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    I like it - simple and rustic. I have a folder...

    I like it - simple and rustic. I have a folder designed and laid out but probably will not make it for a while, we are in the middle of moving. that has put a damper on many of my projects. but...
  2. Thanks again guys for all the nice comments. It...

    Thanks again guys for all the nice comments. It does take a long time to do these projects but it is fun. I hope to be able to drive it by the end of the summer, but not sure if I will $$$ is the...
  3. Thanks Guys, The Jeep Looks good.

    Thanks Guys, The Jeep Looks good.
  4. Update on the old Girl

    It has been a while since I updated this post on my latest project - 1949 GMC - so I thought would post a few pics of how things are progressing. It has come a long way from where I started. Thanks...
  5. Thread: new knives

    by Big DnTN
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    Absolutely Beautiful - I would love to learn how...

    Absolutely Beautiful - I would love to learn how to do that but I am not sure I have the patience to be able to learn. Thanks for Sharing.
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    I prefer O-1 or 1095 because I can easily heat...

    I prefer O-1 or 1095 because I can easily heat treat it at home. No atmosphere required, it can be heat treated with a torch if needed, but they are carbon steels so they will rust if not taken care...
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    The above thread is very good and by a great...

    The above thread is very good and by a great knife maker. 1st you need to decide how much of the knife you want to make, you can buy already shaped blanks from knife supply house and do a little...
  8. As Always excellent work

    As Always excellent work
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    Thanks guys I appreciate all the NICE comments. ...

    Thanks guys I appreciate all the NICE comments. They are both a labor of love.
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    Sorry,I had no intention of selling my wife's...

    Sorry,I had no intention of selling my wife's knife, I posted pics of the knife I made her for her birthday. If I was going to sell it I would have posted it in the classifieds. This is the first...
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    Just PM me if you would like to order.

    Just PM me if you would like to order.
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    Here's the Truck

    Here is the truck after the cab and motor were put back on the frame. All sheet metal work is complete and all is back apart for paint. Now I have painted the interior and working doing final prep...
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    Pink Survival Knife

    I have not posted anything in a while because I have been really busy with my 1949 GMC Truck I have been rebuilding but here is a knife I made for my wife a while back for her b-day. She was wanting...
  14. Thread: Knife blade

    by Big DnTN
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    Most of the blades on knifemaking.com will be...

    Most of the blades on knifemaking.com will be better than typical over the counter knives in the store. If you want a knife to really hold an edge you will want a high carbon steel blade or some of...
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    I agree with V-max. I started out with feathers,...

    I agree with V-max. I started out with feathers, then switched to vanes because everyone told me how much better they were. After a few years of vanes I went back to feathers. If you nick a vane...
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    Great work as always.

    Great work as always.
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    You can order a set of plans from Bingham Archery...

    You can order a set of plans from Bingham Archery that will give you all the dimensions and full scale templates to build the press and the bow. I have built two full bows one full length and one...
  18. Thread: knife making?

    by Big DnTN
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    I have heat treated O-1 with a torch in the early...

    I have heat treated O-1 with a torch in the early days - it is fairly forgiving with heat treating I think 1095 is about the same never done it with at torch. The biggest thing you have to worry...
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    I have a Few - My wife says too many

    First is Knife Making
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    2nd is Custom Gunstocks
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    3rd is Building Recurve Bows
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    An my latest is this 1949 GMC full body off restoration
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    It should not here is a web page that give you...

    It should not here is a web page that give you the annealing process - http://www.trugrit.com/heat-treatment-cpm.htm
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    I aggree - you should be able to sand it. ...

    I aggree - you should be able to sand it. Sometimes I get one out of heat treat that the finish is rough, I put it back on the belt sander and sand it smooth (you just have to be careful not to get...
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    As always Nice WORK

    As always Nice WORK
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    Not something I normally do but I sent you a PM...

    Not something I normally do but I sent you a PM with questions. :)
  24. Thanks for the nice comments - I really...

    Thanks for the nice comments - I really appreciate it.
  25. Another Knife for made as a Donation for Kids Group

    I help with a group called East Tennessee Youth Outdoors. Every year on Youth Turkey Hunt weekend we take a group of kids (that gets bigger every year) turkey hunting. I made this knife as a gift...
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    I have seen what your scribble on paper turns out...

    I have seen what your scribble on paper turns out like - I think it works well. I am not sure about damascus I really do not use that much and never tried springing it. I would say it might work.
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    Yes the springs are O-1, I tempered them at 500...

    Yes the springs are O-1, I tempered them at 500 then sanded them clean. After that I took a propane torch and heated them until they turned bright blue. If I were buying materials I would have used...
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    There are hidden pins behind the scales to help...

    There are hidden pins behind the scales to help hold them on - I forgot to add that. I did that so that it looks different than the average pocket knife.
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    1st Pocket Knife

    Well, I have been putting off trying to make a pocket knife for a long time and finally got the guts to try after seeing other take on the task here. It started with a little CAD work to make sure I...
  30. Thread: 3 knives done

    by Big DnTN
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    Beautiful work - I wish I could do that. I guess...

    Beautiful work - I wish I could do that. I guess I will stick to steel a little longer maybe one day I will try my hand at knapping. Where do you get your blade material?
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