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  1. imill3567

    Disc sander questions

    I also have the AMK (9") and use it mostly for handle work with occasional steel flattening. I think VFD is important. I'll flatten at say 50% coming off the bandsaw then crosshatch it with pencil again and slow it down to say 20% usually get flatter results that way, at least with my hands...
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    Enco NR Hardness tester help

    If I recall my weight was about 6000grams this was for a "150kg" weight stack on the wilson machines and I then fine tuned it with a test block.
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    Enco NR Hardness tester help

    Mine is not the same tester but it doesn't have a trip lever either and that confused me for a bit but on mine once there are weights (which there weren't initially) you can begin to push that one lever and then it moves on its own due to the weight. I don't have a weight number for you but if...
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    Cracked blade from peening - 14C28N?

    Well I have also peened a few knives in AEB-L which is quite similar at 62-63 rockwell and not had issues yet so it won't happen every time at least.
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    2021 Summer Kitchen Kith

    Successful heat treat today.
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    Heat Treating Oven Newbie Questions - Learn Me Up!

    Everything @Scaniaman said and only use foil for SS so you aren't trying to cut a knife out of foil to quench it. I don't try to adjust for the door opening just put it at the target temp it won't take long to come back up. I probably only let it soak at temp before inserting knife for 15-30...
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    2021 Summer Kitchen Kith

    I ended up going with a more traditional design, function over form and all. AEB-L, I'll heat treat this tomorrow with about a dozen others.
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    2021 Summer Kitchen Kith

    @FredyCro that does make sense now that you put it that way. I'll redesign it so that angle makes the tip not so far out ahead. Thanks for the input!
  9. imill3567

    2021 Summer Kitchen Kith

    The tip wouldn't be sharp it would have an edge like a nakiri so the edge would stop at the transition there. I don't see where it would wedge it should cut like a narrow nakiri but if everyone thinks that's a bad idea I'll make a more "normal" kitchen knife.
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    2021 Summer Kitchen Kith

    Here's what I'm thinking of making, a hybrid nakiri? I've seen some of these around always thought they were slick so I drew one up. I'm not positive whether I'll go western or wa style on the handle, or even that western handle. I have another western variant handle I may use.
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    Recommendation? Shop clothes - apron for grinding and general shop work?

    I have a waxed canvas apron, granted I'm a stock removal guy, but it's definitely never caught fire from grinding sparks or been burnt. I'm sure it's not FR rated but seems to not be an issue for me.
  12. imill3567

    Rotary platen creating flat spot by plunge

    I like the option of the backer platen for essentially a softer flat grind. I don't like that the frame is too close to the belt so in order to use a file guide you have to grind back the "triangle" shaped frames to give room for the file guide. If you already have a rotary platen it's probably...
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    Rotary platen creating flat spot by plunge

    Yeah I was referring to the rubber backer as a belt. I have the ameribrade so that's the platen backing I was referring to. I find just the rubber belt to be not stiff enough for plunges.
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    Rotary platen creating flat spot by plunge

    I'm assuming you're using a side with no backer behind the belt? It's very hard to do a knife with a plunge without a backer platen in my opinion because the edge of the belt is too soft, but I believe other folks can do it. I also get a flat in that area because the belt isn't actually touching...
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    Cryo: opinions on proper length of time to soak

    I probably should have doubled down on my belt order :D
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    Cryo: opinions on proper length of time to soak

    I was just wondering about this same thing as I prepare to start using z wear. Thanks for starting the thread and those that have replied. My gut feeling was that it should be a quick conversion but I am no metallurgist.
  17. imill3567

    Kwaiken in W2 with Hamon SOLD

    Thank you much appreciated it was a fun build definitely have a few new kwaiken designs drawn up to make!
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    Kwaiken in W2 with Hamon SOLD

    Yes, just under about 7.75" OAL, thank you!
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    Kwaiken in W2 with Hamon SOLD

    Hi All, Long time no post. I've been busy with orders that don't get posted for sale but I have one available! Here's the specs: Blade: 1/8" W2 with Hamon 3.5" blade length. Flat ground and hand sanded etched finish. Handle: Olive green base wrap with black ito wrap and a OD green turk's head...
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