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Hi From Abbotsford Bc

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Barrier, May 26, 2015.

  1. Barrier

    Barrier New Member

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    Hi everyone I gotta say I am excited to join this forum as I have always had a great interest in folding knifes and more recently fixed blade knifes I have decided to finally try my hand at making my own fixed blade for out doors use mostly just for camping I will post it once its under way if there are any knife makers or fellow enthusiast that have any tips for starting out i would love to here it I have some O-1 steel on order to under go this project anyway don't mean too ramble on just pumped to be here
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome, @Barrier Nice to have you on board.

    Never apologize for being excited about a new knife. I think most of us still get that way every time we start a new one! If you have any questions or problems along the way, weRe always glad to help.
     
  3. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Welcome to CKM. Everybody is friendly here you should feel right at home. I dunno if it's the case for everyone on here, but I'm slightly addicted to at least 2 times a day getting a check up on what's been posted here. Best place is the projects section! Enjoy
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Welcome to the forum!

    O1 is a good choice of steel to make knives with. If you have any questions, we've got lots of advice. ;-)

    If you can post some pics, we'd love to see what you're up to.

    Dan
     
  5. Barrier

    Barrier New Member

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    alright guys I got my steel and I drew up my plan for the knife and just got myself some some detail type files and I am getting ready to cut into my steel I'm gonna post the pic of my design shortly as soon as I grasp how to post pictures onto the forum and would love some input before i cut into my steel
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi,

    My first dozen knives I cut to rough shape with a hacksaw and it worked just fine. A good 18 tooth/inch bi-metal blade and vise mounted on the workbench. Trace out your pattern with a sharpie or paint pen and have at 'er. Once the rough shape is cut, go again with a file and bring it to the line. This takes a while, but it's only elbow grease and a joy to see the progress.

    In order to get your photos up, you'll need to upload them somewhere online first, a photo sharing sites like Photobucket or Flickr for example.

    Copy the image URL from that site and then come here to the post and paste the URL of the image.
    >> Click the Image icon
    >> paste your image URL
    >> click Insert

    Voila! Your photo appears in the post editing area.

    Good luck!

    Dan
     
  7. Barrier

    Barrier New Member

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    Barrier New Member

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    here it is
     
  9. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very cool design!
     
  10. Barrier

    Barrier New Member

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    Thanks Dan
    I kinda based it of a Kershaw knife that i got a while back as I have been looking for a cool fixed blade for camping and such and have always liked that style blade, I understand that as far as a bushcraft knife is concerned the gipping is a no no but I want to try doing some fine work with a file and I don't intend to be using it to strike a fire rod some of the things I am undecided on is what kind of material to you for the scales : different types of hard wood? ,G10?, or to make some home made Micarta as I have some fiberglass resin and I don't mind working with that stuff I would defiantly like to here any suggestions on the scale selection or any possible tweaks to the over all design
     
  11. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    That's a sweet looking blade. I love the tactical look. I really like it! Can't wait to see it in progress
     
  12. Barrier

    Barrier New Member

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    Thanks for all the love guys I just started cutting my steel yesterday I'm heading out camping this later today but I'll get some more progress on monday and keep my progress coming
     

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