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Offline RGK

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Drop point knife build along
« on: April 09, 2007, 10:50:00 PM »
I offered to make a knife as a prize for a turkey contest so I started it today. This will be a drop point blade. I am using a saw blade. Stamped into the blade was "Made in Norway" so I feel good about the steel it made from.

 

 

After roughing out the blade, I softened the handle so I can drill holes for the brass pins.

 

Then I cleaned up the edges and polished the blade.

 

After sharpening the blade, I drilled the pin holes.

 

For the handle, I am thinking of using walnut and antler or bone.
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 10:51:00 PM »
For the knife handle, I will use antler and walnut. I cut apart a small rack to make the sides.

 

I used J.B. weld epoxy to attach the antler to the walnut sides and then drilled the holes for the brass pins.

 

I also use J.B. weld to attach the sides to the tang and in the pin holes. The pins are a tight fit that get pounded together.

 

 

The sides are over sized and will be sanded to shape after the epoxy sets.
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Offline john mccabe

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 10:59:00 PM »
Lookin good, cant wait to see this one finished!

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 11:33:00 PM »
Awesome knife.  Great shape.
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 12:49:00 AM »
hey that looks real good bro
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 02:02:00 AM »
That will turn out sweet!  Can't wait to see it!!
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 06:43:00 AM »
Very nice profile on that one.  Can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 07:07:00 AM »
Nice build-along! Good pics and info. thanks!
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 07:33:00 AM »
Very nice - in all aspects.
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Offline DarkeGreen

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 08:03:00 AM »
This one is going to be sweet for sure!

Offline Ryan High

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 10:26:00 AM »
very nice job I can't wait to see it complete

Offline Tim Kosteczko

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 10:39:00 AM »
very nice looks great already

Offline CMR

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 10:58:00 AM »
Wow...very nice.

What kind of saw blade is that?

Offline Tim Clark

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 11:26:00 AM »
Pruning saw, if I'm not mistaken.

Agree with all of the above - very nice indeed.
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 11:52:00 AM »
RGK
I'm new to this, How did you cut the blade out??

It looks great and I'd like to give it a try.

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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 05:10:00 PM »
With a Dremmel tool and small diameter high speed cut off wheels.
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 05:13:00 PM »
Lookin good :0)
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007, 05:26:00 PM »
I love this stuff!!!!!!!!!!!  :)
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2007, 05:46:00 PM »
"Softened the blade for the handle"?  What does this mean and how is it accomplished?
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Re: Drop point knife build along
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2007, 05:49:00 PM »
Nice job!!! Man, I just love buildalongs.
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