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    Beautifully done! I love bocote, and I am quite partial to shoulder less grinds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walleyeman View Post
    Nicely done!

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    Hey Ray, great to see you post again, been some time sir! Hope you are well..
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    Indeed, Hey Ray!
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    "And embracing our errors is what makes us stronger. Big fan of pointing out my own screw ups, I make lots, hehe."-MikeB52

    Speaking of errors, I seem to have cut the pivot pin a hair too long, as it won't stay tight. I'm just going to repin it tomorrow-I need the practice anyway, and kind of enjoy the repetitive rat-a-tat tat of pinning. Lesson learned (again!): Every time I think I'm too short on the pin clearance, it's just right. Hmmm...

    In other news, I have now shaved with it off both the Norton 4 and 8k, and it has been a revelation in really learning each hone and its outer limits. edit: I can see why people shaved perfectly fine off the Norton 8 for years-I got an excellent shave off of it (of course this same edge has probably seen a couple hundred laps of English bridle between stones too).

    It will be interesting to see what the Nani 12 (and my now smoothish surgical black) can do for the edge.
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    Every time I think I'm too short on the pin clearance, it's just right. Hmmm...
    That's a good statement and worth repeating. I have found my best pin jobs quite often were also the ones I thought might be too short and were sometimes a pain to square up with the files before peening.
    I made a small hole in my anvil after watching some of glen's videos. Holds the pin very nicely while I set the first side, then flip, file true again and peen away.
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    Thanks, Mike-I have also tried the "smooth divot" in the anvil trick (I think jewelers call it a dapping block?). I usually just start them on one side in a pin vise by tapping in just enough of a "mushroom" to hold it on the back side while I start work on the front, then just flip back and forth repeatedly while I move it around, tap-tap-tap, change the blade position, repeat. I don't consider myself "done" until it is tight in all open angles, especially the 180 degree stropping position.

    But yes, filing it true makes the final product look much cleaner and better. We're always learning new tricks at this, no?
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    Nicely done, sir! Over time, I have also begun to favor the shoulderless grinds with examples from 5 countries in my collection thus far. I cannot wait to add Belgium to this list.
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