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Smith & Wesson SWAT First Millennium Run - value estimates?

Started this discussion. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy Apr 8. 6 Replies

I've been searching and don't see any better group to place this question under. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough or need to start a general knife values / questions area somewhere.Somebody at…Continue

Jantz Wyoming kit knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Mar 12. 12 Replies

I just finished my first new (from Jantz Wyoming kit!)  creation. My first knife work attempt was restoration (or rather re-scaling) and old damaged and abused Western. I decided to start with a pair…Continue

Band saw vs table saw

Started this discussion. Last reply by D ale Dec 20, 2016. 19 Replies

This is a general question as I expand my experience and tools, which I know may be very subjective and depend on many factors.I have very little space, and few tools, so looking at smaller tools -…Continue

Knife restoration - Western brand, made in Boulder, CO

Started this discussion. Last reply by allanm Aug 1, 2016. 8 Replies

I joined up some time ago, and mentioned that I had an old Western brand knife that my wife had brought back from an auction - badly abused and just getting dumped basically, so she paid 25c thinking…Continue

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allanm replied to Andy Jordan's discussion Uncle Henry (Schrade) half blade in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"That's looking good Andy, As you say, never fully functional but short of replacing the entire blade that would not be possible anyway. For display - it looks good."
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A place to discuss tools specifically relevant to knife making and restoration. But since Boys (and girls) like toys, we'll likely end up talking about tools in general anyway!See More
Apr 11
dead_left_knife_guy replied to allanm's discussion Smith & Wesson SWAT First Millennium Run - value estimates?
"Ditto on the $20 value range.  As long as it works for your friend & he's not planning to sell it, dollar value isn't an issue, but obviously the consensus is that it's not a collector piece.  If your friend wants…"
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"I understand, allanm. ..and.. Can very truthfully state that 99+% of my PM's (individual communications here on iKC) are with 3 individuals .. JJ, Jan, & John Bamford. I too take my privacy VERY seriously. . Re: Your possible project using…"
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"Thanks Dale - I have not connected much individually, just group chats :)"
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"It would be far easier & more economical to simply make inserts that would fit in your existing drill press vise !!! . However .. should you decide upon purchasing any of the listed items .. I highly suggest that you install metal "through…"
Apr 7
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"$11.88 model .. very close to the size I have .. 125mm long X 80mm wide X 60mm high."
Apr 7
D ale left a comment for allanm
"$ 4.52 model … 120mm X 90mm X 56mm / 4.72” X 3.54” X 2.21” (L * W * H)"
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"allanm . Re: small wooden vises like the one I have. . NOTE: The unit I have measures 126mm X 96mm X 54mm ..&.. I originally pd $14.24 for it back in June of 2015. Prices (for that size) have increased dramatically in the last couple years ..…"
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Kitchen knife holder

"Looking at your photos here - had not seen this before. I really like this approach to protecting the blades. I might have to do something like this for my wife some day. The cork at the tip end is a really good idea so it is never a fixed size for…"
Apr 7
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"Thanks for the advice and photo Dale - that looks very useful. I've noticed the square / diamond hole and use of it in the past, most recently of course with the mosaics. I'll see if I can find a vise similar to yours, or at least make…"
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"allanm Might I suggest .. when it comes to your spent cartridge project .. you fabricate a holding fixture similar to what I've pictured below. I've found it quite handy when securing / holding round objects without causing damage to said…"
Apr 7
allanm replied to D ale's discussion Mosaic pins in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Another thing that could be interesting - not all on the same knife though, we don't want to become gaudy with gadgets - a 5.56 bullet carefully cut and inlaid in the scales. Like my Remington Bullet collectibles with mother of pearl bullet…"
Apr 6
allanm replied to D ale's discussion Mosaic pins in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Jan - I will definitely show results when I get to that! Good info you gave Dale - thanks - and yes, absolutely a fired round that has no powder or live primer. I used to reload - 9mm for me, and a .455 (British Webley revolver my dad had) back in…"
Apr 6
allanm replied to Andy Larrison's discussion Case XX Era Barlow in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Of course, tip replacement and laser welding was exactly what I was thinking!"
Apr 5
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"It was all you, Allanm. Your contributions help iKC to be the place we all love."
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At 17:44 on April 8, 2017, D ale said…

I understand, allanm.

..and..

Can very truthfully state that 99+% of my PM's (individual communications here on iKC) are with 3 individuals .. JJ, Jan, & John Bamford. I too take my privacy VERY seriously.

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Re: Your possible project using 5.56 casing ends. I believe the most economical approach would be for you  to fabricate the wooden clamping fixtures out of existing wood scrap that you've left over from previous projects that would ultimately end up working with your existing metal drill press vise.

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regards

D ale

At 15:55 on April 7, 2017, D ale said…

It would be far easier & more economical to simply make inserts that would fit in your existing drill press vise !!!

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However .. should you decide upon purchasing any of the listed items .. I highly suggest that you install metal "through rods" at the corners. This will greatly enhance the structural integrity of the vise. I am not a carpenter ..so.. I do not know the proper terminology used in designating the size of nails. Regardless .. choose a nail that is equal to or slightly exceeds the height of the vise & trim it such that its length is equal to the height of the vise. Then drill a hole @ each corner (equidistant from the edges, i.e. center the hole in the corners) that is ever so slightly larger than the chosen nail size. Such that the nail just drops in the hole. OR, simply chose whatever nail size you have on hand and can trim to the required length (equal to the height of the vise).

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Then .. fill the hole with a good quality wood glue .. Elmers or Gorrilla or any good quality liquid adhesive that you have on hand. Then .. slide the the pre-trimmed metal pin into said hole & let cure overnight.

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The addition of a metal through pin @ the corners will greatly enhance the structural integrity of the vise. Mine came with them already installed. Not all do.

At 15:10 on April 7, 2017, D ale said…

$11.88 model .. very close to the size I have .. 125mm long X 80mm wide X 60mm high.

At 15:06 on April 7, 2017, D ale said…

$ 4.52 model … 120mm X 90mm X 56mm / 4.72” X 3.54” X 2.21” (L * W * H)

At 15:03 on April 7, 2017, D ale said…

allanm

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Re: small wooden vises like the one I have.

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NOTE: The unit I have measures 126mm X 96mm X 54mm ..&.. I originally pd $14.24 for it back in June of 2015. Prices (for that size) have increased dramatically in the last couple years .. they are now priced in the mid $20 range. The options I’ve listed below are slightly smaller ..but.. should be adequate for the purpose. Do keep in mind .. these are NOT metal machinist vises. They are intended for lighter duty. However .. mine has held up well & I’ve found it quite useful. You may have seen it pictured in a # of my projects in the Repair & Mod group. AND .. for the prices of the ones I’ve attached links for .. I doubt you could fabricate one. However .. if you’ve already a vise for your drill press .. the wooden clamps themselves are quite easy to fabricate & can usually be accomplished using “scrap” wood you’ve accumulated from previous projects.

Do be aware ..for the units I’ve listed below.. average shipping time is about 20 days. However .. the quoted price is “delivered in your mailbox” !!!

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$ 3.93 model … … … 105mm long X 70mm wide X 42mm high.

It appears I'm going to have to do this in multiple posts ..as.. I exceed the maximum allowable characters otherwise.

At 7:22 on April 7, 2017, D ale said…

allanm

Might I suggest .. when it comes to your spent cartridge project .. you fabricate a holding fixture similar to what I've pictured below. I've found it quite handy when securing / holding round objects without causing damage to said round object.

The unit with the square hole was supplied with my little wooden vise.

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I fabricated the unit with the 2 round holes for a project of my own design.

These holding / clamping devices are easily fabricated by generating 2 similar boards.

Clamping them in a vise ..&.. then drilling a hole of the appropriate diameter

that is centered on the joining line of the 2 wooden pieces.

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I further suggest the the drilled hole be ever so slightly smaller in diameter that the piece that you intend to clamp therein ..as.. the wood will compress far more easily than the metal & therefor very effectively clamp / hold the metal work-piece in place.

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I've found it quite effective for the purpose.

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Enjoy

D ale

At 14:58 on April 5, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…
It was all you, Allanm.
Your contributions help iKC to be the place we all love.
At 22:57 on March 31, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 14:25 on January 31, 2017, Sunil Ram said…

Very cool allanm. The Omni is a really good knife. Great grip with that rubber handle. That's funny about the plastic ruler.

At 11:16 on January 31, 2017, Sunil Ram said…

allanm, Thanks for joining us in the Buck Knives Group.

 
 
 

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