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  1. Few times I used damasteel I etched with muraic acid then went to the ferric mixture. The muraic will etch and the ferric will color.
  2. I got a horizontal grinder last week made by Jerald Nickles. It uses a standard 2 by 72 inch belt and base is 16 by 24 inches.
  3. This is one made by Rick Menefee that I have been using for the last four years. 18 inch wooden wheel for grinding and a wooden wheel for idler. This for a 2by 72 inch belt.
  4. We are eagerly awaiting to see if the white linen worked out for you.
  5. Got any axe,hammer, or hatchet handles. They are probably hickory.
  6. Winddancer did you get your white linen micarta in? Was it what you wanted?
  7. Several years ago i wanted some red in wider strips. I had to wait until they got a whole sheet in but they cut me 4 by 39 inch strips so i could cut across instead of toward the end. i think they charged me $30 some dollars a strip. i thought it was a bargain.
  8. Yes that is the one. I don't really like the tan but the white,black, and red are good material.
  9. Check out Bingham.com bow supply look under riser material they have white linen in several sizes and thicknesses
  10. Make sure if you use more than one pin in the handle to "clock" them. Make sure the design is turned the same direction on both pins.
  11. You can also find drifts and fancy curly maple handles at Hawkinsknifemakingsupplies,com.
  12. Nice recurve design with very nice long clip. It will be good to see it as you work on it. Very enjoyable.
  13. Works great - does nice job on damascus and handles to shine them up and protect.
  14. You can also get both of them at Hawkins knife supply out of Georgia. He was some super quality tight curled maple handles that are above average.
  15. Try Brownells or you can buy 1095 flat stock from Jantz knifemakers supply
  16. See if they know what computer board etchant is? Or you can get it in powdered form off of ebay
  17. Fred Carter from Wichita Falls, Texas also did a line of cast 440C BLADES.
  18. if you are having problems with the flat steel then get some coil springs off the front end. They are normally either 5160 or 9260 almost the same material that will work fine.
  19. And it also depends on layer count, how the surface is manipulated to get the pattern, and what hardeness the original edge is brought to. A twist pattern with high count will be different than a ladder with a lower count. You end up with more of a serration edge than a big lump of non hardenable material on the edge. Jerry Fisk at one time hardened his damascus to RC52 because he felt it gave it a better edge for chopping.
  20. Check out knifedogs.com and under the custom knife section Ryan Minchew is doing a WIP on his folder . Very detailed
  21. you can also check out the Grizzly 10 inch wheel for your grinder. Most will take them to a machine shop to have room for bearing resesses . They run less than $70.
  22. One way depending up on how much material is used is to wrap it in stainless foil to keep the oxygen out or go the canned route. Use a piece of square tubing ,weld a cap on one end, fill your material , weld cap on other end and heat and weld. Cut outside material off after weld and work from there.
  23. Best place is probably tru grit for the belts you want
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