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A gas fired knifemaking forge
I got another batch of knives heat treated today and it reinforced the notion that I needed a better way to do it than in the kitchen fire. I had been looking at gas forges for a couple of weeks and d...

Started Mar 14th, 2017 at 5:35pm by Von Gruff
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A simple trigger weight check
On the British Militaria forum a friend was trying to work on his Martini and had a very heavy trigger pull so I showed him a trick to lighten the pull without changing the originality of the rifle. I...

Started Mar 11th, 2017 at 8:44pm by Von Gruff
2 198 Last Post Mar 12th, 2017 at 11:36am
By: Rugerman
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Sharpening knives (my way)
I did a short video on how I sharpen knives. I had made a batch of pig stickers and with them all finished to a 600grt hand sand with a .015 edge it was time to put the sharp to the blade.

Started Mar 9th, 2017 at 8:59pm by Von Gruff
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By: Rugerman
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As the missus wanted a new hunting knife, I made a drawing and was pondering about the question, which material to use. I ended up with powder steel (RWL)
and deer antler for the handle. Bolsters...

Started Nov 25th, 2016 at 7:01am by littlemorepork
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By: SF90
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SVORD peasant knife tart up #2
So Felixx Junior is old enough for a knife (6)
I began with the trusty svord peasant:
And a bit of Antler
Stuck them together with a walnut pommel (?)
sanded it down, hit the antler with some danish oil and the blade with some Hoppes ...

Started Aug 10th, 2016 at 7:40am by felixx
13 1370 Last Post Mar 8th, 2017 at 8:26pm
By: MassiveAttack
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Restoring antler handles
Hi guys.
When I was a kid I found an antler handled knife under the water when snorkeling for paua. 
Fast forward 25 years and dad gave it back to me as he was going to bin it.

Started Feb 26th, 2017 at 5:57pm by felixx
6 310 Last Post Mar 5th, 2017 at 6:01pm
By: felixx
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Small skinner
Hi Guys!
As some of you liked the knife I made for "her", I thought I show a skinner, that I made a few months back.
Blade is 690 steel (1.4528). Bolsters are stainless and scales are from e...

Started Jan 15th, 2017 at 8:18pm by littlemorepork
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By: felixx
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Leather glue
Hi everyone  ,What is the best glue to use on a leather sheath prior to stitching it together ?cheers .

Started Jan 6th, 2017 at 6:12pm by SteveO
3 384 Last Post Jan 15th, 2017 at 6:20pm
By: SteveO
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Knife steel
Hi guys, I've been inspired by some of the guys on here (Ludwig, Ripi John, von gruff) and am keen to get into knife making. I know you can use old tool steel, but for the sake of knowing what I'm wor...

Started Jan 6th, 2017 at 11:08am by mitch270
6 598 Last Post Jan 12th, 2017 at 9:23pm
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Trailer cage
Anyone in Dunedin that could fabricate a trailer cage for me?

Started Jan 6th, 2017 at 5:32pm by elrond
0 308 Last Post Jan 6th, 2017 at 5:32pm
By: elrond
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Carcass hanging
We got sick of hanging carcasses off the garage trusses, scaffolding etc  so Mike finally decided to get one made. Wheels fitted on one side and handles on the other make it easy to move around, getti...

Started Aug 23rd, 2016 at 2:06am by ICEMAN
13 2196 Last Post Dec 29th, 2016 at 11:31am
By: blackgear nz
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Biv/Hut LED Lights
Made a few sets of these,you can screw the whole container with battery inside to the roof,the LEDs have small holes to take a screw and also double sided tape if required.
12v battery,the one on...

Started Sep 17th, 2016 at 2:28pm by Sikakila
9 1410 Last Post Dec 28th, 2016 at 10:43pm
By: blackgear nz
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Mobile timber mill manawatu?
Does anybody know of anyone in the manawatu who can mill macrocarpa onsite? Have a few large trees that need looking at. Also any idea of costs associated with this?

Started Dec 14th, 2016 at 10:08pm by 257durhamjet
2 412 Last Post Dec 25th, 2016 at 8:40pm
By: ChrisHB
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Concrete fire pit
Looking to build a concrete fire pit in the garden, Planning on using an old round cow trough, concreting a circle around it. Bricking up the sides. Filling the inside about 1/2 full with concrete and...

Started Nov 7th, 2016 at 5:56pm by mango
4 855 Last Post Dec 22nd, 2016 at 12:57pm
By: mango
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Swazi Tahr Anorak : eVent Clone
So after my venture into making Cuben Fiber tents I thought I'd have a go at cloning a Swazi Tahr Anorak.
I went for camo eVent fabric because it's as waterproof as Goretex but breathes a little...

Started Mar 11th, 2016 at 7:37am by Kersh
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By: sikaslayer1
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Home Distilling
The Forum has finally stopped playing up on the PC. I almost dumped it off altogether.
Now... I have ( well the good Wife ) just layed down a deposit on a complete home brew distillery kit,  Cool<...

Started Sep 25th, 2016 at 4:08pm by ANT
16 1398 Last Post Nov 5th, 2016 at 5:50pm
By: anotherhunter
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old style safety razor
My daughter  gave me a gift set which was comprised  of an Edwin Jagger old style safety razor, a really nice badger shaving  brush and a old style shaving  mug with a top quality  shaving soap.  I pu...

Started Apr 19th, 2016 at 2:27am by bill f
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By: wanakahunter
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Rifle stocks and other projects
At the moment I am building a Westly Richards inspired open sight stocked rifle on an imperial (1916) Kar 98a small ring mauser in 6.5x57 am posting the build on another forum but wondered if you guys...

Started Jun 16th, 2016 at 7:54am by Von Gruff
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