Just some things sitting on my desk

2013-06-19 21.21.55

Not really a collection just a few knives I keep out to flip and flick when sitting in the office bored.

2013-06-20 23.37.12

A closer look at some of the knives I leave on my desk to play with when I’m bored. I really loving the action on the Ripple. I de-assisted my 0350s there a lot funner to flip without it. Having the pivots of my folders pre water jetted allows me to focus more on practicing my grind and shaping handles. Still not perfect though I need to learn to do some pattern also I need more hardware. Never knew knife hardware was so expensive.


My Onion Tale

2013-06-02 14.48.50

Funny story I was at the work sharp both getting my 0350 sharpen and low and behold Ken Onion was sitting in the both. Really nice guy by the way he even recommended the proper angle for sharping the knife so it ended up getting reprofiled per suggestion of the designer. I even got to shake his hand, I’m a bit of a Onion fanboi. I have more Ken Onion designed knives then any other designer.

Also that new work sharp thing might give the wicked edge a run for its money they were putting on mirror edges in 5 mins flat. I takes about 30 mins with a wicked edge. The new work sharp has variable speeds so you can slow it down to a more comfortable level. It also has a wider belt then the previous model.


Today's Work Log

2013-06-05 20.47.00

So I almost gave up on knife making but after selling all 5 of my friction folders at Blade Show in less then an hour and with my recent layoff  I said what the hell. Plus I got a package in Monday from NJ Water Jet. I decided to only get the pivot water jetted as that leaves me a lot of room to play around with blade shapes, but for the moment I'm sticking to my modified tanto/sheep's foot/warn cliff design. As suspected water jetting allowed me to shrink down the pivot area reducing the overall size but keeping the same blade/cutting edge length of [newer water jetted blade on the right]. The steel has been water jetted, flat ground, and heat treated so all I have to do is cut a piece off, profile, then grind.

Also I need some feedback I'm thinking of going to a less expensive blade steel I was thinking either AEB-L or 154-CM. I need more quantity, apparently there's a market for custom friction folder.


Turn Off Windows Hibernation The Easy Way

OK I’m gone keep this short and to the point 

  • Hit the windows key and type cmd into the search box
  • Right click on cmd and run as Administrator
  • Enter this command: powercfg -h off
  • If you want to activate it again: powercfg -h on


Or you can do in the Microsoft way and open the Power Options

  • Hit the windows key and type power options into the search box
  • Click On “Power options”
  • Then click on “Change When My Computer Sleeps”
  • 3
  • "Then Click On “Change Advance Power Settings”
  • 4
  • And you should end up with
  • 6
  • Now you just need to click the plus next to the option and set to never
  • To be Honest its easer to just open the Command Prompt.


Turn Your Notebook/Netbook Into A WiFi Hotspot


This article will help you convert your Windows XP, Vista, and 7 based laptop in a Wireless HotSpot. One you setup your laptop as HotSpot then you do not need a router, switch, hub, etc… to form a network, in fact other laptops or PC’s can connect or access the internet through this newly created HotSpot

What do I need to set a HotSpot? 

  1. Laptop
  2. Wired net connection

Once you have all the above things mentioned, you are all set to follow the steps:

How to setup HotSpot on Windows Vista and 7:

  1. Got to Control Panel
  2. Click on “Network and Sharing Center”
  3. Under Tasks choose “Setup New Connection”
  4. “Setup Wireless Ad-hoc network”
  5. Now type in a “Network Name”
  6. Choose “WEP” password if you don’t want to share the connection with the entire world
  7. Click “Internet connection sharing”
  8. Done!

Now a WiFi enabled machine will be able to connect to the network you have just setup with the WEP password

Lets setup a HotSpot on a Windows XP machine:

  1. Go into Control panel
  2. Open “Network Connections”
  3. Right click on "Wireless Connection" and click on "Properties"
  4. Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab and select the check-box which says “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings”
  5. Under “Preferred networks” click “Add”
  6. Type a name in “Network name” text box
  7. Select “Shared” from the options under “Network Authentication”
  8. Under Data encryption select “WEP” and type in your password in “Network Key” field and now click "OK"
  9. Now the new HotSpot should show in the list of preferred networks.
  10. Click on the “Advance” button and select “Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only" and press close
  11. Hit “OK”, we are done with the wireless connection properties

One more step, we have to change something in the wired connection setting so that it knows that it has to share connection with the computers accessing our HotSpot.

  1. Go to local Area Connections, right click it and select properties
  2. Go to the “Advanced” tab and under Internet Connection Sharing check the box which says “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection” and make sure the box under that is NOT selected so that no one can disable the network remotely.
  3. Hit “OK”
  4. Have FuN!