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Conner Michaux

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  1. After I took the pictures I noticed there was a bit of squeeze out left, I have no acetone but rubbing alcohol softens it enough to pick it off with a pin.
  2. Thanks! I agree that would look better, I need to remember to radius the corner of my files more so I get smoother plunges.
  3. This was my first commission for a friend. W2, and walnut crotch with denim liners. I did a little bit of experimenting with grey scotch brite, Super awesome results. Gives it a nice milky high grit satin look. I think this one turned out really well. What do ya think? If you have any critique please do tell. Thanks for looking
  4. The petty is coming along well. I decided to go for a lightly convex single bevel. I originally wanted to do a full flat grind but I’m not that good at grinding
  5. Thanks for all the info! Sounds like it will be fun to grind
  6. I have some old power hacksaw blades, I asked about them on the forum a while back and I was told they are most likely M2. Do you think this steel would be alright for a petty knife? I’m going to try grinding one out of a blade and as long as I keep it cool I think I should be fine. I know this steel is incredibly tough but I’m wondering how it will hold up as a knife?
  7. Well.. this year is going by faster than expected..I’ve been so focused on making other knives, and I forgot about kith hopefully I have the time make something, maybe not a folder but hopefully something sharp..
  8. I’m making a hunter/skinner for a friend back in Virginia, very humid place. I have some walnut crotch wood he wants to to use for the handle scales, but it isn’t un stabilized, gutting a deer is already a messy process, along side with the 90% humidity how much will that effect the wood? If I had more time I would just send it to K&G but I don’t have 3-4 weeks to wait because I’m flying out to Va to visit friends and family (And delivering the knife to my friend) at the end of the month. Will the moisture shrink/expand/crack the wood or will it be alright?
  9. Steak knife/paring knife in the works. I forged the bevels on this one and it looks good considering it’s my first time doing that. I didn’t have to grind very much either, they are very even. Oh and yes I will sand out those scratches.
  10. Low layer Damascus, vinegar etched, wired wheeled and buffed. Thanks for looking
  11. I enjoy Beat the judges quite a bit, they have so much more time to make what ever it is they need to make and you really get to see their techniques and the ways they deal with various issues and challenges.
  12. This is my first attempt at making a Yakut knife, I think it went well. W2 steel with black ash burl. Sharpening to 0 and it is scary sharp. The edge is so thin it will bend over my fingernail and back to perfectly straight. There are a number of small aesthetic issues I forgot to address. And One grinder slip I was not able to fix if you have any critique I would love it hear it. Thanks and good evening.
  13. Sorry I completely forgot to respond to ya. I just finished shaping the handle using nothing but a surface grinder. The handle is super comfy and looks really great. Bad quality image unfortunately.. E8FCD0C6-536F-4C8D-B7AF-5534EF241F2B.MOV
  14. It’s an amazing place that’s for sure! Today was the Yellowstone Grand Canyon and a few other falls and springs in mammoth. The pictures don’t really do the canyon justice. When do elk normally lose the velvet off their antlers?
  15. Going to mammoth falls and the Grand Canyon Of Yellowstone, I will get some pics in here by tonight. I have a few of the elk and buffalo as well.
  16. (pic heavy) The Family took a little trip to Yellowstone this week and I thought I would share a few of the pics I got. (well actually a lot) The hot springs and vents fascinate me so I spent most of my time looking at those.
  17. Thanks, I’ll check I out, i Need to get some of that borax and I will start experimenting with it.
  18. Yeah I may end up with half a treadmill in my shop. I will start taking it apart soon. Hopefully I don’t break everything!
  19. I have a 1/3 hp craftsman belt and disc sander and I would like to try putting a new motor on it to make it more powerful. We have an old treadmill that we are going to get rid of and I would like to pull the motor out and use it. The motor is 3 CHP which as far as i understand means that the motor will run comfortably at 3 HP without hurting the motor. Now I know that 3 horse power is to much for a 2x42 sander, but are there ways to reduce the speed using belts and pulleys? I don't know if this is at all possible but I figured I will just ask. Edit I forgot that treadmills alread
  20. Handle material is here, Its a block of black ash burl, Its got a warp in it which is kind of concerning because I don't really know how to work around it. I can't grind it out because that will leave too little material to drill the tang hole. I think I will be alright though.
  21. He’s a shiny little thing.. Kind of pointless taking the bevel up to 800 before HT but I had nothing else to do.
  22. Bevel still has to be sanded and it needs to be heat treated but I made a thing..
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