Update on the first knife (PIC HEAVY!!!!) BLADE 2 PICS ADDED!

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 21,921 Senior Member
    Paul, if you have a dentist friend, get some of his reject dental burrs that are carbide. Used carefully with a Dremel, they can make short work of getting a broken drill bit stub out of the hole; just use water or oil for coolant or the dental burr will disintegrate. And used with the Dremel and some water or oil for coolant, can be used to make, enlarge, and polish holes in hardened steel.
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Too late to worry with it now Mike, but thanks for the tip :beer:
    I'll try and remember it if it ever happens again
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,056 Senior Member
    No way in the world I would use an airbrush for poly when you can buy it in a spray can.
    When I drilled my blank, I used solid carbide bits, that may have been purchased by my former company. I needed them for drilling some hard steel ona job. I just forgot to mention what that job was. :tooth:
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,976 Senior Member
    I removed a broken-off screw from an original Pattern 53 Enfield lock made in 1858 a few months back, without damaging the original (oddball diameter and pitch) threads in the lock plate. The tool of choice was a diamond-coated grinding burr in a Dremel tool. Once I got a hole about 1/16" in diameter drilled all the way through the broken-off piece of screw, a little heat and a heavy dose of Kroil allowed me to back the offending stub out slowly and carefully with the tang of a small 3-cornered file as an ezy-out.

    It's possible to remove broken-off drill bits and/or taps from blind holes the same way, but it takes the patience of a saint! Ditto on lots of oil or water as coolant.
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • agewonagewon Senior Member Posts: 655 Senior Member
    The wife just drained the gun fund for hardwood floors in the foyer. Pretty cheap project, and with all the exotic hardwood I can get from my mill, I started thinking. Then the wife happened upon me mid google search and gave me a look as if I was downloading porn. "With all the trim-work and painting you have to finish by Christmas, do you really need another distraction?"
    Would any of my enablers have a room I can rent before I reply?
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,109 Senior Member
    An updated pictures?
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    An updated pictures?

    Not yet
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Got tired of studying where the pyloric sphincter, seecum and such are and decided to take a "fresh air and sunshine" break.

    Here are the few pics I took of blade 2 and the progress I've made on it.
    Scales glued, pinned, thinned and rounded
    DSC_2517_zpse2e82ce0.jpg

    DSC_2518_zps988a6424.jpg

    Shaped, and only needing final sanding. The grain on one side "went away" when I thinned them :tissue: so it's looking like #2 might end up being mine (plus the missing pin) and #1 might become Dad's Christmas.
    (might help if I put these other 2 pics up)

    DSC_2520_zps2be506e2.jpg

    DSC_2521_zps9c58d288.jpg


    Weather forecast for today and tomorrow are NOT conducive to spraying poly, PLUS I need to get back to studying for tomorrow's lab final. So HOPEFULLY I'll be able to shoot the polyurethane Friday. I'll post more pics whenever I get the finish where I'm wanting it.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Mike WeberMike Weber Member Posts: 91 Member
    Looking good Paul!
    I've got a couple of knife projects that have been sitting around the shop for a while. I'm planning a couple of Bowie's with elk antler slabs.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Thanks Mike:beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Have shot the first coat of polyurethane on both knives. Will sand and add another coat ( or more) tomorrow.

    More pics to come
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,462 Senior Member
    Paul you do good work, thanks for sharing

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Thanks :beer:

    and a HUGE THANK YOU!!! to whichever mod edited the topic line :worthy:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    Missing pin or not that is an attractive knife. You do good work sir.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    farm boy wrote: »
    Missing pin or not that is an attractive knife. You do good work sir.
    Thank you kindly :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,651 Senior Member
    Sorry about misidentifying the wood of your scales. I am not that familiar with rosewood, still, it has a nce grain. FYI, white shellac cut 50/50 with linseed oil will fill the pores up, of wood, a lot faster than varnish or poly.....Robin
    I don't often talk to people that voted for Obama, but when I do I order large fries!
    Life member of the American Legion, the VFW, the NRA and the Masonic Lodge, retired LEO
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Thanks for the tip. I didn't like how the polyurethane looked so I cleaned it off and re-sanded the scales. I put "Butcher Block Oil & Finish" on them. I've only got one coat so far, but they look MUCH better IMO.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Just finished with the second coat. I believe I am going to like this finish MUCH better.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,003 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »

    and a HUGE THANK YOU!!! to whichever mod edited the topic line :worthy:

    U B welcome, sir!

    Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,810 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    U B welcome, sir!

    Mike
    :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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