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KNIFE MAKING BEGINNERS

Lady's and gentleman’s when we decided to make first knife - we are beginners! We have a lot of questions; unknown things, tips and tricks! I start my first knives and that’s why I decided to start this group! Professionals are invited!

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Stabilizing your own wood

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter 1 hour ago. 51 Replies

Well Donnie decided last weekend he wanted to try stabilizing his own wood.The process is not quick.  We have stabilized one set and dyed three, all are in the drying stages…Continue

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Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives

Started by John McCain. Last reply by Bob Robinson Aug 9. 4 Replies

Fledgling knifemaker Scott Jones (Jonesy) put this out on the web years ago and  it has been reproduced on numerous sites since then-It helped trigger my knife making mania ages ago-  This used to be available as a PDF on the web, but is no longer…Continue

Inlay a Shield?

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Alexander Noot Aug 4. 10 Replies

The Two-legged Parser Ever wonder how the old time pocket knife makers used to inlay the fancy little nickel shields into the knife handles? They used the simplest of tools but the only one I know which will drill a hole of any shape - this tool was…Continue

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What steel to use?

Started by Brad T.. Last reply by Alexander Noot Jul 21. 16 Replies

This is not going to be a steel snob topic, but I will research and list all the steel alloys that pique my interest. I invite you to do the same about your preferences. I am going to start off by saying that I prefer a carbon steel like D2, but…Continue

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Making Micarta

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Max McGruder Jul 6. 3 Replies

I will post a few videos we have seen also but this is probably one of the best set of instructions I have seenMaking Denim Micarta…Continue

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BEGINNING KNIFE MAKING CLASSES!

Started by Risa Muenchsdorfer. Last reply by Carl Rechsteiner May 28. 3 Replies

Hi Everyone!Cherokee Knife Supply is sponsoring Knife Days, A How To Series on Knife Making. Renowned professional knife maker Michael O'Machearley of O'Machearley Custom Knives will be in town to teach a hands-on class in knife making for…Continue

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Comment by Jan Carter 1 hour ago

I will try to get some pics up this weekend of the RR spikes he has been doing it in

Comment by Jan Carter on August 12, 2014 at 18:43

http://www.iknifecollector.com/photo/soupcan-forge?context=latest

Tom, Donnie has been having a Ball with it!  He used a pork and beans can that was longer

Comment by Tom Peterson on August 12, 2014 at 17:52

Jan,

Thanks for this! I might have to save up and get the coffee can model!

Comment by Jan Carter on August 12, 2014 at 17:41

This comes with a please be careful disclaimer.  But Donnie made one today and I will be darned.....it works


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Comment by Alexander Noot on August 7, 2014 at 1:16

Thanks Bob, I was going for making a knife that Loveless himself would enjoy. So I picked his favourite materials.

Stainless steel, Brass (later he switched to Nickelsilver and steel but in his early days it was Brass), Corby bolts (didn't have any Loveless bolts, but I think the corby's are the evolution of the Loveless bolts) Green micarta and red liners.

Comment by Bob Robinson on August 6, 2014 at 19:54
Looks really nice, you did a great job on the intregal bolster, made it flow with the handle and I think the micarta is awesome on that one.

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Comment by Alexander Noot on August 6, 2014 at 16:17
It's pretty shiny right now. The picture just isn't great. The blade is polished up to 1k and the handle up to 8k
Comment by Tom Peterson on August 6, 2014 at 15:18

Alexander,

Looks great! Are you going to leave it with a matte finish or buff it out and put a shine on the micarta? I have never left any of my knives in matte as I'm a sucker for shiny finishes. Either way looks awesome!


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Comment by Alexander Noot on August 6, 2014 at 14:42

I can't believe I got this to look this nice (Especially after finding out I had to figure out some way around not having the right (US) sized drill bits for the corby bolts).

Tapered tang, red liners, (both horizontal and vertical, a first for me) and integral bolster (a first for me) and corby bolts (another first for me) niolox at Rockwell 61 steel. With Olive Drab (aint nothing drab about this thing) micarta scales.

Comment by Tom Peterson on August 5, 2014 at 8:50

That is so cool when wood has depth/chatoyance! I wish more woods had that character.

 
 
 

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