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Arthur last won the day on September 24 2015

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  • Birthday 08/13/1947

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    Galisteo,New Mexico
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    Blades,Harleys,Boats,Art,Autos and the Great Outdoors
  1. Cocobolo is extremely toxic....I ended up with COPD from sanding it while using an industrial type face mask..Be Careful !
  2. I have a Tommy McNabb /Carolina knives press...The shaft from the cylinder broke where it attaches to the yoke. I replaced it with a new cylinder..If anyone is building a press on a limited budget, you're welcome to this one for free. I'm sure it could be welded or drilled and tapped...It's located in Santa Fe. At over 70 lbs , i won't ship it. it's 20 ton, 3000 psi. email me at amyandarthur@aol if serious. It works perfectly
  3. Hi Guys, I'm making a primitive Bowie and found some old bone that would make a great handle. It has small cracks and is chalky white. How should I finish it ? Super glue or I hope something better. Also do I stain it before or after the super glue, and what kind of stain would work best ?. Thanks for any and all advice
  4. Hi Geoff...Happy Thanksgiving The black is just the usual result from making Damascus...Since I usually make "Sporting knives" nobody has ever cared,,,Since she's cooking a thanksgiving dinner, She washed the knife then dried it with paper towels and black appeared on the towel after several washings...I just cleaned the blade for her its alcohol and that seemed to work, but others must face this problem too...I just wonder what other makers do.
  5. I've made several Damascus [1084 /15n20] chef's knives for Holiday gifts.....I gave one away as a trial and the recipient says she won't use it because the "black" keeps coming off no matter how many times she washes it....Any solutions, these already have handles on them.
  6. Compare to that beautiful blade you ground...slab handles will be a piece of cake...Go for it !
  7. Most of the old Known brands make stuff in China among other places..It's now buyer beware
  8. PKA Denver Custom Knife Show 8/19-8/21 If you're around stop by and say hello
  9. I've had my KMG almost 10 years……..I love it as it is.
  10. I often use cutting boards for handles……Lately I've been seeing lots of bamboo cutting boards…attractive and reasonable priced. …Anyone use them or other bamboo for handles?? Thanks, And Happy Thanksgiving to all !
  11. I was recently given a bunch of Mercury brand farrier rasps…..people on the 'net seem to think these are case hardened. I heated one to bright red, quenched it in water, then held it on my anvil and hit the overhanging part. It snapped. Then I reheated the file and quenched it in the peanut oil I usually use. A new Nicholson file skated on it... Does this all mean I'm good to go?? Thanks for all help or suggestions.
  12. I have several requests for farrier rasp chefs knives…..I forgot how to tell if there case hardened or good to go high carbon steel. Thanks for any advice.
  13. Marriages don't always work out…While she's being so lovey-dovey Ask for a new Harley Street Glide !!!!
  14. I see you have a system very similar to mine…hope yours is also working well……Good Luck, Stay Healthy !….Arthur
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