electricity than a knife sized oven, but it works ok. Something to consider if budget is tight. I plan on getting a real knife oven "someday" but the kiln had been doing the job for several years now.
  5. Austin craigslist ad. Guess you could stack a few for a really solid anvil stand. https://austin.craigslist.org/mat/d/austin-steel-for-your-projects/6776570034.html
  6. I read his "Wonder of Knifemaking" book several times when I was getting started, tons of great info. Also have his Wire Damascus Hunting Knife video on VHS, very easy to follow and produce good solid cable damascus. He was definitely a great influence!
  7. I put casters on my press but didn't do a great job and the outriggers flex enough to put the casters at an angle so they don't roll straight very easily. I remember an old thread that showed the wheel setup that Riverside does if you order your press with casters, but can't find it. Would like to see some pics if anybody has one. Thanks.
  8. Impressive sir! You live right in the heart of bladesmithing territory, only an hour away from Lin Rhea, one of the nicest, most generous people on this planet. You should get in touch. http://rheaknives.com/
  9. Ok, thanks for the info. Found them searching on Alibaba but looks like min order is 10 anvils. This craigslist guy is about 5 miles away so will go check them out.
  10. Seems fairly reasonable compared to some others these days. Anybody recognize these? https://austin.craigslist.org/tls/d/cast-steel-blacksmith-anvilslb/6622601593.html
  11. Mine is a Leeson 2 hp 1750 rpm. My old Bader BM2 is 3450 rpm.
  12. Needs a disclaimer, "no zebras were harmed in the making of this knife. "
  13. He's a serious bicyclist and he built a cedar canoe a couple years ago, so daughter suggested using bike chain in blade and cedar handle. Stabilized the wood with cactus juice and laminated chain to a core of Cru Forge V. Fun little project.
  14. Started a fire in a barrel outside during 20-30 mph winds. Not a wise decision! Too bad he mentioned "Forged in Fire" and bladesmithing.
  15. Every knifemaker shop I've ever been to has the Grizzly basic metal cutting band saw. Mines been going strong over 25 years. http://www.grizzly.com/products/4-x-6-Metal-Cutting-Bandsaw/G0622?utm_campaign=zPage&utm_source=grizzly.com I also have a 25 year old Grizzly 1199 benchtop drill press made in Taiwan, but I don't see one like it on their website now. It adjusts from 250 to 3100 RPM, but I've only used 250 for drilling steel.
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