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Old 01-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #1441
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dont let the guard down, those bloody klingons get everywhere mate. in fact according to ST:next gen everyone with a dodgy forehead is an alien and should be stabbed asap.
wouldnt think SEALS would have a big shiny knife? but its a nice selection/collection. what are the little guns? (if theyre not actually little guns?)
Oh ya forgot to mention those. they are all lighters and the little one is a double barrel. Use them to light the grill they have good reach and are refillable. The long ones will give a 6" flame when ya crank them up.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:14 PM   #1442
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I need to post in this thread so I can find it easier when I get to the other computer.
I want some key rings and maybe that cheap rescue knife.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:31 AM   #1443
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:20 AM   #1444
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This is the last one I hammered out. New life to an old bastard... file




I still can't believe we got this thing working -- nor can I believe we made that damn "butterknife" in the back of your Ranger.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:18 PM   #1445
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Awesome!

I like the rough look of it.

Hows the edge?
Lol that was the one i brought over that night. The edge was hard enough to completely destroy my diamond stones. It's got a working edge but the stones gave up the ghost before I could get a shaving edge on it. I know my quenching process works but I'm still honing in on my tempering. Time to upgrade to some arkansas and a strop....

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Ahh. Finally, another forger in the house.
Hehe I'm still a noob a bit, I sure enjoy it tho. I learned most of it from an Ed Fowler book and the bladeforums makers page. I learn something everytime I take the hammer to it. I'm going to join a local blacksmiths club and try and get a lil more experience. I really need a hydraulic press and a belt grinder. I'm happy with my forge and anvil setup but after I'm out of files I have a 6ft peice of 52100 round bar that I'm going to break into and that thing doesnt play around at all. I don't know if I got the arm to forge that thing down.


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I still can't believe you got this thing working -- nor can I believe I made that damn "butterknife" in the back of your Ranger.
Corrected hehe. That was a good time. I'll be happy to work more with you on some stuff now that I have a proper set up. Running out of files tho, time to hit up traders village.

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #1446
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Lol that was the one i brought over that night.
Ah, i figured, but you mentioned making another one so I wasnt sure.

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The edge was hard enough to completely destroy my diamond stones. It's got a working edge but the stones gave up the ghost before I could get a shaving edge on it. I know my quenching process works but I'm still honing in on my tempering. Time to upgrade to some arkansas and a strop....
I bet it makes for one helluva working edge.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:37 PM   #1447
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Let me make a couple reccomendations.

1. Get on Don Fogg's Bladesmith Forum (http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index.php?act=idx). It is hands-down the best collection of minds in the knife world, in my opinion.

2. Learn how to draw file. This will save you tons in stones and paper, as you get close to your final shape.

3. Get a cheap Craftsman belt grinder, and learn how to use it. Don't get cheap belts, though - 2x42 in good quality and grit assortments are available from trugrit.com.

4. If you don't have a hammer arm yet, you will. Just be careful with your joints - I'm fighting off tennis elbow right now from over-exerting myself once, over two months ago.

5. Don't ever burn anything with zinc on it in your shop. Some people disagree about the hazards of metal fume fever, but it's a real enough threat for me that I avoid it at all costs.

Feel free to ask any questions.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #1448
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Question

Are there any good tutorials online (or in ye olde print) for sharpening? Kitchen knives are getting a little dull, and it's a skill I need to learn.

Thanks for y'all's time!
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:12 PM   #1449
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Are there any good tutorials online (or in ye olde print) for sharpening? Kitchen knives are getting a little dull, and it's a skill I need to learn.

Thanks for y'all's time!
Knife forums, Sharpening and Maintenance

Maintenance, etc, Bladeforums

Sharpening Made Easy

A bunch of knifemaking links
Scroll down to "sharpening"

Sharpening videos on Knivesshipfree.com

My $.02:
Buy yourself a couple of Arkansas stones, soft and medium, an old leather belt and some polishing compound (link is just an example) to make a strop(or buy one). Read some tutorials, watch some videos, then start sharpening. You may make the knife worse when you first start. Keep at it. The main thing is to keep your blade angle consistent. It takes a while to develop the muscle memory.
With the lansky, gatco, DMT, etc guided systems, you can get a knife pretty sharp right away. IMHO, if you learn to freehand first, you'll get much better results if you choose to switch to a guide type sharpener. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of learning a new skill.
YMMV.



P.S. I have no connection to any of the products/websites I linked to. Just used for references.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:21 PM   #1450
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I picked this up for Christmas. Been wanting a 25 for a while. Seems like the perfect blade.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:13 PM   #1451
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I picked this up for Christmas. Been wanting a 25 for a while. Seems like the perfect blade.
Randall makes nice stuff. I'm going to get one of the 25 myself, someday. That is a pretty one.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:14 PM   #1452
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Picked this up at Borders...
http://www.shopblade.com/product/kni...11/?r=BLALDR11

Excellent collection of knife porn, plus you get a DVD with PDF's of every Blade magazine from 1997 through 2008.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #1453
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Although Santa was good to me, I had to get this for myself (one on the left).



RC-3 and Chris Reeves Mountaineer for size comparison.









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Old 01-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #1454
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I've been meaning to post this for a while, but my point-n-shoot died a couple of months ago. Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics.



It belonged to my Uncle and I believe it's over 50 years old (because I am and I remember him packing it since I was a kid). My aunt gave it to my when he passed on. It's the only thing I have from him, other than the scars in my hand from when he convinced me to ride one of my Grandad's coon hounds like he was a horse, who proceeded to bite the fuck out of my hand.
My Uncle Alfred was a real character. Lied his way into the Navy at 16 during WWII, retired after 25 years and pretty much fucked off the rest of his life. Fishing, Hunting, Drinking. I learned it all from him.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:25 PM   #1455
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^^ that is really special.
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