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Joël Mercier

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    What did you do in your shop today?

    I bought a large mill bastard Simonds file from Amazon to figure out it was made in china. Thought i'd warn you guys.
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    What did you do in your shop today?

    I scored around 50 pounds of dry black walnut already cut 2" thick. Some have nice figures. Those were cutoffs from some very expensive stairway. 25$
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    A Stabby Damascus Blade

    Superb! Keep up the good work!
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    Next attempt at a mosaic

    I just received Culver's book and that's what he uses to clean the solder. Great job Brian!
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    S30V

    Someone like JPH probably has but it doesn't mean it's a good idea unless you have his experience. It's one of those steels are are faster and cheaper to grind than forge. Also, if you have the chance, buy s35vn instead. It's easier to polish and less prone to chipping.
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    Decisions, decisions Hmmm

    That slip joint seems neat! Plus I decided to make one instead of a Japanese style friction. My goal will be to try and do something similar to yours in mono steel.
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    Ryobi 9 inch bench top bandsaw

    I could never setup my 9" Ryobi to properly cut my very hard wood. A combination of too much speed and not enough torque I believe. I tried a bunch of different blades and none worked. I hope you get better luck! Here's what I came up with to solve my problem. It's a portaband saw designed to cut steel with variable speeds. I use a 10tpi rake teeth blade for wood and it does wonders.
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    KITH 2019 sign up

    1. Conner Michaux 2. Bruno 3. Brian Dougherty 4. Alex Middleton 5. MichaelP  6. Will Drake 7. Zeb Camper  8. Joël Mercier 9. Jeremy Blohm  10. Geoff Keyes 11. Jason Volkert 12. Pieter-Paul Derks 13. Michael Ward 14. Robert Dowse 15. Alan Longmire 16. Chris Briggs 17. Nikolai Briggs? 18. Jeff Heinen 19. Joshua States 20. JJ Simon
  9. There are several different contraptions, here's one of these.
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    Would you bother?

    It is a hidden tang so no drilling before HT. From my point of view, grinding it all after HT is the lazy way because I won't have to deal with warps. My new and beloved home made 2x72 sure changed my approach.
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    Would you bother?

    Would you bother grinding a 3/32" 1095 paring knife pre-HT? I know it should fully harden around 1/16" deep so theoretically it should completely through harden in a 7secs oil.
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    Would you bother?

    That's what I thought, but wanted to be sure . Thanks! Guess I'll grind it all post HT. Ceramics will do a quick work hard or not.
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    My first knife. Something I made over Christmas

    That is what most of us use on carbon steels. It works great!
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    Friction Folder Q's

    There are three different ratings for copper plumbing. From thickest to thinnest K(0.061"), L(0.045"), M(0.031").
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    Friction Folder Q's

    I did some research and 16 gauge is 1/16" thick. K type(for underground use) plumbing copper tube walls are also 1/16" thick. If I can't find copper sheets I might go that route.
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    My first knife. Something I made over Christmas

    That was my point. Why is V2 considered deep hardening when 1084 is considered in between shallow and deep(medium?).
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    My first knife. Something I made over Christmas

    I have been wondering why a fast oil would be too fast for that steel. Aldo's V2 has around 0.5% manganese and 0.5% chrome. I believe manganese improves hardenability at a much higher rate that chrome. And we know 1084(which has around 0.8% manganese) can be quenched in both canola and parks 50. Sorry to hijack your thread Roger! That's a very impressive first knife btw.
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    My first knife. Something I made over Christmas

    I'll try to put this simply and I hope I get this right. At high temperature, the carbon atoms in the steel will prefer the oxygen atoms in the air over the iron atoms of the steel so it will ''move out''. The longer the steel is left at high temperature, the thicker the layer of decarburized steel will be. And the higher the temperature, the faster it will decarb.
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    My first knife. Something I made over Christmas

    850c is good. I use 1575f(860ish). This steel can be austenized from 1475 to 1575. You wont get all carbon into solution if you austenize at 1475, some will remain cementite. But a 10 min soak is a bit exagerrated and you'll get massive decarb if the steel is uncoated.
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    KITH 2019 sign up

    Probably going to try a friction folder 1. Conner Michaux 2. Bruno 3. Brian Dougherty 4. Alex Middleton 5. MichaelP 6. Will Drake 7. Zeb Camper  8. Joël Mercier
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    Friction Folder Q's

    This is what I had in mind. How does it work? I mean how stiff is the blade on the pivot? Does it require some force to open it up?
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    Winter Break Stuff (photo heavy)

    Good work! It seems you've got the kitchen knife geometry figured out . From there, it's just a matter of personal preference but the handle of the 6" chef seems a little short but it's no big deal if it's going to be mostly pinch gripped. Oh and that mustard etch is pretty cool
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    Next attempt at a mosaic

    That's a pretty cool pattern! Looks like clamshell.
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    Beer = better forging?

    It has become my favorite drink. Strong! Juicy, tasty, delicious. I prefer this over much more expensive Scotch whisky. Notice the child toys all around the place holidays at its best.
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    The langseax

    Does it smell burning capillaries? I wish I could vote!
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