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Project by nayo posted 04-26-2016 01:32 AM 1135 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this knife from an old table saw disc, i have wanted to made a knife for a while, but never had the time.
i still dont, but i did it anyway.

so i used and old 10 in disc and cut it out with a grinder, then shaped in a disc sander and i used my Moms, rim car grill to do the tempering, i used a fan to heat it up till the metal was red hot.

when it was time to quench it in oil i forgot to use a glove, so i lost most of my hand hairs, but other that that nothing happened, and i learned a good lesson.

the pins i got them from a old printer rods that i disassemble, and yes they are not aligned, that happens for not using an awl to mark the holes.
i did the sheath as well, some old leather that i had lying around.

the sharpening was done by my Dad, as i do not know hot to sharp tools!
i made them duller instead.

thanks

N





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#1 posted 04-26-2016 01:38 AM

Looks great to me!

I bet it will hold a decent edge also!

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 04-26-2016 01:46 AM

Mighty fine! I have made skinning knives from saw blades they hold the edge quit well when the temper is correct. Congratulations a good build.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 07:09 AM

Very well done!! Great work

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 09:31 AM

One step at a time, nayo. Now that you’ve made this great knife you need to learn to keep it sharp! Of what kind of wood are the scales made? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 04-26-2016 11:54 AM

Looks very good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 04-26-2016 04:18 PM

Awesome how everything came from something you already had, I really like that!

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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#7 posted 04-26-2016 06:01 PM

careful this can be addicting. I started with making myself a set and now am always looking for someone who needs a knife so I have an excuse to make more.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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#8 posted 04-26-2016 06:29 PM

I think you made a knife with charm.
Wonderful to make it all from what you have.
Making knifes are a dangerous road, you can always find a new challange and it’s always really rewarding.
Fine work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#9 posted 04-26-2016 09:05 PM

Well done, you should be proud.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 04-26-2016 10:06 PM

Nice job. Will be cherished for years.

== Madts.

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

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#11 posted 04-27-2016 12:16 AM

Nicely done!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#12 posted 05-08-2016 12:21 PM

I am no knife maker ! but you’ve got it brother. I would say for a first attempt this is very encouraging. If you truly want to take it up then just read, and see, all there is to, on youtube and books etc. I would advise you to ( AS a serious professional-never before knife maker My self ) but with a lot of woodworking a machining experience ( and that’s true) as I have 2 shops wood and metal. If you could find out more re= sharpening with proper bevels you would have this looking very much more like the pro’s. I would immediately look up grinding jigs for knives on youtube etc. You will never sharpen by hand as well as you would with a jig. Then make a jig and let us see the end result .Working with both wood and metal is really great fun, and whilst being challenging gives both lots of nice results, and a sense of well being never before experienced with your pants up LOL God bless brother and have a great road ahead. Alistair not an expert but likes to pretend. LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 05-10-2016 12:54 AM

Cool!.
i was planning on using a jig for the bevel for the next one, we will see and post the results.


I am no knife maker ! but you ve got it brother. I would say for a first attempt this is very encouraging. If you truly want to take it up then just read, and see, all there is to, on youtube and books etc. I would advise you to ( AS a serious professional-never before knife maker My self ) but with a lot of woodworking a machining experience ( and that s true) as I have 2 shops wood and metal. If you could find out more re= sharpening with proper bevels you would have this looking very much more like the pro s. I would immediately look up grinding jigs for knives on youtube etc. You will never sharpen by hand as well as you would with a jig. Then make a jig and let us see the end result .Working with both wood and metal is really great fun, and whilst being challenging gives both lots of nice results, and a sense of well being never before experienced with your pants up LOL God bless brother and have a great road ahead. Alistair not an expert but likes to pretend. LOL

- SCOTSMAN


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#14 posted 05-11-2016 01:46 PM

Nayo,
You can see here how I do the handle and leather work in the Scandinavian way.
http://www.felding.net/7knifemaking1.html
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#15 posted 05-12-2016 05:02 AM

wow!, that was a wonderful read, and an exceptional beautiful knife that you made there.
when i see works like yours, i get afraid of posting my own, but hey, we have to start somewhere!
and now people here start asking me for knives!, well it seem that i am gonna need a forge.
BTW, do you etch your knives?
thanks again for youe kind words!


Nayo,
You can see here how I do the handle and leather work in the Scandinavian way.
http://www.felding.net/7knifemaking1.html
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe


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