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franzb69
04-01-2013, 04:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXSQ8o5nKGc

could be a good idea even for kitchen knives, as well as other bladed instruments....... economical as well.... so long as you have a heat gun

=D

anybody done this for kitchen knives yet? seen a few of these on youtube.

Jmadams13
04-01-2013, 10:03 AM
Interesting idea, but I'd be afraid of it scratching the knife to all hell.

franzb69
04-01-2013, 10:07 AM
i think it'd be pretty smooth on the inside as it is the same smoothness inside and out, so the scratching part might not be a problem. i'll try it out with a couple beater knives and see.

Jmadams13
04-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Keep us posted. I have a heat gun, but no time, lol. Maybe I'll give it a try when I have a little but if spare time to waste

franzb69
04-01-2013, 11:39 AM
sure. soon, i might make a thread on the proper part of the forum for this

=D

stereo.pete
04-06-2013, 04:35 PM
Not to hijack the thread but this video was grouped with similar videos thanks to You Tube and I thought it was pretty cool. I will tackle this project later this summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioPgivH7oHI

Burl Source
04-06-2013, 04:46 PM
Warning!
I saw the photo where he is going to cut the pipe on the table saw.
Round objects can roll if the saw blade grabs the piece.
Potentially pulling your fingers into the blade.

Jmadams13
04-06-2013, 09:29 PM
Not to hijack the thread but this video was grouped with similar videos thanks to You Tube and I thought it was pretty cool. I will tackle this project later this summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioPgivH7oHI

Interesting. Cool looking knife. To bad the music sucks

chinacats
04-07-2013, 12:25 AM
Warning!
I saw the photo where he is going to cut the pipe on the table saw.
Round objects can roll if the saw blade grabs the piece.
Potentially pulling your fingers into the blade.:bigeek:

franzb69
04-07-2013, 12:34 AM
thanks for the warning.

Paradox
04-07-2013, 05:24 PM
Warning!
I saw the photo where he is going to cut the pipe on the table saw.
Round objects can roll if the saw blade grabs the piece.
Potentially pulling your fingers into the blade.

Dead right! PVC cuts really easy even by hand with a hacksaw.

mkriggen
04-07-2013, 06:35 PM
Not quite what I would call a presentation saya, but pretty slick and probably a step up from the cheap (if you call $4-5 cheap) edge guards from the local "cutlery" shop. As far as scratching goes, it shouldn't be a problem as long as the knife is clean when you put it away (the PVC itself is pretty soft). I'd recommend using the cheap 200psi rated pipe as it's much easier to shape then the thicker sch40 or 80 pipe. When applying the heat be careful not to scorch the plastic, keep the hot air gun moving and stop when the plastic just starts to deform. If you don't have a hot air gun just do a "Home Depot rental" (buy-use-return), they wont mind (if they ask why, tell them you didn't like the color:angel2:)