5 Knives #1: 5 Knives part 1

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Blog entry by AJM posted 09-14-2012 11:12 AM 2060 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Part 1

The knives arrived.. this is my first blog and i thought it should be a useful one.
I am making 5 knives I have a photo of the materials i will use in the first few. I will try and take a lot of pictures to explain what i am doing,

so first picture is gathering equipment


As you can see it is chaos.. I have epoxy, tap and die (spelling) set files 3.5mm drill shiny bolsters. 2 carbon 3 stainles steal blanks. a few thin slices of curly birch some apple wood and elk horn.

1 x Bolster R 24 (3571 B) = 1,40 EUR
1 x Karesuando SS 80 (5330) = 10,10 EUR
2 x Lauri Carbon 95 (5105) = 17,00 EUR
4 x Bolster V 24 (3570 N) = 5,60 EUR
2 x Lauri 95 SS (5133) = 20,20 EUR
elk horn = 5,00 EUR (flee market)
Black leather = ,50c (fleemarket pair of leather boots)

some of the bits are left over from the first kit i bought on Brisa,fi
This morning i cut some apple wood to spacer and grip size i gave it a light sand on the sander so you can see the colours as we go along. the elk horn was cut to about 7mm spacers and a few 15mm spacers.

I will also put out a small plea for help now. Brisa charge alot of money for a little bit of walnut and oak or other exotic woods.. if possible and if any one wants to send me 4cm x 3cm x 2cm cube shaped pieces of”exotic” wood. That i could use on these projects it would be greatly appreciated.

A photo of each type of blank i am using.

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 01:00 PM

Very much looking forward to seeing your knives progress!
Thanks for taking the time to document the process.

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202 posts in 3179 days

#2 posted 09-15-2012 12:23 AM

I am watching with interest also. I have a kit but haven’t put it together yet.
I have some walnut and I will share. Send me a message.
Keep up the good work.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 12:13 PM

Also have a knife kit and looking for the right wood for the stiles.
Thanks letting us follow you progress.

-- arnies

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