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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby James Y » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:19 am

Ankerson wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:18 am
Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:47 am
I updated the book by correcting typos and adding conversions to Celsius throughout the book. I would call it a "revision" rather than a new edition. Purchases from Amazon are now the new revision.

How did it make it past the Publisher with typos?

Nobody proof read it before printing?
Jim,

I’ve actually read plenty of books that contain typos...usually not a lot, but enough to notice. Even worse, I’ve read some that contain lots of poor grammar (written by American-born English speakers). Some of the latter were probably not even proofread.

Anyway, it’s worked out well for me, because I haven’t purchased my copy of the book yet. :D

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby JRinFL » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:21 am

Ankerson wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:18 am
Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:47 am
I updated the book by correcting typos and adding conversions to Celsius throughout the book. I would call it a "revision" rather than a new edition. Purchases from Amazon are now the new revision.

How did it make it past the Publisher with typos?

Nobody proof read it before printing?
I know some people in the publishing field and from what I can tell editors are the first under the axe when publishers want to save a few bucks.
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Ankerson » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:22 am

Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am
Ankerson wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:18 am
Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:47 am
I updated the book by correcting typos and adding conversions to Celsius throughout the book. I would call it a "revision" rather than a new edition. Purchases from Amazon are now the new revision.

How did it make it past the Publisher with typos?

Nobody proof read it before printing?
Unfortunately, finding every typo in a 450 page book is difficult. There were still 3 or 4 remaining.

OH I know, I have done it, easy to miss some.

3 or 4 is nothing in a 450 page book.

I thought you ment it was worse than that.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby James Y » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:28 am

Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am
Unfortunately, finding every typo in a 450 page book is difficult. There were still 3 or 4 remaining.

Oops, I didn’t see this post before. Yes, 3 or 4 typos is really nothing. But glad to know that you cared enough to have them taken care of, Larrin.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Ankerson » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:17 pm

James Y wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:28 am
Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am
Unfortunately, finding every typo in a 450 page book is difficult. There were still 3 or 4 remaining.

Oops, I didn’t see this post before. Yes, 3 or 4 typos is really nothing. But glad to know that you cared enough to have them taken care of, Larrin.

Jim

Even 10 would be nothing really for a 450 page book.

Hardly noticeable.

I just thought he ment it was worse than that. LOL

Now things like using contractions is not however acceptable in literature.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Larrin » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:33 pm

Ankerson wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Now things like using contractions is not however acceptable in literature.
It’s a good thing I’m not writing literature!
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Ankerson » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:15 pm

Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Ankerson wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Now things like using contractions is not however acceptable in literature.
It’s a good thing I’m not writing literature!

Yeah, it is. :D

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Rp5 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:08 pm

Shouted out as knife book of the year for 2020 by Nick Shabazz. (Not an official category, but it did get a shout-out.)

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Larrin » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:43 pm

Rp5 wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Shouted out as knife book of the year for 2020 by Nick Shabazz. (Not an official category, but it did get a shout-out.)
He included it in the general "other" category but then rather giving the book its own category he referred to it as "other" within the category. So it is an "other" within the "other" category. I think.
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Rp5 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:50 pm

Well, I still say Knife Book of the Year.

I haven't read any other knife books this year, so it's clearly ahead of the pack.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Larrin » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:52 pm

Rp5 wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:50 pm
Well, I still say Knife Book of the Year.

I haven't read any other knife books this year, so it's clearly ahead of the pack.
Thanks!
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Bolster » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:38 pm

Professor Thomas, thank you for the wonderful curriculum you've provided! Just bought your textbook on Amazon. It'll be my Christmas break "coursework." Is there a test over the material? Or will buying several high-end knives be an acceptable substitute?

PS: I found a regression equation in one of your posts...how cool is that? If I were a steel maker I'd cook from that formula! R-squared of around .8, that's cracking good. Also appreciated testing the regression formula on new data, where you achieved nearly .8 again. That's top-shelf research, folks. Prof. Thomas just handed the keys to top-performing steel to any steel mfgr who's paying attention.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Pig Iron » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:41 pm

What a great book. Thank you for writing it.

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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby Larrin » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:37 am

Pig Iron wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:41 pm
What a great book. Thank you for writing it.
Thanks!
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Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Postby sal » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:32 pm

Hi Pig Iron,

Welcome to our form.

Larrin is a well needed part of our industry. A real Asset. The best part is that he is continually learning and refining as new blade steels come into play.

sal


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