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    1. GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

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    4. CNC IN THE HOME SHOP

      If you have or want CNC in your home shop, this is the forum for you!
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    7. ELECTRICAL ISSUES - POWER YOUR MACHINES & SHOP

      This is our electrical section for discussions of power options for your machines & home shop.
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    8. MACHINE ACCESSORIES (Tables, Vises, Indexers)

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    9. MACHINE RESTORATION & WAY SCRAPING

      Learn methods of restoring a machine to new or better performance through precision scraping of ways in this forum!
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    10. METROLOGY - MEASURE, SETUP & FIT

      Metrology is the science of measurement. This forum is for discussions of using measuring tools, measuring projects, setting up work and machines.
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    11. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Get Help Fast Here!)

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    12. SAFETY ISSUES & EQUIPMENT

      Safety is important in the shop. Please use this sub-forum to discuss safety and safety devices required in the shop.
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    13. TOOL JUNKIES - TOOLS & TOOLING (Love Tools? This Is Your Forum)

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  3. GENERAL TYPES OF METALWORKING MACHINES

    This section is for discussing different types of metalworking machines rather than specific manufacturers, which is the next section.
    1. ANTIQUE & VINTAGE MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with antique or vintage machines or other types of machines not covered by the other forums.
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    2. ASIAN LATHES & MILLS

      General discussions & questions on asian-made lathes & mills.
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    3. DRILL PRESSES & SHOP PRESSES

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    4. HORIZONTAL SAWS & BANDSAWS

      We all have a horizontal saw (4x6) or band saw in our shops. Here is the place to discuss these tools.
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    5. MINI-LATHE & MINI-MILL INFORMATION

      Whether it is a 7x10, 9x12, or 11x26, discuss any issues on mini-lathes and mini-mill counterparts in this forum.
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      Latest: Mini-Mill and Lathe on Amazon? pstemari, Jan 19, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    6. SHAPERS & THEIR USES

      General discussion of shapers and their uses in this forum
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    7. TOOL GRINDERS & SURFACE GRINDERS

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    8. 3D PRINTERS

      Discuss the use and operation of 3D Printers in the home shop in this forum
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    9. WATCHMAKER'S & CLOCKMAKER'S LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with watch & clockmaker's machines in this forum.
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  4. SPECIFIC MANUFACTURERS (Alphabetized)

    For discussions of specific manufacturers, and their machines. If you need help with a particular machine, parts, manuals, or other assistance, this is the place. Some forums contain sub-forums which are a "knowledge base" containing documentation you will find useful.
    1. ACER LATHES

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    3. ATLAS, CRAFTSMAN & AA

      Discuss any issues dealing with Atlas & Atlas-Clausing lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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    4. AMERICAN TOOL WORKS

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    6. BOLEY, MOORE, DERBYSHIRE, LEVIN, MOSELY, AMERICAN WATCH, BERGEON

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    7. BOLTON LATHES

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    8. BOYAR-SCHULTZ CORP.

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    9. BOXFORD, MYFORD, DENFORD VICEROY, EMCO & UNIMAT MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Boxford, Denford, Myford, Enco & Unimat machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Not One But Two Myford Ml7s.. aaronjb, Dec 6, 2016
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    10. BRIDGEPORT MACHINES INC. & B'PORT CLONES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Bridgeport and B'port Clones in this forum.
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    11. BROWN & SHARPE MFG. CO.

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    12. BURKE-US MACHINE TOOL & BARKER MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Burke-US Machine Tool & Barker machines in this forum.
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    13. CHARTER OAK AUTOMATION MACHINES

      This is the place to discuss any issues with Charter Oak CNC Mills & Little Machine Shop machines.
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    14. CINCINNATI LATHE & TOOL CO.

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    15. CLAUSING-COLCHESTER & BANTAM

      Discuss any issues dealing with Clausing machines in this forum.
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    16. DALTON LATHES

      Discuss Dalton lathes here
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    17. DECKEL AND DECKEL TYPE MILLS

      Dismiss Deckel and Deckel-type Mills Here!
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    18. DIAMOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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      Latest: My Diamond M-22 Mill markba633csi, Nov 30, 2016
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    19. DOALL SAWS

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    20. ENCO & RONG FU IMPORTS

      Discuss any issues dealing with JET, ENCO & RONG FU machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Searchng for Handwheels terrywerm, Jan 19, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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    21. GORTON MACHINE CORPORATION

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    22. GRAZIANO LATHES

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      Latest: A Little Info Silverbullet, Jan 3, 2017
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    23. GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL INC.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Grizzly Industrial machines in this forum.
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    24. HARBOR FREIGHT, CENTRAL MACHINERY & BUSY BEE

      Discuss any issues dealing with Harbor Freight, Central Machinery, and Busy Bee machines in this forum.
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    25. HENDEY MACHINE CO.

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    26. HERCUS LATHES

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    27. JET LATHES, MILLS, SAWS, ETC.

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    28. JOHANNSON MILLS

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    29. K.O. LEE GRINDERS

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    30. KEARNEY AND TRECKER

      Discuss Kearney and Trecker machinery here
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    31. LAGUN MILLS & LATHES

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    32. R.K. LEBLOND MACHINE TOOL CO.

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    33. LINLEY BROTHERS JIG BORERS

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    34. LODGE & SHIPLEY

      Discuss Lodge & Shipley equipment here
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    35. LOGAN ENGINEERING CO. & LOGAN WARDS

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    36. MONARCH MACHINE TOOL CO.

      Discuss any issues dealing with Tormach, Monarch, and Standard-Modern machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Monarch 10ee Lathe Info Doubleeboy, Dec 13, 2016
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    37. POWERMATIC MACHINE CO.

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      Latest: Need A Turret woodtickgreg, Jan 5, 2017
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    38. PRECISION-MATTHEWS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Precision-Matthew machines in this forum.
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      Latest: PM1440 GT , What out there is comparable ? mksj, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:38 AM
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    39. RIVETT LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Rivett machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Cl Listing For Rivett Lathe LucknowKen, Dec 26, 2016
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    40. RUSNOK TOOL WORKS

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      Latest: Rusnok Model 70 Head markba633csi, Nov 1, 2016
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    41. SENECA FALLS LATHES

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    42. SHARP LATHES & MILLS

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      Latest: SHarp 1440G lathe Ken Mach, Jan 11, 2016
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    43. SCHAUBLIN, MIKRON, POLAMCO, & MISAL

      Discuss any issues dealing with Schaublin, Deckel, Mikron, Smart & Brown, Polamco Misal and other similar European machines here
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    44. SHELDON LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sheldon, Logan & Rockwell machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Sheldon SWQE jsh, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    45. SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Sherline, Taig & Sieg mini-machines in this forum.
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      Latest: Sieg Sc4 Series Repair Parts Vegemitesandwich, Jan 15, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    46. Latest: A Little Info Nels, May 27, 2016
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    47. SMART & BROWN

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    48. SMITHY, SHOPMASTER, GRIZZLY & OTHER 3-IN-1 MACHINES

      Combination Mill/Drill/Turn with these machines
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      Latest: Moving A 3 In 1 Machine Superburban, Nov 27, 2016
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    49. SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS

      Discuss any issues dealing with Southbend lathes, drill presses, mills, etc. in this forum.
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      Latest: Sb Fourteen-hit A Snag Chuck K, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    50. STANDARD MODERN LATHES INC.

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      Latest: New Life For A 2000 / 11" ppar, Dec 31, 2016
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    51. TORMACH CNC

      Discus Tormach Personal CNC Machines Here!
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    52. TREE TOOL AND DIE WORKS

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      Latest: Anyone Familiar With Tree 2uvrc? 4gsr, Apr 10, 2016
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    53. VAN NORMAN MILLS & LATHES

      Discuss any issues dealing with Van Norman & Cincinnati heavy iron in this forum.
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      Latest: Vn Dividing Head Plates Available Reeltor, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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    54. WARNER-SWASEY

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      Latest: Warner Swasey No. 2 ! Cadillac STS, Oct 1, 2016
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    55. WEILER LATHES

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    56. WELLS-INDEX CORP.

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      Latest: Index Model 645 Mill 4gsr, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    57. VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS OF MACHINERY

      Discuss any issues dealing with brands of machines not covered by the other forums.
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    1. CALL-A-FRIEND

      No, it isn't the million dollar answer. It's a list of people who are willing to have you call them on the telephone to get help with your machining problems. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER. DO THIS IN PM TO THE PERSON WHO CONTACTS YOU!
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      Latest: Ct. Area Help Line ome, Jun 19, 2016
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    2. CAN I BORROW A BOOK?

      A forum for loaning, selling and discussing your old machining-related books.
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    3. CAN YOU LOAN ME A TOOL?

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    4. CAN YOU MAKE SOMETHING FOR ME?

      You need a part or some tooling. You can't or don't want to make it. Maybe someone here can do it for you.
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      Latest: Flywheel Ring Yumamechanic, Jan 20, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    5. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND SOMETHING?

      Are you looking for a part for your machine? A particular accessory? Ask in this forum.
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      Latest: Looking For A Bench Top Shaper N2XD, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    6. HOBBY SHOWS & OTHER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Post hobby, machinery, crafts and other shows and related events in this forum.
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      Latest: No Nemes Events Nels, Nov 28, 2016
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    7. MACHINE PICKUPS & RIGGERS AVAILABLE & NEEDED

      Request help or offer transport for picking up and/or moving machinery not local to you.
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      Latest: Moving Heavy Machines By Yourself. middle.road, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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    8. MENTORS & APPRENTICES -- SIGN UP HERE TO GIVE HELP OR RECEIVE HELP!

      H-M is all about HELPING OTHERS. If you are willing to MENTOR someone less experienced in your area, please sign up here!
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    9. METALS EXCHANGE

      Want to exchange some brass for steel? Some steel for delrin? Do it here! NO SALES OR CASH HERE PLEASE! SALES ONLY IN THE CLASSIFIED SECTION PLEASE.
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      Latest: 3/16" A36 Flat Bar intjonmiller, Aug 18, 2016
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    10. MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

      Anything that doesn't fit into the above categories should be post here.
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    11. PLACE CRAIGSLIST ADS HERE

      Found a great deal on CRAIGSLIST? Please post it here!
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      Latest: Atlas/Craftsman lathe parts ScrapMetal, Jan 20, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    12. PLACE EBAY ADS HERE

      Place EBAY ads of interest to hobby-machinists in this forum!
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    13. PLACE OTHER AUCTION SITE LISTINGS HERE

      Place ads other than Ebay or Craigslist Here
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      Latest: Millwrite Bridge Port Scruffy, Jan 3, 2017
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    14. WEB DEALS, COUPONS & DISCOUNT CODES

      Visit this forum to save money on your purchases!
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      Latest: Msc/enco Worried? NCjeeper, Jan 21, 2017 at 2:56 AM
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    1. BOATS & WATER CRAFT

      For those who make parts for their boats and water craft.
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      Latest: Home Away From Home francist, Aug 2, 2016
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    2. CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS

      For those who make parts for classic cars!
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    3. CLOCKS & HOROLOGY

      Did you build a clock or work on another horology project? Show it off here.
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      Latest: Another Tool For Atmos Work tq60, Jan 9, 2017
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    4. GUNSMITHING & FIREARMS

      Show us your gunsmithing & firearm projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding gunsmithing here.
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      Latest: Order of Operations? wrat, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:40 PM
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    5. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

      Discuss internal combustion engines here!
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      Latest: Miniature Demon V8 Build rrjohnso2000, Jan 9, 2017
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    6. MEMBERS PROJECTS - POST YOUR PROJECTS HERE!

      Members, post your projects here! Over 10 projects, and you will get your own sub-forum, over 20 and you will get your own forum!
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    7. KNIFEMAKING

      Show us your knifemaking projects and accessories here. Discuss any topics regarding knifemaking here.
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      Latest: Project Newbie cs900, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    8. MODERATOR PROJECTS

      Projects and More Projects as done by the Moderator Team (only)
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    1. A CHRISTMAS GIFTING THREAD!

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