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Offline RGK

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Knife building ...
« on: April 14, 2007, 10:41:00 PM »
I need help.    :help:    I figured that if I”m going to keep making knives that I better get some supplies. I went to a woodworking store to buy some exotic woods. I was like a kid in a candy store. I bought some Bubinga, Paduck, Bloodwood, Purple heart, Coco bolo and a small piece of hard maple burl.

 

I also went through my stash of saw blades. I don’t have a shortage of them.

 

I jumped right into to by starting a new knife. This is going to be another drop point blade out of a .08 think 10 inch circular saw blade. A file told me it was good and hard

 

This drop point will have hunting type blade.

 

I used the Dremmel tool to cut the knife out of the saw blade. I should leave the saw teth on the back side. LOL

 

With a little grinding and polishing, it cleans up well.

 

To add a little bit of style to the knife, I used a round chainsaw file on the backbone of the blade. I didn’t go very deep.

 
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Offline RGK

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 10:43:00 PM »
I then used gun bluing on the file work and then polished away everything but what was in the grooves. I think it adds a nice touch to the look of the blade.

 

 

 

In order to drill the pin holes, I needed to soften the steel. I used a MAP gas tourch and slowly heated the tang.

 

 

 

Then I drilled the holes.

 

I cleaned up the blade again and added the bevel.

 
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Offline Marblesonac

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 10:51:00 PM »
Wow!! Very nice work.
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Offline Jeff U

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 10:58:00 PM »
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Offline JEFF B

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 11:01:00 PM »
hey mate good looking blade
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Offline crashcastle

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2007, 11:02:00 PM »
well think im gonna be saving money on starrett steel now this looks about as easy
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Offline Matty

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007, 11:43:00 PM »
K- so youre saying I can do this tomorrow in my....Kitchen

Offline Killdeer

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2007, 06:52:00 AM »
It's daylight!! Get back to work!!

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Offline bentpole

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Re: Knife building ...
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2007, 07:25:00 AM »
Can't wait to see the end results!

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