It's been a while since I've posted. Between doing actual "pay the bills" work and fighting with a jammed mill, I haven't had much time to think about knife making. But work has settled down to it's usual crazy pace and I finally got the mill sorted (mostly) so it seems the ideal time to start a new build-along. This time, friends and neighbours, we're taking on a slippy. When it goes right, a slipjoint folder is great fun to make. Most of the time, however, it is a trial that will test your patience, willpower, and blood-pressure. Building a slippy can shake your confidence and expand your vocabulary. :censored: This project can be accomplished with simple tools. A hacksaw for cutting the metal, a set of files, lots of sand paper, and a drill press (even one of those cheap ones you put your portable drill into). For today, we'll simply start with a plan. I've chosen a very simple design that should be easy to copy and follow along with. Here it is: As you can see, there really isn't much to it: a blade, a backspring, and liners. But don't be fooled. These simple parts require the utmost precision. Be out by as little as .5mm and you'll be starting over. Plan to make several of both the blade and backspring. For those of you who would like to participate by actually building your own slipjoint, show us some pics. Start a new thread here and tell us about your progress. We can turn this into a true build-along. And for the rest of you just reading along, I need feedback on this thread. Am I covering the build well enough? Is there something more you need to make this useful? Let me know. This isn't much of a discussion thread if there's no discussion.