We will be putting together assembly’s that we have been working on to come up with a whole folding all wood pocket knife. Get your finished and sanded blades and rub some candle wax on all the areas around the pin holes. Now take your recently finished knife body and place the blades in it. Use the nail to again pin those parts together. Make sure they operate to your satisfaction. You will need a thin metal spacer (my spacer is 0.017 thick) to keep the moving parts from being to tight after you tap the pin with a light hammer to flatten the ends. Put the spacer as shown and pull out the nail and push in the copper pin. Then clip the protruding ends. Sand the ends flush. As you can see in the picture I have a small 1 1/2” piece of angle iron on the corner of my bench just for light pounding jobs. Tap the pin ends two or three times to flatten them. You will not be able to see put this actually swells the ends just a bit.
OK pull out the spacer and test opening and closing the blades. I hope you have just the right tension on them so if you open half way then just use a little push with your thumb the blade will just pop open with a little click. Same way to close. Even if they don,t click you will be able to show your friends how the springs move as you open and close. The last thing I do is to mask the installed blades with something like a post-a note and give the body another coat of nice shiny lacquer.
YOU ARE FINISHED “congratulations”. I really to hope to hear from some of you that you did finish a knife. I did finish the three I worked on while doing this blog.
Thanks for reading, looking and comments.
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