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    Making it look easy

    Like pushing the button and VOILA!



    *NOT!!!!!!*


    So, a few weeks ago, another fine gentleman and myself were off on an exciting trip. I was personally invited to spend the day at RJ's place and watch him work his magic. So after Shawn Knowles and I rolled up we immediately set into motion. Cracking open the door to the shop and getting dirty.


    Ok, that was a lie. RJ did all the talking, Shawn did the listening, I took the pictures and drooled a lot. In the end, we had one heck of a good day...

    Grinding a blade:









    Shawn Knowles looking on:






































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    If looks could kill, then "Death" would be my name....

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    For the night is dark,...And full of terrors.
    Temet Nosce The World SHUDDERS before this ATOMIC MANIAC!

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    We only destroy dreams here, not "restore" them.
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    Getting the handles dead FLAT:







    Measure, measure, and measure again (and again)










    Have to make more adjustments!









    Shaping LSCF handle slabs:



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    If looks could kill, then "Death" would be my name....

    Any poor souls who trespass against us, whether it be beast or man, will suffer the bite or be stung dead on sight by those who inhabit this land. For theirs is the power and this is the kingdom as sure as the sun does burn. So enter this path, but heed these four words; you shall never return...

    For the night is dark,...And full of terrors.
    Temet Nosce The World SHUDDERS before this ATOMIC MANIAC!

    Quote Originally Posted by ratstuph
    We only destroy dreams here, not "restore" them.
    welcome to da JD,
    rats...
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    If looks could kill, then "Death" would be my name....

    Any poor souls who trespass against us, whether it be beast or man, will suffer the bite or be stung dead on sight by those who inhabit this land. For theirs is the power and this is the kingdom as sure as the sun does burn. So enter this path, but heed these four words; you shall never return...

    For the night is dark,...And full of terrors.
    Temet Nosce The World SHUDDERS before this ATOMIC MANIAC!

    Quote Originally Posted by ratstuph
    We only destroy dreams here, not "restore" them.
    welcome to da JD,
    rats...
    ⱤᵒᵑȽ

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    Ron wants black hardware!









    More blade grinding*







    Buffing before final assembly:



    Of course I took lots more pictures but this is enough, methinketh.


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    If looks could kill, then "Death" would be my name....

    Any poor souls who trespass against us, whether it be beast or man, will suffer the bite or be stung dead on sight by those who inhabit this land. For theirs is the power and this is the kingdom as sure as the sun does burn. So enter this path, but heed these four words; you shall never return...

    For the night is dark,...And full of terrors.
    Temet Nosce The World SHUDDERS before this ATOMIC MANIAC!

    Quote Originally Posted by ratstuph
    We only destroy dreams here, not "restore" them.
    welcome to da JD,
    rats...
    ⱤᵒᵑȽ

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    After he sharpened and cleaned up some other (cough*lots *cough*) of my knives I paid the man for my newest knife (at the time)



    This was on Shawn's armrest as he got supplies for the trek inside and I pumped the gas so that he didn't look like a sissy!


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    If looks could kill, then "Death" would be my name....

    Any poor souls who trespass against us, whether it be beast or man, will suffer the bite or be stung dead on sight by those who inhabit this land. For theirs is the power and this is the kingdom as sure as the sun does burn. So enter this path, but heed these four words; you shall never return...

    For the night is dark,...And full of terrors.
    Temet Nosce The World SHUDDERS before this ATOMIC MANIAC!

    Quote Originally Posted by ratstuph
    We only destroy dreams here, not "restore" them.
    welcome to da JD,
    rats...
    ⱤᵒᵑȽ

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    In this picture, we went to go play with knives and a JD Pin fucking cut me!



    Knife making dirt under my nails? Ewwww!






    Look at that finish!

    And that is this story:

    http://www.jerzeedevil.com/forums/sh...-Weekend-plans

    We were in his truck and had been driving for HOURS


    → ♠ Click HERE to purchase your JD Challenge Coins!! ♠←

    If looks could kill, then "Death" would be my name....

    Any poor souls who trespass against us, whether it be beast or man, will suffer the bite or be stung dead on sight by those who inhabit this land. For theirs is the power and this is the kingdom as sure as the sun does burn. So enter this path, but heed these four words; you shall never return...

    For the night is dark,...And full of terrors.
    Temet Nosce The World SHUDDERS before this ATOMIC MANIAC!

    Quote Originally Posted by ratstuph
    We only destroy dreams here, not "restore" them.
    welcome to da JD,
    rats...
    ⱤᵒᵑȽ

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    That was cool as hell, thanks for sharing....oh and nice fuckin' knife.
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    Awesome! And thanks for the heads up on RJ Martin knives. Mine hasn't left my pocket since I got it!

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for the virtual tour, Ron. Great Q-36, too.
    Looking for the following (mint condition only):
    RJ Martin Q-36 with S90V laminated blade
    RJ Martin: basically anything S110V
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    Thumbs up

    Thank you for the pics and story...Beautiful knife

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    Ron: Holy cow, when the heck did you take all those pictures?

    Regarding the pics of "blade grinding" with all the sparks flying--Lies, Lies!!! Those were gratituous shots screwing around with a scrap blade. There is no actual blade grinding in my shop that produces sparks like that. Just sayin'...

    Anyway, it was a really great day, actually finished a folder and looked like I knew what I was doing (which is what really matters when you have visitors!), and managed to provide needed TLC to the entire gamut of Ron's collection. Pretty nerve wracking to sharpen so many different knives in a row, but it worked out. And Betsy (my CNC) did some fine work and was on her best behavoir.

    Shawn brought some killer cigars, which I am still enjoying (THANKS!!!) and no wheels exploded during the filming, which was nice.
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    Great thread. Great knife.

    RJ, unknown to you, you have done me a favor. Yesterday my wife said my shop was a mess.

    I showed her yours.

    You got alot of great tools. I've never seen anything like a few of those belt grinders.

    Thanks for the virtual lookaround.

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    The making of porn.... most kind of you to share

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    Great thread. Great knife.

    RJ, unknown to you, you have done me a favor. Yesterday my wife said my shop was a mess.

    I showed her yours.

    You got alot of great tools. I've never seen anything like a few of those belt grinders.

    Thanks for the virtual lookaround.
    Winter: Glad I could help! I would rate the shop neatness/cleanliness at 40-50% in these photos. I was (am) in full "work mode" during the visit, during which the proprity is on getting things done and not necessarily keeping things neat. The scary thing is, I pretty much know where everything is amid the clutter. After the NYCKS, I will take a day to recoup, clean, re-organize and get ready to start the process over.

    As to my grinders, they are all BADERS, except for the 6 x 48", which is an old Sears model, back when they were really good quality.
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    You just taught an old dog some new tricks. I thought the place looked immaculate. great work. Did Ron really take the pics?
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