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Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Hi D ale and anyone else interested.  I finished the H & B knife with loose MOP scale.  Using your suggestion of 5-minute epoxy, the scale is now firmly attached and the knife cleaned up.  Pictures attached.  Thanks for the…"
Dec 27, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"OK, that computes.  I would be tickled if you would lend me a fastener.  I can see this also making it easier to leave a slight clearance for smooth blade movement.  You must, however, allow me to replace it when the web site comes…"
Dec 21, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"So, what you're telling me is the pin is nickel silver or SS rod? I would think either would be too soft to resist the friction of the blade rotation.  Then again, I have never built a slip joint of any type, so am just being sure I'm…"
Dec 21, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"D ale, Regarding your addendum, I would do the same myself if communicating with someone I was unaware of their expertise and knowledge.  As it happens, I do have a very wide background in a lot of stuff including metal work, but am never…"
Dec 21, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"I think I have a couple of liners that can work on a liner lock, if you are interested.  Will have to check and measure them to see if they might be a candidate for your second project.  Sympathies on the Kinfolks.  I've had a…"
Dec 18, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"I had always figured the pivot pins would be hardened.  The center pin, not so much.  Guess I was wrong about the pivot pin.  As an aside, I bought a batch of Schrade parts a while back on ebay, so if you need liners for Schrade, I…"
Dec 17, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"D ale, I had seen this process somewhere but thought it looked like difficult to cut the pins.  Hadn't thought of the utility blades.  That's how I will proceed.  Looks like you are doing the same thing I'm trying with…"
Dec 17, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Questions are always useful when trying to figure out a problem.  I think we worked the problem well.  I think the only way to make the marriage work and come out with a good knife will be to take them both apart and use the best…"
Dec 17, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Hi D ale, Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner.  I tried the epoxy route on the H & B MOP knife and it worked a treat!  The scale is tight and no damage to anything.  I still have to do the clean up on the whole knife,…"
Dec 16, 2019
Bruce Zenge replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2019 iKC Christmas Contest
"Hi Jan, I never win these things, but I can't help playing.  Besides, it's always neat to see what folks are doing.  The new owners are Erin, Pat and Katie Glynn.  I do wish them the very best.  The site seemed easy to…"
Dec 16, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"D ale, Guess I will have to get some epoxy.  I have used a good deal of it over the years, but have none currently.  Also just picked up a couple of small clamps today that will be perfect to hold everything together.  Thanks for all…"
Dec 7, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Yes, it does.  I cleaned the pearl and the liner as much as I could with 400 grit abrasive in the gap, but don't know if epoxy or some other adhesive will bond the two together.  I assume that if I had some way to peen the brass pin…"
Dec 7, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Got it.  Thanks for the pointer.  It should be fun and informative to marry these two and come up with one usable knife.  Any thoughts on the MOP?  I am very aware of the fragile nature of this material.  Am also aware that…"
Dec 6, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"And while I'm on a roll, the other question is about a broken liner on an LB7 Schrade.  Are there any replacement liners that can be accessed for this knife and is it worth repairing, other than the practice, that is.  Pics attached,…"
Dec 6, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"Gonna add another couple.  First one on the first reply shows the general condition of the knife.  Seemed like a good investment at the time..."
Dec 6, 2019
Bruce Zenge commented on Terry Waldele's group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
"OK, here we go.  I can post more if it will help but thought this may get it started."
Dec 6, 2019

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User/Collector
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Went digging on the internet
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
66 to 70 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Case and older Queen
About Me
Approaching 72 really fast and trying to make a little side money by antiquing. Lost my part-time job due to back problems, so trying to make up the extra. Married to the same lady for near 50 years, 2 grown kids. Hoping to enjoy a few more years.
Interests
Fountain pen collecting, buying and selling and repairing. collecting buying and selling knives and watching my granddaughters grow.
Other Hobbies
Target shooting, reloading, and collecting knives

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At 21:14 on September 18, 2018,
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Charles Sample
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Thanks for joining the Arsenal group Bruce!

At 11:11 on July 30, 2018, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

All you need to do to contribute is just to be a part of the community, Bruce! Post some pics, like some articles, tell us some stories and/or jump on in the Chat room and shoot the breeze. Teach or learn...you just need to be here to contribute! :-)

At 10:29 on July 30, 2018, Jan Carter said…
At 21:14 on July 29, 2018,
Featured
Charles Sample
said…

Welcome to iKC Bruce!

With your interest in shooting you should enjoy the iKC Arsenal group.  We love to talk about and post pictures of our guns and shooting experiences.  As host of the group I invite you to join.  I look forward to seeing your posts in the group.

Here is the link to the group.

http://iknifecollector.com/group/ikc-arsenal

At 17:14 on July 29, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

At 13:07 on July 29, 2018, John Bamford said…

Welcome to iKC Bruce.

At 9:56 on July 29, 2018, Billy Oneale said…

Welcome to iKC!

At 0:39 on July 29, 2018, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Bruce! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

 
 
 

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