The Best Knife Making Tools For Beginners- a Guide | Red Label Abrasives

The Best Knife Making Tools For Beginners- a Guide

June 25, 2021 6 min read

If you’ve never made a knife before, there are twelve knife making tools that are essential for beginners. The right tools will help you develop the shape of the blade, keep it securely in place while you remove stock and heighten sharpness, give the steel the right degree of resilience, and keep you safe the entire time.
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How To Design Knife Handles | Red Label Abrasives

How To Design Knife Handles

June 10, 2021 6 min read

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Developing a Blade Shape: How To Design Knives | Red Label Abrasives

Developing a Blade Shape: How To Design Knives

May 14, 2021 7 min read

Good knife design is something that comes with time and experience. Learn how to design your knives with tips from experts. 
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How To Resurface a Bowling Ball | Red Label Abrasives

How To Resurface a Bowling Ball

May 07, 2021 5 min read

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How To Stabilize Wood For Knife Scales | Red Label Abrasives

How To Stabilize Wood For Knife Scales

April 26, 2021 4 min read

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The Best Drum Sanders for Woodworking | Red Label Abrasives

The Best Drum Sanders for Woodworking

March 30, 2021 5 min read

Drum sanders are powerful, high-performance machines that can be used for most woodworking projects. The key to a successful outcome, however, is choosing the right one for what you’re working on. 
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The Best Orbital Sanders for Woodworking | Red Label Abrasives

The Best Orbital Sanders for Woodworking

March 22, 2021 5 min read

Orbital and random-orbit sanders are different tools that let you excel at different applications. Understanding their strengths and drawbacks will ensure that you choose the right sander for the job every time.
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The Best Types of Wood for Knife Scales | Red Label Abrasives

The Best Types of Wood for Knife Scales

March 03, 2021 6 min read

When you make knives, you know the type of material you use for the scales is almost as important as the steel chosen for the blade. The right one will complement the finished knife and add to its beauty and function. We analyze some of the most popular handle materials in this post. 
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The Best Types of Steel for Knifemaking | Red Label Abrasives

The Best Types of Steel for Knifemaking

February 15, 2021 5 min read

Although design and formation techniques are important, the type of steel you use makes a key difference in how your finished knife performs. This post dives into how to select the right steel for your blade.
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How to Heat Treat a Knife | Red Label Abrasives

How to Heat Treat a Knife

February 02, 2021 5 min read

Your knives need to be hard enough to maintain their edge yet flexible enough to endure regular and sometimes intense use. In this post we'll cover the steps to properly heat treating a knife. 
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Stock Removal vs. Forging for Knifemaking | Red Label Abrasives

Stock Removal vs. Forging for Knifemaking

January 21, 2021 5 min read

Knifemaking is an ancient art. Over the centuries, many methods have been used to produce strong, high-quality blades, but today hobbyists and professionals alike use one of two approaches: stock removal and forging. In this blog, we’ll review how each process is carried out and why knifemakers might prefer one over the other.
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Perfecting The Craft Annual Scholarship | Red Label Abrasives

Perfecting The Craft Annual Scholarship

January 11, 2021 3 min read

The Perfecting The Craft scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship designed to help propel students to become masters of their craft. We hope to encourage students to genuinely reflect on what they want to provide the world and how they are working to build the necessary skills. 
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