[PROJECT] Blades By Baz

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  1. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    On suggestion from the, "Show me your knife" thread, I thought it might be fun for all to start a build thread on knives.

    Here we go. What a wonderful way to express beauty, sculpt and improvisation in an artform that has practical uses once complete!

    I Found a few scraps and ideas started flying. For my first attempt, I found an old mower blade, (very hard steel), a copper gas pipe, a brass welding rod, brass bolt and some Eucalyptus deadwood.

    I Finished off the knife and hopefully did it justice with the 650D and 18-55kit outside in the twilight.

    Going to start another one soon. I think I need practice. Already I see ways I could have done it better.

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  2. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    I've started on the next one. This one will be for my wife. Each one getting better I guess.

    Another mower blade, some more eucalyptus deadwood and a very expensive, but very old chunk of beating brass that I've had for a while, waiting for a good use.

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  3. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    1 & 2. Continuing on with making a knife for my wife, here is the hilt made of beating-brass, cut to size and now shaping the slot for the tang of the knife to fit into.

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    3. Hilt fitted onto the tang of the knife.

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    4. A select piece of Eucalyptus deadwood drilled a fraction narrower than the tang, epoxy resin applied to the underside of the brass hilt, then the handle tapped on with a mallet until hard-up against the brass. Left to set overnight.

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  4. Kommandant33

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    Seriously, Baz, do you have extra hours in your day or something?
     
  5. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    Actually, I have very limited time and I go crazy if I'm not being creative. I just take every opportunity to squeeze something into the little time I do have. :D

    I'm waiting on some machinery for the Iron Man suit, so that project is on hold until it arrives. In the mean time, knife-making is it.
     
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    Ironman or Wolverine?! Make up your mind!
     
  7. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    LOL! Onya. :p
     
  8. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    Finished my wife's knife and as a friend said, "Don't get on the wrong side of her now....." :lol:

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  9. Cubane

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    Cool. I don't know if I classify as amateur anymore but here is one of the ones I am working on at the moment.

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    A 3 blade stockman folder.
     
  10. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    Yeah, you might be right... looks very professional!
     
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    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    This next knife is made from a very old and worn out flat bastard file. I've used solid brass carved to shape to form the handle scales.

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    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    Next knife assembled and ready for final sharpen and a few touch-ups.

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  13. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    So the next knife is from some worn out files. I thought I'd get fancy with the back of the blade.

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  14. EvilGenius

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    That is very very cool. I wish I had just the talent from your left pinky lol, it'd be a 10 fold improvement over what I have now :p
     
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    Looking good
     
  16. EvilGenius

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    Just looking at this pic here, one of the blades looks very similar to what I was issued in the navy.


    Click to view full size!
     
  17. Akh-Horus

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    You have too much talent to be a mere mortal.....
     
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    Who are you... God?!

    Knice work :)
     
  19. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    I dunno about that..... :lol:

    Nowhere near Him... I do know Him though... nice bloke. :D
     
  20. newynut

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    Where is the like button. I like all of these.
     

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