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Old 20-09-2009, 12:50 PM
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Default How i Handle a knife Part 1

This is how i personally handle a knife,Its the quickest and easiest way i have found.

The knife I'm handling up here is one for the Irish lads,i posted pics of them yesterday in another thread

I use Stick fast a super glue developed for knifemaking you can purchase it here


First i cut the scales to the required size and clean them up on the disc sander

Next i cut the fibre liners to the size of the scales

Notice i have marked a top and front on the scales

Have your Bulldog clips ready

Next spread some glue on the scale and spread it out,i use a thin strip of leather, slide the fibre liner back and forth to create a good bond, and clamp with the bulldog clips

Then i put them on the bench and knock up a roll up while there setting

When set unclamp,then back to the disc sander to clean them up

I put around a 45% angle on the front of the scale

This is how they should look

Next job is on the buffer to polish the front

This is how it should then look

Were now ready to fix the scale to the tang,check your blade and give it the final finish

Next job spread some glue on the fibre liner

Then slide it back and forth again to create a good bond and clamp up,I put the front end in the vice and use two g clamps

Next will be part 2
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