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by RustyIron
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Cutting boards

I've also wondered if "linseed" oil or some other type of oil would not only preserve the wood but would also make it easier to keep clean and sanitary? Definitely do NOT use linseed oil on a cutting board. It has a very distinctive smell that would be imparted to your kitchen, your house, and more...
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 seconds sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1311

Re: 2019 seconds sale

As appealing as it sounds, the trip to Golden would be more expensive than just paying full-price for a top-tier Spyderco.

Of course if the "seconds" were made available online, that would be a whole 'nother thing.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Cutting boards

For all you wood board afficionados:
After years of use, wood acquires a dish. A small board can be run through a planer. A bigger cutting surface might need something more aggressive, like a belt sander. Cutting on a concave surface blows. Cutting on a flat surface is glorious.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC prybar
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: EDC prybar

My Knife Sensei sent me a knife that he was really enthused about. It's a Kershaw Barge. It's not at all fancy, but it's utilitarian, strong, and cheap. The back end is a prybar which makes it 2x as useful as just a knife. I don't carry the knife mainly because it's a right handed frame lock. I requ...
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??
Replies: 27
Views: 780

Re: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??

Last night I called the chairman of the School Board, and he informed me that not only is cursive writing no longer taught, neither is arrowhead carving and buggy whip weaving. I study historical records, mostly from about 100+ years ago, when people who needed to write, wrote in cursive. Granted, m...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?
Replies: 55
Views: 1943

Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Which Spyderco do you like best for prying with the tip??? That just doesn't seem like a good idea at all. A more appropriate title for this thread would be, "How do I repair the damage I caused to the tip of my knife by using it in silly ways," or "Will Spyderco repair this improperly heat treated...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?
Replies: 32
Views: 680

Re: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?

FUNNY KNIFE STORY: I was on a whitewater rafting trip. One of our guides was a petite young lady... aww hell... she was short. She wore a knife inverted on the chest strap of her life vest. It was a sensible accessory to her ensemble, as playing on the river is serious business, and when you NEED a ...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 2643

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

I like polished edges but today sharpened some Maxamet to a 150 grit finish off a Venev bonded diamond stone followed by 2 passes on bare basswood just to make sure I wasn't missing something. So far, for the things I usually cut, I still prefer a polished edge. Thanks, bturbo. I'm just becoming fa...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Ouch

Y'know... once the wound starts to heal up, it's too late for stitches. By tomorrow, they'll probably just clean it up, stick some tape on it, give you a shot, enough pills for a week, and send you on your way. Good luck!
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Ouch

You'll be fine. Put some ichthammol and a band aid on it.
More importantly, will your wife be able to sew up the hole in your pants?
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Rescue 3 mod
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Spyderco Rescue 3 mod

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:41 pm
I've been thinking of modifying the blade shape a bit to make it more pocket friendly as well as look better:
Very nice. Much more attractive shape.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para3 LW in m390.. First LW exclusive
Replies: 49
Views: 1585

Re: Para3 LW in m390.. First LW exclusive

No left hand version?
Bzzzt.
Fail.
by RustyIron
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 141
Views: 5874

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

RustyIron, what stone does Ken Schwartz recommend specifically for Maxamet? Your BEST bet, Pela, is to call Ken and tell him what you're doing, what you're using, what you're doing it on, and what you want the finished edge to be. You can get his number on Facebook "Precise Sharpening." I'd rather ...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 141
Views: 5874

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I didn't use a full progression, so its ultimate polishing potential still remains to be seen, but the edge came up hair whittling. Also stropped on .25 micron polydiamond spray from Ken Schwartz on basswood, 1st time using that spray too. So far I'm pleased with both, but I'll report back after so...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

The fine diamond raises a burr just awesome and it is as easy as sharpening vg10. Sharpening chips happen on maxamet from pushing down too hard! Thanks. It makes me feel better to know that what I've been experiencing is not atypical. I reached out to Spyderco's Customer Support for guidance. They ...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?
Replies: 40
Views: 4963

Re: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?

Advocating holding a sharp knife by the blade is no different than advocating holding a pistol to your head and pulling the trigger because you know the gun is unloaded. It's foolishness.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

jpm2 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:01 am
I don't understand this unless there's something wrong with the steel.
What stones do you use on Maxamet?
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: COFFEE: Who Drinks The REAL Stuff? Gourmet Beans too?
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: COFFEE: Who Drinks The REAL Stuff? Gourmet Beans too?

So who else here is a fan of gourmet coffee beans? What kind of bean grinder do you like? I'm always looking for better equipment>> especially better coffee makers and bean grinders. Let's talk REAL COFFEE shall we :cool: Let's talk coffee. For the longest time I was on a Kona kick. My goto beans w...
by RustyIron
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Sharpening Maxamet?

Spent the weekend having fun and putting the Manix 2 through its paces. I couldn't wait to sharpen the knife. In my head, diamond plates were the way to go. They were great for quickly removing the metal to straighten up the bevels on each side. But when I expected some sharpness to happen, it wasn'...
by RustyIron
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Cutting boards

Hard pressed to find evidence supporting the cleanliness of plastic.
Wood is good.

https://news.ncsu.edu/2014/09/cutting-b ... od-safety/

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