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  • arkray commented on arkray's instructable Knife Making 101 (reductive Process)6 days ago
    Knife Making 101 (reductive Process)

    after you get it sanded down in progressively finer grits, spending a good amount of time at each step, use a fabric wheel and some flitz to polish it to mirror. They have fabric wheel attachments for drills, angle grinder, bench grinders, etc. so you can choose which works best for the tools you have at home.

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  • arkray's entry Knife Making 101 (reductive Process) is a winner in the Metalworking Contest contest 6 months ago
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  • arkray commented on arkray's instructable AFFORDABLE and EASY Electrolyte Water7 months ago
    AFFORDABLE and EASY Electrolyte Water

    Thank you! I'm glad you think so! :D

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  • arkray commented on arkray's instructable AFFORDABLE and EASY Electrolyte Water7 months ago
    AFFORDABLE and EASY Electrolyte Water

    I compared all the electrolyte combinations I could get my hands on (or eyes on technically) from Gatorade to this stuff call Dr. Berg's Electrolyte Powder, as well as, looking up what the current schools of thought are in sports medicine, spoiler alert: there' a lot variation. From there, I tried to take the themes and compared them against any possible adverse side effects there might be from too much (not really all that much as long as you stay within reason) and went from there. Like I stated, when it comes to rehydration, sodium is king followed closely by potassium. They are basically the two that dictate whether or not water is allowed into the cell. Without them, all (not really all, but most) the water you intake just gets excreted. Potassium also plays a big role in nerve imp...

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    I compared all the electrolyte combinations I could get my hands on (or eyes on technically) from Gatorade to this stuff call Dr. Berg's Electrolyte Powder, as well as, looking up what the current schools of thought are in sports medicine, spoiler alert: there' a lot variation. From there, I tried to take the themes and compared them against any possible adverse side effects there might be from too much (not really all that much as long as you stay within reason) and went from there. Like I stated, when it comes to rehydration, sodium is king followed closely by potassium. They are basically the two that dictate whether or not water is allowed into the cell. Without them, all (not really all, but most) the water you intake just gets excreted. Potassium also plays a big role in nerve impulse and muscle contraction. Something I read is that most people are actually potassium deficient which is part of the reason I increased the dose in my powder comparatively. Magnesium is also very important for proper nerve and muscle function BUT it also aid in the absorption of potassium and calcium which is why I opted for a slightly higher dose than average. Calcium also aids in muscle contraction but also helps to stabilize blood pressure. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

    I compared all the electrolyte combinations I could get my hands on (or eyes on technically) from Gatorade to this stuff call Dr. Berg's Electrolyte Powder, as well as, looking up what the current schools of thought are in sports medicine, spoiler alert: there' a lot variation. From there, I tried to take the themes and compared them against any possible adverse side effects there might be from too much (not really all that much as long as you stay within reason) and went from there. Like I stated, when it comes to rehydration, sodium is king followed closely by potassium. They are basically the two that dictate whether or not water is allowed into the cell. Without them, all (not really all, but most) the water you intake just gets excreted. Potassium also plays a big role in nerve imp...

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    I compared all the electrolyte combinations I could get my hands on (or eyes on technically) from Gatorade to this stuff call Dr. Berg's Electrolyte Powder, as well as, looking up what the current schools of thought are in sports medicine, spoiler alert: there' a lot variation. From there, I tried to take the themes and compared them against any possible adverse side effects there might be from too much (not really all that much as long as you stay within reason) and went from there. Like I stated, when it comes to rehydration, sodium is king followed closely by potassium. They are basically the two that dictate whether or not water is allowed into the cell. Without them, all (not really all, but most) the water you intake just gets excreted. Potassium also plays a big role in nerve impulse and muscle contraction. Something I read is that most people are actually potassium deficient which is part of the reason I increased the dose in my powder comparatively. Magnesium is also very important for proper nerve and muscle function BUT it also aid in the absorption of potassium and calcium which is why I opted for a slightly higher dose than average. Calcium also aids in muscle contraction but also helps to stabilize blood pressure. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  • arkray commented on arkray's instructable AFFORDABLE and EASY Electrolyte Water8 months ago
    AFFORDABLE and EASY Electrolyte Water

    Yup, every recipe is different, some have more, some have less, some are exclude one or more all together.

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  • arkray commented on arkray's instructable Knife Making 101 (reductive Process)8 months ago
    Knife Making 101 (reductive Process)

    I very much appreciate that! I tried to write a knife instructable that I would have wanted when I first started making knives! Thanks!Alex

    Admittedly cost took precedence over what was most environmentally friendly. Using clean vegetable oil would probably create less scale build up and thus less clean up...something to experiment with in the future for sure! Thanks for the comment!

    The quench medium and temperature always seemed like the actual important things to me! The "technique" of avoiding the side to side motion was just something I was told when I first started making knives and since at that step, you've already spent hours of your time grinding away, I always figured "better safe than sorry"...you know what I mean? All I know is I've never warped or cracked a blade yet :) but thanks for the input and confirming my initial thoughts!

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