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  1. As a blade-maker, I'm always experimenting with...

    As a blade-maker, I'm always experimenting with new techniques. Ever heard of fire-hardened blades?
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  2. A few new blades I've recently completed: ...

    A few new blades I've recently completed:

    Blade 3 (105g):
    Blade Composition: AlaskanYellowCedar - Carbon/Kevlar - BlackLimba - Kiri(core) - BlackLimba - Carbon/Kevlar - AlaskanYellowCedar...
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  3. A few new blades I've recently completed: ...

    A few new blades I've recently completed:

    Blade 2 (104g):
    Blade Composition: Koto - EuroLarch - SitkaSpruce(core) - EuroLarch - Koto
    Handle: Walnut
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  4. A few new blades I've recently completed: ...

    A few new blades I've recently completed:

    Blade 1 (100g):
    Blade Composition: Koto - EuroLarch - PortOrfordCedar(core) - EuroLarch - Koto
    Handle: Walnut
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  5. What's the top sheet like?

    What's the top sheet like?
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  6. Hello. My name is Nate....and I um....have a...

    Hello. My name is Nate....and I um....have a problem (spoken in the tone of an AA meeting, since this is about blade-addiction).

    Since I started making blades a few years ago, I've been amassing...
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  7. It sounds like you want a lighter-colored outer...

    It sounds like you want a lighter-colored outer ply - you mentioned Koto. I'd prefer to use something other than Koto when prioritizing "dwell". Do you enjoy the feel of Hinoki outer ply blades?...
  8. What do you think of the quarter pounder so far?...

    What do you think of the quarter pounder so far? It's got that redwood core that Carl has been eloquently describing in his EJ thread...but it also has my favorite medial ply (Spruce!).
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  9. I would like to be considered for the...

    I would like to be considered for the blade-making "challenge"! A little bit about me: I started making blades because I couldn't afford to be an EJ, but I figured I could learn to make my own blades...
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  10. Sorry, my post was unclear. I meant that solid...

    Sorry, my post was unclear. I meant that solid walnut handles (no laminations, no holes or hollowing, etc) don't seem to exist in commercial blades.
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  11. That makes a lot of sense - both in terms of...

    That makes a lot of sense - both in terms of moving that balance toward the head and modifying the feedback properties. Thanks for sharing!

    I have found that solid walnut handles provide a nicer,...
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  12. Looks great - I'm liking OSP's new handle design....

    Looks great - I'm liking OSP's new handle design. Can I ask what you're looking to accomplish with the hollowed handle?
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  13. Are there any big differences you notice between...

    Are there any big differences you notice between how the two different core woods play (Port Orford Cedar vs Sitka Spruce)?
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  14. Those weights aren't too bad! My OSP V+ setup w/...

    Those weights aren't too bad! My OSP V+ setup w/ 2x nittaku fastarc G-1s and a couple layers of glue comes to 192g.
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  15. I'm glad they arrived safely! Also, I see that...

    I'm glad they arrived safely! Also, I see that your scale is more precise than the one I have...🤣. Those solid walnut handles add quite a bit of weight, though they would have been closer to low-90...
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  16. I can't wait for you to get the new ones to...

    I can't wait for you to get the new ones to compare! I want to love the Sitka-Spruce variant most because of how aesthetically pleasing that blade is, but I get the sense the Port Orford Cedar core...
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  17. Some new blades for a forum member who is well...

    Some new blades for a forum member who is well known for liking handle-heavy blades. The following two blades were designed as replacements for the 5-ply Koto-Larch-Engelmann Spruce (core)...
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  18. [QUOTE=lodro;338608] We're on the same page -...

    We're on the same page - my post was not intended as an attack on your methods, as I feel like you're in a lot of these threads with all sorts of great novel ideas for how to fix people's broken...
  19. Good questions (part of my response is to you...

    Good questions (part of my response is to you directly, the rest is in general toward other commenters in this thread).

    I don't know exactly what manufacturers use to glue them on (e.g., I even...
  20. PVA glue would be just fine. If you have access...

    PVA glue would be just fine. If you have access to liquid hide-glue (made from animal parts and connective tissues), then you'd have a glue that would allow for easier disassembly (with heat and a...
  21. I can follow along for the most part, but it does...

    I can follow along for the most part, but it does seem like the auto-generated subtitles aren't quite right from time to time. For example, at 3:06 into the video, apparently Oscar is saying "...that...
  22. It's hard to put a percentage to it, but the glue...

    It's hard to put a percentage to it, but the glue makes a significant difference in the feeling and vibration of the blade. Hypnotic, myself, and others have built blades with identical wood...
  23. I certainly don't have all the answers, but I...

    I certainly don't have all the answers, but I think what you suggested earlier is a big part of it. I have personally found that Spruce as a medial ply produces a springy type of power that you don't...
  24. That will be great - I'm interested to hear how...

    That will be great - I'm interested to hear how other people go about testing and selecting blades. At the present, I'm overwhelmed by the sheet amount of possible combinations I have access to and...
  25. I'd like to echo what's already been said: 1)...

    I'd like to echo what's already been said:

    1) I think you could fix it to the point where it would most likely play fine; however, it really depends on how deep that crack goes - the concerning...
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