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first knife by chinny

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Chinny, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Chinny

    Chinny New Member

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    I couldnt wait for my material to arrive, made my first knife from an old circular saw blade with an angle grinder, hack saw, bench grinder, and an old axe file. The handle is made from black cherry and black ash. any tips are welcome.
     
  2. Chinny

    Chinny New Member

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  3. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Knife looks excellent!!! I like the look of the scales. I will have to build you that etching machine the only thing missing is the makers mark ;)
     
  4. metal99

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    Looks pretty darn good for a first man! The only thing I would suggest is maybe rounding the scales a bit more for comfort.
     
  5. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    I like it , kinda sharpfingerish !! nice first , welcome to the insanity we love !!!
     
  6. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Looks really good. Far better than my first efforts.

    Warning! When you start saying things like "I couldnt wait for my material to arrive", there's no turning back. You're hooked.
     
  7. Icho-

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    Looks good. Like Jules said the handle could be rounded but it is missing your makers mark. ;) to me that is a necessity.
     
  8. Chinny

    Chinny New Member

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    Thanks for the comments, lots of positive support. The knives that i've looked at this on this site are amazing. The talent of these members is incredible. Lots of work ahead of me if i want to even get close to that level. Waiting for brass pins, might be a bit tricky, but should be able to put them in. Hoping the steel from this old saw blade will hold an edge, have not sharpened knife yet. Trying to figure out how to get that high mirror finish, did a lot of sanding with 600 grit (highest grit I can find) and took the profile off the blade ( not sure if that is what it is called) but got somewhat of a mirror finish. Thinking of making my mark" HWY 519" ....not sure yet. Then I will need to figure out how to do that as well....like I said totally new to this but loving it. Love my new knife, can't wait to use it in the up coming deer season.....that will be priceless!
     
  9. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    A lot of automotive places will have higher grit sandpaper. If you are in a Walmart or Can tire try those sections. There are normally some sand paper pack with 1000/ 2000 grit. Keep up the good work.
     

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