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  • Custom 1 x 30 mini grinder

    earthman - - Tools & Equipment

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    Quote from Csrknives: “Quote from earthman: “Looks like a very nice little machine you have going on there, for those of us with limited workshop space etc, this could replace the little Clarke grinder that most of us start off with. Of course, the price may end up being the deciding factor, have you any idea on the cost, whether it be for drawings only, in kit form or fully assembled?? ” Sorry for the delay been busy with work and moving. I've not got that far yet I'm thinking of selling them c…

  • Hinderer Slippie!

    earthman - - Production & Mid-Tech Knives

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    Quote from Yossarian: “Quote from hughtrimble: “Quote from earthman: “wouldn't be so bad if there were a decent choil/finger guard ” Have you even looked at the pictures of the knife? What is this big thing at the base of the blade if not a choil? edgematters.uk/attachment/3010…8fc5a2c153cf61091ab5e28ed Quote from earthman: “I certainly don't like what appears to be a very weak back spring ” Please read the previous comments or follow the links provided in this thread. The back spring is replace…

  • Quote from Sharmanknives: “Hi all Been lurking here from time to time and on the BB I'm an machinist/engineer by day and a blade smith by night and weekends . This hobby has really gripped me and after fours years it's got me more than ever I've built most of my own gear including 2-72 inch grinder and a heat great oven and I'm now in the process of building a 30 ton forging press for Pattern welded steel and stainless sanmai . I'm a real fan of hidden tang knives and rustic natural materials Ho…

  • Quote from Chui: “- the end of the world is nigh......... ” If you have a pair of these tucked away in the garage and don't know about this recall, it could be! For those of us who work on cars, you don't expect such items to fail,.....just an heads up for any Sealey customers basically.

  • Just seen this product recall on two models of Sealey axle stands. sealey.co.uk/PLPageBuilder.asp…SArticle&cmsarticleid=410

  • For me, the most interesting thing about this knife is the adjustable thumb track, some could find that a very neat & useful feature I guess. I certainly don't like what appears to be a very weak back spring, wouldn't be so bad if there were a decent choil/finger guard to help prevent the blade from accidentally folding,.......considering that a lot of his other models have exactly that, I'm surprised that he's designed a slip joint without one.

  • Quote from DARJAC666: “@earthman I've had kebabs that could be classed offensive weapons....usually takes a few hours though.... ”

  • Lidl angle grinder

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    Quote from timgunn1962: “I have a feeling I had one of those at some point, though TBH it may have been an Aldi one. On mine, the guard was awful: much too deep to allow a decently low angle of attack. I couldn't get it to work with flapdiscs and even struggled with depressed-centre grinding discs. The handle-on-the-back-end design was not at all pleasant: the 2-handed grip needed making it as awkward to use as a 7" or 9" grinder but without the grunt of the bigger machine. It also seemed to hav…

  • Quote from Platinum: “I know you know the answer D but absolutely Yes ....Anything can be deemed an offensive weapon I have many of South Wales finest regularly come into the shop and the story that always sticks with is when one officer came in grinning because he'd just arrested some low life for using an offensive weapon in a public place ......The deadly weapon he had was a biro ” I'm going back some years now but I think that I can top that 'offensive weapon' by some,.....a fellow drunken y…

  • Lidl angle grinder

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    Quote from Doubletap: “Good spot has anybody had any experience with this grinder ? ” I bought one last time around, used it a few times since then, no problems so far, I like the fact that you can vary the speed via the thumb wheel. For the money, you can't go wrong really, even if you just keep a flap disc on it and use it for clean up jobs basically.

  • Custom 1 x 30 mini grinder

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    Looks like a very nice little machine you have going on there, for those of us with limited workshop space etc, this could replace the little Clarke grinder that most of us start off with. Of course, the price may end up being the deciding factor, have you any idea on the cost, whether it be for drawings only, in kit form or fully assembled??

  • Quote from Coopster: “It's 3mm N690 and orange G10 in a 'trying too hard' profile with soppy soft edges for £225 man! Give your money to Jim and he'll throw together some N690 and some hideously bright G10 in a much cooler way than that. Best I could do. ” I agree, when I saw the price of that fixed blade on HH, I thought that that were a bit steep to be honest.

  • Quote from fluffy: “Some good points raised here on the subject. I'm of the same sort of mind about cars: buy and use until they die. ” I agree, it's probably the cheapest way of 'motoring' in the long term too.

  • Quote from richp: “The heft offered by the liners can be nice too. ” Yes, I do like that feel of substance that steel liners bring to a knife,.....I guess that I'm still old fashioned in preferring metal construction over these modern materials, well when it comes to strength/durability.

  • Quote from Skellz: “New Manix 2 with a back lock, big fan of BL's in general and it looks a great knife. Possibly lighter too as they dropped the steel liners. youtube.com/watch?v=VjMHxrGh9Hs ” Hmm, personally I think that that Manix 2 is a step in the wrong direction but I've never got on with back locks in general,.....losing the steel liners is not good in my opinion either.

  • Carrying knives (again)

    earthman - - Knifey Chatter

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    The locking/non locking aspect is the biggest problem I have with the law, considering that even all the best multi tools have them etc, it's a bit unfair and OTT that so many folk can/could easily be nabbed over it. Large folding knives & fixed blades, I can understand why the law would want to put restrictions on folk walking around with those, that makes a bit more sense to me.

  • Klarus XT1C Torch

    earthman - - EDC, gear, kit, stuff...

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    heinnie.com/klarus-xt1c-29450 Anyone got one of these yet? Liking the small size and the two switches, being able to access strobe mode quickly could be useful.

  • Quote from bonzodog: “Nice to see you have all the major food groups covered ” Torches and knives too, by the look of it. Great thread, looking forward to seeing more pictures.

  • Quote from Skellz: “Am i missing something? How is this monstrosity worth nigh on £1k?! A couple of slabs of Ti and some D2 steel and what looks like an impractical blade design. image-proxy ” I totally agree,......but I've never thought that any knife could be worth that sum of money.

  • Quote from Ekranoplan: “That is such a lovely news story @Chui The world would be in a much happier place if good news was reported daily! ”

  • I've just been looking at this one, certainly cheaper than the ones I've seen in the UK but is it accurate enough I wonder?? Temp range is suppose to be -50~800℃ (-58~1472℉) banggood.com/MUSTOOL-MT6800-Di…1080657.html?rmmds=search

  • Quote from DARJAC666: “Out to test a couple of bits & bobs whilst the rain holds off... (Hidden Content) ” Looks like you've got batman's utility belt there.

  • Engineer to make butt cap

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    Are you sure that the cap is knackered rather than the thread in the handle? I certainly haven't got a die of that size,.....without knowing what pitch is already on that cap I can't even say if my lathe came with the required cogs to set it up. I certainly don't have a rotary table to put all the equally spaced grooves on the outside so sadly I can't help.

  • Carrying knives (again)

    earthman - - Knifey Chatter

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    Quote from kenj: “@fluffy Gary you say your car is classed as a public place I have kitchen knives and several other in mine I also sit and have a nice scotch can go over the limit but it's a motorhome I cook and live in it on holiday breaks but if you slept in a car because you had too much to drink and have the keys you can be fined but to this day do not know about motorhomes if I am driving I never Drive when l have had any drink. Worked in A&E for a long time seen what it does. ” Regarding …

  • Tapping titanium

    earthman - - How do I...?

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    Many great tips mentioned, until recently I never knew that there were so many different types/designs of tap on the market. The other month I had to attach a whole load of plastic trunking inside a server cabinet, drilling them holes with a bit that also provides the thread saved a lot of time. I gather that those drill/taps only work on thin sheet type material though, it would probably snap in scales etc??

  • Quote from Chui: “.just looks so damn cheap ” That's probably the biggest gripe I have with it,....if it were only fitted to say knives from the Byrd range, fair enough maybe. The actual feel and grip in hand follow closely.

  • Quote from Skellz: “The FRN on these slipits is so dull in my opinion, im sorry but it just looks cheap. ” 100% agree with you.

  • Aye, I don't fancy the rear end of the handle either, apart from that, it looks great.

  • For that money it really should have G10 I'd say.

  • Quote from Skellz: “For those who like it, the Euroedge: youtube.com/watch?v=kVH-jiJ_b6E Looks terribly ugly/impractical to me ” True what he said near the end, Spyderco make a knife for everybody basically. This one is certainly interesting/different, I'd like to see/inspect it for myself even though it's a liner lock, one of my least liked designs of lock.

  • When does a choil become a guard, that is probably better.

  • On a non locking folder, I'd say that one is a must really.

  • Assisted opener wanted

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    Quote from bonzodog: “Owned a couple of kershaw cryo's,not bad from what I remember. ” Mr Nut certainly likes it. youtube.com/watch?v=Rh7MPz7lUf4

  • LIMITLESS MILLING VICE

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    Anyone got any first hand experience of these two piece milling vices? At first glance, they seem like a very good idea to me, being able to use almost the entire length of the milling table. From the little research I've done, there is the suggestion that it could actually end up bowing the table, assuming that the two pieces can be held tight in the first place due to the placement of the slots, the fastenings just end up sliding along the tighter you turn the vice. ebay.co.uk/itm/LIMITLESS-MI…

  • Quote from Jimmypie: “always fancied a SPITS but never pulled the trigger on one , it's a great looking design (it wouldn't be anything else though from clever clogs would it ) Maybe this year I'll pick one up for a play ” I doubt that you'd regret buying one.

  • Quote from Stuart Ackerman: “earthman, Stress is self imposed, and I feel that you might be worrying a bit too much about been pinged? Yup, we each are responsible for our actions and perceived intent... I appreciate that you might have the best intentions about what "we' should or should not carry... But we have understood what you mean, and yet we will all decide what we will carry, and take our chances with the bloke or bloke-ess carrying the Motorola and Truncheon... Sorry if this speech off…

  • @DARJAC666 another modern car analogy for you, not wearing a seat belt whilst driving will land you with a fine, that's pretty clear cut and easy for an Officer of the law to judge, only whilst reversing or having a medical certificate from a doctor will exempt you, well that's the only two I know. Like having to have a 'good reason' for a locker, the bona fide options are just as slim I feel and going by the comment from @fluffy it's clear that some cops don't even like one to carry a slippy,..…

  • Quote from hughtrimble: “Quote from earthman: “...I can't see how a locker could fall into that category for someone who's trying to live by UK law unless you are working ALL the time. ” Really? Work with knives in the day so you carry a locker and come home where you can carry what you like. Didn't take a big imagination stretch, did it. ” "Don't be a plonker Rodney",......you know what I meant, you must get some days/time off work, outside in public!

  • Quote from DARJAC666: “Quote from earthman: “If you always make sure that you never leave your site with that knife still on you, there is no gamble at all. That's probably easier said than done right? I know that I have slipped up a couple of times, for that reason I don't see how any locker can fit under the banner of an 'EDC', well not here in the UK. ” My circumstances are mine. Very rural. If I go into Town to the local farm & Agri suppliers to pick up materials, no one bats an eyelid to th…

  • Quote from DARJAC666: “No, where's my gamble ? My site has my workshops & a shooting range. When I'm not working here I'm in Germany, a country with far less paranoia re knives. edgematters.uk/attachment/2659…8fc5a2c153cf61091ab5e28ed edgematters.uk/attachment/2659…8fc5a2c153cf61091ab5e28ed edgematters.uk/attachment/2660…8fc5a2c153cf61091ab5e28ed The whole point of this thread is why others carry lock knives & others do not. It's simply down to where you are & what you do that gives you the lati…