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  1. ron_m80

    Recommendation? HItachi #2 steel HT for sharpfinger like thin grind.

    Thank you all for the replies. I think I have what I need to order up HT services for these, now. Thanks, Ron
  2. ron_m80

    Recommendation? HItachi #2 steel HT for sharpfinger like thin grind.

    I didn't know there was a white #2. This is Blue #2. Thanks.
  3. ron_m80

    Recommendation? HItachi #2 steel HT for sharpfinger like thin grind.

    The stock is full width, waiting until it's HT'd as you say.
  4. ron_m80

    Recommendation? HItachi #2 steel HT for sharpfinger like thin grind.

    I purchased the steel solely due to its apparent popularity. Where should a fairly thin, sharpfinger type blade be HT'd to? I will send it out to peters or another. Membership expired just about ten days ago... Thanks in advance. Ron
  5. ron_m80

    Current recommendations for treatment/maintenance of stag and bone

    not to be confused with a post from a professional knife maker; I've used "real" lemon oil on my stag Randall. It does seem to have helped with some micro cracking, and coloring from age. I'm sold on it.
  6. ron_m80

    Wood box for knife

    Those blades won't fit in a cigar box. There have been discussion on sources for boxes other than wood, mainly cardboard, or tubes IIRC. Mark, at It's a Burl sells wood for this as "Saya Box" sets. (these are california redwood, and curly maple at 12.5" long, and about 1/4" or thicker.)
  7. ron_m80

    Recommendation? Makers mark source.

    I thought I liked my "mark", until I showed my work to Patricia at International Marking Group. I liked my stencils she created more than my original idea.
  8. ron_m80

    Stacy E Apelt, - Bladesmith

    I wonder if most of the sub-forum users understand how many newbies flinched and ran off when they called out a behavior, and not a person. ;)
  9. ron_m80

    Stacy E Apelt, - Bladesmith

    Ask XXXX XXXXXXX to show you a knife 30 minutes after the doors open. Sorry, I intended the previous post to be nothing but levity. I will not name drop, point fingers, nor claim to have a measure by proxy. I did not know the moderators knifemaking was questioned?
  10. ron_m80

    Stacy E Apelt, - Bladesmith

    My favorite makers are always sold out when I get to their table. I only ever get to see pictures. ;) too late for april fools?
  11. ron_m80

    Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Smooth Wood

    Thinking for myself, I could have gone with Che Chen or Osage here. Otherwise, it's majority rules.
  12. ron_m80

    Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Shield

    damn shame it looks like another BOMB! IS that a triple entrendre?
  13. ron_m80

    Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Shield

    the bomb in on the 2012 forum knife. One I am happy to say has been recently replaced via a great deal. :D I'm not sold on a repeat shield, unless the knife outline change drastically.
  14. ron_m80

    Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Smooth Wood

    I'd go for any of these. But Between Ironwood, and Blackwood, at this stage? Thank you for the picture reference.
  15. ron_m80

    Sold:Blade Forums 2017 TC

    I would love those barlow's if not for the rediculous TC stamping all over the bolster. I'm still interested however. Is it available still?
  16. ron_m80

    SOLD GEC 748212 2012 Forum Knife

    How about a simple "I'll take it". No PM. Please let me know. thank you.
  17. ron_m80

    Steel choices for a tomahawk.

    I went with 3/8ths 1075 from Aldo the first time. I'd not like to find out what it would be like to do it in "super steel" any time soon. :D
  18. ron_m80

    What is a knife maker?

    Reduced down to its simplest form, in context. "Knifemaker" is a paid membership level, one required to present certain materials on Bladeforums, commonly considered good manners to attain prior to requesting certain answers in forum, and necessary before one desires to sell certain items...
  19. ron_m80

    Precise benchtop drill press?

    I can say that my experience mirrors Laurence's comments. I love my old Buffalo Drill press, and my Old Walker Turner is great when leveled, and bolted down to the concrete. However there is a whole other bag of lessons involved in rebuilding old machines that are entirely distracting from...
  20. ron_m80

    Kbac & motor help

    The Manual seems to suggest testing your motor winding and or connections.
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