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  1. DeadboxHero

    Help with HRC tester reading

    That's a good austenitizing temp for that steel, should be fun.
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    Help with HRC tester reading

    It's whatever the needle settles on at the end. However, it appears that machine needs serious calibration. I wouldn't trust readings off that machine. He applied the minor load / preload off camera. The next step is to release the major load But he moves the dial zero off the needle...
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    Any Interest in a BESS Sharpness Competition?

    Soon, was waiting for my belt order to come in and had to ship things.
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    How Even is an EvenHeat? How to Operate Furnaces Effectively

    Excellent article, I agree with what you wrote based on my experience. I've heat treated a long list of different steels, some very exotic from Ferrotitanit WFN to Vancron SuperClean, Maxamet, CPM Rex 45 and CPM SPY27, etc Even some more basic steels like 52100, 8670 etc The recommended...
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    Your Favorite Water Stones?

    Super Vitrified Diamond Waterstones
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    My Very First Heat Treat

    @CDHumiston This gentleman is Devin Thomas, he is an extraordinary knife maker and pioneer in the world of advanced heat treatment and steel. He is well known for his exotic pattern wielded stainless damacus. He has been doing this longer than most folks here have been alive. Anything you...
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    My Very First Heat Treat

    Very Exciting, :D first of many, many heat treats. @Larrin has a cool website called "Knifesteelnerds" it's an excellent resource to get a good understanding of all the wonderful details. Stay Curious :)
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    My Very First Heat Treat

    At the edge on a knife blade, it would be more prone to chipping, so it will be worth the effort to refine the work.
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    My Very First Heat Treat

    Congrats on the first heat treatment The fracture grains should not be visible, should just be a flat gray color. You'll only get better if you keep at it.
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    Looking into grinder to sharpen

    Yea, I think I might have to try one. "Suitcase Grinder" haha From the company description they're 33 year old company from Cypress (island in the mediterranean sea) in Europe. They make stainless parts for marine and industry like exhaust manifolds etc. Pretty dang cheap considering the horse...
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    Looking into grinder to sharpen

    Fucina 1x30 looks interesting, looks like a mini 2x72 and has a VFD with .75hp to 1hp options and prices from $300-500. I'd rock that if I had to start over on a tight budget. No idea what the quality is on those though but it looks very curious. The VFD cannot be underestimated. It is...
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    How many SS blades per foil pack for HT?

    "The Peoples" knife maker is back. Wad up Snody. Never met ya but loved all the videos back in the early 2010s
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    Last stone grit vs strop starting grit

    Hair whittling is a nice one. Paper is often overlooked since it's easy to cut but there are some subtleties thay can be used to quickly check an edge, should be able to do a change in direction (wavey cut) without hang ups. Check the paper fibers, feel the resistance or lack of in the cut and...
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    Last stone grit vs strop starting grit

    Test for yourself and see what works. I just skip all the lower grit compounds and just run a 1um.
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    Any Interest in a BESS Sharpness Competition?

    Starting on the grinds Update on details when done. @Diemaker @Seffrey @Mr.Wizard
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    Top 3 Steels

    1. CPM MagnaCut 2. Vancron 3. CPM 15v
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