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My First Knife - Shaping And Filling

Discussion in 'Working the Steel' started by ETremblay253, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. ETremblay253

    ETremblay253 New Member

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    Hey Guys,
    here is a progress picture on my first knife i changed the design a bit from what i had posted before its still a big survival/bushcaft style knife. I spend about 10 hour with hand file getting to this i still have a few things to fix and finish up on it and then it will be ready to sent out to heat threat since im not equiped to properly do it myself for now
    I enjoyed the process a lot and will be starting another one as sone as i am done this one. i have enaugh steel to make 4 or 5 before i sent them out all at the same time to save on shipping.

    funny story i showed a pictures of a knife to a guy at work and he sayed wow that looks good you can sell it and make money when your done... lol thats funny i say cause i am not even 1/4 done and i would have to sell it for 400$ to break even hahah
    its an expensif and adicting hobby. i think just seeing the transformation and holding a knife you made yourself in your hand is the biggest reward to come from it.

    http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums...0-FD8D-44A3-9E4B-593343D662F0_zpslljvqphj.jpg
     
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hey nice, your grinds look very good.

    (I clicked the "landscape image" icon in the text editor and pasted the URL in and saved. )
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    Several thumbs up!

    Dan
     
  3. ETremblay253

    ETremblay253 New Member

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    thats what i was doing wrong last night lol.

    thanks
     
  4. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Looking very good. Nice grind keep and up the good work. First knife and all man your doing good . But you will never break even but not till anyone that lol We knife makers are all millionaires Hahahaha
     
  5. Swivel

    Swivel New Member

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    Fantastic work!
     
  6. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Really nice job. The grind looks great -- those hours were well worth it. There's something very satisfying about doing all the work with files.
     
  7. ETremblay253

    ETremblay253 New Member

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    thanks everyone its nice to see im heading the good direction i have a few things i want to fix but im afraid of bringing it to the point of no return haha
    will see mabe i will try
     
  8. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The more you do the easier the fixes get to be when you need to make them. Sometimes I go onto the next knife or three then return to the one that needs fixing and go over it with fresh eyes.
     
  9. ETremblay253

    ETremblay253 New Member

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    I had an idea for a new beveling jig i want to try it has a small board that serves as and insert and can be flip around to bevel the sencond edge that way the knife always get indexed in position the same place everytime i also aded 5 eye bolts set up at 10deg from each other from the center point of the from insert board to help out when grinding the tip or for angling the ricaso. the eye bolts will be threaded in a t-nut and the t-nut will be sandwich inside the two layor of ply wood to hold it in place

    it should be beter and more stable then the 2x4 i used before

    i hate when im trying to sleep and i get an idea i just got to get up and draw it/ sketch it out to get it off my mind and sleep peasefully lol

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  10. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Pretty posh, that. Certainly better than what I used to do a scandi grind (WorkMate with a chunk of 2x4 clamped in it and an old yardstick to hold the file)
     
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  11. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    ET,

    Is there a way to elevate the whole back board with the eye bolts as one piece? Maybe put a left and right height adjust knob for the platform. Then you wouldn't have to adjust the heights individually to change the pitch of the file.

    Just a brain-stormin'.

    Nice 3D.

    Dan
     
  12. ETremblay253

    ETremblay253 New Member

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    yeah thats a great idea. i was think i might put two threaded rod on both side and use a piece of electrical strut and mount the five ring on the strut at the same height then have the strut go up and down when adjusting both side that way everything is the same. it might help a bit with repeatability
     
  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Search "T-Nuts" if mounted face up and back to back? they would be the threaded portion of the height adjuster and can be easily installed in a wood panel
     
  14. ETremblay253

    ETremblay253 New Member

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    yeah Tnuts is what i was planing using for the eyebolts. they will work great
     
  15. ETremblay253

    ETremblay253 New Member

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    grinded this hinting knife today it turned out great. wondering what is my closest option for heat threating i would like to send them out

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  16. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    ETremblay253 New Member

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    That's where i got my steel and probably where i will send them back for heat threat only issue is that im in Labrador City away from well pretty much everything hahaha
     
  18. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    search Google for national heat treating inc. newfoundland

    Some of the commercial companies will take on small projects if they still have their small furnaces
     
  19. Swivel

    Swivel New Member

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    I have to say you're kinda pissing me off with this top-drawer work right outta the gate LOL. Unbelievable, kept it up!
     
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  20. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    No kidding. How the heck are the plunge lines so perfect on your first knife! Those are as clean as it gets. Great work!
     
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