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    Framelock flipper

    Here are some pics of my latest framelock. Titanium scale has had a milled pattern that was inspired initially by cracked mud - I’m not sure it looks like it now but it is pretty fun. A simple sand blast finish on Ti always looks good in my opinion. The back spacer is orange G10. Runs on...
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    Refractory cement in kiln build

    I am making my HT oven at the moment and have a question on refractory cement. Basically should I cement (mortar really) my bricks together or leaves them as a dry stack? I am using K23 bricks and have an appropriate high temp refractory cement but I have not found if I should actually use it or...
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    Denim micarta framelock

    Hey guys here are a few pics of my latest framelock. I am happy with how this one came out and is the first time I have used a bushing setup for the pivot. It was nice to be able to turn up the bushing on the lathe and if I can ever get around to making my own screws I will be able to make just...
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    Benchtop sand blaster

    I need to upgrade my very low tech sand blasting. I know there are some cheap benchtop sand blast cabinets around like what you guys get at HF. Is there anything that is a step up in quality without being crazy expensive? I am using for folders so small size is good (takes up less room)...
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    Another "which HT Oven" thread or DIY instead?

    Hi fellow makers As the title says I am looking for some guidance from those that have gone down the home HT oven path. I am located in Australia and importing a HT oven is very expensive coupled with low Australian dollar. We do have a local supplier of knife making equipment and they do a...
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    Latest framelock I’ve made

    Hi guys Here is the most recent frame lock I’ve made. It’s a new design and feels quite good in the hand and I think will make a pretty functional EDC knife. The blade is RWL34 etched and tumbled. Titanium frame has been sand blasted and carbon fibre scale. Knife runs on bronze washers with...
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    HT oven DIY build

    Hey guys I have decided to make my own HT oven and whilst I feel I have most of the design sorted I am looking for some opinion on door setups please. There seem to be three main types - side hinged, drop down (bottom hinged) or guillotine style. Hinged versions would probably easier but there...
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    Makers mark etching power source

    I’ve been through as many old threads as I can but I’m still a little confused on suitability of a power source for etching a makers mark. I have been entertains the idea of making my own but locally (Australia) I can buy a lab power supply with the following specs: Outputs AC output: Switch...
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    Tartancarta cheese knife

    I wanted to make a gift for a family member with meaning. Given they were born in Scotland I decided to make some more home made tartan pattern micarta- i call it Tartancarta..... Anyway I actually made this late last year along with the board (an old draw front) but never posted and I thought...
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    Alternative name for Axis Lock?

    Hey everyone I really enjoy the Axis lock that Benchmade uses and I know a number of other knife manufacturers are also using this lock style now that the original patent has expired. Benchmade has a trade mark on the “Axis lock” so I’m wondering what is the general or generic term used for...
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    Pivot material for folders

    Guys I’m looking for some feedback on suitability of various materials for folder pivots. I have been using 416 hardened stainless pivots from USA knifemaker and am happy with their performance (although I really have nothing to compare to). I have had my eye on other pivots from Ti connector...
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    First flipper

    Well it has been a long build but I’ve finally finished my first flipper. I learned a lot - particularly that these are not easy, so my hat goes off to anyone making these in their home workshop! A mill would certainly make the build easier but I guess it shows you don’t need one. I am really...
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    Another linerlock

    Hi everyone Over the weekend I managed to finish this linerlock and thought I would share some pics. All went pretty smoothly on this one and I’m gaining confidence with these now. Plenty of areas to improve but lots of fun. I left a belt finish on the blade for this little user. Titanium...
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    LINERLOCK - WIP

    I am keen to get comfortable making framelock folders so thought that sharing some WIP would both help me to document my process but also allow comment tips and critique so please let me know your thoughts as this goes on. It won’t be quick as I will need to get a few blades ready for HT as I...
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    Help finding Bob Terzuola's book

    Hi There everyone I am hoping someone may be able to point me in the direction of a source for Bob Terzuola's book with the following title? The Tactical Folding Knife: A Study of the Anatomy and Construction of the Liner-Locked Folder Bob Terzuola I have found very expensive second hand...
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    Handle reshape?

    I recently cut and profiled this blank and have had it heat treated (12C27) but now that I am playing with it getting ready to grind the blade it seems pretty uncomfortable so I am thinking of reshaping the handle. The intention is to use this knife as a general food prep slicer and the lower...
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    Another Aussie

    Hi everyone I’ve been lurking on this great site for quite some months and have been really impressed with the interaction, respect and of course craftsmanship on display. So I wanted to say g’day and hope to join in as an active contributor to the forum. I’m a hobby maker that enjoys tinkering...
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