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Yukon Beginner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Axe45, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Axe45

    Axe45 New Member

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    Brand new, just bought some blanks and handle material to start playing with. I'm having a lot of fun with it and am really looking forward to accumulating tools and experience. I'll be in touch for knowledge and tips and if there are any Yukoners on the forum drop me a note.
    thanks for having me,
    Cheers
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the site
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome, Axe.
    Starting out with blade blanks is a good way to get into the craft. There's a lot of sometimes tedious work involved in finishing a knife. If you find enjoyment in that finishing work, you know you'll stick with making knives.
     
  4. Axe45

    Axe45 New Member

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    Thanks guys. Do you have a recommendation for epoxy on handle work?
     
  5. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum, Axe!

    Jim T
     
  6. Prevenge

    Prevenge Member

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    Welcome Axe45 ! I am still new and still using cheap epoxy but I hear acraglas and west systems are two of the industry standards for knifemakers. Also some folks use Devcon two ton.
     
  7. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Welcome! Just make sure you are using a 24 hour curing epoxy and none of the 5 minute cure crapola...
     
  8. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    E120hp is good stuff.
     
  9. Prevenge

    Prevenge Member

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    Thats the loctite stuff ? it doesnt dry clear though does it?
     
  10. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Yes it's the loctite stuff . No it's not clear but you will not see a glue line on your knife. It's a light Amber colour when you mix it in a cup. But spread it on and when it dries it's very close to clear.Ive used it with every colour and never had a problem were I see a glue line.
    You will need the glue gun that goes with it to use it . The gun is around 80.00 and for 50ml of glue it cost me 21.00.
     
  11. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I like the West System G/flex. Ask for it at marine places. Quite common around here in Alberta and we are land locked!
    Welcome!

    Dan
     
  12. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    i use the Devcon 2 Ton Epoxy. Though it was difficult to source where i am for some reason. I think i bought it off ebay if memory serves. Please keep in mind, i've only used it on two knives but, so far so good... : )
     
  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Hobby shops carry the devcon line or a rebranded version of it.
     

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