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knife patterns / drawings / templates ????

Discussion in 'Design' started by Rob W, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    thought it might be neat to see what your favorite knife pattern style is or a certain pattern you like to work with. May be a good place to exchange knife templates or.......................maybe not. I know viewing other forums some makers prefer not to share their beloved drawings..............which I respect but with the availability on the internet now, the sky's the limit to knife design. Here's my latest favorite and a good seller too, this is #8 for me in this pattern. My original drawing had a longer blade but with pencil and eraser this was the final result......feels great in the hand and the balance is really nice.....
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  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    ok then :rolleyes:
     
  3. Splash

    Splash New Member

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    I was waiting for people to post also... I don't even have patterns yet. I like your knife. Do you cut the patterns out of wood or metal?
     
  4. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    I draw them on cardboard first and fine tune the pattern, then I transfer them onto sheetmetal (free from buddys shop) trace and cutout with bandsaw......turnout great and it gives you a nice solid feel when a guy is looking for a pattern, I have probably a couple hundreds patterns thereabouts

    here's an example
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  5. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Sorry, Rob. I saw this thread then forgot about it.

    I'm not sure most folks are interested in folder patterns, but here's one of mine that I like. It's for a Barlow type slipjoint.

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    I make all mine using Google Sketchup because folders need very precise dimensions and Sketchup lets me simulate the opening and closing actions. to see if I've got things lined up.
     
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  6. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    thank for the pics
     
  7. winchester

    winchester New Member

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    I really like that design Rob. If I had some, I'd totally share them but I'm still waiting on some 1084 for my first project so it'll be a little while yet. I assume you just trace your cutout onto the steel with marker like the picture above? I had planned on doing it that way and then cutting with a hacksaw or dremel (or possibly an angle grinder if I can get my paws on one for a decent price), seeing as my space is a bit limited and I don't quite have the budget for much in the way of power tools just yet.

    My apologies if I've said something ignorant. Like I said, I'm just starting out and I'm trying to absorb as much info as I can but there's a lot out there and it gets a bit tough at times :p.
     
  8. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    noticed many Sask boys on this forum ...............Winchester another
     
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    Being born of the Sask Knifemakers Guild probably accounts for that.
     
  10. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    ahhhh , now its all coming together
     
  11. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I think it's the weather. With all those long cold winters to spend indoors, we do seem to have a disproportionate number of writers and craftspeople here.
     
  12. Edmundo

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    Hi, I do not know if it's allowed to post external links, anything I ask the moderators to erase my post please.
    Like Rob, I searched the internet for models and drawings of knives, I found much of interest in this Czech site, but must have a little patience because there are 42 pages.
    I hope you understood my message because I'm using Google translate, my english is horrible.


    http://www.knife.cz/default.aspx?tabid=53&g=posts&t=1136&p=1
     
  13. Edmundo

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    In time, here we are in the middle of summer, the temperature around 35 º C, sometimes chagando to 40 º C, but i like the winner.
     
  14. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    thanks Edmundo , that will keep a guy bust for a while !!!
     
  15. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Yes, you may post external links. I don't believe in silly rules against linking to other knife sites. It's all about providing good information to the members here.

    You might not like winter here. In December and January, it can be -35C to -40C.
     
  16. Rob W

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    busy for a while , not bust ...............hahahaha what was I thinking about
     
  17. Edmundo

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    Mythtaken, here in the winter does -3 to +25º, -35 is too much for me...hehehehe

    bust for a while.....i get it now.....hehehe
     
  18. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Rob, I started this probably only days after your post. I have been doing vector graphics on my computer of knife shapes. They are in PDF format and most are drop point types. I've stuck to full tang type designs but include various sizes of the same shape so you can print and fit it to your steel. Print, tweak and make it your own.

    This is the basic idea:
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    The link is http://dcknives.blogspot.ca/p/knife-profiles.html

    There are about 28 of these PDFs up now. A few more coming every month.

    On the same page at the bottom, there is a brief tutorial on making a plywood pattern from a print out.

    Dan
     
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  19. Rob W

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    good stuff Dan I did see your post on another site and downloaded a couple, I'm waiting patiently for your inaugural Bowie design !!!:)
    good on ya for sharing tee designs
    Rob
     
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    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Yeah unfortunately for most of us, paper is only 8-1/2" x 11" (minus margins), so a Bowie might be tough. I did try a kitchen knife on the diagonal w/ruler. Maybe a mini-Bowie? LOL

    Dan
     

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