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by RustyIron
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated edge fans
Replies: 18
Views: 159

Re: Serrated edge fans

Endura... K390... serrated... soon.
by RustyIron
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Retire The PM2?
Replies: 78
Views: 1448

Re: Retire The PM2?

Ahdunno... the PM2 is a pretty knife. There's a lot to like just as it is.
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: About that food prep ...
Replies: 67
Views: 1258

Re: About that food prep ...

Now there is just no way I would ever pull one out in a restaurant, and that is NEVER. That's really pushing ones luck depending on the location etc. Pushing one's luck? Call me an unsophisticated lout oblivious to social norms, but I've never had a problem whipping out my knife. My luck has always...
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interesting discussion on a bleeding blade
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Interesting discussion on a bleeding blade

The fact that it happend with a carbon blade was (imho) that when you apply oil onto a steel, like carbon steel, that will rust, you can remove the ultra thin layer of rust (black oxidation) and mix it with the oil. This forms a little black sludge that is scraped of in the first inches due to the ...
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why don't they chrome plate carbon steel?
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: Why don't they chrome plate carbon steel?

Mrs. Iron just brought home a box full of parts that she had chromed for the old Coca-Cola Machine she's restoring. They also did all the chrome on her old Mustang, and some trim parts on our old truck. The shop is about two miles from here. Doing chrome isn't easy. The surface has to be polished pe...
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Spy27 Mule in use and testing feedback
Replies: 72
Views: 2831

Re: Spy27 Mule in use and testing feedback

Fun! I'm way OT here so I'll keep it short: No stove collection is complete without a Zelph Starlyte... Had to google it--the Starlyte looks kinda neat. For a while I experimented with penny stoves. Mostly it was for my own amusement. The penny stove is really just a chopped up aluminum can that us...
by RustyIron
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: About that food prep ...
Replies: 67
Views: 1258

Re: About that food prep ...

I pressed a couple of bushels of apples myself last fall seeds and all and I am still here to tell the story. :) Squeezin' apples is a periodic event here at the Casa de Doghair. Besides loading up the outdoor freezer and sending a couple jugs home with everyone who attends, ten gallons is reserved...
by RustyIron
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco Forum Tech Support
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Disappearing posts

TazKristi wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:32 pm
If, while you are typing a reply and then click submit, someone else posts, the forum will alert you to the new post prior to posting yours.
Yup, I'm sure I've lost posts for just that reason.
by RustyIron
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Wood for scales
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Wood for scales

Thanks guys. I think worst case I make them, they look horrible, don’t last and then I take them off. I'm not a woodworker, but sometimes I make stuff out of wood. More than once I've had well-aged wood change shape after the project is complete. Most recently, it was a Mule, where I made the scale...
by RustyIron
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: About that food prep ...
Replies: 67
Views: 1258

Re: About that food prep ...

Am I the only adult left in the world who just eats an apple whole, without cutting it up first? I feel so alone... Yeah, you're a weirdo, all right. But only mid-level. If you want to kick out your weirdness to the next level, don't eat your apple in the traditional orientation. Start eating at th...
by RustyIron
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: FRN Scales (?)
Replies: 51
Views: 1122

Re: FRN Scales (?)

Does such a thing as flat sheets of 1/8 or 1/4" FRN or FRCP or other similar lighweight material exist? Sure... with the caveat that we don't really know exactly what Spyderco's FRN and FRCP are. It's as if I told you my truck had steel connecting rods and aluminum pistons. You'll know a little bit...
by RustyIron
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Buying habits that harm small businesses
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Buying habits that harm small businesses

When people buy knives with the intention of returning them it puts a financial strain on the business Financial strain aside, it's just plain dishonest. I'm tempted to say what I think about intentionally dishonest behavior, but I know the Spyderco Forum's mantra is something about walking barefoo...
by RustyIron
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: About that food prep ...
Replies: 67
Views: 1258

Re: About that food prep ...

I can absolutely understand the joy of making a quick breakfast or slice a stake with one's favourite pocket knife, but when I see people portioning a large piece of meat or dicing onions with a pocket knife while having actual kitchen knives at arm's length - I can not help but wonder why would th...
by RustyIron
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated Edge Retention
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Re: Serrated Edge Retention

No one ever mentions the difference in the angle between a plain edge and a serrated edge. I don't know the numbers, but I'm gonna bet it's a factor worthy of consideration.
by RustyIron
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your profession?
Replies: 62
Views: 5090

Re: What is your profession?

I really,really miss the excitement and challenge of building and accomplishing goals, but realize my time has past. I know where you're coming from, brother. I retired nine years ago and it didn't stick. I wasn't ready, and after four years, I jumped back into the deep end. In that time I became t...
by RustyIron
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm having an issue with US made Spydies
Replies: 68
Views: 1635

Re: I'm having an issue with US made Spydies

The recommended temperature for removing Loctited fasteners is to heat to 250 degrees Celcius. The boiling water is only 100 degrees. That's not to say that boiling water is not helpful. Weakening of the bond increases with temperature, starting at about 75 degrees. There's a chart somewhere, if you...
by RustyIron
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watch out buying on secondary market
Replies: 25
Views: 1081

Re: Watch out buying on secondary market

S-3 ranch wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:51 pm
who ever sharpen them they had ruined them and all needed to be reground
What's the price to have it reground? It might be worth it.
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Huge?
Replies: 55
Views: 1207

Re: Huge?

All this talk of bigger knives is giving me a hankerin' for an Endura K390 SE.
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lower Back Pain
Replies: 27
Views: 1235

Re: Lower Back Pain

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:23 pm

In my opinion core strengthening and flexibility (and improving posture) are the real keys for most people who have chronic back pain.

Right on. They're also key for those who don't want to develop back pain... or those who had it, got rid of it, and don't want it back.
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: How do you pin your scales to a mule?
Replies: 21
Views: 370

Re: How do you pin your scales to a mule?

When you're ready, get in touch with me and I'll help you plan your multi-piece handle build so you'll know what obstacles to expect and how to address them to make sure everything goes smoothly, if you'd like. I'll do that. I think Z-Max will be up next? I'll be looking on suggestions for material...

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