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Old 09-07-2010, 06:01 AM   #21
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Props panda!

Looks great and you did it! That has to feel good.

Keep us in the loop.
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Nice work, Panda! What sorf of tools do you have for the heat treatment? I might be able to offer some advice. I'm not a knife maker but a couple of my friends are and I've attended their classes and translated their lessons into English.

One of them did a short article on how to forge your first knife without having a lot of tools (and withouth knowing the sort of steel you were using). I remember translating it, I'll dig around and see if I can find it.
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P-Mo is bringing it!

I have not tried to make an actual blade, but love to replace the handles on my knives. Usually Micarta, or wood.

Texas Knife.com is a great source of both knife supplies, and knife making information.

I can't wait to see the finished knife. MAD PROPS!
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Thanks guys, this little project actually has me pretty amped up! I can't wait to get it finished. I really do not have high hopes at all for a good heat treat, and without that it wont be much good for any thing but looking at.

Francisco, I don't have a damn thing as far as equipment to heat treat. I was thinking about an old charcoal bar-b-que grill with some holes in the bottom to blow air up through to get it hot enough. I am WIDE open to suggestions if any one has any ideas.

Depending how this turns out (more like regardless), I plan on buying some steel stock that I know what it is, I am thinking 1095 high carbon, make the blades and ship them out for heat treating and tempering. This way I can have a knife I made that I can actually use. I want to make up to 20 blades to ship out, keeps the costs of heat treating down. I have other designs in mind too, wish me luck!

After this is done I will beat the crap out of it and do a report with pics.
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Cool. I'm following along.
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Thanks guys, this little project actually has me pretty amped up! I can't wait to get it finished. I really do not have high hopes at all for a good heat treat, and without that it wont be much good for any thing but looking at.

Francisco, I don't have a damn thing as far as equipment to heat treat. I was thinking about an old charcoal bar-b-que grill with some holes in the bottom to blow air up through to get it hot enough. I am WIDE open to suggestions if any one has any ideas.

Depending how this turns out (more like regardless), I plan on buying some steel stock that I know what it is, I am thinking 1095 high carbon, make the blades and ship them out for heat treating and tempering. This way I can have a knife I made that I can actually use. I want to make up to 20 blades to ship out, keeps the costs of heat treating down. I have other designs in mind too, wish me luck!

After this is done I will beat the crap out of it and do a report with pics.
Get to it! Chop, chop! (Get it?)
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Default Putting on the handle

You might want to use stainless screws. Drill and tap thru the steel and the handle material, Put a good epoxy between the parts and tighten the hell out of the Screws. Remove the head with a hack saw, or a file. don't over heat the screw i'tll burn the handle. I used this method on all my work knives. Black micarta would look good on that pig sticker.
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Get to it! Chop, chop! (Get it?)
Ahhhhh, patience grasshopper...

I'm gonna try for next weekend to attempt the heat treat and temper, the following weekend for the scales,I hope. Just so yooz guyz know.
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Default Heat treating.......

As an after thought, was that the only piece of steel you had. You could have a trial piece to see if It will take to hardening before you do the blade.
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You might want to use stainless screws. Drill and tap thru the steel and the handle material, Put a good epoxy between the parts and tighten the hell out of the Screws. Remove the head with a hack saw, or a file. don't over heat the screw i'tll burn the handle. I used this method on all my work knives. Black micarta would look good on that pig sticker.
Jantz suppy co has what are called Corby rivets, they screw together and have a built in countersink, then you grind off the screw slot when you shape the handle, I will probably use those on "later models", but for now it will probably be peened over brass pins. I am more than likely going to go with Black Locust scales, hard and attractive wood.
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