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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 commented on johnny twoshoes's group iKC Arsenal Hosted By Charles Sample
"I forgot to say - check the rebate form - the Kore line is not included, X-Treme2 is covered. Yesterday they had a 3rd model on sale which might be out of stock by now. I just bought 3 packs of 3 broadheads at $14.99/pack (list $49.99), and should…"
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"Not quite firearm arsenal - but bows are used for hunting as much as rifles - MidwayUSA has a Rage broadhead promotion going on, and there is also a $10 rebate per package from Rage themselves. At least one person in a club I joined…"
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"An alternative would be go to the local "Box" store (HD, Ace or Lowes) and get a simple fernco reducer - plumbing section - and get one for each machine to reduce  to your needed dimension. Then you would not be constantly moving the…"
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"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…"
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"This is the PeachTree one on amazon, I intended linking it but forgot"
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"Dust collection question - I'm sure others will have experience and some ideas to help me. I have a small WEN band saw with a 2 inch dust port. I have a 1 x 30 Central Machinery (Harbor Freight) belt sander with 1 3/4" dust port. I'm…"
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"Thanks Jeremy. A number of people at work are already asking if I will make for them, make to order, make a selection to sell etc. Maybe some day. For now, I'm a neophyte learning to do this. As a perfectionist I'm my own worst critic. I…"
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"I'm sure few if any would recognize the camo - it's actually old Rhodesian army camo, from my days in Africa, late '70s and into 1980."
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"I am not guessing about the knife. That camel bone looks stunning with that stone wash blade!"
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Tools for knife enthusiasts

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
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Immigrant from Africa, hunter, shooter, knife collector

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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.
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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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