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Trackrock Hammer-in Spring Event Notice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Rechsteiner Mar 11, 2014. 2 Replies

     Trackrock Hammer-in              Spring Event   2014 Notice:           Open to all & no admission feesDate:              Weekend of March 28th & 29th     Location:      Trackrock…Continue

 

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Carl Rechsteiner commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Hey Folks, been following this a good while. I realize the desire to make knives is very strong - obvious by content of most of the postings. I have a little experience in this area, especially with trying to make the tools I had/have on hand and…"
Mar 15

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to Michael Squier's discussion Bandsaws, tips, upgrades and advice. in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Rule of thumb - if you can smell it through your mask filter then you are breathing in the toxic fumes. Yes, sanding dust will be even worse than the saw dust. All organic materials can carry bio. vectors that can breed in your lungs, even pine.…"
Jan 9

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to Michael Squier's discussion Bandsaws, tips, upgrades and advice. in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Sounds like it's going to work just fine for you. I'd consider hooking up a shop vac if you do decide to use it inside the house. The "fines" will settle everywhere and you will get "we need to dust the house Dear"…"
Jan 8

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to Jan Carter's discussion A NEW YEARS EVE FLASH GIVEAWAY!
"C-Rex Custom - Miniature 15th Century French Bootknife - patterened welded steel blade/fossil ivory handle & scabbard/sterling silver fittings (for my personal collection of miniatures) Give away is/are a Kuro and Neckknife"
Dec 31, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to Michael Squier's discussion Bandsaws, tips, upgrades and advice. in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Hey Jan, just watch CL, they pop up all the time. Not sure how a Harbor Freight one would hold up, but they've had a deep cut one on sale for <$100 with cupon lately. Mine is just one of those "recycle" things I do. Picked it up at…"
Dec 26, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"The portaband stand that D ale posted below has great potential for double use. If it can be locked in the vertical position and a table attachment built so it can be easily removed, it would work just fine and still maintain a reasonably small shop…"
Dec 24, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to D ale's discussion Most useful tool in the shop in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Those will only work with certain motors and are made for the type used in hand tools not the base mount motor like on your grinder. I think the most important tools in your shop are your mind - eyes - hands, Tools are just an extension of these. We…"
Dec 24, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to D ale's discussion Vernier Caliper in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Hard to beat a good set of calipers. I'm old school and still use my Mitoyos (sp) I've had for many years. Makes resorting those micro drill bits and pin material a lot easier. Especially helpful with making the miniature knives."
Dec 24, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to allanm's discussion Routers in knife making in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Got one way back when, maybe they are better now. Have to be real careful with torquing down the adjustment screws as much of the device is plastic - not enough it slips on you too much....well it's plastic. Used it sparingly and with care it…"
Dec 24, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to Michael Squier's discussion Bandsaws, tips, upgrades and advice. in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Portaband Saw Conversion Bandsaw 1 – general view mounted in vice. Blade Guard – Bent sheet metal to protect fingers/arms Bracket A -  Upright is short section of “T” iron from old garage door chain track, welded to…"
Dec 24, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner replied to D ale's discussion Ubiquitous 1" * 30" Belt Sander in the group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"If you plan to do any quality grinding you need to look at "solid" in grinders - solid bearings, arbors, frames, pulleys, motor mounts, etc. Vibration and motor torque are the two biggest issues with precision grinding with belt quality…"
Dec 23, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Appreciate your interest. I have found the portaband to be an extremely useful tool and with the right blades can do most anything (sawing that is) you need inside the shop with a very small footprint. Made mine portable and it just clamps into my…"
Dec 19, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Metal band saw (portaband posted below) and wood band saws are made very different because they do different things. The wood saw will not hold up to the duties of a metal saw. However you can set up your portaband to split handle material quite…"
Dec 18, 2016

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Dec 18, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner commented on Carl Rechsteiner's event 'Fall Trackrock Hammer-in #31'
"This pretty lady finally won a raffle knife. She has procured tickets at every event since we have been doing this. Decided to get only one this time, but it was the right one! 'Bout time I'd say. She is co-host of the event and co-manager…"
Nov 2, 2016

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Carl Rechsteiner commented on Carl Rechsteiner's event 'Fall Trackrock Hammer-in #31'
"These Kids had a lot of fun and showed determination in completing their knives. The two girls came all the way from Bolivia to attend the event and participate. Made their knives from a very old monkey wrench - one used the handle and one the jaw.…"
Nov 2, 2016

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KnifeMaker
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Tamera Kitchens
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
61 to 65 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Like 'em all
Website
http://www.georgiaknifemakersguild.com
About Me
Bladesmith/knifemaker 50+ years; Master Artist; Charter member and past president Georgia Custom Knifemakers' Guild; Voting member The Knifemakers' Guild; Co-founder and instigator of Trackrock Hammer-ins; President of FOOSRK

UGA 1972 BSFR/Wildlife Biology; Professional ISA Certified Instrumentation Specialist; Environmental Impact Engineer, Rtd. Water/Wastewater certification.

Finally retired to full time Bladesmithing/knifemaking
Interests
Bladesmithing; Teaching Bladesmithing to youngsters
Flyfishing & kayaking
Hunting - blackpowder & pistol
Prospecting
Anything that requires being in the woods
Other Hobbies
Reloading
Miniature Knifemaking
Carving and Lapidary

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At 5:14 on October 15, 2016,
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Carl Rechsteiner
said…

Thanks for all the well wishes folks - love the knife cards (of course). Those of you that know me know that my "biggy" for my birthday is being able to hold the Trackrock Hammer-in's each fall. Hope those that can will join us.

At 14:14 on October 14, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 17:42 on October 13, 2016, Jan Carter said…

At 17:58 on October 14, 2015, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 9:09 on October 13, 2015, Jan Carter said…

At 23:33 on April 1, 2015, Jim Kitchens said…

Yes, I knew Susie and Clay.

jim

At 0:50 on January 1, 2015, J.J. Smith III said…

At 8:44 on October 14, 2014, Steve Hanner said…

Hope its a great day for you Carl!

At 19:22 on December 22, 2013, Charles Sample said…

Carl, thanks for joining the iKC Arsenal group.  I'm looking forward to seeing your posts and pics.

At 19:59 on December 9, 2013, Jan Carter said…

Hey Carl!  YES WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HAMMER IN TO ATTEND!  And since we are in Fl, your is sounding great!  Can you send me some more info on it?  You can send me some info right here

http://www.iknifecollector.com/profile/JanCarter

Just look under my pic and you will see send me a message.  Is it ok, if we can make it can I write it up on iKC?

 
 
 

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