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RGK
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I need help. [help] I figured that if I”m going to keep making knives that I better get some supplies. I went to a woodworking store to buy some exotic woods. I was like a kid in a candy store. I bought some Bubinga, Paduck, Bloodwood, Purple heart, Coco bolo and a small piece of hard maple burl.

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I also went through my stash of saw blades. I don’t have a shortage of them.

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I jumped right into to by starting a new knife. This is going to be another drop point blade out of a .08 think 10 inch circular saw blade. A file told me it was good and hard

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This drop point will have hunting type blade.

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I used the Dremmel tool to cut the knife out of the saw blade. I should leave the saw teth on the back side. LOL

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With a little grinding and polishing, it cleans up well.

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To add a little bit of style to the knife, I used a round chainsaw file on the backbone of the blade. I didn’t go very deep.

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[ April 15, 2007, 07:34 AM: Message edited by: Rob DiStefano ]

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RGK
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I then used gun bluing on the file work and then polished away everything but what was in the grooves. I think it adds a nice touch to the look of the blade.

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In order to drill the pin holes, I needed to soften the steel. I used a MAP gas tourch and slowly heated the tang.

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Then I drilled the holes.

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I cleaned up the blade again and added the bevel.

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Marblesonac
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Wow!! Very nice work.

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Jeff U
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JEFF B
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hey mate good looking blade

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crashcastle
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well think im gonna be saving money on starrett steel now this looks about as easy

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Matty
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K- so youre saying I can do this tomorrow in my....Kitchen
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Killdeer
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It's daylight!! Get back to work!!

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bentpole
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Can't wait to see the end results!
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