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Bushcraft Knife And Sheath - Kith

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, May 1, 2015.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Bushcraft style knife. 8" OA, 5/32" CPM154 with maple burl scales and 10oz leather sheath. My entry in the Canadian Knifemaker 2015 Spring KITH.

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    Dan
     
  2. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Beauty. I like the file work. Did you fill it with an epoxy?
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thanks Chris,

    I used Acraglas to bond the scales to the steel. It fills in voids really well and is by all accounts is super durable.

    Dan
     
  4. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Sorry I meant the file work.. What did you use to fill the file marks? I haven't tried scrawl ads yet no really should give it a whirl. I did however get a marine epoxy for my last blade. Seems to have a strong bond Time will tell I guess
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    The voids are filled during the scale attachment (not something I added later). Here's a photo of the scales being gently squeezed while the epoxy sets. The excess goes into everything.
    During the handle finishing it's sanded back to the steel.
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    Good epoxy is 1/2 the equation. Surface preparation is the other. Sand and clean everything.
    Then mix the epoxy according to the manufacturer's instructions and you're pretty much good to go.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  6. Rob W

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    that's step 1 of vine filing.....should of kept going !!
     
  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Originally the filework was going to be this S pattern. Here showing some practice work on a piece of mild steel.
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    Once I got the ovoids in the real thing, I looked at it and said "sometimes less is more." Simple.

    Dan
     
  8. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Awesome. I guess the picture I seen looked like it was colored black. But it's just the lighting I think. Very nice work
     
  9. Foster J

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    Nice one Dan. The Maple is great.
     

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