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New to knife making and this forum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by metal99, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Hello everyone, I've recently started knife making and have fell in love with it. I live in Saskatoon, Sk and was just wondering how many makers are here in Saskatoon?
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to the forums, metal99. There are a few folks here from in and around S'toon.

    What sort of knives do you make?
     
  3. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    I don't really have a style of knife yet but here is one that I finished.
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    Here are a couple more that I am working on right now
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    I don't have a belt sander right now and am trying to find something decent for a starter with no luck. I would like a 2x42 at least but a nice 2x72 would be great! I just cant afford a big belt grinder right now. Do you guys know where I could get a 2x42 locally?
     
  4. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    You're making a knife in your kitchen.

    *Slow Clap*

    Well played sir.
     
  5. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Not really sure how to take your comment . . .
     
  6. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Take it as high praise. Big (and the rest of us) would be in serious trouble with the spouses if we tried that.

    Nice work on the knives, by the way. You're proof that you don't need a lot of tools to get started as a maker. It would be great to see a complete build-along with your setup. It would go well in our beginner's section.
     
  7. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    Does "dead" count as serious trouble?
     
  8. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Well thank you :) Yeah ''dead'' falls in the serious trouble catagory lol. My wife "doesn't mind it at all" . . . I only have access to power and air tools at work and the selection is as folows.

    3" cut off wheel
    angle die grinder with 2" disks
    and a bench grinder that I do not use lol

    I have done most of the finishing work with files in that tiny vice on my kitchen table:) I have been taking lots of pictures as I go maybe I could start a WIP.
     
  9. metal99

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    Oh and I have a dremel at home too but its only good for certain things.
     

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