Patterns organised

Discussion in 'Knife Dogs Main Forum' started by Von Gruff, Jan 11, 2018 at 2:43 PM.

  1. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff Well-Known Member

    With a little down time I was able to get all my standard patterns transfered to sheet steel and hung on the wall
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    I now have a pic of them that can be used when I am asked what I make and then a decision can be more easily made as to were to start the discussion.

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  2. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    That is awesome and I know it was time consuming. The work will pay off. I wish I had started doing this from the get go.
    your knives are really nice.
     
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  3. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    ...Not an ugly kid in the whole family! LOL!! Good job.
     
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  4. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Nice, I need to do that.
     
  5. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff Well-Known Member

    I have a set of kitchen knife designs but would have to outsource the heat treating if I went to a stainless steel as I have only worked in carbon steels so far.
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  6. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about that. Of course back in the day, almost all kitchen knives were carbon steel if I remember correctly. Weren't all the Old Hickory kitchen, butcher knives carbon steel. I've made three 01 tool steel paring knives and haven't had any complaints, but I let them know up front that they will stain and patina.
     
  7. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff Well-Known Member

    It has crossed my mind to make a set and see how they are excepted. I did make a couple for myself to test design criteria but used commercial hacksaw blades although they are all done in the hardened state and not something I want to make a practice of even if I could get a sufficient supply of the old swedish blades
     
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  8. Kevin Zito

    Kevin Zito KNIFE MAKER

    Look at my new set of templates .... MUAHAHAHAH! Just kidding.... maybe lol

    Edit: I really would like to try a few of these... they look awesome, Gruff!
     
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  9. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff Well-Known Member

    Easy enough to organise for you Kevin!!
     
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  10. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    All of my kitchen blades have been done in stainless, but I want to do some in carbon. I think I may force the patina myself and sell them that way rather than try to explain to people that the patina is normal, and actually desirable.
     
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  11. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff Well-Known Member

    John, when you patina the blade which is easy enough, what do you do for the tang on full tang knives
     
  12. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    Nice job!! Are your patterns full size or do you undersize them to compensate when you transfer them??
     
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  13. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff Well-Known Member

    Thanks, the patterns are full size as my scribe can mark very close but in any case I grind out the scribe mark and check when I put the pattern back over the blank to mark in holes and makers mark locations. Occasionally have to do a little touch up.
     
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  14. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    Good point 07............it's easy to take the same pattern and end up with an oversized knife.
     
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  15. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    I am getting ready to start making patterns for some of the knives that I make. Was gonna undersize pattern by 1/16" of an inch and then use a 1/8" transfer punch around the pattern to scribe onto the steel.
     
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  16. opaul

    opaul Well-Known Member

    Most of my knives are one offs but some are very similar. I have a few that I'm really beginning to like that I'll most likely make patterns. I'd like to get down to about three or four favorites and keep it there. I'm beginning to like knives under 7" with a max blade of about 3.25"
     
  17. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    My apologies- I have not done this. I was speculating that in the future I want to offer carbon steel kitchen knives, and if I do- then I will probably patina them myself. Having said that, on a full tang knife I would patina the blade before mounting the scales, then after the handle is done I would apply whatever agent (mustard, vinegar, etc) to the exposed tang with a thin brush or cotton swab. As long as the scales are finished I don't think it would discolor the scales.
     
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  18. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    DSC01222.JPG When I did my skinner I etched and then epoxied the scales. It was a bit tricky but i didn't have to re acid etch the blade. I used vinegar and "browning" solution...the result is holding up well.
     
  19. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    I have't done it but I have a Demascus blade I wanted to keep blackend also asked the same question. Some of the responses included Epoxy and Corby screws.
     

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