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    What´s the best steel?

    MagnaCut! Hoss
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    What´s the best steel?

    Not the most accurate information in that article. Hoss
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    Paragon Sand Bath HT Kiln

    JT needs one of those. Hoss
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    Full tang scales not lining up

    Try one scale at a time clamped to the side it will end up on. Hoss
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    Full tang scales not lining up

    It’s best to clamp the scale to the tang and drill from the tang side. Hoss
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    Full tang scales not lining up

    Drill bits wander, especially if they are not correctly sharpened. And the word is knives not knifes. Hoss
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    AEB-L heat treat question

    Heat the blade up to 1375 and hold for 4 hours, then start over with your normal heat treat. Hoss
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    Photos Forged in Fire announcement

    Great job, now go buy yourself a power hammer. Hoss
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    Surface grinder attachment - how many belts...?

    Yeah, you’re only grinding .010 per side on annealed steel, easy peasy. Hoss
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    Surface grinder attachment - how many belts...?

    60, 120, 320 grit. ~$1.00 per knife. Hoss
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    Steel Cutting Board

    I like 62-62.5 hrc for most knives. Hoss
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    Steel Cutting Board

    Higher hardness. Hoss
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    Coal Fired Forges; how many of us are there

    There are some makers using coal and it is impressive to watch one who has considerable experience. There are however lots of drawbacks to using coal. Good clean coal/coke is not easy to get everywhere. The biggest problem I see is temperature control. In all of the testing that me and Larrin...
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    Coal Fired Forges; how many of us are there

    Not the best way to make a knife. Hoss
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    Compact grain abrasive belts

    Where can I buy these to try out? Hoss
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    Which is best? 52100 high carbon, Nitro V stainless, CPM-3V tool steel, Z Wear tool steel, Cru Wear tool steel

    The original alloy was VascoWear made by Vasco. I think Crucible was the first to make the (C)PM version. It is now copied by several companies, it is a good one. Hoss
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    New Steel CPM MagnaCut available today

    Quench from 2050f, cryo, double temper @350f. Hoss
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    New Steel CPM MagnaCut available today

    I think I was the first maker to finish a knife in this steel. It is a nine inch chef’s knife with a wa handle. It takes a very keen edge and has excellent edge holding. Kitchen knives don’t require a lot of toughness but at 62-62.5 hrc there is no chippiness. This steel is a keeper. You can...
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