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C Craft

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About C Craft

  • Birthday 07/07/1957

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    N W Florida
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    Family and especially my grandson! Building knives is becoming a passion with me. Outdoors in general, hunting fishing.

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  1. C Craft

    Keeping etched blades "black"

    That is what I was doing was if I had coffee left in the pot in the morning. Instead of dumping down the drain, I put it in a container long enough to do about a 10" blade. However I found out the coffee sitting on my workbench in the heat of Florida was a good idea only if you wanted to grow mold. Put it in the fridge and warm it up when you are ready for use. You ever walked into a store and picked up the pot and you see the colors in it when you pour the last out of the pot. That is the natural acid in coffee and that is also what does the blackening. To keep it black I have heard of using a cold blue as a topcoat so to speak. Although any bluing, browning or etch is only skin deep. Someone was telling me about doing an etch using a battery charger. I will look to see if I can find the info!!
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    Sneak Peek, Opinions..

    Looks good! Loose the wrap, it takes away from an otherwise good looking knife! IMHO
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    Just completed another puukko.

    Really nice!! Just about as clean of a puukko as you could imagine!!
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    New website and more creations!

    Jose, don't take this wrong. I often don't read all of the words above a pic till the pictures catch my eye. As I am paging down thru the knives and liking what I am seeing. This voice in the back of my head is saying, these knives have a heavy Spanish influence. So it hits me I haven't seen your logo before so I roll back up to the top and I see you are located in Spain. That would explain the heavy Spanish influence. So I had to go back and read all the information I had skimmed over. Love the knives!! Your work is great!!
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    Starting a New Bowie

    Ew, I hate broken off taps. Some times after we cool down the tap can be turned with a pick and backed out and then sometimes,...…………………… %$*&(($%#
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    Starting a New Bowie

    Dang it Gary, you make this stuff look like child's play and we all know its not, at least for most of us!!
  7. C Craft

    Ember and Tide - two beautiful outdoor knives

    I have seen the photos and they are great knives!!!
  8. C Craft

    How to solder gaurd to a knife

    Here is a link that may explain more Daniel. http://www.nancylthamilton.com/techniques/soldering/soldering-101/
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    Finished first Bowie and sheath

    Ross, you are right it doesn't show in the picture and as Alan said. that is probably enough of a radius! You would not want to see my first forge attempt. In fact no one but the man I sell my scrap metal too!! I just wanted you to know I do go back and read posts that I have contributed too. If you take this one and the feedback you have gotten on your next knife, you will be well on your way. Keep up the good work!!
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    Antler Sgian Dubh

    Jake, I love it! Thanks for the insight!
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    My new shop...

    Its too clean, it don't look real!!
  12. C Craft

    Cracked Buffalo horn repair (it's bad).

    If you epoxied with Gflex you ain't gonna "take it apart" you might beat it off of the knife with a hammer and grinder but you ain't gonna "take it apart"! If you do as others have spoke of with the CA and backfill the cracks with dust from sanding buffalo. It will definitely make it harder to see, and it will look more natural if it shows!!
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    Finished first Bowie and sheath

    That squared area at the ricasso is a recipe for bad news. You see most knives have a rounded area. The reason being when it is squared off it leaves a place for stress factors, from forging to HT stresses. While it may not be a problem now, if the blade is stressed, that would be the first place I would expect to see it crack!! For a forged blade you have done well! On your next sheath use a grooving tool to make a groove for the stitching to go down into. It will give it a more finished. Having said all that it a great overall effort and you are on a path to good things!!
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    Cracked Buffalo horn repair (it's bad).

    By stressed I meant is it an extremely tight fit to the knife! Although I would expect the cracks in a different direction if that was the case! You said, So then I have to look at where you are from. Temps here in NW Florida have been bumping the 100* mark factor in the humidity and your looking at temps that could be upwards of a 110* You put that in a closed up vehicle you could be looking at a 150*. My wife smokes and recently left her lighter on my dash while we went into an appointment. We were out of the truck for maybe 45 minutes. When I opened her door for her I see small red pieces. My first thought was it looked like blooms off of a tree. Then I realized the window was up and...………. her lighter had exploded into a million tiny pieces!! Was the Buffalo stabilized?? Here in the south I fear the temp and humidity differences in any piece I make!! I have seen it effect all sorts of materials. I have a feeling that the stent in the truck may have caused your problem!!!
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    Cracked Buffalo horn repair (it's bad).

    First what kind of horn is it??? I know you said Buffalo but there are several kinds of Buffalo! Was it stabilized before use?? Is it in a stress?? Did it get extremely hot while grinding to shape?? Suggestion you can seal the cracks with Cyanocrylate but it is not going to make the cracks disappear! If that is what you want to achieve is to make the crack disappear, then you are most likely looking at a new handle!!