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Project by madts posted 05-28-2015 08:20 AM 1109 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After inspiration of several jocks I went in pursuit of these. I got several old HSS saw blades from my friend Bruce.
He has a farm in South Texas. I visit and we shoot the shit. While doing that there is always a piece of wood that needs to be made smaller. Hence the knives.
One of the knives is viking style (rope handle) while the other is more contemporary (maple handle).
The viking style is all metal, while the one with the wood handle is a glue up sandwich. See the blade pic 5.
I must say that the HSS was very easy to work with as is does not seem to lose it’s temper when being cut with an angle grinder. I used a 1/16” thick, 4.5 in dia blade in the grinder. Cut real easy and sharpened up real nice on the Tormek water wheel.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.





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ksSlim

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 11:16 AM

Very nice, I’ve had good experiences with the 9 inch sawzall blades.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 04:35 PM

I like this. Made myself also a cutting knife.

BTW The blade you used for this knives isn,t a HSS blade but a chrome steel blade (It is also written on the blade) And for cutting knives chrome steel is more desirable.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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madts

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 05:15 PM

Dutchy as far as I know HSS is a generic term for many alloys, of which Crome Steel is one of them.

My englisch but my dutch is even worse.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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stefang

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 08:13 PM

Great work on these Madts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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kiefer

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#5 posted 05-30-2015 10:08 PM

Have to try making some looks like a lot of fun but then I have to try carving something and that will be frustrating .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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madts

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#6 posted 05-30-2015 10:19 PM

These are for a friend so I will have absolutely no frustrations.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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mafe

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#7 posted 06-03-2015 10:50 AM

Looks cool Madts.
I really like them, you made a wonderful job on these two.
Also I like the recycle part.
I read different stories online about the saw blade steel, some say that these tipped blades don’t hold a good edge… Can you enlighten me? Some say we should find the blades that are not tipped, that the steel there are better for the purpose. I have a tipped blade and will try at some point, so it’s just out of curiosity.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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madts

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#8 posted 06-03-2015 10:54 AM

Mads the blades I use are old old without any carbide tips. Thats what makes them good for this purpose.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 06-03-2015 12:57 PM

Well done, Madst. These look very nice and practical. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mafe

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#10 posted 06-03-2015 01:01 PM

Ahhhh so I just have to pick up my glasses… laugh.
I made you a small blog today to thank you.
Best thoughts my friend,
The slow Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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