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    I've used a few of the belt/disc sanders for...

    I've used a few of the belt/disc sanders for knifemaking over the years, ranging from the <100 to the 200 versions (draper, Axminster, etc). They were all much the same to be honest and didn't last...
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    hahaha. stupid scandi grinds causing problems?...

    hahaha. stupid scandi grinds causing problems? fancy that!

    With the exception of some very specialist tools such as microtome blades, they are a modern phenomenon. Before Ray Mears started...
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    excellent, will be great to see you again mate :)

    excellent, will be great to see you again mate :)
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    obviously I'll be there :) Apparently I am in my...

    obviously I'll be there :) Apparently I am in my new best spot along side Kev Endicotts and the Den Building area. So The Man Creche will be open for business as usual T^
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    i'll try and remember to get a pick of them all...

    i'll try and remember to get a pick of them all together tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a thread I wrote about the big one just after I got it (sorry, it's on bcuk!)
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    i've been using a Kelly/Ghilli/storm kettle every...

    i've been using a Kelly/Ghilli/storm kettle every day for the last 6 years or so :)

    I wouldn't carry one due to the bulk and they are pretty limited to boiling water, so great f teas, washing...
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    it's all down to efficiency. If I'm taking the...

    it's all down to efficiency. If I'm taking the bark off a small stick or three, then I'll use a knife like everyone else. But if I'm stripping a few ash trunks that are a foot across and 20 feet...
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    you can make some very cool containers from the...

    you can make some very cool containers from the whole thickness of bark peeled off trees like ash and cherry if you get the season right. The ash bark is about 5mm thick and very durable, it dries...
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    different barks come off more or less easily than...

    different barks come off more or less easily than each other, but the season you peel makes a huge difference as well as how long it has been off the tree for. For example, Ash peeled from a log in...
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    depending on the size and nature of the wood I...

    depending on the size and nature of the wood I use a blunt (run your finger along the edge safely blunt!) drawknife or a bark spud for larger areas. The spud looks like a really large blunt chisel on...
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    I usually use Axminster for my files. They stock...

    I usually use Axminster for my files. They stock Vallorbe/Grobet files, which are some of the best available (they also stock Nicholsons if you are an Americanophile).
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    another cracking vid from Ash there :) It's...

    another cracking vid from Ash there :) It's interesting watching myself making something, especially after a couple of years! I've changed how I do certain things and the workshop is quite different...
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    i was planning to, but due to a family issue, I...

    i was planning to, but due to a family issue, I won't be able to come along after all :( I'll be driving to Essex instead :(

    First one I've missed in years!
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    nice penannular :) I need to put my prices up!

    nice penannular :) I need to put my prices up!
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    they definitely need to be seen in person to...

    they definitely need to be seen in person to really appreciated the scale!
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    The other option open to me was to weld a cutting...

    The other option open to me was to weld a cutting edge into a mild body as I do for my bearded axes. That would require me to have a lump of mild steel large enough to forge the body, something like...
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    Axes - the Vikings are coming!!!!

    A friend asked me to make him a full sized, real Dane Axe last year. So over the winter it has been on my mind to get on with, but like so many of these projects more urgent orders crept in and took...
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    Thanks for posting those pictures Bernie :) they...

    Thanks for posting those pictures Bernie :) they are much better than the few i got on the day! It was a great weekend out with you and the Endicotts and the resulting structure is still going...
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    the first one I put up about 5 years ago (may be...

    the first one I put up about 5 years ago (may be 6, I forget) and it was all tied together with jute garden string. The tarps over the top have blown off a few times and had to be pulled back on....
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    i've got a couple of benders that are used as...

    i've got a couple of benders that are used as sheds in my woods, both made from hazel and covered with tarps.

    At another site I helped build a large bender we used large diameter blue poly pipe...
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    This one was charged with mild steel. I wanted to...

    This one was charged with mild steel. I wanted to keep the number of variables down, so used stock of known quality and of the same dimension (thinner stuff melting faster than larger stuff of...
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    latest adventure in steel

    I've used wrought iron and shear steel in some of my knives for years, but have only helped out with smelts and am yet to commit myself to running one (huge investment in time and materials with the...
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    yup likely mild steel in that case. As pointed...

    yup likely mild steel in that case. As pointed out, it's no good as it won't harden. Put it aside for an occasion that you may need an odd bit of mild plate. Useful scap for knives would be things...
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    that really doesn't help much! All we can say...

    that really doesn't help much! All we can say from that is that it is not a stainless steel ;)

    context please. What does your work do with these bits of metal and where was it? Is it likely to be...
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    you are going to have to give some details if we...

    you are going to have to give some details if we can help! :rolleyes:

    If it was previously used as a spring or tool, then likely ok; but if it used to be a washing machine or a fence then no...
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