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  • 754
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    It looks a lot like a Hanchett 38 knife grinder..

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  • 754
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    I think he is using a knife grinder, not a regular surface grinder. Look at travel length vs width.
    I think it was made to hold a long blade or blades in a fixture at an angle like planer blades. Or peeler knifes for making plywood.

    If the head is tiltable, be very good for knife work..

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  • Lee Cordochorea
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    Originally posted by Willy View Post
    Thanks for the link. Yes I'm aware of the various cold blueing and blackening products available, I have some myself.
    What I was after was more along the lines of the soft gray effect that the Bernax 540 left on the steel shown in the video.
    Guggle really sucks these days, but I was able to find a model railroader blog in Dutch... Guggle's translation describes thusly:

    BERNAX 540 from VéDé.
    I make the head of the rails dark with a metal stain, first a black-blue conductive oxide is formed.
    When rubbed in, the color becomes brownish-black.
    The effect is similar to wood stain: it is somewhat transparent, you can see the structure of the metal through it.

    It is a toxic, blue liquid that is also used, among other things, to give weapons a dark color, but artists also use it to color their metal objects and you can also 'black' wheels with them.
    ...matches the description of dilute nitric acid

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  • CalM
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    OT from the artistry

    I have spent some time with a machete in hand, and find the tool very flexible and effective. I can not see an application for the Bowie knife that is not met with the machete. Now a K-Bar in hand is a different issue.

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  • J Tiers
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    Did he really hit the punch with a flatter? It went by so fast I didn't get a good look at it even going back and trying to stop it at the right point. But it looked like one.

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  • mattthemuppet
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    Originally posted by DATo View Post
    This weekend I plan on hiding my own Easter eggs.
    that made me laugh

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  • Paul Alciatore
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    Just be sure you don't find more eggs than you hid. That happened to us one year. My wife hid two dozen eggs and the kids found 25. It took a bit of searching to find the one that was a year old. And that was in our den, not outside.



    Originally posted by DATo View Post
    Watched the video (which seemed vaguely familiar) and read all the posts before it occurred to me that I was the one who posted this video two years ago. I'm getting very old. This weekend I plan on hiding my own Easter eggs.

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  • Paul Alciatore
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    That is a nice knife. Well made.

    I have to ask, is a truck spring supposed to be a good alloy for this? Or was it just something that was available?

    And, I thought that a Bowie knife had a brass strip on the back side so your opponent's blade would not glance off when you blocked his thrust. Or would that be all too true to the original intent of having a knife for knife fighting. Not politically correct in today's world.

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  • DATo
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    Watched the video (which seemed vaguely familiar) and read all the posts before it occurred to me that I was the one who posted this video two years ago. I'm getting very old. This weekend I plan on hiding my own Easter eggs.

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  • Danl
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    Nice workmanship there, no doubt. I certainly would have worn safety glasses, but that's just me.

    I wondered about how he attached the halves of the guard together. Looked like 3 bolts through to the other half, which he'd threaded. However, he then cuts all three bolt head off at 9:22. Do you suppose that was a very tight fit, or that he spot welded the cutoff heads to keep the halves together?

    Dan

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  • Jim Stewart
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    Originally posted by tlfamm View Post
    A Brit in Texas talking about Bowie knives? And what accent is that I hear? No, this will not do ...
    Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    touche, sir, touche
    A Brit in Texas speaking French? Is nothing sacred? Sacre Bleu!

    -js

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  • darryl
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    I enjoyed that too. I found the surface grinder interesting, with the horizontal wheel-

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  • mattthemuppet
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    touche, sir, touche

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  • tlfamm
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    Originally posted by ;1233971
    I don't think I really have any choice other than to make a Bowie knife
    A Brit in Texas talking about Bowie knives? And what accent is that I hear? No, this will not do ...
    Last edited by tlfamm; 04-17-2019, 02:36 PM.

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  • mattthemuppet
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    I picked up a couple of old (1960s truck?) pickup leaf springs the other day that a neighbour was throwing out AND I live in San Antonio, down the road from the Alamo. I don't think I really have any choice other than to make a Bowie knife

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