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 Post subject: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 19:36 
Well since I pulled all but 5 traps a week ago today, I find myself bored, with not a lot to do. So, I have had a bunch of old hand saw blades for over a year that I got to make knives out of. I could not figure out how to cut the knives out until one day I was using my hand grinder and it hit me. I could put a metal cutting saw blade in my table saw and cut them into strip. The table saw cuts them like a hot knife through butter. I am just experimenting right now, but I have cut out, shaped and sharpend 4 knife blades and 2 ulu's so far. The knives sharpen up good, but not sure how well the sharpness will last. AS you can see they are a little rusty, so I am gonna take the rust off and try some cold gun blue and see what that does for them. Just something to do.... :P :P :P :P (between naps) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:14 
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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:15 
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Look good Red. Can't wait to see the final product.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:17 
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That is some nice lookin' cutouts there RR! :--D :--D

The problem I kept running into was the amount of heat generated by the cutting blade... it seemed to change the temper of the metal a lot and I could not keep a good edge on the blade.

Found the only way I could keep the temper was to hand file and form the blade. A lot of work took place.

I would like to know a good way to form my blades without messing with the temper of the steel. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:22 
hillbilly, I am not gonna say I did not mess with the temper, but the saw cut them so fast they really did not get hot. I did all the cutting and handling them with bare hands. I have a low rpm gringer that is made specifically to make knives on, it is water cooled and does not heat up the metal either. I can tell you it is very hard to drill a hole through them. I went through 3-4 drill bits already and only drilled one. I think I will have to anneal them where I want to drill the holes.


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:35 
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RR- Wow, that's great! I'll give that a try. I don't have the way to heat or cool the steel to get the proper annealing temps. I always used oil while cutting. Thanks for the tip RR! :--D :--D


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:43 
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Looking good ever try making them from files.


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:49 
Files are a lot of work, more than I want to put into it. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 21:01 
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redrooster wrote:
Files are a lot of work, more than I want to put into it. :mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 21:05 
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When I was young, many years ago, I made knives from old lawnmoxer blades. They seemed to hold a pretty good edge. But with the 'mulching' blades that are used now it is kinda hard to find a piece of steel flat and straight enough to make a knife. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 21:06 
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redrooster wrote:
I think I will have to anneal them where I want to drill the holes.


Or buy better bits. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2012, 21:43 
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redrooster wrote:
I think I will have to anneal them where I want to drill the holes.


Or buy better bits. :wink:


Like solid carbide!! Expensive, tho.


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 14:53 
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Red, you must be planning on doing a lot of skinnning next season........

looking forward to seeing the finished product!


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 20:04 
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cdr wrote:
Red, you must be planning on doing a lot of skinnning next season........

looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Possum skinning :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 20:25 
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great looking knives red. cant wait to see the finished ones.. thanks for sharing them. thanks denny


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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 20:54 
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nice looking knives red

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 Post subject: Re: Very Bored
PostPosted: 11 Feb 2012, 10:16 
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Well Red if them all work like the skinner you sent me, then you best find something to do with your extra time during skinning season :wink: . I also use yours for slicing bacon cause it just works so good[plus the wife seems to eat less bacon :lol: ].


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