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Lady's and gentleman’s when we decided to make first knife - we are beginners! We have a lot of questions; unknown things, tips and tricks! I start my first knives and that’s why I decided to start this group! Professionals are invited!

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Stabilizing your own wood

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Alexander Noot on Friday. 53 Replies

Well Donnie decided last weekend he wanted to try stabilizing his own wood.The process is not quick.  We have stabilized one set and dyed three, all are in the drying stages…Continue

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Making Micarta

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Richard van de Laarschot Oct 5. 4 Replies

I will post a few videos we have seen also but this is probably one of the best set of instructions I have seenMaking Denim Micarta…Continue

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First Fixed Blade Project

Started by Smiling-Knife. Last reply by Richard van de Laarschot Oct 5. 61 Replies

I'm assembling my first fixed blade knife. I bought a blade and few other bits. So far,  I've cut the leather and spacer material for the handle. I have the first third or so loosely fitted on the tang. Will post an update on progress…Continue

forging

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 3. 2 Replies

I thought it was time we had a category for forging.  I put up the soup can forge video and will add it in here…Continue

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Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives

Started by John McCain. Last reply by Bob Robinson Aug 9. 4 Replies

Fledgling knifemaker Scott Jones (Jonesy) put this out on the web years ago and  it has been reproduced on numerous sites since then-It helped trigger my knife making mania ages ago-  This used to be available as a PDF on the web, but is no longer…Continue

Inlay a Shield?

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Alexander Noot Aug 4. 10 Replies

The Two-legged Parser Ever wonder how the old time pocket knife makers used to inlay the fancy little nickel shields into the knife handles? They used the simplest of tools but the only one I know which will drill a hole of any shape - this tool was…Continue

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Comment by Alexander Noot on Wednesday

Thank Bob, appreciate it.

Comment by Bob Robinson on Wednesday
Alot of great work, on your knives and sheaths! You have been very busy. You are talented.

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Comment by Alexander Noot on Wednesday

Thanks Tom. I try to keep busy :-) I've a few more semi finished ones lying around that I'm hoping to get around to sometime soon.

Comment by Tom Peterson on Wednesday

These new sheaths of your look great Alexander!!! You have been busy sir!  Nice!


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Comment by Alexander Noot on Wednesday

I've started enjoying the whole stamping thing.....can you tell? These are the 6 most recently finished knives.

Comment by Jan Carter on October 13, 2014 at 7:58

you are taking to this stamping like a duck to water!  Good work Alexander


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Comment by Alexander Noot on October 13, 2014 at 0:57

Thanks Guys. I'll tell you Tom. (Thanks for the tips...I was already using some of them before you sent them to me ;-) )

That last sheath (completed) that you saw. Was my first time trying anything with stamping. And as with any "first" attempt there's bound to be some experimentation and therefore some degree of failure. I wasn't completely happy with that one, just happy enough for a first attempt. I've finished two more since then and they turned out MUCH better. I'll have to see if I can get some pictures of those later.

Comment by Steve Hanner on October 11, 2014 at 10:30

Yes, well said Tom! Those are some fancy pants!

Comment by Tom Peterson on October 11, 2014 at 9:58

Alexander,

That sheath looks REALLY good! I think that you've been sandbagging us with some of your previous sheaths! Nice work sir!!!


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Comment by Alexander Noot on October 9, 2014 at 7:06

Working on the leather pants for this gentleman:

 
 
 

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