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19 January 2011

Making a folding knife. Part two

Ok. The next step I took was to mark where the slot is going to be.










Then, off to the bansaw to cut the first part of the slot. I had to make sure the cut was parallel to the centreline of the tine. Then I had to cut a second time to create the slot of the right width for the blade.

The rest of the slot for the blade was cut with a hand saw, and finished with my trusty 120mm diameter angle grinder, with a thin cutting disk. I secured the tine in a vice with some leather to protect the tine and carefuly finished the slot. It's definitely a very good idea to wear a dust mask...:-(  Next time, I'll be doing this outside on a windy day, rain or shine...









The tang needs to be straightened up a  bit to centre it. I still think it's a bit too long  & a little thick, so I'll take the blade back to the forge at the weekend, as I am working tomorrow and Friday. As well, I'll have to make sure the tang lies closer to the back of the antler handle.

3 comments:

  1. Excellent, well done. It looks great.
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  2. I´ll give that back: "Yay!"

    Great and promising knife, looks very good!

    And I learned something, too;-)!!!

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