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by soc_monki
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First time sharpening with sharpmaker and need help
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: First time sharpening with sharpmaker and need help

I use down and up strokes. It decreases the time to reprofile by so much! And I mean I've used it on m4, and it was nothing. Took a little bit, but it worked great. Just work on the wonky side first, then when you apex, do the other side until you get the apex more or less centered. Doesn't have to ...
by soc_monki
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 vs 20CV vs 204P - 3rd Generation Powder Metallurgy
Replies: 23
Views: 824

Re: M390 vs 20CV vs 204P - 3rd Generation Powder Metallurgy

Always makes me laugh when people say they prefer one over another. I don't have any 204p, but have a lot of 20cv, and some m390. It's all good stuff!
by soc_monki
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micro Serrations
Replies: 64
Views: 2193

Re: Micro Serrations

Setting the bevel with the diamond rods (30 degrees) or on my 325 grit diamond stone, and then putting a microbevel (40 degrees) with the brown stones leaves an edge that will pop hair if you just glide the blade along your arm, but will slice through pretty much anything with very little effort. To...
by soc_monki
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Constructive COVID-19 activities....learn some new skills
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: Constructive COVID-19 activities....learn some new skills

This is going to sound harsh but, I am the only one who is not going to get a vacation out of this? I wish I had some free time to catch up on chores/projects! I NEED a week off but that ain’t gonna happen. I still haven't got one. They're trying to decide right now if they're going to give us our ...
by soc_monki
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place

Battlestar Galactica. Old or new, love them both. Wish they would have continued with Caprica, I was really getting into it...
by soc_monki
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So, how are you staying busy during the lockdown?
Replies: 38
Views: 2618

Re: So, how are you staying busy during the lockdown?

Working. I guess I'm considered essential personnel, as I'm an electrician working for a contractor who does govt work. Wondering if they are going to postpone our next outage though, considering they've been doing that quite a bit lately. If I do get off for a little while I'll probably catch up on...
by soc_monki
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para3 lightweight stiff
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Re: Para3 lightweight stiff

Just give the pivot screw a little turn. Should be fine after that.
by soc_monki
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Have a Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 1168

Re: I Have a Problem

1 every year? I bought 8 benchmades in the last 2 months... Haha! Welcome to the club!
by soc_monki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 2068
Views: 266585

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Picked up the 20cv Grip in Florence, AL yesterday. The Rift was from knifeworks and came in 2 days! Double new knife day is the best new knife day!

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by soc_monki
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Worn out torx screws
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: Worn out torx screws

Torx are better than flat, Philips, and hex, and square is good for electrical work but torx can take more torque. More points of contact. Use decent tools (I don't even use wiha... Lol) and make sure to be fully seated and you shouldn't have a problem. I haven't stripped a single screw yet, but I d...
by soc_monki
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 235
Views: 15395

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Schools closed next week. Grocery stores are out of cleaning supplies, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. My wife did find 1 small pack of napkins today. The meat section was very low. Bottled water is at a 2 case limit, IF, they have it in stock. Seen 1 guy with 10 dozen of eggs in hi...
by soc_monki
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 235
Views: 15395

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Well, after next week I may be off work for 2 weeks. So now it is affecting me and my family. We will see how it goes. I have plenty of food, my freezer is full to the brim. No worries here. Also have plenty of butt paper... We tend to get the huge pack from Sam's haha!
by soc_monki
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 235
Views: 15395

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

It's like when it snows here in the south. Got to get your bread, milk, and eggs! Seriously, people go nuts and buy the most outrageous stuff for no reason...
by soc_monki
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lube on Ceramic ball bearing pivots. Yay or Nay, what say you?
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Lube on Ceramic ball bearing pivots. Yay or Nay, what say you?

Yes, but not much. I use very little on any pivot really. My ZTs get bare minimum, and my washer knives (most spydies and benchmades, etc) get very little as well. You don't really need as much as nick shabazz puts in his knives! Haha! Also found that if you have a stubborn detent ball that just won...
by soc_monki
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 235
Views: 15395

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Not really yet. Other than being told there can't be more than 10 people in the switchouse at one time (tva taking precautions) I still have to work. Stuff in the yard has to be upgraded, or added, or torn out. Can't turn off the power, so I am here. I'm just with a contractor though, so things coul...
by soc_monki
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Zeroed In: Sal Glesser
Replies: 28
Views: 2335

Re: Zeroed In: Sal Glesser

I think Sal said he drives a 2000 something Acura.
by soc_monki
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pick a first Benchmade
Replies: 36
Views: 5236

Re: Pick a first Benchmade

Still loving all my Benchmades. My mini Crooked River Custom should be here Tuesday. Picked up a 940-2 the other day and I can see why it's a legendary edc knife. The super Freek has taken a spot up with my Amalgam, as have the crooked river and mini Crooked River. And Benchmade took care of the eba...
by soc_monki
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Snapping clip screws
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Snapping clip screws

Turn the screw counter clockwise first until you feel it click past the starter thread. Especially important for the small t6 screws.
by soc_monki
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 2068
Views: 266585

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Benchmade 940-2 today!


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by soc_monki
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?
Replies: 55
Views: 4836

Re: What's your favorite thing & slices Spydie?

Amalgam. Very tall blade, gets pretty thin behind the edge. I always compare knives to my civivi Baklash because it is a very thin hollow grind. The amalgam matches it easily!

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