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Lucas Duncan

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  1. I originally wanted a larger vise, but the cost of steel was a problem. I could have gone larger, but the place I was ordering the pipe from started charging a LOT more for the larger diameter stuff. I kinda wish I was friends with a plumber who could give me some scrap material to work with This will work with up to a 2.050" knife, which will handle the types of knives I currently make. If (rather, when) it becomes a problem I may end up building another one that has a larger opening. Yeah, the springs are great. When opening the jaws I just twist the adjustment knobs and the
  2. Yeah, doing anything with knives runs that risk if you aren't careful. I haven't cut myself while making knives yet, but I imagine it is only a matter of time. After having used this a bit more, I have started clamping it so that the edge is just barely hanging over the edge with the knife tip placed at the end of the support platform. It would still probably cut you if you ran your finger along the edge of a sharp knife though. Because of that I also don't sharpen the knife until after any hand sanding has been finished and I have the handle fully assembled. When hand sanding the knife I post
  3. The tilting feature is pretty awesome to have, especially for hand sanding the blade. I have it placed at about 20ish degrees which makes the ergonomics work out fairly well. For handle work, the tilting feature isn't 100% needed, but it is still nice when working on the butt of the knife or putting it vertically for various tasks.
  4. My first attempt at a sabre grind was TERRIBLE so I had to try it again. My first knife was more of a prison shiv so it won't ever be posted here, or anywhere I am somewhat pleased with how this turned out though. 1084 steel with brass pins and layered G10 for handle material. To get the stripes to show up on the knife I ground the layered G10 down at 1.5 degrees like I was putting a bevel on it. Then I made the other side parallel. The end effect was that the layers are no longer parallel to the knife and it kinda brings some to the surface like you would see after an eart
  5. Hello all, this is my first post here, so you will have to forgive me if I mess something up in the formatting or story telling. Finished vise: Vice can be rotated 360 degrees and locked into place. It can also tilt to whatever angle you like, including vertically. One side is flush with the jaws so you can work on handles. Flip it around and you can and sand your blades easily. I have been clamping the blade directly to the platform with it tiled downwards at about 30 degrees. I found that having the tip near the bottom and the blade just bare
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