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Offline hughewil

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New belt knife UPDATED
« on: March 11, 2012, 06:27:45 PM »
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Had a chance to get out and test




I have wanted a BK16 since I first saw them and frankly I have been getting tired of waiting.  So a few weeks ago I started making my own knife that would fall between my BK2 and my bushlore I call it the Ohio Woodsman.




Here it is with my BK2



With my BK2 and bushlore



I will still probably end up getting a BK16 this summer because I love the look of it so much, but I am hoping this knife will work out nicely.  I just finished it last night and didn't get a chance to take it out today.  I am planning to get out next weekend and work it out.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 08:17:29 PM by hughewil »
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 07:13:30 PM »
Nice work!  I really like spear-point blades.  If you don't mind my asking, what steel did you use and how did you shape, harden and temper the blade?

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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 07:42:11 PM »
Nice work!  I really like spear-point blades.  If you don't mind my asking, what steel did you use and how did you shape, harden and temper the blade?

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1084 3/16 stock.
Shaped it using my harbor freight belt sander.
Hardened by heating it up to non magnetic then a canola oil quench, followed by two cycles of one hour temper at 400 degrees in the oven.
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 09:01:46 PM »
looks great man! good job  8)
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 09:15:23 PM »
Yep, that looks like a handy size. I always thought the Becker line needed something to bridge the gap from the BK2 to the BK11. Nice job!

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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 09:23:57 PM »
Nice job on that!  Is this a first build or have you made these before?

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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 09:31:50 PM »
That came out nice, Hughewil!  Is that bocote you used?  That's one of my favorites.
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 10:02:19 PM »
Nice work!  I really like spear-point blades.  If you don't mind my asking, what steel did you use and how did you shape, harden and temper the blade?

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1084 3/16 stock.
Shaped it using my harbor freight belt sander.
Hardened by heating it up to non magnetic then a canola oil quench, followed by two cycles of one hour temper at 400 degrees in the oven.

What would we do without harbor freight?  It's a great place.

I hope you will let us know how your field test goes.  May it serve you well!

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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 10:47:15 PM »
The blade is 4 3/4 with a 5" handle.  The scales are bocote and it's made form 1084.

This is the first time I have made this patern knife.  I have made a couple of knives from a file and 1 other from 1084 but it was a bird & trout knife.

I am going to make a video when I test it out to put on my youtube channel, I also have a coule of other knives I am finishing.  1 is a hunter that I just have to finish the scales, the othe ris  atrade knife that I just heat treated today.
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 06:46:09 AM »
Good work, Hughewil!
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 08:40:02 AM »
Nice work. When you can't find what you want, make it.
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2012, 10:10:29 AM »
Great work!
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 10:29:25 AM »
Really nice looking knife!  You did a great job!
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 08:19:10 AM »
Very nice work. I can't wait to see the video. I wish I knew the knife making skills a lot of you know. It is on my list.
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Re: New belt knife
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2012, 08:50:26 AM »
that's a great size, good job man, can't to see some testing.

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Re: New belt knife UPDATED
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 08:18:07 PM »
Updated first post with video



« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 08:35:09 PM by hughewil »
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Re: New belt knife UPDATED
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 09:29:26 PM »
Thank you for posting the video.  Outstanding performance!