Blademaster

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    I always normalise, forged or just ground. And I grind full speed at 24v36 and 120 grit. Except for very thin tips where speed controls is useful.
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    I forge to shape, preht grind to about 1.5mm edge(possably a little thinner/thicker) and then post Ht grind down to aboutb 0.2mm edge.
    frequent dipping is a must. allow all the heat to disperse no quick dipping. observe the water on the blade…
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    Replied to the thread Easiest stainless to heat treat.
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    I am interetsed as to what HT foil does with regard to stainless blades? is it preventing decarb? would it be necessary on blades that undergo a lot of post Ht grinding?
    I am quite uneducated regarding stainless steel but have a HT oven now that will…
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    Replied to the thread Anvils: A beginner buyers guide.
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    Nice piece
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    Replied to the thread Who makes a living making knives?.
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    Right now seems to be a bit of a high spot for UK profesional knife makers. I know quite a few who are doing well (we shall see what the new law is going to do to us).
    I have migrated from being a blacksmith who wanted to really be a bladesmith, into a…
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    Well, I have just taken delivery of one for the school. Having made some grinders and seen quite a few (I currently own and use 12, but have owned many more) these are the first profesionaly made grinder for knife making that I have seen . Most of the…
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    Replied to the thread Amal gas injectors for forge use.
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    (Quote from JLBurrell)

    josh I can flow you a burner, If you are in need I have a few on the shelf.
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    Replied to the thread Amal gas injectors for forge use.
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    I think Tim is bang on of course. I have had no problem using standard burners but should play with nozzle size just to see if I am not getting the best from my forge. what would be a good renge of jets to get, next time I make an order?

    I use 1" and…
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    Replied to the thread Carbon steel cable or - wire rope.
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    or a more positive view on it would be get some cable from someone who is making good knives from it, as a lot of cable is no good!
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    Replied to the thread Carbon steel cable or - wire rope.
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    I messed with quite a bit of cable a while ago, was given lots of diferent bits over the years. I found that its easy to weld (galv and non galv) but most of the stuff I had did not harden, well not properly. weird semihardned hamon , was pretty though.…
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    Replied to the thread Cheapo set up.
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    If you are wanting to Ht in a forge some kind of muffle is a good idea. this can be a simple as a piece of box section closed at one end or a piece of U section laid on the forge floor like a bridge.
    This will soften the flame and spread the hot zone a…
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    Replied to the thread Straightening bevels.
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    I have always ground without a toolrest or jig. I see there are good ocasions for both but Find that the grind lacks the subtlty that freehand grinding on the platten does.
    If I am getting multiple bevels here is what I do.
    I would ink the blade with a…