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Re: Step By Step Begineers Knife (+Video)
Reply #15 - Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:24pm
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Very  Cool, have you checked how well the temper holds?  aah probably not, I re-read and see you have no handle... so where's the guide to make an antler handle guys???
  

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Reply #16 - Nov 12th, 2008 at 8:49am
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Nice work 300wm ... looking gooooood.  Smiley
  

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Reply #17 - Nov 12th, 2008 at 11:54am
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Woopsey, you're right greenpete, it wasn't you... but i was in the right country!
I just had a look at the card in my wallet and the good knives I saw are actually made by Ben Orford, not you.
I'm sure yours are great though  Wink
  

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Reply #18 - Nov 12th, 2008 at 9:50pm
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Heres my knife ive been working on for the last few weeks which I made from an old rusted file so after a bit of work with the angle grinder I got the right shape and now have  the bevel sorted.
Anyone have any ideas how I can harden the knife without too much trouble?

Now all I have too do is make the handle. Wink
  
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Re: Step By Step Begineers Knife (+Video)
Reply #19 - Nov 12th, 2008 at 10:11pm
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Now that's nice... If I remember my metalwork at school, you need to get it glowing red - 700 degrees?  and let it cool down as slowly as you can... that will give you a real hard steel.  I think the video then showed heating the back of the blade to soften it..

One of the Andrews completed his with a handle...

  

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Reply #20 - Nov 12th, 2008 at 10:55pm
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Kickstart wrote on Nov 12th, 2008 at 10:11pm:
Now that's nice... If I remember my metalwork at school, you need to get it glowing red - 700 degrees?  and let it cool down as slowly as you can... that will give you a real hard steel.  I think the video then showed heating the back of the blade to soften it..

One of the Andrews completed his with a handle...


Up to glowing red then cool as quick as you can, the tempering process is in the site.
  
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Reply #21 - Nov 22nd, 2008 at 7:49pm
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Up to 800 degrees and cooling quickly is tempering, up to 800 degrees and cooling over a long period is annealing. I'm a saw doctor, anyone want some nice steel?
  
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Reply #22 - Nov 22nd, 2008 at 11:40pm
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Up to 800 degrees and cooling quickly is tempering, up to 800 degrees and cooling over a long period is annealing. I'm a saw doctor, anyone want some nice steel?


im interested in some steel, let me know
  

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Reply #23 - Nov 23rd, 2008 at 12:26am
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Here's my first knife, Wide-Chord drop point, length 23cm that i created after watching greenpetes dvd and some advice from andrew-GBB





and hand made pouch.

  

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Reply #24 - Nov 25th, 2008 at 6:24pm
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Pm me, I can get you alot of breastbench saw steel, what brian baker of svord apparently used to start up. I also along with a workmate are doing custom pattern welded steel (damascus) suited to knifemakers
  
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Reply #25 - Dec 1st, 2008 at 2:11pm
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jeeeezus little jap, looking at your picture, you look way too old to still be working mate
  

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Reply #26 - Dec 1st, 2008 at 6:16pm
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Aunty wrote on Dec 1st, 2008 at 2:11pm:
jeeeezus little jap, looking at your picture, you look way too old to still be working mate


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Reply #27 - Mar 17th, 2009 at 8:01pm
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Thanks for that, came just in time for my holidays. So far its dead easy and now just have to make the bevel and a handle for it.

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Re: Step By Step Begineers Knife (+Video)
Reply #28 - Apr 12th, 2009 at 11:34am
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I've been reading this and I'm keen to give it a go.
I'm fairly hand when it comes to making thing's so makeing a knife for me wont be too hard.
I unfortunately don't have allot of experience butchering animals. (Fish don't count)

So do you guys have any advice on blade design?
Is his template suitable for NZ Game?
Is it worth having a gut hook on the back of the blade?

  
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Re: Step By Step Begineers Knife (+Video)
Reply #29 - Jan 17th, 2010 at 7:51pm
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Hi all
I have recently started making a couple of knives. Was wondering where I could source some suitable native wood to make the handles....Any advice etc GREATLY appreciated....Cheers
  

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