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For sharing D.I.Y. build projects such as knife making, rifle builds, smokers, home made chillers, fire pits, BBQs, strange ideas and the expense of huge amounts of money.
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Restoring a machete
Here is a quick vid of me restoring an old machete that a mate left behind

Started Sep 11th, 2018 at 2:39am by Chase and Gather
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By: Sakouser
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W I P on the crve backed bolsters
I started on a very secial knife today for Henry, a repeat customer. Fireball damascus for the Old Western with very rare fancy Swamp Kauri scales (will use carbon fiber pins) and stainless curve bac...

Started Sep 12th, 2019 at 6:17pm by Von Gruff
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By: jakkos
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Bahco Rehandle
Got board today so decided to rehandle my bahco.
This is the first time I have tried to rehandle a knife and im quite happy with the result.
It is Pohutukawa for the main handle and a bit ...

Started Feb 18th, 2019 at 5:51pm by cleadus1
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By: scottrods
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Cutting balsa wood
Hi Team
My wife has a craft project underway that requires plenty of 8mm balsa to be cut in to square dimensional accurate lengths.
We are currently doing it with a craft knife and square an...

Started Aug 31st, 2019 at 7:45am by pyro
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By: Kickstart
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Shaping knife handles
A couple of videos of how I take the knife handle from the square to the finished shape using bandsaw, belt grinder and rasp. All the knife details can be found on my website http://www.vongruffknives...

Started Jan 25th, 2018 at 3:42pm by Von Gruff
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Care of a Wild Rooster flock
There is a flock of wild roosters somewhere, my Daughter along with some friends have undertaken the nurturing and care of this flock.
Last year we sorted out a fishing net to catch these rooster...

Started Nov 27th, 2018 at 7:18am by noelfj
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By: Vault - Ex Member
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Linisher - belt speed??
Anybody out there that uses a semi-industrial linisher to grind knife blades (tool steel) and timber?
I am about to build my own machine using a 3hp (2200W) motor running at 2850rpm and I am tryi...

Started Jul 4th, 2019 at 9:22am by Slayer
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PCR150 vs DoC150
Anyone got any views on the relevant merits of these two.
They do look to be virtually identical and one would guess they are very similar in terms of performance, but does this extend to actual...

Started Jul 19th, 2019 at 2:47am by Tom Dhu
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Doc traps
Just wondering if anyone has any of these got a mate making up some stoat and ferret box’s to put around his pond?.many thanks

Started Jul 17th, 2019 at 6:37pm by mallardbuster
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KNK chainsaws
Have seen a few of these popping up on TradeMe.
Has anyone them before?
I'm in the market for a new saw purely for firewood and can't stretch the market for a Husky or Stihl currently havin...

Started Aug 2nd, 2018 at 9:30am by Kezza
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