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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #240 on: June 23, 2020, 08:02:30 am »
So, I attended a makers course for liner lock folders. Here is my first attempt.
Sjoe! That is lovely! Well-balanced design in the looks dept. I like the unobtrusive way you built in a slide stop on the top of the blade to give a good support for one's thumb when a bit of force is needed. The Psycho is lucky to get Serial No. 00001!  :biggrin:

Couple of questions: With the screw-tops of the pivot for the blade being recessed, wouldn't all those small cavities become a trap for dirt during regular use?  And, with the clip being fairly thick where it attaches to the handle, would it be possible to use countersunk screws to flatten the profile a bit more?
 

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #241 on: June 23, 2020, 08:17:24 am »
@Exploratio

Thats awesome!
Just a question and it's not meant to detract from your achievement, do you get to forge the blade?
Where are the remainder of the smaller parts sourced ?
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #242 on: June 23, 2020, 08:18:42 am »
Thanks Roxenz. First off, not my design as I know jack s--t of designing a folder. The stop pin is inside a milled track inside the blade.
Dust do collect in any knife, so on this one it will also happen. Very narrow tolerances, so I hope it does not cause problems. If so, disassemble and clean.
I had the choice to recces/countersink the bolts of the clip and elected not to. In hindsight I should have and will do it. This is a VERY steep learning curve.

Now to design my own and attempt to make a working example.

Watch this space........

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #243 on: June 23, 2020, 08:22:09 am »
@Exploratio

Thats awesome!
Just a question and it's not meant to detract from your achievement, do you get to forge the blade?
Where are the remainder of the smaller parts sourced ?
No, the blade is M390 stainless. One can forge you own to personalize it even further. Especially when going the Damascus route.
KMTS sells everything hardware wise. The smaller the bolts, the more expensive it becomes. Funny

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #244 on: June 23, 2020, 09:47:20 am »
So, I attended a makers course for liner lock folders.

Great work!
Very impressive.
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #245 on: June 23, 2020, 11:34:50 pm »
So, I attended a makers course for liner lock folders. Here is my first attempt.

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #246 on: June 24, 2020, 07:18:48 am »
Thanks gents, this is result when a master guides you through the process and really shares his knowledge. A lot of room for improvement still. I really wish I started on this journey much earlier in my life.

If anybody has a lead on a affordable (cheap) milling machine, please drop me a PM.

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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #247 on: June 25, 2020, 11:47:20 am »
My first try  - Lots of things I'll do different and correct with the next one.
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #248 on: June 25, 2020, 11:53:03 am »
Looking very good for a first attempt  :thumleft:
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Re: Show us what you made
« Reply #249 on: June 25, 2020, 04:40:22 pm »
My first try  - Lots of things I'll do different and correct with the next one.

That is a beautiful knife. Congrats.

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