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    You grindeded gud. Nothing wrong with any type of project like that. Have fun and learn.
    If it is predictable then it is preventable....... Gordon Graham

    So if it is predictable and preventable then you better prepare.

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    Did not grind so gud today, but I didn't do it on the knife I'm making for myself. A coworker wanted one too. I'll give him my first attempt and use what I learned on mine to keep it cleaner
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    Ah typical taking care of others first. You are like the mechanic whose car doesn't work because he is working others.......
    If it is predictable then it is preventable....... Gordon Graham

    So if it is predictable and preventable then you better prepare.

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    An old Ford leaf spring is 5160 tool steel, suitable for either forging or grinding a knife. After it is shaped, but not sharpened, you'll need to harden it and then temper it to 58-61 Rc hardness to make it suitable for a knife edge. Then you can sharpen it to a razor sharpness. A whole leaf spring will also give you dozens of knives. Cheaper is an old file or rasp which can be made into a nice knife for a lots less money.

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    Rasps and files are good hard steel... but very brittle.

    grind slow, and keep it cool!
    Give a man fire, and he'll be warm for a day!
    Light a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life!

    Cat's are food... not friends!

    If you're going to fight, then fight like you're the third monkey on the ramp into Noah's arc... and brother, it's starting to rain.

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