Karl B Andersen
Karl B Andersen
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Journeyman Bladesmith
Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Jun 21, 2024
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RE: Milling Machine Advice, Recommendations

A guy walks into the doctor's office, raises his arm over his head and says, "Doc, it hurts when I do that." The Doctor says, "Then don't do that." ...

4 days ago
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RE: 26c3 steel question

The composition of 26C3 is similar to Hitachi White steel. The steel is very clean with few alloying elements. The high carbon content helps the steel...

3 months ago
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RE: One of those days....

That's about as bad as I've ever seen. In all these years I've only had to re-do one - a stainless San Mai - and I am glad it was a take-down.

3 months ago
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RE: Best 8” Buffing Tool

Yep - they can be dangerous. One thing I have come close to - but never doing - is to get a 3 phase motor and little variable frequency drive and bu...

3 months ago
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RE: disc grinder, adhesive removal

For years now I have used PB Blaster "Citrus Based Degreaser". Don't let the name fool you - it's for many uses. Years ago the same product was call...

4 months ago
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RE: First hamon, not sure what happened

I was going to give my long answer, but just to Pop's Knife Supply and look at the two videos on this Hamon 1800 product. Notice the difference on h...

4 months ago
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RE: Satin finish on guard

You might be amazed at what you can accomplish with these. They are a hard rubber that is impregnated all the way through with abrasive. Being somewha...

5 months ago
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RE: Edge Wear Without Indented Ricasso

I've made a LOT! of knives like this and am still waiting to hear the first complaint. They would have to be sharpened often to cause a real issue. ...

5 months ago
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RE: Annual Best of thread for 2023

Well, I don't necessarily have a "best" knife of 2023. I didn't focus on any elaborate cutlery creation, Rather, I spent my time improving a few speci...

6 months ago
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RE: My quest to make crucible steel

Got it. We're already friends. I was searching your full name.

6 months ago
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RE: My quest to make crucible steel

Those are good looking pucks. You have a facebook page? I can't find it by your name search.

6 months ago
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RE: blue backing this for the journeymens test

To solve this sort of dilemma, it's always best to build two performance test knives at the same time, making sure to do everything equally. This way,...

7 months ago
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RE: how to polish a rounded plung.

It's effective to utilize whatever you have to reach those tough places.

8 months ago
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RE: demonstration of forgings in Spain

Translation: Hello all friends, I have decided to present my skills as a knife forger to publish some photos of a demonstration of what I have learne...

9 months ago
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RE: Loveless Chute Knife - Guard Fitup

It's your knife - you build it your way. If you are pinning the guard - which I would - then JB Weld would be an acceptable substitute for soldering...

9 months ago
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