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  1. Robore Dore

    African blackwood

    Thanks Alan I contacted them and placed an order, waiting for reply.
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    African blackwood

    Where to buy african blackwood scales in eastern Canada Quebec.
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    Scissors

    Does anybody have a copy "practical blacksmithing" by Ted Tucker I would really like to look at his scissors
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    Scissors

    Thanks everyone I will look it up
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    Scissors

    I was thinking of trying cable steel, but I do not have enough experience with the heat treat of that material. I started a knife from cable but did not heat treated it yet. Can someone go over the specs I need the temper temp. been getting good success with 5160 and 1095 quenched in 140 degrees canola oil.
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    Scissors

    Hi guys, Been forging about six knifes for personnel use, hunters, fillets,vegetable, one cable not finished yet. So I was wandering if anybody forged scissors and is there somewhere to start. Design, material, anything on heat threat? Thought of looking at Chinese scissors for a start any comment will help.
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    Scissors

    Hi guys, Been forging about six knifes for personnel use, hunters, fillets,vegetable, one cable not finished yet. So I was wandering if anybody forged scissors and is there somewhere to start. Design, material, anything on heat threat? Thought of looking at Chinese scissors for a start any comment will help.
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    Fillet Knife

    Hi everyone, Thanks for all the good advice. I am back from a month and a half of sunshine and ready to start forging the fillet. Be sure that all the good that was posted here will be used to help me succeed. In the mean time I tough of posting a few pics of the HUNTER. I will post the progress of that fillet as I go. THANKS AGAIN.
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    Fillet Knife

    quote name='Alan Longmire' date='Jan 22 2008, 03:51 PM' post='83102' Edited to add: GHEzell's hint with the board for grinding is the smartest thing I've ever heard for a filet knife! Gotta remember that next time I do a thin blade. I do use a backer board when sanding, both for stiffness and to keep my hands hole-free. What would be the best way to go about doing the backer board. Just use a clamp or is there a more savy way. If you people keep giving me good advice like this I will sound like an expert without having done anything. Thanks again
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    Fillet Knife

    Thanks you for all these constructive suggestions. I smell a few white hairs in this group. By the way what would be the lowest hardening temperature for spring steel. Now the scary part, removing the kinks, how long do I have to do this after hardening? Is should be a question of temperature more than time wright. Also quenching, I will quench in canola oil since this is what I used for the hunter. How long of a quench sequence do I need to use to probably combine this operation with kink removal. Another thing will be finish, how should I treat this blade and the hunter ? For now I have sanded to 2000 grit but I do not like it because of the fragility, it scratches VERY easily. Looks to me are secondary I would like a field tough finish.Of course my availability of chemicals is short. How is the mustard finish holding in the field? Thanks Again I really appreciate your time on this.
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    Fillet Knife

    This is my first post. At 62 years old decided to make a few knives.(I know they all say that) Not for collecting or sales just for hunting and fishing. The first hunting knife was made of an old leaf spring. Forged using "Creating a Blade to Pass the ABS Journeyman Smith Test " by Ed Caffrey. It looks rather surprisingly good with some vine filework from another tutorial. As you all can see I like to go with experienced people techniques. I guess too old to learn or not enough time left LOL. I have a hard time to find technical stuff on fillet knives. My design as far as the physical dimensions and style are easy due to the intention of making a set of the hunter and the fillet knives. The blade should be about 9" long for those nice walleyes of Quebec. Handle is easy, follow the hunter design. The questions are first what should be the blade rough forged thickness to finish with what final thickness. Second the heat treat should I edge temper? seams odd on a 1" to almost nothing width. Multi heat treat process??? Did it on the hunter. Anything to gain on a thin blade? Last but not least TEMPERING ??? I believe this is the most important factor in the whole process. By the way the blade material will be the same as the hunter leaf spring. There is a sentimental value to this spring since we broke the opposite blade set on the trailer 600 miles from home IN THE BUSH on the last fishing trip. Any help will be appreciated.
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