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Mason Simonet

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  1. Thanks for the kind words and suggestions. I finally think my Knives are quality enough to sell just gotta get a makers mark.
  2. Hey guys, here's a little skinner I made. 1080 steel with bocote handle. First knife I've ground on my new craftsman 2x42, what a time saver! thanks for looking!
  3. Check this out http://m.ebay.com/itm/111954164096?_mwBanner=1
  4. Was not planning on it, I would probably slip and ruin the whole thing if I tried!
  5. That thing is sweet! It's pretty funny I'm currently making one very similar not quite as big though. great work!!
  6. Those are a great start! Im sure your first one was not as bad as my first!!! But I'm keeping it as a memory... a very painful memory good work!
  7. Yea it's only about 6 inches tall, so with the bridge that would only be about 4 inches of mass. Thanks for the input guys.
  8. Hey guys. first off I would like to say I'm not in the market for an anvil, I just found this interesting so the other day I found this 66 pound anvil on eBay that claimed it was steel, for only 139 bucks! At first glance I thounght it was just another ASO scam, but the more I looked into it I had second thoughts. Here's a pic and the link to eBay. http://m.ebay.com/itm/Round-Horn as you can see there is a review stating that it is cast 1045 but the hardening is a little spotty and there are some pits in the face, but overall he finds it a good deal. He also says that it is not Forged steel but we already knew that... They sell very similar anvils at princess auto and Woodward fab I am sure these 2 are steel but they are also much more expensive. I even messaged the seller to confirm that it is steel and not cast iron. he responded, which scammers usually do not do. at this point I was for sure it was steel. BUT... I found the anvil on amazon with 4 reviews https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d yall can see the reviews for yourself but I would like to point out that in the q&a they believe it has a 3/8 steel plate with cast iron base. let me know what y'all think about this... it could be the next harbor freight Russian anvil! Thanks!
  9. Ok great! I think I'll switch to parks 50. Thanks for the info!
  10. Ok that's good to know! Same goes with an oil like parks 50?
  11. Hey guys. quick question here, just wondering how many Knives can I quench in the same oil? I use veggie oil, a half gallon at a time.
  12. I just use whatever's on my grinder, usually an 80 grit ceramic. I get every thing nice and even and square, then round it out with sandpaper. Works great for me, very quick and consistent. I wouldn't recommend rounding with the grinder, pretty easy the ruin the handle like that... at least at my skill level it is. Oh and of course you probably know that grinding the end grain will leave a burned look on the wood, it might also burn the belt like what happened to you but I've never experienced that. Good luck!
  13. That is a beatifull knife! May I ask what kind of dye is on the sheath?
  14. Guilty! I did not read the whole post
  15. I modified the platen on my craftsman 2x42, JB welded a steel bar on the side to make it a little more beefy then JB welded a hardened 2" peice of 1075 knife stock I had laying around.