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Started Oct 16th, 2017 at 2:02am by Alan
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Question for Knifemakers/metal specialists
I have thing at the moment for old knives.
Have bought a few off ebay lately, one is an old Shapleighs butchers knife.
Quite cool but blade quite rusty.
I want to restore it myself back...

Started Jun 8th, 2012 at 8:19pm by Swodem
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By: Raging Bull
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belt grinders
some of mine
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reversible plate grinder
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belt grinder with a platen for flat grinds
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belt grinder for hollow grinds
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belt grinder with a 14 inch wheel
just some of the things in the shed Smiley
cheers john

Started Aug 5th, 2012 at 3:28pm by ripi john w
14 4123 Last Post Aug 11th, 2012 at 8:15pm
By: madcharlie61
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DIY Tumbler
Got an old HP printer that suffered borer?
Well... convert it into a case tumbler!!
(click to play vid)
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Started Aug 4th, 2012 at 9:30pm by Kickstart
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Antler workers
There's a couple of things here...firstly; I've got a set of really great quality french steak knives but they have completely naff and tacky plastic handles....anyone here work antler or bone who wou...

Started Aug 21st, 2012 at 12:37am by Rockdoc
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By: duck-kila
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Condensation in Gun safes
I use Damp Rid in my firearm cabinet but notice over winter condensation gets quite high, especially if not opened for a few weeks.
Ive been told  running a small light inside the cabinet may hel...

Started Sep 3rd, 2012 at 9:53am by ICEMAN
13 3810 Last Post Sep 8th, 2012 at 8:18am
By: DAD
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Re-handling the $16 Bahco...
In between household jobs today I had a go at putting a new handle on my Bahco knife, really just practice at handle shaping for the project knife I am working on in another thread.
I had already...

Started Sep 1st, 2012 at 6:56pm by Swodem
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An Old English Knife
I read the article on knife making on this forum and decided to have ago at restoring one.
And also to see if the photobucket service would work.
Next will be a progress report
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Started Aug 26th, 2012 at 1:10pm by noelfj
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The Passionate Apprentices - The Knifemaker [Doco]
Well worth watching, enjoy.
"John the Knifemaker uses stone age techniques to forge blades from recycled steel. With handles made from antler or bone, and sheaths crafted from local timbers, the...

Started Sep 27th, 2012 at 1:35pm by Raging Bull
6 1319 Last Post Sep 28th, 2012 at 4:34pm
By: cleaky
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How to cure skins
Want to cure a sheep skin to use as a saddle blanket but have been told that the old kersoine and baking soda way is not good if it gets wet again
Any ideas?

Started Oct 1st, 2012 at 2:25pm by smokeyo
4 1444 Last Post Oct 5th, 2012 at 9:47pm
By: TLB
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Home made pig sticker
Spent the best part of the day making a pig sticker.
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I used white  flo coat resin to seal the join where the deer antler meets the Tang. White shows up well in the bush.
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I have cut a blood letting slot into the blade<br ...

Started Oct 12th, 2012 at 7:31pm by Clayman
2 1308 Last Post Oct 13th, 2012 at 9:51am
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The birth of a tool - nice vid
Nice axe making video from latvia -
http://vimeo.com/37360333

Started Sep 23rd, 2012 at 5:38pm by Nak
7 1645 Last Post Oct 13th, 2012 at 11:00am
By: Craigc
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Stainless Damascus knife for forum member
I was approached by a forum member to make him a hunting knife. He wanted it made in Damascus, so I got hold of some stainless damascus and got to work. I made the mosaic pins from aluminium and brass...

Started Sep 25th, 2012 at 10:27pm by Ludwig
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Kohekohe!!! Doh....Walnut!!!
Duksniffer generously sent me some wood for knifemaking, I realised yesterday it had arrived (missus had put it in the cupboard) and cos it was raining I just had to try it out. He says its Kohekohe c...

Started Oct 22nd, 2012 at 6:08pm by Swodem
5 1258 Last Post Oct 23rd, 2012 at 1:33pm
By: Ludwig
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Building a meat safe
Has anyone built a meatsafe or got pics of any at the huts. We are thinking to build one and looking for ideas.

Started May 21st, 2012 at 7:04pm by Supamu
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