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New From Toronto

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EzraM, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Yeah its nuts. I always wait until I can order several things at once. Try to economize shipping. And, of course, I like to experiment with upcycling junk. I haven't tried it yet but I understand that some plastic picnic plates can make great liners. Lots of other stuff to try too. For me, a good deal of the fun is experimenting and tinkering.
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I have the same thing on my site which is the rate for a wide variety of sizes and weights when linked with Canada Post. Make a shopping list and get several things at once and the price will not change much
     
  3. EzraM

    EzraM New Member

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  4. EzraM

    EzraM New Member

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    And the new knife project begins

    I even made a metal sanding block for it.

    As of now I've manged to remove all of the gouges and lines from the filing process (bevel and draw filing).

    Finish sanding will start tomorrow and most likely hardening over the rainy weekend.

    The knife has a 4 3/4" blade. O1 tool steel at 1/8" thickness.

    And so we being again . . .

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    Way too many measurements . . . but I really wanted symmetry here.


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    It may not look it but the deeper lines and any gouging from the filing processes have been removed. Finish sanding from here on in.

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    Lastly we have the aforementioned sanding block. It's made from a piece of mild steel aproximately 2"W x 4"L x 1/2" H. I ran it on a belt sander until I took one side to almost completely flat. Gauged it against a machinists 90 degree gauge. Rounded off the edges and corners so I could work into the plunge line without squaring anything off. It's a bit heavy, I'd have preferred aluminum.

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  5. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    If you think 22.00 is bad you wouldn’t want to see some of my shipping cost. To me 22.00 is like free. ;)
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    yeah, $22 isn't so bad. I just received my new motor, a vfd and a 12" contact wheel yesterday all at once. Each of them in a seperate shipment from 3 different places that all had "free shipping" and "import costs included". On two of them i still ended up paying almost $90 in customs fees. And there's nothing you can do about it. Customs wants their cut and if you want your stuff - and i'm really anxious to get this new grinder together, you have to pay it. This was after purposefully checking to make sure i picked places that had included all the extra costs etc. What a rip
     
  7. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I have run into customs and taxes hitting 30% especially if the item comes from a European country through a US distributor.

    Condursal Z1100 for 4 quarts was $50 per can shipping and $130 customs and taxes. So a $240 dollar order gets pricey real fast

    Now leather is not that bad just large and heavy no extras
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I believe the shopping cart at knifemaker.ca uses your postal code to compute the shipping rate. I live about 300 km from them so the postage is lower for me. If you email Marilyn she can confirm the shipping rate.

    A recent purchase from B.C. on eBay; the postage at check out was $10. When the envelope arrived I was a little ticked to see it had $1.85 on the Canada Post label. Damn, it's a good thing I didn't choose the express option for $18. LOL Surly some businesses are taking advantage of this.

    BTW great job on the knife Ezra. Nice shape!
     
  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    That's why free shipping is a money maker for some companies they average out the distance so 75% of the time they make money on mailing rates. Business rates will save a $1 per package but in the case of yours you paid for package and they used envelope rates.
     

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