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    Carbon steel hunting knife

    Something i forged to figure out the sequence of steps to squeeze a block of steel into a knife shape with a press. I think I'll go with the black and orange for a handle for 2 reasons: i like it, and it's one tbat i made from bone from the cheap leftovers bin at a knife show. Plus since the...
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    Making a Damascus kitchen knife

    This is after 7 rounds of forge welding. I cleaned it to verify all welds have taken properly. Its still 3/16 thick. Now i need to flatten it and make it wider, and then I'll have something to fiddle with in tje holidays.
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    Shop Tips and Tricks

    Casting resin, you need something to contain the resin. This is cling foil stretched on flat board, with bondo to make the boundaries @Victor Creazzi
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    Oh I Use nitric acid. But it's a matter of figuring how long, and how to get rid of the oxide dust covering the carbides without a) smearing everything until it is black or b) abrading the contrast away. I'm going to have to re-do the etching anyway so I'll take pics to show what I mean. It...
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    Also I learned that I still need to rethink my wootz etching. I had one razor turn out very nice, as expected. And the next one turned out completely stunning. But when I etched it again, the contrast was a lot less. Then I completely sanded it clean again, and the first etch was great and then...
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    Today I had a rare full day of blade work. I etched 2 wootz razors, and then made a good amount of damascus. I also finished the forging for the damascus kitchen knife that I've put WAAAY too much time in. The kitchen knife is for a trade and the level of complexity significantly exceeds the...
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    Leather strap cutter and edge burnisher

    The woodwork seems excellent. Fit and finish are amazing
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    Like congress. It's best if no party has an absolute majority because that's when things go south, kinda like in real life :D
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    Absolutely.
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    I remember that as soon as my kids started going to daycare, my wife and wife would literally be sick from september till april. Head colds, strep throat, stomach bugs, ... and if you have kids with stomach bugs, no matter how careful you are, after 2 days you have it too because if you have to...
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    My wife and i noticed a decrease in number of times that we get a cold much less than other years.
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    One big advantage we have here is that a ton of research and testing was done for the original sars outbreak almost 2 decades ago. From that pov, this vaccine is less rushed than the 1976 one. We had a running start. That said, while the pfizer and sanofi vaccines has been tested in large...
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    Over here, you can't really get them anymore. Not directly in any case. Unless your doctor flags you as at-risk, there is no point even trying. Other years they don't do this but atm, they really want to prevent critical people being swept up in flu season because hospitals and care workers are...
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    Got my flu shot today. I get it every year through work. This year there was some trouble getting on the list but i made it, just for everything to be scrapped. Due to corona and the necessity to protect medical personnel and at risk patients, the government stepped in and repossessed every...
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    Dang Tim. How are you doing? Is it bad or are you one of the ones who don't have it too bad?
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