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    I have started 2 new razors (may do a 3rd along with them).
    Will be O1 (I picked up 18" of .25 x 1")
    Target hardness is to be between 57 and 59 Rc.
    One will be a fixed one I may send out to have scales made.
    I am thinking of building both to be 7/8 with 2 1/4" long blades.
    Both to be near wedge and of basic design.
    Most work will be done at work on my breaks or after work.
    Thinking that I will leave thickness at around .025 to .030 before HT.
    Most of the finishing will be done at home, I still need a belt grinder at home.
    Will try to remember to get pics as is practical of tools used and blades in consecutive steps.

    Jeff

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    Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Good luck. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Michael

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    looking forward to seeing these.

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    You know Jeff, if you trip to Yak I would be glad to guide you in scaling a razor. I have all the tooling needed and depending on material, have plenty available. Besides, then I get to shave with one!

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    Fair enough, I just may have to take you up on that. Just so happens that you are one of three who I was thinking about for that particular end of the project. Its going to be a little while yet. Turns out that 2 seem to be turning into 4 REAL QUICK. I mean hey I have the material. AND, now I am taking a 2nd look at what I want for widths. Thinking 2 at 7/8 and 2 at 6/8.

    Jeff

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    Looking forward to seeing some more of your work.

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    OK so I have made a little bit of progress. Basic shapes are there. I am not sure If I like the notched razor yet. Both have different widths of tang, but only slightly. The tang on both will get thinned. I will not do that until I have the rough grinding done though so I can see how they handle.

    I am going to hold off on the swing blade razors for now.

    I threw in a couple just finished projects. The sheath I did last week and it is my first. The bigger knife I got the handle sanded Sunday, now it also needs a sheath.Name:  progress.jpg
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    In process, I was wanting to work more from home. So being unhappy with my bench grinder (i should have taken a pic) I put the wheel on my Shopsmith. Has 3 speeds, 800, 1500 or so and 3000. looks a little hokie but works well. You can see the Shopsmith in front of the bug. The garage has gotten a bit crowded since it has snowed. We keep the bug inside during the winter. Now I have to move 2 cars and a quad just to get into the "shop area". The table and grinding wheel idea works out surprisingly well. I am going to have to make a couple of new arbors just for wheels and a safety plate to fill in where the saw plate goes. That is of course if I continue to use this method.

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    Hey...at least you are making progress.

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    Everything is looking good. I really like your grinding setup,

    Charlie

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