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Old 07-17-2013, 11:17 PM   #461
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I got this one don last night after a 12 hr day at work.

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How did you get the wavy pattern on that? It's awesome!
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Couldn't of said it better myself. I have a ton of new files I just haven't been using them recently. I have one I've been forging on It may be next on my list to finish.
What do you recommend to help prevent rust on your blades. I use flitz metal wax before I ship a blade out. But for regular care I just recommend a light gun oil. Does that sound about right to you?
any kind of oil will work but what I've been using is Almond oil. even though a little WD-40 won't hurt you, if you cut food with your knife almond oil is eatable. It won't go rancid like veg oils
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any kind of oil will work but what I've been using is Almond oil. even though a little WD-40 won't hurt you, if you cut food with your knife almond oil is eatable. It won't go rancid like veg oils
Thank you. I never would of thought about almond oil. Awesome idea.
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How did you get the wavy pattern on that? It's awesome!
It's the heat treat line. I clay the back or the knife to help keep the back of the blade cooler and then heat the edge till nonmagnetic and quench it in oil then. Finish grinding it and hand sand it lull it has a finish I like then I acid etch it. I'm gonna have another one done tonight or tomorrow I hope I'll post some pictures of the process if you like.
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Thank you. I never would of thought about almond oil. Awesome idea.
Good thing about that oil is you can also use it on your skin
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It's the heat treat line. I clay the back or the knife to help keep the back of the blade cooler and then heat the edge till nonmagnetic and quench it in oil then. Finish grinding it and hand sand it lull it has a finish I like then I acid etch it. I'm gonna have another one done tonight or tomorrow I hope I'll post some pictures of the process if you like.
I'd definitely like to see that. Thanks.
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Ok so I heat treated this knife two times once I didn't like the hamone so I drew it back again 2 times. Then I re heat treated it. Some how I didn't take a few pics but hey this shows step by step how I do this.

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I lay out a pattern with painters tape


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Then I put a thin layer of Rutland furnace cement.


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Then pull the tape and heat lightly with a torch or forge to dry.
Now I don't have pics of the heat treating. I heat my blade with a map gas torch evenly till its non magnetic and quench in light oil.
Now this was my first heat treat pics. I redid all this after I redrew back the blade and started over so that's why the pattern was changed
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Then I sand with 80 grit up to 320 and dip it in diluted phericloride solution to see my hamone.

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Then I buff the blade and re etch it 3 time and rub the blade with 0000 steel wool and paint thinner between each etching. Then I hand rub with polishing compound and mark my blade then carnauba wax and wipe off. Now it ready to drill and build handles

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Ok so I heat treated this knife two times once I didn't like the hamone so I drew it back again 2 times. Then I re heat treated it. Some how I didn't take a few pics but hey this shows step by step how I do this.

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I lay out a pattern with painters tape


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Then I put a thin layer of Rutland furnace cement.


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Then pull the tape and heat lightly with a torch or forge to dry.
Now I don't have pics of the heat treating. I heat my blade with a map gas torch evenly till its non magnetic and quench in light oil.
Now this was my first heat treat pics. I redid all this after I redrew back the blade and started over so that's why the pattern was changed
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Then I sand with 80 grit up to 320 and dip it in diluted phericloride solution to see my hamone.

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Then I buff the blade and re etch it 3 time and rub the blade with 0000 steel wool and paint thinner between each etching. Then I hand rub with polishing compound and mark my blade then carnauba wax and wipe off. Now it ready to drill and build handles
Thanks for the info. When I get started making knives, I'll have to give it a try.
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My first mini chopper. It's handle is western walnut with copper and bubinga liners. Brass pins and one mosaic pin I made.
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My first mini chopper. It's handle is western walnut with copper and bubinga liners. Brass pins and one mosaic pin I made.
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very nice! as much as i like to cook, that knife would get lots of use from me!

another good looking knife Griffin!
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