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I received my blank today bud ( I paid the other day, if you didn't get it let me know please)

Looking forward to seeing what comes out lol

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just another thought guys your gonna strugle to find pins that correspond exactly to drill bits , ebay sellers are pretty good at measuring the diamiter of pins and drill for you before you buy .

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 .

 

 

You can grind bits to cut latger than thier diameter. On the cutting edges of the drill grind one side slightly longer than the other that will give you a larger diameter of hole than the actual drill bit.

 

TC

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Yes got mine today thanks matt, its a nice little design you have there, will get cracking with it this weekend. Just got to decide between black and green canvas micarta, any ideas ?

 

Many thanks Alex

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im rough as a badgers ball bag stubble today mrs spreading her cold about :wub:

i have shaved a little of my one . i really want to change it alot from the original design .

i like the green canvas micarta alex on a field knife but after spending an hour dressing my permanent hide in the hedge this moring im thinking il follow gin and go for something light coloured in future .

 

im gonna look for some carbon fibre scales or make some i think .

im glad you guys got yours !!

al the best , matt

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Got mine to day !!! As Paula's said might start butchering it tommorow !! We can do what we want yes ?? Might make mine into a dagger ? Still thinking :)

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good news jamie !!

steve great minds think alike , im going to equilise the back of the blade same profile as cutting edge i think . not a dagger but spear point for sure . big old false (live )edge to moo ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :gunsmilie:

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well after chucking the file over the hedge, then ditching the belt sander, ive managed to make it look dog rough with a bench grinder :cray::laugh:

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just another thought guys your gonna strugle to find pins that correspond exactly to drill bits , ebay sellers are pretty good at measuring the diamiter of pins and drill for you before you buy .

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

 

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if you grind your drill bit slightly off centre you will end up with a drill that cuts a slightly bigger hole,do some test pieces first though :thumbs:

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Just had a thought but could everyone keep a rougth idea of how much time you spent working on the blade & handle & sheath ..

Just to show how much time goes into making them from this point on !!

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