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    Look what was dropped off at my house...

    Yep, I have been inspired to try my hand at making something that resembles a metal stick with a cutting edge.





    Mil-cut Bastard File
    Mil-cut Second Cut File

    1/4" x 1" x 12" O1

    Linen Micarta Scales

    Until next time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Pete - you're nuts!
    Plenty of that going around here

    Stefan

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    Are you going to forge that?

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    Here's the plan after spending the last few days reading every thread at a knife making forum. I will be filing the blade to shape to about 85% with files and sandpaper, then I will attempt to heat treat it myself with a bootleg furnace made from a fire pit until it demagnetizes. Then I will quench in oil and then temper in the oven at 500 degrees and then finish the blade and handle.

    I am sure I will have many questions to ask here when I finally start this project.
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    What really inspired me to jump into this project is the fact that the more I know about knife making, the more I will appreciate the amazing knives I already own. Similar to being able to play an instrument will give you a better appreciation and understanding of music.
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    You realize that this is going to take you a really long time, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by stereo.pete View Post
    What really inspired me to jump into this project is the fact that the more I know about knife making, the more I will appreciate the amazing knives I already own. Similar to being able to play an instrument will give you a better appreciation and understanding of music.
    "So you want to be a vegetarian? Hitler was a vegetarian and look at how he turned out."

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    Yes, and the chances of actually producing something that gets sharp are highly unlikely but why not try to learn about the process? I don't expect success, luckily the bar was cheap and the files are something I should have in the old work shop anyway.
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    Definitely interested in the WIP. Agree that the experience should prove quite interesting.

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    My hands ache just looking at that Pete. You are definitely crazy. Best of luck!
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