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Offline James Young

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2005, 10:15:00 AM »
Hey Sparky wake up... Dano's posting pics and its getting good ....  

Keep it up Dano this is real cool..

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2005, 10:17:00 AM »
Hey Dano,

Is that a splotch of blood on the table by the pic of the blade after its been beveled?  COOL. This is my kinda a build along.. make something sharp and test it on yourself..   :smileystooges:  

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Offline Dano

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2005, 10:36:00 AM »
:knothead:    :D
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2005, 10:40:00 AM »
Great job Dano...James...step away from the knife...very slowly. And scoot over a little will ya...

Sparky
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Offline Shaun

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2005, 11:15:00 AM »
Old carpenter saying, "I'm not good, but I'm slow." Nice work so far, keep it up.

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2005, 12:49:00 PM »
Great Thread Dano...... Did you do the polishing by hand??... Terry
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Offline Dano

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2005, 12:56:00 PM »
Thanks Terry, I used emery cloth in different grits then 400 grit paper, then I'll put it on the buffing wheel when done.
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Offline the Ferret

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2005, 01:17:00 PM »
Those are way too purty to sharpen with a 10" mill bastard file like I do (use the same file for knife and trade points   :D ). Band saw blades are great for that Sal   ;)  

Really nice build along Dano    :thumbsup:  hope they archive it

BTW have you tried cutting the knives out with a dremel tool and fibre reinforced cut off wheel? Seems like it would be easier and cleaner than with that angle grinder.
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2005, 01:19:00 PM »
Nice, Dano. Thanks for  sharing. Jawge

Offline Texoma Felton

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2005, 01:36:00 PM »
Dano I like your work schudle on the build along, it gives you plenty of time for refreshments.  ;)
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2005, 01:42:00 PM »
cool build along dano...knife looks great sofar.

one word of caution to others, if you are unsure about the steel and heat-treating, DO LIKE DANO DID, and ask someone with a little experience.  queching steel too quickly can ruin hours of hard work and even be dangerous (can violently rip itself apart).

there is a ton of old steel out there waiting to be recycled.  lawnmower blades do work, bed frames as lance said, hay rake teeth, car springs, tie rods, old bumper jack handles, etc.  

c'mon dano...you already got the torch, why not make a simple one brick forge and try hammering?   :)
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2005, 02:08:00 PM »
Dano, great build along, good pics and directions, this here is a keeper. Got just about everything I need to try this, except talent. :-)

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2005, 02:08:00 PM »
One of these days Marc, when I can devote more time to it.    :knothead:     :D

In this heat ya gotta drink plenty of lemonade Texoma.  :D
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Offline Otto

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2005, 04:57:00 PM »
Dano

Very cool brother!!!

My brother and the boys say hello!!!
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Offline Dano

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2005, 05:23:00 PM »
Thanks Steve, tell them all hey for me.    :wavey:  

OK, I thought why let it cool overnite, it ain't getting any cooler around here   "[dntthnk]"   So I cut some pins from 1/8" brass rod, a 1/4" over the width of the knife handle.
 
Then peen the pins over on one side,
   
 turn her over and do the other. Then I touch the sides of the handle to my disk sander to even up the pins
 
Now it's ready to shape and finish the handle
 
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2005, 05:31:00 PM »
Dano the way you make this stuff look so easy always amazes me
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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2005, 05:39:00 PM »
Well, thank you Luke. My digital camera does wonders  ;)
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Offline Luke Vander Vennen

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2005, 06:39:00 PM »
oh stop being modest  ;)    :D
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Offline frankb

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2005, 07:20:00 PM »
Wait... hold up for a minute [please].  :)

Dano... can you explain how you peen the pins?  How do you keep the pins even on both sides?

Thanks.  

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Offline Timo

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Re: Caper build along, and sheath completed
« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2005, 07:36:00 PM »
Dano, It's so a amazing how a man can stumble around a 3D course,clumsily,leaving a blood trail,and turn around a show such fine craftsmanship?  :confused:  

juz kiddin there butt pipes!  "[tunglaff]"

Cool stuff!
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