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Offline Dano

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2005, 08:09:00 PM »
Thanks TimO, Oh butt pipe master  :bigsmyl:  


Frank, I start with the pins flush on the bottom of the handle, peen over one side, then tap it flush with the handle, turn it over and peen the other side. Remember I'm leaving an 1/8" of pin on each side to peen. I hope this explains the process.
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2005, 08:12:00 PM »
Got it! 1/4"... 1/8 each side.  Thank you!

'Nuther question: When ya drill the holes for the pins... are they 1/8" holes, as well. I wasn't sure "how much" slack the pins would take up after the peening process.  

Dumb question... sorry.. last one [maybe], I promise.     :)    


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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2005, 08:58:00 PM »
Frank, I drill the blade 1/8" as well, but I countersink the handle wood to accept the peening. I think this helps in keeping the wood from spliting while your beating on it  :D  

Your welcome Mike, I look forward to seeing your work.
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2005, 09:47:00 PM »
Nice build along Dano.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2005, 09:53:00 PM »
Thanks Shane, so did you find anything else in your tent?  :bigsmyl:
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2005, 09:57:00 PM »
LOL, nope.  If anything else is in there it will have to stay put till Sept.
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2005, 10:01:00 PM »
:bigsmyl:  Till Sept. huh?
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2005, 05:53:00 AM »
Very nice work buddy.
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2005, 06:39:00 AM »
Great job Dano ole buddy.You make it look so easy that I almost feel like I can do it.  :notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2005, 08:03:00 AM »
Thanks Dano...I enjoyed this very much..

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2005, 08:56:00 AM »
Thanks Dano, always enjoy reading this build-a-longs.  Great Job   :notworthy:    :notworthy:

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2005, 09:08:00 AM »
Beautiful works Dano

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2005, 09:11:00 AM »
Yep, Now I can try one.  

Up Next,...Sheath build-along, right Dano?

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2005, 09:39:00 AM »
I made my cardboard templates this morning--two different ones. Thanks for the details. Larry

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2005, 09:41:00 AM »
Nice work, Dano. Can't wait to see the finished product...but I guess I'll have to.
  I have added scales to a few pre-made blades. If I may add a bit of info...when peening the rivets, be sure to hit them straight down on to a hard surface. The purpose is to expand the brass(down through the scales and blade) and not bend them. As they expand, they hold the shank and the scale.
   On a few osage(old and hard, but brittle) scales I made, I found small cracks at the rivets. From now on I will make the holes in the scales a bit larger to accept the expanding rivet.
   Thanks for this great build-a-long!   Pat
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2005, 03:36:00 PM »
Great info Pat, That's the reason I counter sink the holes in the scales to allow for expansion of the pins. I'll post the finished knife before I start on the sheath, hold your horses Terry  :rolleyes:    :D
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2005, 04:01:00 PM »
Dano,
Great build along, especially for us who don't have a place to put a forge.
I can't wait for the finished product!

BTW You do have my address, if not I'll email it to you!!  "[tunglaff]"    "[tunglaff]"

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2005, 05:33:00 PM »
Nice build-a-long Dano.

I've done basicly the same way. Ya might try drilling outside the lines of your blade pattern and cutting the scrap away with a hack saw and dressing up the edges at the bench grinder or a big nasty file if you dont have any kind of grinder. I have a drill press and I just go around the edges with the holes just barely touching. With some practice the scrap just falls away and the bench grinder smoothes it all down to the line.

Just a thought in case someone dont have all the tools.

No, I will not fire up the forge when its over 100 degrees!!!
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #58 on: July 25, 2005, 05:36:00 PM »
Saweet!  Have I ever told you how much I love my Dano knife  :)
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2005, 11:33:00 PM »
Dano

 I like em !!!!! .......... I'll hafta stop by yer house sometime and see fer myself !!!!
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