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Another one from scratch
« on: December 25, 2016, 12:46:38 PM »

I just finished another knife from a high speed steel cold saw blade.  This one has a very practical shape and is handled with Woodward agate.  It still isn't perfect but I'm getting better.  The hollow pins presented a major challenge.  Lining up perfectly matching holes that had to be drilled with different types of drill bits through the three pieces took a while.  Especially so since the knife steel is harder than standard HSS drill bits.
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 06:25:01 PM »

Very nice!  I'm having a hard time seeing any imperfections -- looks beautiful to me!
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 07:37:20 PM »

 Very nice.  I am impressed with you doing the pins. I have thought about it but it always looked like too much work. I would of done it the same way I do it wood scales. Drill
The steel first, glue on one side than drill through the holes in the blade than glue the other side on and use the holes in the first scale to Drill Through the second scale. Is that what you did?
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 07:44:31 PM »

The dimensions are very pleasing. Looks great to me.
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 05:30:00 AM »

beautiful fair curves in that handle !!
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 10:29:41 PM »

Dang!!!!!   :hello2: :blob1: :Worthy:  :Worthy:

Drop dead gorgeous!
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 02:33:24 AM »

Very nice work.
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 11:18:49 AM »

Very nice.  I am impressed with you doing the pins. I have thought about it but it always looked like too much work. I would of done it the same way I do it wood scales. Drill
The steel first, glue on one side than drill through the holes in the blade than glue the other side on and use the holes in the first scale to Drill Through the second scale. Is that what you did?

Yes, I drilled the holes in the tang .003" oversize and modified my drill through technique slightly by adding epoxy to the back side to avoid breakout since I couldn't be sure of good contact with the backer board.
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 03:52:03 PM »

I have also avoided making pins in the handles for the same reasons.  Can't argue with the results on your knife though, beautiful!
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 07:40:12 PM »

That is a really amazing knife!
I'm curious which came first, the blade making or the lapidary skills?

Do you sell them?
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2017, 05:11:38 AM »

That is a really amazing knife!
I'm curious which came first, the blade making or the lapidary skills?

Do you sell them?

I've been doing lapidary for 20 years.  This is my third knife.  All have come from the same cold saw blade.  I don't think the quality is good enough to put my name on and sell.
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »

Hi, you can anneal the tang to make drilling easier. I usually drill the scales first, taped together, before shaping. Then use one as a template to mark the blade.  Vic
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Re: Another one from scratch
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 04:58:20 PM »

Yes it can be annealed but all I have to heat with would be a propane torch and heat treating M2 is a very precise and very high temperature process.  Differential tempering invites warp and high stress.  If I decide to stick with this direction I'll buy bar stock and have someone else do the heat treating.
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