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Offline hayshaker

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busy in the shop
« on: February 04, 2017, 06:55:23 AM »
yesterday i was busy in the shop, i got in a good day.
the next week will be really busy, costom handled ferro rods,
mini neck knives and finishing off the TBT knifes.
i'm still waiting for the canvas micarta i orderd,
mabey tomorrow(mon) will be here.
i found a place that sells some good drill bits
it's called fastenal.

anyhow anyone here been busy as well? i hope so.

Offline wsdstan

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Re: busy in the shop
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 08:30:13 AM »
They sell fasteners and the tools to do it with.  We have one of their stores about twenty miles from here.
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Re: busy in the shop
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 11:09:33 AM »
the fastenal brand of steel drill bits work great,
not much knife making now in the shop.
i've been reorganizing and cleaning, goin back in a minute
to mount a fan, built a extra double shelf this morning.

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Re: busy in the shop
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 06:50:08 AM »
well today i'll trim out the scales on one side of 9; knives
on the scrol saw. drill the pin holes and put scales on the other side.
glue up and tomorrow i'll trim those out and start saanding the scales.
there's everything from tiny altoids tin size to small bushcraft size
then theres the long await for th natural canvas micarta,
if the sunand the moon and stars alingn correct it;ll be here today.

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Re: busy in the shop
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 10:20:24 AM »
If I may offer a small bit of advice.....

Make one knife at a time from start to finish before you start the next one.....at least when you are starting out.  The reason for that is that when you/I/we start out making knives we will make a lot of mistakes.  If you grind several knives you will most likely slow any improvement that comes from repetition.

Grind one, put scales on it, make a sheath ---- study it, decide what you did well and what you did not so well.  Improve the next one.

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Re: busy in the shop
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 01:10:55 PM »
funny you mention that cause that has been on my mind
for some time. quality over quanity,
just the same thank you so much for the sage advice.
i'm working on it.