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[PROJECT] Blades By Baz

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by ASIGN_Baz, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    As most of you already know, things have progressed a lot since the original post below. To that end, I need to insert an advisory. As follows:

    I don't do commissions, but If you join the Blades By Baz Facebook group, keep your eye on it and be the first one to put your hand up when I announce a knife is complete and available.

    To explain:

    Although I do now have a full-time job making knives for a forge,
    my knife making at home has never been a business. I make one now and then to fund projects like the Iron Man suit and the Colonial Viper build. Doing commission work has too many pitfalls and raises expectations too stressy for me. The way I do it now takes the pressure off my family and I, plus keeps the onus on those who want a knife enough to keep watch for the one they want.

    Cheers!

    Baz.



    BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POST.

    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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    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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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  6. Kommandant33

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    Ironman or Wolverine?! Make up your mind!
     
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    ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    LOL! Onya. :p
     
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    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.
     
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    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

    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

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

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

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