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I think I'm in for the first time this year. I'd vote for Viking or a folder. A folder would be a challenge as I've never made one. But I'm up to try anything.

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I might suggest changing "5" EDC" to just "EDC". Looks like folder will be a landslide win though. 

I'm super excited! 

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last year I suggested a dao bao. It is a combination veggie peeler and kitchen knife so you can cut and peel things without switching tools. The 2 pieces are held on with screws so it can be taken apart and washed/sharpened

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It might also be fun to do a "tacticool" theme where we make something that looks crazy like mall-ninja stuff. It would be giving into the dark side, making the knives that the basement dwellers and cheap katana collectors want! :P

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I've always wanted to make a butterfly knife/balisong.   It's a folder, and probably illegal in every other state.

Relatively simple to make, with much room allowed for creativity. 

Fun to play with.   Just an idea...

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Im on board for an EDC probably going to lose to the folder by a long shot. Might be in for a folder though, not sure yet.

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Since the poll is leaning toward a folder, does someone have any pointers to a tutorial on making them? Something suitable for someone who has never made a folder before? 

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1 hour ago, jheinen said:

pointers to a tutorial on making them? 

Just found this one a couple days ago while looking for something else.  Have not read through it completely, but seems good.

http://www.rayrogers.com/ftutorial.htm

Some good books on the subject too:

https://www.amazon.com/Make-Folding-Knives-Step-Step/dp/0873413903/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1546561631&sr=8-2&keywords=making+folding+knives

 

Yipes the price on this one jumped !

https://www.amazon.com/How-Make-Multi-Blade-Folding-Knives/dp/0873414829

I believe I had to find that one from a different supplier for a much better price.  Amazon sure can be tricky sometimes.

Google is always a great goto, evil corporation that it is:

https://www.google.com/search?q=making+folding+knife+tutorial&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS763US763&oq=making+folding+knife+tutorial&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.6015j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Lots of vids out there...

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What part of "folder" does not fall into the "EDC" category?

What part of "Viking" is not compatible with "EDC"? (think Puukko)

What about "Camping/Hunting implement"?  That covers a lot of ground. :D

Personally, I'd suggest something along the lines of a knife with a 4 inch or less blade. Your choice of fixed or folder, any ethno-centric origin, single or double edged.

 

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That was my point in the brainstorming thread! 

EDC was not my verbage. I said "carry knife" meaning something small enough to be carried for typical light cutting tasks. This could fit any category including folder, viking, tactical, etc.

Edit: I meant this thread!

 

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4 hours ago, jheinen said:

Since the poll is leaning toward a folder, does someone have any pointers to a tutorial on making them? Something suitable for someone who has never made a folder before? 

Steve Culver has a nice book with design tips and patterns to do a follow along with the example in the book.

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On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 4:21 PM, jheinen said:

Since the poll is leaning toward a folder, does someone have any pointers to a tutorial on making them? Something suitable for someone who has never made a folder before? 

Geoff Keyes has a couple of good friction folder WIP threads I think. Then again, being that the due date is in September, there may be enough time to see someone make one and copy the method.;)

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14 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Steve Culver has a nice book with design tips and patterns to do a follow along with the example in the book.

Just bought his book on Amazon. Thanks Brian

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I also ordered the Culver book. I found a commercial liner lock I had lying around that I can take apart and use as a template. 

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I think I'm going to order the Steve Culver book also. I have another book that has a short chapter about folders. I haven't read it in a while and at the time I just skimmed through it because I wasnt really interested in folders. Now im going to go back and read it. I cant remember the name of the book but I will find it when I get home and I will see if there is some good info and if there is I will update this with the name of the book. I think I'm going to make a couple test knives to see how they turn out.

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This is also a good book for slip joints and lock backs.

 

 

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Thanks Joshua, I just ordered that one.

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I have all the above, and they are all good.  Funny thing is, every single author does it differently.  Almost all of them say you need a surface grinder and milling machine, neither of which I have or even have room for.  That said, I am determined to start making folders this year.  It's that same masochistic streak that forces me to make pattern-welded trowels, I guess...:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Alan Longmire said:

Almost all of them say you need a surface grinder and milling machine,

I have both and the truth is, you "need" neither one.

The only thing I would use my mini mill for would be drilling the holes, and I know you can surface everything that needs surfacing on a granite slab. As long as you have a drill pres that drills true, and a surfacing slab, you can do this. 

For those of you who do not currently own a hunk of machinist granite, you can get by with a 12x12 Stone tile as long as it is filled, gauged, and honed.

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One of my favorite "Tools" is a piece of scrap granite countertop.

(And I literally have several tons of tools)

 

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Does anyone have a good video on making a friction folder? 

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21 minutes ago, Brian Dougherty said:

One of my favorite "Tools" is a piece of scrap granite countertop.

(And I literally have several tons of tools)

 

This is my lucky day. I just happen to have salvaged a portable granite countertop.

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41 minutes ago, Brian Dougherty said:

One of my favorite "Tools" is a piece of scrap granite countertop.

I have several of these. They work wonderfully for surfacing handle scales, guards, spacers, frames, etc.

On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 1:54 PM, jheinen said:

I think I'm in for the first time this year. I'd vote for Viking or a folder. A folder would be a challenge as I've never made one. But I'm up to try anything.

Make a Viking folder.

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1 hour ago, Joshua States said:

I have several of these. They work wonderfully for surfacing handle scales, guards, spacers, frames, etc.

Make a Viking folder.

Is that a thing? I mean, historically?

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