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Old 04-12-2009, 11:06 PM
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I know what you meen about the spring clips. Very handy for sheath making too, as well as other tasks when working on ya tod.
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Great tutorial
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only just seen the tutorial john, very very good,
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what a excellent and informative tutorial, I am inspired to have a go.

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Excellent post John, thanks very much for sharing.

I've been there now with the vice shaping etc. but I never really got on with it too well myself and found it was too easy to go too far taking stuff off without realising you had a slope going to one side. I settled on shaping the handle using the half moon file handle pressed against my chest with the left hand holding the tip of the file whilst grinding the knife handle holding the masked blade in my right hand. This was the only way I felt I could inspect it often enough to get the symmetry I was after.

Ever tried that approach or confident with the way you do it in the HowTo?
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Old 24-12-2010, 02:38 PM
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That's a really excellent tutorial John. Thanks for taking the time to share it. Must have a go myself now!
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great tutorial john,wheres the best place to purchase some steel from please, cheers another john.
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great tutorial john,wheres the best place to purchase some steel from please, cheers another john.
quite a few makers use O-1 Ground Flat Stock (Gauge Plate) from Cromwells

http://www.cromwell.co.uk/CTL4133412N

I like using it and still get it from cromewells as I don't make knives in quantity.
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Old 28-12-2010, 12:21 PM
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cheers cybertrix,cromwell at doncaster about 20mins away, will call in. regards john.
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Great tutorial, I'm not sure I have the confident to make a blade from scratch just yet but it's nice to know I don't need to rush out and buy expensive tools and I can have a play with the hand tools I have knocking about already.
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