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Old 02-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #21
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I am gonna try to have it finished tomorrow at latest that way wednesday I can send it to have a sheath made for it.

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Do you have Tandy Leathercraft near by? If you can make a blade that nice, the sheath is easy. I've made a few. Start with a cardboard model til you get the shape and hang right. Then cut the leather and sew it with thong leather or other stitching. Snaps and screw rivets help too.
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I'll have to search for one, I'm not aware of one in by area. But it's a great idea thanks. There's something about metal work that I really like. I think it's getting to see a finished product that I really enjoy.

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After a few hours in a vise and clamps and three holes drilled and 4 ruined drill bits it's starting to take shape.

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Now for some sanding and some rasp file work to do.

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After a few hours in a vise and clamps and three holes drilled and 4 ruined drill bits it's starting to take shape.

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Now for some sanding and some rasp file work to do.

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Lookin' good!
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It's done. Not bad for a weekend knife project. I'm really happy with the results. I hope to make a few more like this one. I'm gonna do more file work on a few I've already made. I like the detail it adds to the blade.
Thanks for looking!
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Yeah the handle is from this pallet it's made of red oak.

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It's done. Not bad for a weekend knife project. I'm really happy with the results. I hope to make a few more like this one. I'm gonna do more file work on a few I've already made. I like the detail it adds to the blade.
Thanks for looking!
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Yeah the handle is from this pallet it's made of red oak.

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Heck of of a job, Griffin. Very nice.
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After a little cleaning
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All done now, to have some leather work done this week!

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How did you temper it ? and with the way you made the knife how about sharping it is it easy ? And what kind of stones did you use ? Just curious

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When are you going to start selling?

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This one I did not temper due to it being so hard already. I've made a few knifes out of these blades and they hold up really well. I wore out 5 drill bits drilling 3 holes for the handle. I use a 250 stone and a 320 stone and file to do the shaping and then take a Arkansas medium stone and finish with a Arkansas soft stone. The saw blade I use is a industrial blade for cutting thick aluminum parts. I'm gonna do some heat treating on some test blades before I make my next knife.

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