Joshua C States
Joshua C States
Journeyman Bladesmith (5yr)
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Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Jul 16, 2024
Topics: 21 / Replies: 295
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RE: Why the "ABS" style of design

Spencer,That is a popular theory and it may well be true, but I think the real answer is found in prehistoy. The oldest bladed tools and weapons we ha...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Damascus Claw Hammer

The part of the handle that fits into the head should not be loose.It should taper and get wider closer to the handle. The last little bit is set by w...

1 month ago
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RE: Milling Machine Advice, Recommendations

I'm no machinist by any stretch of the imagination, but let's start with what material you are cutting. As Matthew pointed out: Then we can talk ...

1 month ago
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RE: Stabalized Handle Material

Knife & Gun Finishing supplies in Arizona is one of the pioneers in stabilizing wood and one of the best stabilizers out there./p> They also off...

2 months ago
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RE: New Member Introduction

Very nice ptterns you are getting. I visited the forum site and tried to register but was denied.

2 months ago
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RE: WIP hand scythe

@Devon Rea, This is a cool video.

2 months ago
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RE: ABS Knife Rating Certificate

It's also good to remember that saying I have heard many an MS repeat."Once you get the stamp, you can make whatever you like". The test is just a poi...

2 months ago
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RE: So...i just order a small Buffer and need to know...is this a good buffer?

It shows a good demarcation line, but little to no activity typical in a really well done Hamon.  Etched-2.jpg

3 months ago
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RE: questions about bolting my anvil stand and post vise stand to concreet floor

Unfortuanately that stand is in the storage locker while we pack up the shop to move and the only pics I have available are the two that I posted in t...

3 months ago
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RE: So...i just order a small Buffer and need to know...is this a good buffer?

That should work for most of your jewelry and knife fittings, but 8K RPM is pretty fast. Start out below 50% and see how it goes. Buffing does not b...

3 months ago
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RE: questions about bolting my anvil stand and post vise stand to concreet floor

Well, you don't have it really. What you have is a large mass below the anvil, but there is space between that mass (concrete bag) and the anvil which...

3 months ago
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RE: questions about bolting my anvil stand and post vise stand to concreet floor

Yes and from my billiard ball example the most rebound happens with the larger mass blow the work piece

3 months ago
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RE: Burning the Point / Choil or Heel Area

Look around for one of those cheap upright air compressors that has died. The tanks make great slack tubs. Just cut the top off, close the drain cock ...

3 months ago
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