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Paring Knife Or Bird & Trout

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by John Noon, Jan 4, 2017.

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  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    My very first time working with Kydex a thermoforming plastic, managed success on first attempt at making a sleeve for a paring knife to keep it safe in a kitchen drawer or away from little fingers when on the counter.
    The dyed Maple burl came out rather interesting and made an attempt at shaping the handle like a jewel
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  2. Kevin Cox

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    That trued out nice . For Kitchen knives I use .60 kydex it's much easier to work with . Hunting I use .90 .
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Good advice and I had bought a couple assorted packs for larger knives and had not thought of doing kitchen knives this way until asked.
     
  4. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    I see a lot of people use a toaster oven to warm there kydex . I tried it but found a hot plate much better and you have more control on how hot it's getting. When I use double kydex I use a heat gun with my hot plate and keep flipping my kydex to have it even heated,
    The .60 is a breeze to get warm .
     
  5. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Just used the toaster oven with the tray but next time I may put in a chunk of stainless steel to hold the heat in after removal. Well that and find my heat gun and move the oven twenty feet closer to the press.
    A plate under the Kydex may or may not help but worth trying anyway.
     
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    Yes it's always worth a try .Its nice to have oven and press side by side.
     

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