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About C Craft

  • Birthday 07/07/1957

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    N W Florida
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    Family and especially my grandson! Building knives is becoming a passion with me. Outdoors in general, hunting fishing.

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  1. C Craft

    Shear Steel; The Experiment Begins

    When Kevin Cashen speaks I listen. I may not fully understand it the first time but, I go back and listen again till it does make sense!!
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    AK quake

    I remember pics from the big one in 64 I think it was! My sister had a friend that lived up there in Anchorage. Can't remember how my sister got there but she went up to help her friend and the pics my sister brought back were unbelievable! Hopefully this one won't be quite as bad! Edit: here is some pics from the 64 quake! https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=1964+alaska+earthquake+pictures&qpvt=1964+alaska+earthquake+pictures&FORM=IGRE Here is some pics from todays quake. Also heard the pipeline has been shut down as a precaution against leaks! Some of these have nothing to do with the quake! https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=alaska+pipeline+today's+earthquake&qpvt=alaska+pipeline+todays+earthquake&FORM=IGRE
  3. C Craft

    350 lb power hammer build

    It still looks big in the picture. Holy cow the possibilities with that one!!
  4. C Craft

    Poison wood Hunter

    Very nice! So I had to do a little research. Did you have any problems using the poison wood?? It looks like it can be a bad irritant!
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    New Stones... Need advice

    Yep the Sam story could have been tragic, he got lucky!!! I would do a little re-search before I mechanized these stones. They were never built for high RPM's! I would be very cautious with these stones at higher RPM!! Do any of these stones have markings on them as to reference the maker! Every time I hear of someone trying this I think of Sam and the pictures he posted of the exploded stone!! Had he not rolled out of the way he might not be around now!! The pictures would have been taken by the coroner!
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    Where can i get my makers mark made?

    First of all are talking about a stencil to etch your mark onto the knife. Or a stamp to stamp it into the steel. As for this part it is nearly impossible to do! There is no registry so to speak except maybe from forum to forum or a blacksmiths association. However none of those are any guarantee that someone else is not using the same mark or that they might not steal your mark. You could possible copyright it but, that is a lengthy and expensive process. I am sure some others will join in on this conversation so hang in there. I am not trying to destroy your hopes but, it is hard and expensive to do anything along those lines!!! Trying to enforce it after you went to all that trouble is also a time consuming and expensive process!!
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    Faux sheer steel

    Zeb I am loving the look of this one! As to the words I don't sweat it too much! I told my Granddaughter the other day to go get warshed up. She looks at me and says Pop my teacher says there is no "R" in wash!! I looked her right in the eye and told her to tell the teacher she is correct but there is an "R" in it when Pop says it!!! Knowing her she probably did tell her that the next day!!
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    I want to be a knife blacksmith.

    Welcome, it seems you definitely have the background knowledge to accomplish what you want to do!!! What most folks do not understand is on a limited production you can get by with the minimum. I started with a right angle grinder, a ball peen hammer, a few good files and a chunk of old railroad track as an anvil. You can do it with very little and it will definitely make you appreciate the power tools later!!
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    Southern England bladesmiths

    One of the best ways to handle neighbors is too make small talk and then one day show up with a knife you made just for them!!! Nothing greases the wheels of neighbor like a new knife to use in the kitchen or on the hunt, and they often lead to other knives that sell!!
  10. C Craft

    some recent work , for NYCKS

    Wow, that is some fantastic pieces Matthew. I really love the duck knife!!
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    Thought fer the day, / add yours if you like

    The good book says the Lord won't give you more than you can bear. However there is times when we are speaking I have to remind him I am almost to that point!! Me
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    Little Giant 25 Help

    Might I make a suggestion a quality video under use might show more of the problem. These guys that use them all the time might pick up on what is/isn't happening!!
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    Wayne Goddard RIP

    I just found out Wayne Goddard, father of has passed! He passed yesterday! There has probably been more knife carriers launched by this one book than most folks would know!! RIP Wayne!!
  14. C Craft

    First Axe. Mixed Damascus

    Got to love that!!
  15. C Craft

    Slip Joint Trapper in W2 and Micarta

    Real nice work! Love the color!