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2019 Summer Kitchen Kith

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Willie71, Jul 8, 2019.

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  1. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Jeez, he is as busy as a one armed paper hanger ... if he was to set up and run a kith and testing it would kill him.:):p
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019
  2. Storm W

    Storm W

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    Feb 19, 2019
    Lol. I know he is. I'm feeling a little guilty for ordering extra blades. He is kinda doing the KITH already. If he has plans if going full time again I thought it could be good advertising.
     
  3. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    If it didn’t my wife would. But yeah we are slammed. But the good thing is it’s forcing us to really focus on streamlining processes. Now I just need to find the right time to tell the wife I want a conveyer heat treating oven lol

    Don’t feel guilty for ordering blades. That’s what I’m here for.
     
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  4. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Yeah guys, order now … before JT starts building his new and improved nitrogen filled chamber conveyor oven.
     
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  5. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    Blades have started to ship. Waiting on a few carbide drills for some of the orders but all the blades have been heat treated and thy are almost all surface ground. I think all in all we are shipping out around 60 KITH blades so I’m excited to see what is done with them.
     
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  6. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Ok, so two months from now will be the completion deadline. October 17th, at midnight.
     
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  7. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 17, 2017
    Mine arrived today, good looking stuff JT, thanks!
     
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  8. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    Is there anyone that ordered #3 that’s doing a hidden tang? We had a handful of them where the very butt of that tang did not clean up. It’s not a problem if it’s going to be hidden but could show a tiny gap if using scales.
     
  9. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    If nobody claims them, i’ll buy them off you. let others have access first, as I can cut my own pretty easily here.
     
  10. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    I was just asking because I don’t know if I will have enough to fill everyone’s orders when I pull out those ones. I can make more but it will take a little time.
     
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  11. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    I ordered 3x #3s, if you want to toss one or two of the funky ones in my order that’s cool, I don’t mind doing hidden tangs...
     
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  12. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    Thanks tons. We where only short 1. So to say thanks I tossed an extra one in there to make up for it.
     
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  13. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    @JTknives, what hardness did you run? The couple I did here for myself and Kim are Rc63/64. Closer to Rc63.
     
  14. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    We did the lot at 62rc. thats a rather predictable hardness for us to hit without to much fuss and still a decent tempering temp.
     
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  15. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Works very well at Rc62.
     
  16. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    I have done higher in the 63-64 for a few customers but thy know exactly how to handle it and what not. Was a little worried if I went that hard we would have chipping problems if guys where not use to that range.
     
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  17. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    This all sounds great. And now I've figured out the source of that inbound shipping notice to my PO Box. :D
     
  18. kdnolin

    kdnolin Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 16, 2017
    Got some grinding done on mine this week. Went with Norax X45 then fine surface conditioning. I’m not big on the hand sanding FF55020A-0B76-4745-82B1-90C4AF4E0872.jpeg
     
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  19. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    No problem! Thanks for the extra one! It’ll give me the opportunity to mess up one more time! Lol!
     
  20. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    blanks received, thanks JT!
    They looks sweet. Planning to commence.
     

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