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    I start by making a template on cardboard, I make hash marks at the top for a size guide. Long lines are inch short marks are half inch.[IMG][/IMG]

    Next I do every thing with straight lines to start then draw my blade shape and handle shapes.[IMG][/IMG]
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    Then I cut out the template and transfer it to the metal, I always draw my lines bigger than my template. [IMG][/IMG]
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    On this knife I cut it out of a piece of 3x5 square tubing, usually I have flat stock and don't use the torch.

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    After I rough cut out the blade I retrace the template. And start grinding till the line is gone.

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    Last edited by PT945; 04-20-2011, 09:04 PM.

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    Sorry everyone, I have no idea what is wrong with my photobucket links. Ill try again to fix them.

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    • #3
      Ill finish this up in a day or two when I get some free time.

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      • #4
        Sorry, for some reason my pictures aren't matching the links photobucket is giving me.

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        • #5
          awesome post let me know if you need help with your pics etc
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Diesel View Post
            awesome post let me know if you need help with your pics etc
            I will thanks for the offer.

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            • #7
              Very cool!!!
              Can't wait to see more.
              I know that image packed posts can be a real PITA, but it's really appreciated... Especially with a tutorial like this.

              Thanks!!!
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              • #8
                I think the pictures match what I'm saying now. Ill get more pictures up tomorrow as well as the rest of the how to.
                I really appreciate the positive replies, thank you.
                This is my first how to tutorial so please let me know if you want specific details or pictures, ill do my best to accommodate.

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                • #9
                  Can you show your tools? What did you use for your rough cut?
                  not an expert

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bcauz3y View Post
                    Can you show your tools? What did you use for your rough cut?
                    On this one I used a oxygen/ acetylene torch.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PT945 View Post
                      On this one I used a oxygen/ acetylene torch.
                      Very cool. I'd love to see some pics if you don't mind. I'm a novice with metal work, but I'm learning.
                      not an expert

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                      • #12
                        How long will that mild steel hold an edge?

                        It's fairly easy to work....but I've never gotten it to take a temper.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
                          How long will that mild steel hold an edge?

                          It's fairly easy to work....but I've never gotten it to take a temper.
                          I had that problem till I changed my tempering procedure, I was letting it get too cool prior to quenching, and now I go till the color just starts to get to a deep straw then I dip it in vegetable oil water mix. Seems to hold a good edge, about the same as a Winchester knife does. Not great but pretty good.

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                          • #14
                            I've taken an old file and railroad spike...and folded them together.....It holds a nice edge....I've also used high speed steel blades that have broke....off my cold saw.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
                              I've taken an old file and railroad spike...and folded them together.....It holds a nice edge....I've also used high speed steel blades that have broke....off my cold saw.
                              Some of the best steel I've found for blades has been old saw mill blades . I have a few pieces of tool steel I'm saving for special projects.

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