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Crashblade Tutorials
« on: January 17, 2014, 06:37:27 PM »
I've been very fortunate to be around some very good knife makers.  They freely share their time and knowledge with anybody that is interested.  The tutorial videos that I have done and will do are a way to try and continue that by sharing what I know.  My tutorials may not be the best way and they are certainly not the only way to do things - just the way that I do them (or did them in some cases).

Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have.

If there is a tutorial that you'd like to see, let me know.  If it's something I can do, I'm happy to make a video or take pictures to explain.


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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 06:53:57 PM »
This three part video is how to make micarta.  I've changed the way I do things a bit, but it gives you a good idea of what is involved.  It's a rather simple process, albeit potentially messy.  For those that do this indoors........I am not responsible for the wrath that is sure to follow from your wife/husband/roomates. ;)

A few of the things I do differently are to use parchment paper instead of wax paper and to use a jig of sorts to keep the strips of material from "squirting" out when they are clamped.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEKCu9bU9mg



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfT8O6FPhIQ



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UszpBOoIL8Y
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 06:56:22 PM »
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 07:07:57 PM »
Here's a quick and easy way to score your pins so that they "grip" when you glue them in place.



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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 07:38:17 PM »
Nice touch, adding these tuts is a great idea  :thumbsup:
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 07:48:21 PM »
How to make a "no welt" sheath.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvpIdrYK1uE

And an update after I refined the process a bit.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6jEAqYAE3c
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 07:55:25 PM »
One way to do a micarta wrap.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuiBha4kT6o
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 08:13:46 PM »
Putting a makers mark on a knife.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDoRuLg1xbo
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 05:22:49 AM »
These videos were what started me modding knives. Great topic, and congrats on the vendor spot.
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 01:06:12 PM »
Thanks for sharing this knowledge with the forum! Lots of good tips in there for the aspiring knife maker who's paying attention.

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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014, 01:08:08 PM »
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 01:09:44 PM »
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2014, 01:15:26 PM »
Here's one way to get a polished finish on a blade.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bzys7MM3iw
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2014, 06:35:36 AM »
Thanks a lot ! Lot's of useful info here :-)
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2014, 04:12:08 PM »
Do you have a link to your list of videos on YouTube?   I can't see a single one of them here without links.
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2014, 05:29:50 PM »
THANK YOU, XUNE! :cheers:
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2014, 05:50:33 PM »
Thanks xune, I appreciate the assist.

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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2014, 06:06:20 PM »
Not a problem gentlemen, glad to help. :cheers:
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2014, 06:32:42 PM »
Ty so much I might try this out in a few monthd
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2014, 01:35:11 PM »
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2014, 05:56:09 PM »
Cool video! It's nice to watch one come together from start to finish. I don't think I'd have the patience to grind the blade slow enough to prevent overheating like that. And the freehand grinding is really a great skill. You know that blade will be perfect for working wood considering the source of the steel. :thumbsup:

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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2014, 09:37:41 PM »
Thanks again for making and posting all these. I think I've watched them all. They've helped me greatly!
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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2014, 03:01:33 AM »
Thanks.  Glad they've been helpful.

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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2015, 03:52:45 AM »
Made another one of the process.



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Re: Crashblade Tutorials
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2016, 07:34:56 AM »
watched it all again this morning.  I'll never make one myself, but it sure drives home what a blade smith goes through to make one of the knives I love so much.