New to Folders - Slip Joint Template Resource

MTBob

Well-Known Member
Thanks for this posting, timely and very helpful.
Slipjoints are my next hill to climb.
 

MTBob

Well-Known Member
I gotta ask, I keep seeing these really cool inlays in handles - if I'm not stepping on someone's trade secret - how the heck do you do that?
The shield is pretty simple to inlay H2oknife sells a parsing plate and shield blanks. My way is kind of opposite most, I clamp the parsing plate to the handle scale and put it on my drill press (most people use a dremel with a router attachment) and use a Dremel 113 engraving cutter to gradually remove the material.
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MTBob

Well-Known Member
The shield is pretty simple to inlay H2oknife sells a parsing plate and shield blanks. My way is kind of opposite most, I clamp the parsing plate to the handle scale and put it on my drill press (most people use a dremel with a router attachment) and use a Dremel 113 engraving cutter to gradually remove the material.
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So, in this case, the key to removing material is that there are no inside corners with a radius less than 1/16"? Right?
Do you then engrave the insert yourself - either before or after gluing into handle? That looks like a whole different set of skills / tools.
 
You pretty much got it. A traditional knife would usually have peened pins that go through the cover and liners, because this knife is constructed differently it's press-fit with superglue (took a light tap with a rubber mallet to seat properly).
Correct, the engraving is a whole different matter done by a professional hand engraver.
 

Craig

KNIFE MAKER
Craig, if I print this on standard paper will it be to scale?
I really want to make a slipjoint for my Dad who will be retiring in a year.....figured I better get on it now as I am slooooow.
Print it out and measure the handle length. It normally needs to be reduced or enlarged to make it the correct size.
 

goph51

New Member
Hi everyone, since last post on April 2021,i've made more slip joints, thanks to everyone for helping in templates and tutorials...here my last stuff I made recently, all Damascus is made by my own. thanks for watching, just reminding the mosaic wharncliffe trapper still available.
hope u like it

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

patrik

videoclips u can find here:


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