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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 Jan Carter's discussion How are you preparing for deer season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I sharpened my old favorite Buck Omni 10 point, made sure my backpack is ready with a few other knives, gloves, bags, paper towel, hand sanitizer, rope, two head mounted flashlights, spare batteries, a few other goodies, and always a blaze orange…"
Thursday
allanm commented on johnny twoshoes's group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I'm a crossbow guy too Charles - I started last year and may have overdone it a bit on draw and my strength with fibromyalgia. :-) I bought an Excalibur Matrix Bulldog 400 - 400 feet per second, 280lb draw. Reduced with a cocking rope/pulleys -…"
Jun 23
allanm commented on Sunil Ram's group BUCK KNIVES GROUP
"Buck fans, and anyone else interested in knife making in general might like this. I had an email from Buck about their July 4th American series 110 folder. On the knife specific page are some photos, and I noticed a link to a cool short video…"
Jun 22
allanm replied to Charles Sample's discussion Why Hunting Matters in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"It is as they say Charles, many people just don't understand. I know a former "zookeeper" who like me now works in IT. She totally understands. even having come from the camp of caging animals in zoos for people to look at, that…"
Sep 29, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I'll be carrying 6 Excalibur Bolt Cutter fixed blade broadheads, and 3 NAP Spitfire mechanicals. Since this is my first crossbow season, I want good samples of both fixed and mechanical and this will likely decide what I use in future. After…"
Sep 28, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"Here is my Smith & Wesson "SWCAMP" set that will stay in one of my hunting boxes at camp. No way I'm carrying my butchering knives on my waist or in my backpack with all the rest I feel like I need to carry!"
Sep 28, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"Sorry Jan :-)  Life has been busy with work, preparing to head out to camp on Friday, a work party at camp checking stands and trails over the weekend almost 2 weeks ago now ... so this is a little overkill for my backpack sharpies, but still…"
Sep 28, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"Ok - it's anybody's guess if an image will actually embed here since I'm sneaking in via our proxy in the office this morning ... even though I see, and I am using the image upload button. Here is the contents of my "DR kit"…"
Sep 23, 2016
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"I like how they tell you (reading upside down on box side on the image) how to maintain the knife - oil joints, sharpen with a few strokes, but mostly "raise back of blade 1/8" from stone". It's all very well saying I sharpen to…"
Sep 23, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I know what you mean John, and there is definitely a good amount of appeal in a traditional old style rifle like that - even if a modern replica and not an original. But I'm also practical and I want success over asthetics! And realistically,…"
Sep 22, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"Not sure about Kentucky Rifle being correct / common John - I used a CVA Optima v2 black powder last year and brought home 3 buck, an 8 point, a 4 point and a button that I thought was a doe otherwise I would have left him running loose. The Optima…"
Sep 22, 2016
allanm replied to Bryan OShaughnessy's discussion Factory markings on backsprings in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"I don't know enough to comment intelligently on your knife and that brand Bryan, but I think you might be right. Buck knives put marks on their blades so you can tell when they were made. http://www.buckknives.com/about-knives/how-old/"
Sep 22, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I forgot to say - yes, the bow is set up and sighted. Last year I hunted black powder. This year I bought an Excalibur Matrix Bulldog recurve crossbow. Like everything, we'll find divided opinions, but I liked the idea of the simplicity of the…"
Sep 22, 2016
allanm replied to Jan Carter's discussion Is your knife ready for hunting season? in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I can show and tell some time, but for now I will simply tell. :-) I am an IT geek, but I'm also a converted redneck after a friend who freely calls himself a redneck got me started hunting again a few years ago. IT people will immediately…"
Sep 22, 2016
allanm replied to Charles Sample's discussion Bobcats in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I agree, the brain stuff is not very nice. When I boiled out two skulls for preservation and possibly one day European also known as Texan style mounts, I had to scrape out the brain paté. The thought crossed my mind at that point that there…"
Sep 15, 2016
allanm replied to Charles Sample's discussion Bobcats in the group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"There is plenty of info available John. As always on the internet, more than we could ever see and use. I actually picked up my tanning techniques from a few different sites, including wikihow and instructables. Generally though, they talk about the…"
Sep 15, 2016

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3- 5 years
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Immigrant from Africa, hunter, shooter, knife collector

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At 22:30 on July 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

Thanks for being an active member here at iKC.  Without participation we'd be a pretty slow site.

At 16:06 on July 1, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

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.
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