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Offline Oshkosh

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #200 on: May 20, 2020, 12:06:10 am »
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #201 on: May 27, 2020, 05:18:52 pm »
1st Photo before and then there after, still need some spit and polish.

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Offline Myrtle

Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #202 on: May 28, 2020, 02:32:24 pm »
So I also got into knife making about a year ago. The photos are from my first knife. Knife 2 and 3 just got back from the Bohler heat treatment. I will post some pictures of the progress later.

My first knife is made from Bohler N690 stainless steel. Bohler also did the heat treatment. Lots of mistakes were made, which is why it took 8 months to finish, but am quite happy with the final product.

Let me know what you think.
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #203 on: May 28, 2020, 02:38:07 pm »
some more
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #204 on: May 28, 2020, 02:39:19 pm »
and a few more
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #205 on: May 28, 2020, 02:42:07 pm »
And the end result
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #206 on: May 28, 2020, 02:47:12 pm »
The knife is based on a Japanese Kiridashi which is a single bevel blade. Just realised all the photos only show the non bevel side. This is the bevel side.
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #207 on: May 28, 2020, 03:39:32 pm »
Very nice and well done.

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #208 on: May 28, 2020, 03:50:29 pm »
Very nice.   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #209 on: May 28, 2020, 04:44:39 pm »
Beautiful knife Myrtle! When I first saw the metal cutout, I couldn't figure out what kind of knife this was to be. But the finished product has a lovely, balanced shape. Well done!
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #210 on: May 28, 2020, 05:01:25 pm »
Very nice work Rossdog
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Is it my imagination or are you not too fond of jimping?

I don't mind it at all. I've made quite a few knives with jimping on the spines. It's an easy way to stuff upma nice blade if you get it wrong though. Also it only suits the more modern designs (IMO).

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #211 on: May 28, 2020, 06:53:42 pm »
Love this thread.
Some tips that I don't think has been mentioned yet:
-  When you buy blanks, trace them on cardboard, that way you build a bank of design templates.
-  Use mild steel flat bar to practise making a design, it's cheap and works a bit easier and obviously you save your special steel.
-  Use machinist cutting fluid when drilling the small holes in your steel.
-  Clamp your handle on a piece of wood on the edge of your bench(point facing towards you), using a g-clamp, when you do the final surface sanding. Use copious amounts of cutting fluid.

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Offline Myrtle

Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #212 on: June 02, 2020, 03:33:23 pm »
Thanks for the positive feedback guys. @ Roxense. You will see that the final shape is a lot narrower in the back of the handle than the original cutout.  Once I cut the blade out it looked odd so I narrowed the rear a lot. Very happy with the final result.
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #213 on: June 02, 2020, 03:38:56 pm »
Love this thread.
Some tips that I don't think has been mentioned yet:
-  When you buy blanks, trace them on cardboard, that way you build a bank of design templates.
-  Use mild steel flat bar to practise making a design, it's cheap and works a bit easier and obviously you save your special steel.
-  Use machinist cutting fluid when drilling the small holes in your steel.
-  Clamp your handle on a piece of wood on the edge of your bench(point facing towards you), using a g-clamp, when you do the final surface sanding. Use copious amounts of cutting fluid.

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Hi - thank you. What cutting fluid do you use when you do the final surface sanding? I use only water and if I don't have any 2000 or 2500 as in during the lockdown I rub a little green soap on the blade and that mixed with water gives me the finish I want before polishing.
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #214 on: June 03, 2020, 10:21:28 am »
Love this thread.
Some tips that I don't think has been mentioned yet:
-  When you buy blanks, trace them on cardboard, that way you build a bank of design templates.
-  Use mild steel flat bar to practise making a design, it's cheap and works a bit easier and obviously you save your special steel.
-  Use machinist cutting fluid when drilling the small holes in your steel.
-  Clamp your handle on a piece of wood on the edge of your bench(point facing towards you), using a g-clamp, when you do the final surface sanding. Use copious amounts of cutting fluid.

 :thumleft:

Hi - thank you. What cutting fluid do you use when you do the final surface sanding? I use only water and if I don't have any 2000 or 2500 as in during the lockdown I rub a little green soap on the blade and that mixed with water gives me the finish I want before polishing.
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #215 on: June 03, 2020, 08:42:40 pm »
I finished this little "mini" Bowie a couple of weeks ago. This one is a keeper, as the blade is made out of a very old tyre lever that my father carried in his car for many years - I can remember it as a kid, lying next to the hand brake in his Morris Minor. My old man was intend on bludgeoning the crook who ripped him off of everything we had, and forcing us to live on handouts. My dad never recovered from this.
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #216 on: June 04, 2020, 06:57:30 am »
Beautiful and a very special sentimental heirloom !
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #217 on: June 04, 2020, 10:56:20 am »
I really like the finish on the blade. Nice knife.
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So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.                                                   Robert Service
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #218 on: June 11, 2020, 05:41:33 pm »
First knife since lockdown started.
Skinner just in time for this season's first hunt. Made it for a friend, hope he likes it.
Blade 12C27, handle Corian, stainless and mosaic pins.

First time working with Corian. Love it.

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #219 on: June 11, 2020, 07:24:50 pm »
Very cool  :thumleft:
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