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This group is for knife enthusiasts who are interested in repairing, modifiying, restoring or improving knives, including fixed blades, folders and automatics of all types.

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Scale replacement of a factory pinned knife.

Started by D ale. Last reply by Michael Squier Jul 12. 25 Replies

My Sweetheart asked me for a knife .. made my day !!!Specifically .. she wanted a Doctor's Knife .. for the inherent pillbuster feature.I showed her the ones I have .. a Kinsfolk (by Queen for Case) .. a couple Queen std # 96 .. a Case Baby Doc…Continue

Saw Cut Scales

Started by D ale. Last reply by D ale May 9. 3 Replies

There was recently a discussion started on how to obtain rough saw cut marks on scale material.This is how I did it.There are…Continue

New Life for an old Knife Re-working an Imperial USA Barlow

Started by Derek Wells. Last reply by Derek Wells May 2. 6 Replies

The Inspiration for this knife came from the Trestle Pine Knives "Portage" as you can see an interesting (?) little design, I believe made by Queen ... But maybe "made to a price" as the photo's I have seen mostly show signs of lack of attention to…Continue

cold steel paragon

Started by greg weber. Last reply by greg weber Apr 7. 34 Replies

well i took it apart to do the mod, and never completed the mod and can't get it back together, which shows my skill level is look don't touch.anybody good at doing the paragon mod and re-assembly let me knowthanksContinue

MODIFICATIONS .. personalizing our knives !!!!

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 19. 114 Replies

Many of us have dreamt of  "improving"  our knives.Some have even implemented their improvements.Here is a place to share and document those modifications.Before & after pics are great .. I realize this isn't always possible .. I did some of…Continue

Buck 112 Project

Started by Derek Wells. Last reply by Jan Carter Feb 19. 14 Replies

I have an end result in mind - started this weekend (with heart in mouth) Continue

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Comment by Ron Cooper 13 hours ago

Allanm,

None of the links worked. You need to click on the blue icon marked "LINK" in the top lefthand corner of the message box and then enter them there before posting them otherwise they won't work. 

Give that a try...I'd like to see your pics!

Cheers!


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Comment by allanm 13 hours ago

Here are some of mine from over the years Ron. The last link has a variety of other "touristy" stuff. It was a visit back to family in South Africa after having moved to the US a number of years before.

The first link is rather recent, all US based.

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipN1FLcPlycfraFLOGE5Dla6ZyHCoyk...

The second link is flowers, taken in the US - many are proteas, the South African national flower

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipP8tjotp-YBVMifUeFLwiFAiNMYMmW...

This link is all in South Africa, most flowers in Kirstenbosch national botanical garden, in Cape Town

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipMzpIjEmgU3LDQnWEHa9PtEqG9zB5e...

Comment by Ron Cooper 14 hours ago

Thanks, Allanm! I appreciate your comment. 

Many years ago I got the Photography bug and dropped a small fortune on 35mm camera bodies and lenses. I ended up with boxes full of pictures and slides.

Carrying bulky bags with cameras and lenses was cumbersome and didn't really lend itself to spontaneity the way that walking around with a small digital "point and shoot" camera you can wear on your belt does today. 

I am fortunate to live just a mile away from the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. And that's where the vast majority of my wildlife and nature pictures are taken. I have long regarded the grounds of the Arboretum as one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With 127 acres of flora n' fauna from around the world there is never a shortage of interesting subject matter to point my tiny camera at.

Plus, prowling the grounds of the Arb serves an added benefit for me in that it gets me out of the house and into the sunshine where I also get some much needed exercise to keep my septuagenarian bones from rusting. (Talk about run-on sentences!) I go there everyday!

Cheers, my friend!


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Comment by allanm 21 hours ago

Nice photos Ron - I'll take more time looking too. I used to do a lot of general nature, but mostly I was interested in macro of flowers and seeds, and bugs. Many butterflies and caterpillars.

Not so much any more - strange, I did all that in the day of slide and film photography, did some digital but over time interests pulled me different ways

Comment by Ron Cooper yesterday

Derek, I completely understand and appreciate what you mean about being in that "right state of mind." I find myself in that same situation with so many "side projects" that I have placed on the back burner.

I've been doing less and less with knives lately and spending more time out in nature taking photographs. Everyday I grab my little point and shoot camera and go out looking for something interesting to photograph. If you ever have some time on your hands, have a look at some of the pics I've been taking.

Here's a link to my Flickr page: Ron's Flickr Page

There are more than 2600 photos posted on 27 pages so far! And there are even some of my knife pics posted between the birds n' butterflies!

That red Jarrah should make a beautiful handle for that Bowie knife! I will look forward to seeing the finished product somewhere down the line. 

Cheers, my friend!


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Comment by Derek Wells yesterday

Ron I have some deep dark-red Jarrah which should come up nicely. This has been a side project for a while now ... one I go back to every now and then. It is one of those projects that, for me, requires a lot of concentration & I need to only work on it when I'm in the 'right' frame of mind. I will post pics when I 'finally' get it done.

http://www.woodsolutions.com.au/Wood-Species/Jarrah


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Comment by allanm yesterday

That's a good looking vice Derek, and of course Dale ... I might have to make something like that one day. My small red steel vice works, but I was very careful while using it, where wood with leather would be better.

Of course Jan and others will be amused to know that my original comments about tools I have "for now" literally is for now and I'm already attracting comments from my wife when I talk about wanting to add a 1x30 sander. And maybe a power saw which I don't have any more. Many moves along the way, including one across continents and I don't have many tools.


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Comment by allanm yesterday

Michael, I just saw now I had missed your reply. I did post another area about my Western knife - and forgot to come back here. I put up a few photos, but the whole sequence is on a flickr album as well at http://bit.ly/2beBfd9

Even though it is "finished" I will likely do a little more sanding and polishing on the pommel and scales. I didn't want to take much more off the blade because removing all the pitting would just remove too much material.

Comment by Ron Cooper on Tuesday

What kind of scales will you be slapping on the Bowie with the bronze guard, if you don't mind me asking?


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Comment by D ale on Tuesday

Thanks for posting Pics , Derek!!!

!!! .. Very nice job .. !!!

.

I see what you mean by "pinned .. screwed .. glued".

Especially like the "not marring" leather pad.

Appears you've already discovered its usefulness

for

a wide variety of applications.

.

If do believe .. like me & mine

you'll come to really appreciate it's light weight & versatility.

.

Again .. nice job .. sweet result !!!

 
 
 

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