Pry tab on handle of full tang blade-Bad idea?
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by thomster
4M ago
I build knives in my spare time for friends & family. Im looking to build a blade for a machinist friend. It would be an EDC blade he would use while at work. when I sent him a photo of my suggested design, he asked if it was possible to add a Pry-Tab off the handle end. Is this even a good idea or feasible? Im thinking of using either AEB-L or 1095 (its what I have at the moment) Im a little worried it will either chip or create a twist to the tang loosening the scales. Im not sure... Read more ..read more
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How do you get consistent thickness behind the edge on the grinder?
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by meteorokra
8M ago
hey y'all, i'm new here and new to knife making. i've been having trouble getting consistent thickness bte off the grinder. i've got a pheer 2x72 454, running around 30% on the vfd with a fresh 60 grit blaze. i wet grind too, using a little sprayer. i attached pics of my current issue on an gyuto style knife in aeb-l at 63hrc. any advice is appreciated and thanks for looking ..read more
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Makers Mark
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by otsblades
10M ago
Where do you get your Makers Mark stencil from ..read more
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My first knife
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by cook1536
11M ago
I decided to jump into a new hobby and learn knife making. after doing some research i decided i wanted to make a skinner. So i started working on getting some tools and items to make a knife. here is what i came up with. Profiled, heat treat, temper, etching and final knife. It is 1095 with Cocobolo scales. Im in the process of learning leather to make a sheaths. ... Read more ..read more
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3 phase?
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by Godspeed
11M ago
Quick question... does an electric motor have to be 3 phase to use a vfd with it ..read more
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Let's get acquainted.
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by Gadykin
1y ago
My name is Sergey, you can just Serge. In September last year, my family and I had to leave Russia, now I live in Los Angeles. I have been making knives for over 15 years, I have been doing it professionally for the last five years. I had to quit everything, here I am going to continue my favorite business. I was accepted into the California Knifemaking Association. Now I am looking for American colleagues in my hobby and in order to share my experience. For acquaintance I will lay out a... Read more ..read more
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Cootes Grinder Table Setup
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by RP14
1y ago
All new at knifemaking and time for me to get into it. Been collecting and saving equipment for a while. Have a Cootes 2x72 grinder and need ideas to build the table. Have a hard time searching for this. I have a 2.5 hp 1725 rpm motor and ordering a 3 step pulley 2,3,4". Question I have is the grinder table setup. Looking for the proper starting height, if too tall I can cut the legs down. I am thinking of something like a 16x24 plywood tabletop and the motor on bottom shelf with belts... Read more ..read more
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Profile perimeter finishing on etched blade - question.
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by Delta Handmade Knives
1y ago
Scenario: You are making a full tang knife with a dark etched blade. You put on your handle scales and grind out your handle shape. You finish up your handle nicely to a high grit. Here is the thing, when you are finishing your handle shape, there are many times when you have to sand the exposed steel of the tang part of the knife. In my limited experience I see this causes the etch on that area to become lighter. Now you have one finish on the spine of the blade and a different finish (due... Read more ..read more
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A Knife For My Father
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by PolishAvenger
1y ago
So, my dad is a retired machinist, occasional knife maker, and former IPSC champion in the state of Washington. He's made blades for a handful of family and friends over the years. He's the one who started me on my path of appreciation for the sharp and pointy. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several years ago....stage 4. He is currently the last surviving member of a trial program in Seattle. He's brave, his spirit is indomitable, and I'm glad he's hung around long enough to see the... Read more ..read more
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A collaboration with my 11 year old
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by Albatross
1y ago
Made this one for my son with my son. Black and green micarta, blue and white g10 liners. The. File is over 100 years old. I fucking go all zen making these things. But this one was made a lot of help from my son. Super proud o him an this piece. ... Read more ..read more
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