midnight knife making compatition (only 8 places )Knife Making
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:29 am
might have to go with a small gutting knife in future as everyone seems to want them !!
i will do some bits on the ilistraightion blank i have , im going to change the profile of it and generaly piss about with it but will take piocs they might help you guys !
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:42 pm
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:19 pm
jigged camel bone looks just like antler and its died on the out side with a pattern to look like stag , but they are flat scales so you can fit them easy !!
Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:10 pm
Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:41 pm
Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:21 pm
Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:24 pm
buy brass rods and cut them down to fit i got all my stuff of ebay there is a massive range on there mate
Brass pins 5.5mm tried eBay no joy !! Again any ideas ?
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:33 pm
My blade arrived today so it'll be out with the files and sandpaper later. I have a few ideas for the handle but cant quite make my mind up
Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:55 am
because its sigle cut there is only one set of grooves on it , you can remover the metal much faster and more accuratly . and once the angles look right you can plain the metal with them ,
ok so you have removed the metal and got a basic beval , like this .
now you can clamp it good and tight and plain the metal , to get it flat and clean . like this
when its like that clean and flat , id start with sand paper 120 grit , you looking for uniform scratch pattern , dont go in all directions, pic one and stick at it until every serface it the same , this is important , use a backing for the sand paper allways hard , i wrapp the file in it on every grit !!!
when it looks good every where at 120 , change to 240 this will really show any pitting deep screatechs etc , change your direction again , the exact oposite of the last coures is best, change paper regularly and only use it dry at this stage , good tip halfords sell all the sand paper grade you will ever want very affordably , id say now is the time to think what sort of finnish you want on this knife , if you want mirror go through the grits to 600 wet and dry and polish on a buffing mop (on a drill from halfords or what ever you got) if its very shiny at heat treating the scale has not much to stick to and will come off easy , once heat treated you will not get any scractches out unless your like me a freak and will stand there until its done ha ha .
when its where you want it send it back for heat treating .
just to inspire you guys a few knives i did 100% by hand with fire files and sand paper .
a few options of finish to . the big bugger has 120 grit(polished) on the sides and 1200grit on cutting edge .
and a couple just super shiny all by hand
there just there to inspire you along guys , now is the time to go for that mirror finish id say !!
Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:49 am
That was just what I was lkooking for.
Can't wait for the blank to arrive to get started!!
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:41 am
i find steel drill bits to be most accurate (i think because they need to be) for example i bought some "advertised 2mm brass the other week , i asked te seller and they where actualy 2.06mm thick . then i thought ok drills are usualy over sized so went for a steel 2mm drill from B&Qand it came in at 1.96mm sounds nothing but the pins would not fit . so i had to cut them 1/3 to long put them in the drill and spin them with sandpaper wrapped round them , makeshift lathe idea , long story short they fitted with light hammer taps with out splitting the handle material . warning tho pilot with wood drill bits as steal will tear there way out when they break through , unless you back them with non ferrouse metal like alluminium .
its alot of fuss i know .
i will try to do a how to fit handles as soon as i can for anyone that is new to it .
tig and gas welding rods are used by alot of knife makers as pins they come in allsorts of materials to , they im told are usualy accurate with diamiters .
i use a loacl modeling shop for alot of stuff they have sheet brass ally tin , and a huge amount of tubing and pins for making prop shafts for boats etc . worth a try !!
is anyone going for the mirror finish file work etc ?
im enjoying this already nice to get a comunity thing going !
all the best , matt
just one place left fellas
1 seat left
knife comp .
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:15 pm
there are two blanks sat her , one for waidman i dont think he has paid ?
and one unspoken for .
shall we close the books at 7 places this time ?
i have another set of 10 blanks that i can offer up for the next comp if nayone is intrested ?
little more complicated this time but the metal work is done so it will be handleing in inovative ways !!
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