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  1. Is there a preferred method to remove rust from files? I bought some files in an estate sale. A few of them are rusty. I would like to clean them up but do not want to do any damage. to them. My first thought was vinegar, but I am open to other methods.
  2. If the oil is a little warmer at quench does the steel not harden as much??
  3. I made a knife from a small file to use as a paring knife. I finished it to near mirror finish. It wasn't perfect but pretty good. I used it to cut the peel off a grape fruit and the acid seesm to have etched the blade. Is there anything I can put on the blade to protect the finish??
  4. I spoke with a man from BOGGS TOOL COMPANY today. What a cool company. I was concerned about how much it might cost to have them fix up this old file. He quoted me a price that was some number (I don't recall) of cents per inch. So it' going to cost less than $4 to sharpen up this file. What a very cool company. The man added that if they can't sharpen in to meet their standards they will only charge me 25 cents. Amazing! Now all I have to do is find a container that the file will fit in. Thanks for the recommendation!!
  5. C Craft, I touched it up with a wire brush. It appears to say DISSTON USA BITE-RT
  6. I agree. I'm going to try to clean it up and make it useful.
  7. Just a random question. How big are the biggest files?? I make my knives from old files (like most beginners). So, I have been acquiring files at garage sales and estate sales. Today I bought a file, that for me, is gigantic. With the tang it is almost 2 feet long. It's bigger than a farriers rasp. I almost feel bad about the idea of grinding or cutting it.
  8. It's not easy to find! That is true. Just found some. I want to pair it with a birdseye maple.
  9. IF I use 3 one quarter inch copper pins in a knife handle, will that be durable?? Is copper round stock strong/durable enough to use in knife making? I really do not see copper used. This is why I ask.
  10. To a trained eye a weld flaw cannot be a good thing, but that 2nd to the last pic is is beautiful! You should frame it a hang it on a wall. The colors are striking!
  11. My second knife, better than the first. Still lots of room to grow. Comments???
  12. I hooked it up using a 10 PSI regulator. The maker suggests a 30 PSI regulator (I didn't notice this when I bought the first regulator). Would a higher pressure regulator give me greater ability to dial back the pressure and therefore the intensity of the flame??
  13. Here is a link to the ETSY Page. https://www.etsy.com/listing/740555448/super-high-output-forge-burner?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=propane+burner&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&organic_search_click=1&bes=1
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