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Sharpening And Knife Making

Author : Jim Watson
ISBN : 088740118X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 36.82 MB
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Wood carvers understand the feeling of satisfaction, ease and higher quality of carving that comes when using a well sharpened, honed and polished tool. In a process handed down from his grandfather, Jim Watson explains and illustrates sharpening techniques for numerous woodcarving tools and knives of various sizes and shapes including pocket knives and kitchen knives. The necessary materials for proper sharpening are listed and discussed with methods for reconditioning and making your own new knives and tools as well as information on resurfacing the sharpening stones. By following Jim's instructions and adding a little practice and patience, everyone will be able to achieve and maintain a superior edge, as keen as the piece of steel will allow.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

A Modern Guide To Knifemaking

Author : Laura Zerra
ISBN : 9781631595066
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 24.18 MB
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In A Modern Guide to Knifemaking, well-known survivalist Laura Zerra shares her essential knifemaking tips and tricks, including step-by-step instructions for both forging and stock removal. We all use a knife pretty much every day, but for Zerra, her daily life often depends on the blade she takes with her into the wild. She's learned about what works and what doesn't, what steel will hold an edge, and what nuances in blade design will make or break a knife. From design to sharpening, A Modern Guide to Knifemaking covers every step in the knifemaking process. To begin, you will consider what you want your knife to accomplish, develop a design, and make a prototype. Zerra takes you through choosing and buying steel for your knife and then teaches you to build your own forge. You will learn forging basics and then move on to forge the shape of your knife and make the blade tip. From there, you will cut the blade profile, grind in bevels to make the edge of the knife, heat treat and temper your blade, grind and polish it, and make a handle and sheath for it. You will also learn sharpening techniques to maintain the edge of your new knife. Throughout, Zerra has included Pro-Tips from some of the leading knifemakers working today including Ken Onion, Kaila Cumings, and Mike Jones. A Modern Guide to Knifemaking covers every detail of knifemaking so you can make yourself the perfect knife.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Custom Knifemaking

Author : Tim McCreight
ISBN : 0811721752
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 43.11 MB
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Ten projects will teach beginners how to cut, shape, heat, treat, and finish a knife.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Wonder Of Knifemaking

Author : Wayne Goddard
ISBN : 9781440216862
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 79.86 MB
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“Your questions, comments, and sometimes complaints are what keep me going as a writer. Keep it coming!” ~ Wayne Goddard As a columnist for BLADE Magazine, Wayne Goddard has been answering real questions from real knifemakers for more than twenty years. Now, find all the details in one place in this handy reference for every knifemaker, amateur or professional. • Clear and precise answers on every aspect of knifemaking, from selecting steel to heat treating and finishing the blade. • Tips and tricks for knifemakers of all skill levels. • Completely revised and updated with more than 11 years of new answers.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Jende Book Of Sharpening

Author : B. Thomas Blodgett
ISBN : 0982099509
Genre : Knives
File Size : 79.50 MB
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The Jende Book of Sharpening Double Hollow Ground Reed Knives takes the voodoo, wives-tales, mystery, and most importantly - the failure - out of sharpening any brand of double hollow ground reed knife. The Dime-Nickel Sharpening Method is used to sharpen every single Jende Reed Knife, and is a proven method that will work for the entire life of your reed knife. Each page is filled with straightforward, concrete sharpening information that can be used by reed knife sharpeners of all levels, and is accompanied by over 70 detailed color pictures. The end result is less time spent sharpening and more time spent practicing and making and adjusting your oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone reeds.
Category: Knives

The Ultimate Guide To Butchering Smoking Curing Sausage And Jerky Making

Author : Philip Hasheider
ISBN : 9781558329881
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 88.29 MB
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Trust The Ultimate Guide to Butchering, Smoking, Curing, Sausage, and Jerky Making to ensure you get the most out of your beef, pork, venison, lamb, poultry, and goat. Absolutely everything you need to know about how to dress and preserve meat is right here. From slaughtering, to processing, to preserving in ways like smoking, salting, and making jerky, author Philip Hasheider teaches it all in step-by-step instructions and illustrations,which guide you through the entire process: how to properly secure the animal and then safely and humanely transforming the meat into future meals for your family. Along the way, you’ll learn about different cuts of meat and learn how to process them into different products, like sausages and jerky. With The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making, you will quickly learn: How to make the best primal and retail cuts from an animal How to field dress the most popular wild game Why cleanliness and sanitation are of prime importance for home processing What tools, equipment, and supplies are needed for home butchering How to safely handle live animals before slaughter Important safety practices to avoid injuries About the changes meat goes through during processing Why temperature and time are important factors in meat processing How to properly dispose of unwanted parts The details of animal anatomy The best meals are the ones you make yourself, why not extend this sentiment all the way to the meat itself?
Category: Cooking

Knifemaking With Bob Loveless

Author : Durwood Hollis
ISBN : 9781440217883
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 55.64 MB
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Blade aficionados will revel in color photos from inside Bob Loveless' knife shop, and of his knives, as author Durwood Hollis details Loveless' stock-removal method of knife making, tools of the trade, designs, heat treating and tempering of blade steel, handles, sheaths, knife care and maintenance, and tips for the field. Bob Loveless, a member of the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©, passed away on Sept. 2, 2010, at the age of 81. He was known as the father of the modern custom knife movement, the man who popularized the dropped hunter, Big Bear sub-hilt fighter and other knives, and, along with Richard Barney, co-wrote How To Make Knives, the precursor to this book.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Japanese Kitchen Knives

Author : Hiromitsu Nozaki
ISBN : 1568364903
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 68.56 MB
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Sales of Japanese kitchen knives are booming in the U.S. But how many people have the skills to use these superbly-crafted tools to full advantage? Now, internationally renowned chef Hiromitsu Nozaki shares his expertise and insights in a book that will help anyone who owns a Japanese knife to maximize its performance. In Japanese Kitchen Knives, Nozaki teaches the reader how to use usuba, deba and yanagiba, the three main traditional Japanese knives. He explains many essential techniques, such as the importance of understanding blade angle and point of force, and illustrates these lessons by working with ingredients familiar to western readers, like carrots and rainbow trout. Color photos and Nozaki's commentary further clarify the process, and the pictures are taken from the chef's perspective for easier understanding (most other books take photos from the reverse perspective). Each technique is accompanied by recipes that require its use, and all recipes are very simple, using easy-to-acquire ingredients. Other sections include a look at artisanal Japanese knife-making and information on sharpening, storing and identifying the variety of Japanese knives. Specialty knives are shown on location, from the unique unagi eel knife in an unagi specialty restaurant to the colossal tuna filleting knife in Tsukiji fish market.
Category: Cooking

101 Bladesmithing Mistakes

Author : Wes Sander
ISBN : 1707945640
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File Size : 37.48 MB
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Do you make these bladesmithing mistakes? Have you ever wondered why your knife doesn't come out quite as perfect as a master bladesmith's knife? Or why your blade warped after heat treatment? Or why you're unable to machine certain stock steels? Or why your pins don't align properly on your knife's handle? Do you want to know and avoid mistakes, before they ever happen? Imagine this, you suddenly have the power to avoid any mistakes, before they ever happen, and you always have a high-quality in your hands. I, Wes Sander, have compiled 101 of the most devastating mistakes any bladesmith can make. Inside this book you will discover: The easiest steel to work with for a beginner knife maker 1 outdated quenching technique that you NEED to stop doing immediately 1 grinding mistake that could ruin the heat treat on your blade, and how to solve it The #1 belt type you should while using a belt sander Why sharpening your knife is not enough and what you should do to retain your knife's sharpness over a long period of time 1 simple hammering adjustment that could increase your efficiency and make your knives better 1 compound, you should never use, unless you want to ruin your kydex sheath with a nasty white film Why assuming every steel heat treats the same way is a huge blunder What tool to use to mark kydex and leather, without it becoming permanent on the material 1 epoxy mistake that could ruin your knife in seconds, as it cures on your tang and scales Why hard work isn't always the best option while making knives One knife making habit that could become a crutch for a bladesmith later in his career, and hamper his craft 1 sharpening mistake that could ruin your hard worked edges within a few strokes Which tools you should never invest in, if you're on a budget If you want to invest in your craft and catch mistakes before they happen, then this book is for you. Take action before you lose yet another knife to a mistake that could have been prevented. If you want to catch that one mistake that is holding you back from making a truly great knife then buy this book by scrolling up and clicking the 'Buy now' button

Knife Sharpening Made Easy

Author : Stefan Steigerwald
ISBN : 0764343068
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 30.99 MB
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The ideal guide for knifemakers, collectors, culinary professionals, and more, this book teaches multiple methods for making your blades as sharp as new—or even sharper. Starting with the theoretical foundations and mechanics of sharpening a blade, the authors then provide step-by-step instructions for honing various types of knives with V-sharpeners, guided systems, rapid sharpeners, diamond files, sharpening steels, traditional stones, wet grinding, and belt sanders. Each process is illustrated with pictures and offers practical instruction, including methods suited for challenging blades like serrated blades and knives with wavy or convex cuts. Finally, there is a section on the proper ways to test the sharpness of a blade. Suitable for all skill levels, and complete with detailed diagrams, this is the sharpening guide for all knife owners and users.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies