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My First Friction Folder!

Discussion in 'Folders' started by metal99, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    I finished this friction folder yesterday. I think it turned out pretty good for a first! Next time I will use pivot bushings so the blade doesn't get scratched from the scales.

    -1084 blade
    -Natural/yellow micarta handle scales dyed black.
    -3/16" brass pivot pin and stopper pin.
    -1/8" rear spacer pins.

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  2. MarkJeffrey

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    Awesome! The file work look really good
     
  3. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Thanks man :) I'm definatly goin to be making more of these.
     
  4. shadman

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    very nice-love the handle-how exactly do you dye micarta?
     
  5. Icho-

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    Very nice. Love the file work....and everything else about it.
     
  6. Grayzer86

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    Very nice work. Really like that profile and overall design.
     
  7. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Thanks guys, it was a fun build :)


    Hey man, it was a natural/yellow micarta. Not the knife handle grade but the real deal for making insanely high voltage fuses and circuit boards so I was told. Here is a picture before I dyed it black.

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    The dye only colors the cotton fibers. It's an almost permanent color, you have to actually sand the scales quite a bit to get the color off so I'm sure it will last for a very long time. I just use black leather dye for it.
     
  8. Duncan Tipton

    Duncan Tipton New Member

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    Beautiful!
     
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  9. Rob W

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    what ? no tutorial ? boooooooooooooo !!!! :whistling:p:rolleyes: I was looking for the pint of beer to post here but these silly faces will have to do ;)
     
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  10. metal99

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    Lol no tutorial, YouTube is a good place for friction folder tutorials tho. :)
     
  11. donnymac250

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    very nice great job.
     
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  12. Klappmesser

    Klappmesser New Member

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    Impressive me like!!!!!! Now I know I want to make a folder!!!!!
     
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  13. metal99

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone. I strongly suggest making at least one folder! Friction folders are very easy to make.
     
  14. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Beauty Metal....Excellent work love the filework too... Are you going to make a case for it?
     
  15. metal99

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    Thanks Steve, I think I'm going to make a leather case for it so I can carry it with me easier. I was thinking of making a pocket clip for it but I think this knife has more of a "gentleman EDC" look to it then most of the knives that have a pocket clip. Does that make sense? Lol
     
  16. stevebates

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    I agree...a little more elegant that way ;)
     
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  17. Foster J

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    Very nice Steve. That turned out great. Well done.
     

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