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Jantz Wyoming kit knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 12. 12 Replies

I just finished my first new (from Jantz Wyoming kit!)  creation. My first knife work attempt was restoration (or rather re-scaling) and old damaged and abused Western. I decided to start with a pair…Continue

Band saw vs table saw

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Dec 20, 2016. 19 Replies

This is a general question as I expand my experience and tools, which I know may be very subjective and depend on many factors.I have very little space, and few tools, so looking at smaller tools -…Continue

Knife restoration - Western brand, made in Boulder, CO

Started this discussion. Last reply by allanm Aug 1, 2016. 8 Replies

I joined up some time ago, and mentioned that I had an old Western brand knife that my wife had brought back from an auction - badly abused and just getting dumped basically, so she paid 25c thinking…Continue

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Knife collection database / catalog - free database

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Bradshaw May 31, 2016. 1 Reply

After joining iKnife Collector a while back, I started looking for better ways to record information and images related to my small but growing collection of knives and knife making supplies. I had…Continue

 

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Jan Carter commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"I can certainly attest to Carl's willingness to be helpful.  Donnie caught the bug standing next to him and he has been a staple in the "how do I do this" conversations right from the start LOL. ooops, sorry Tom, not your fault,…"
Mar 15
allanm commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"We all missed it Tom :-) I usually pick up every typo in anything I read. I sometimes say I should have been an editor, not an IT geek / programmer / operating systems type. I am already a beta reader/reviewer for a few authors and get the benefit…"
Mar 15
Tom Peterson commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Hey Jan, I was just poking fun at you because in your original post you typed that the grinder was "meant to least". But like most of my attempts at humor it went unnoticed, lol. As far as the table goes, you just rationalize that with all…"
Mar 15
Michael Squier commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Carl, good advice is always welcome. thanks. "
Mar 15
allanm commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Your advice is good Carl, and always welcome. My needs (for now, and I honestly don't expect to change a lot) is for finishing ready made blanks. That's likely to be the extent of my knife making, along with making sheaths from home tanned…"
Mar 15

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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
Jan Carter commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Tom I promise you it is meant to last.  Donnie uses it daily on forged knives That is the table I am looking for but 130 kinda hurts when I only paid 90 for the portaband LOL"
Mar 14
Michael Squier commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"I have tne Ridgid tools spindle/belt ocilating sander, it works great on wood. I have not used it with any metal yet. "
Mar 14
Tom Peterson commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Hey Miss Jan, I will check out Pheers. But I'd rather have one that's meant to last, lol! The only portaband table that I even know of is on the 4x4 Off Road site that I posted about awhile back. It was about $130+/- but also seemed pretty…"
Mar 14
allanm replied to Steve Scheuerman (Manx)'s discussion Knife Robot: World's First Auto Knife Sharpener in the group Knife Sharpeners
"I thought you were conning us or looking for conversation on an idea :-) So Mr Google tells me it actually exists ... https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/knife-robot-world-s-first-auto-knife-sharpener#/ It looks quite impressive, $279 pre order…"
Mar 14
allanm commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"That's good advice Tom, not preachy. I knew I need to be careful with a tool like that, but a warning like that with personal experience we should all learn from. I was looking at Wen and Ryobi spindle sanders. I like Harbor Freight and their…"
Mar 14
Jan Carter commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Congrats Michael!  When we bought the newest Drill Press we gave the older one to a young man that did not have one.  Passing on the tools is great whether you are the giver or the recipient! Tom, while your researching look at Pheers, it…"
Mar 14
Tom Peterson commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Allan, Let us know if you find a good spindle sander. I have a Harbor Freight one that is a few years old & I think that HF downsized their motors or changed the amperage or something after that. Anyway mine is ok for handle material shaping…"
Mar 14
allanm commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"Nice acquisition Michael. When I put my Jantz kit together recently, I used my Dremel with "Dremel WorkStation" mini drill press to get a good vertical 1/4" pilot hole. Because I don't have a real drill press, I then used a hand…"
Mar 14
Michael Squier commented on allanm's group Tools for knife enthusiasts
"I just got a free drill press, its an old Wilton branded made in taiwan but very heavy castinhs and seems well made. Full size but its a bench height post. Yay for me, now where to pu it. "
Mar 14
Jan Carter replied to allanm's discussion Jantz Wyoming kit knife
"LOL Allan I understand.  I did buy the portaband for Donnie but we have yet to find a table on sale at a good enough price to obtain one. "
Mar 12

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web search
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How long have you collected knives?
3- 5 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
old, with interesting history
About Me
Immigrant from Africa, hunter, shooter, knife collector

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At 14:25 on January 31, 2017, Sunil Ram said…

Very cool allanm. The Omni is a really good knife. Great grip with that rubber handle. That's funny about the plastic ruler.

At 11:16 on January 31, 2017, Sunil Ram said…

allanm, Thanks for joining us in the Buck Knives Group.

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At 12:39 on April 4, 2016, Charles Sample said…

Thanks for joining the Arsenal group.

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At 9:08 on March 28, 2016, John Bamford said…

Welcome to iKC Allan .

At 19:54 on March 26, 2016, John Kellogg said…

Welcome aboard Allanm

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