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Kydex - Sheath Making Tips

Kydex - Sheath Making Tips

Kydex Heating Temperatures: When heating Kydex, the temperature range will be between (275-400°F). The heating temperature will vary depending on the thickness of the Kydex, altitude, and humidity levels in your area.  Eyelet Sizing depends on: Outside Diameter, Length Under Flange and Flange Diameter. To avoid Eyelet Chipping and Splitting problems here are some tips to try. 

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Buffing Tips - Getting the Mirror Finish & Buffing Safety Guidelines

Buffing Tips - Getting the Mirror Finish & Buffing Safety Guidelines

Polishing Tips:  To Help Get a Mirror Finish on Your Blades

If you are having trouble getting a mirror finish on your carbon or stainless blades even after sanding and polishing, consider these six techniques.  

Safety Guidelines for Every Buffing Operator

Buffing machines are considered one of the most dangerous machines in the shop. Therefore always use extreme caution when using it. Follow these safety guidelines.   Here are 13 safety guidelines to follow.  

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How to Choose a Kiln - By Paragon

How to Choose a Kiln - By Paragon

While this information provided by Paragon is aimed primarily at the Ceramic Artisan it provides good insights for knife makers.

Over the years, the selection of kilns has grown steadily. To help you sort through the confusion of choosing from so many different types, Paragon has narrowed the selection criteria to eight: Temperature, Size, Electrical, Round or Square, Top or Front Loading, Firebrick or Ceramic Fibre, Insulating Firebrick Wall Thickness, Manual or Automatic. Each of these criteria is discussed below. 

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How to Heat Treat CPM M4

How to Heat Treat CPM M4

CPM M4 is popular in competition cutting blades as it is high-speed steel exhibiting better grit and wear resistance than M2 or M3 in cold work punches, die inserts and cutting applications. 

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