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Knifing Noobie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cuatroXcuatro, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Member

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    Greetings from Wabamun Alberta. I´m a scout leader and our group (actually they are venturers) have embarked on a winter project. We've made a couple of forges and have begun making knives using the removal method using 1084 steel. I've got a 1x42 sander and we are happily chewing through belts. I've finished a couple of knives, I'll post some pics when I figure out the best way to do it.

    Cheers all
     
  2. John Noon

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    welcome, sounds like you will have a happy bunch of campers
     
  3. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Welcome to here. Imgur seems to work the best for me to post pictures.
    Looking forward on seen what you made.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to CKM, and thanks for introducing a whole new generation to knifemaking.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Welcome to the forum. There are quite of few of us in the greater Edmonton area. It would be great to see the forges and some of the knives your troop has built.

    Dan
     
  6. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Member

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    Fabrication picture from the fall, we made 2 forges.
     
  7. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Member

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    Installed an Omega thermocouple and got a digital temp controller from ebay, only use it for monitoring temperature, the setup really works well I can dial the temp in down to the degree. Discovered that firebricks are really delicate and should be loose fitting. I've glued some of them back together with the rigidizer liquid I used as part of the forge lining. There are a couple hoseclamps on the burner tube, needed better control over airflow so I could control the temp better, I've got a sleeve with a set screw on it now, easy to slide up and down.[​IMG]
     
  8. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Member

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    Got some 1084 to start with, never made a knife before so I've read that it is pretty user-friendly. I modeled my knife after an Aitor Raid Gauloise that was given to me for my birthday many years ago. Most of the scouts picked a Tanto style knife, probably influenced by Call of Duty or a similar game. Have to get the troup out soon again, their knives have been heat treated and are ready for finishing. I've finished 2 so far.

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  9. John Noon

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    looking good and to make life So Much easier watch used tool sales for a portable band saw like the Milwaukie or similar. When set up with the table attachment it may become you favorite tool
     
  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Looking good 4x4! Nice to see that my garage is not the only one with a dangerous mixture of electrical and flammable gas mounted on a workmate.

    Dan
     
  11. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Member

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    Figured I was wasting too much steel by having to leave lots of space between patterns when I outline a knife on the blank steel so I followed your suggestions and got one of these yesterday. Was going to sleep with it under my pillow last night but my significant other objected.
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  12. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Man those things are so useful! Good call. Sorry to hear that you weren't able to sleep with it under your pillow.
     
  13. ToddR

    ToddR Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Portable bandsaw was the smartest purchase for me too. Less waste, less time and way less messy than the angle grinder.

    Nice knives too. Though my ego refuses to call you a noobie. Your work is way cleaner than mine and I'm a noobie so I'll give you "seasoned beginner".
     
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  14. Jim T

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    Nice looking knives! Welcome to the forum!

    Jim T
     

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