Slipjoint Build

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  1. SEMO

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    I have made many fixes blades and modified frame locks, but I have never built a slipjoint folder.
    Here are the beginnings:
    1084 steel as that is what I can effectively heat treat in house.

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    Linen micarta will form both the liner and the scales. Here the profile has been sanded on the blade and back spring. Holes have been drilled and reamed.

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    Nail nick cut in with aid of a grinding jig and a Dremel cut off disk.

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    Blade stamped, sanded, and ready for heat treat.

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    Test run.

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  2. Delkancott

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    Is the spring heat treated too?
     
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    Yes. It gets same quench, but tempers at a higher temp than the blade.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Awesome man.
     
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    Fantastic!!!!
     
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    whoa cool!
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    ^^^^Thanks all ^^^^


    Ground in the primary bevels with a couple of grinding jigs and a 10” hollow grind wheel.

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    This is a radiused sanding stick for sanding the hollow grind.

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    Hand sanded to 150 and ready for heat treat.

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    Covered in antiscale, non magnetic, and headed to the quench.

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    Tempering with some fixed blades that were quenched as well.

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    You can't hide talent ! Looking forward to seeing this progress , nice work .
     
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    Check out this pic for talent...a broken back spring. It failed in testing.
    Guess I will make 4-5 new back springs, try different tempering on each, and see which holds up. Glad this happened now and not after the knife was assembled.

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    That’s awesome craftsmanship, I really look forward to seeing how it turns out when you get a new spring made.
     
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    Apparently we were all wrong and you’re no craftsman @SEMO

    Now if only I knew what I were talking about...
     
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    I’m looking forward to it as much as anyone.

    Hah. If at first you don’t succeed...at being a craftsmen, try, try again.
     
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    You're right , glad it happened now instead of later . Still nice work !
     
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    That's really awesome!!!
     
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    This is really cool.
     
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    Thank you sir.

    Thanks. I think it is awesome as well!

    Thank you sir.
     
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    Well, I got back to repairing the broken back spring.
    Patterned and drilled.

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    Heat treated, sanded, and tempered.
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    Sanded and finished with Dremel and by hand.
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    Ready for final relief grind and assembly.

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    I tested this spring 200 times before starting knife assembly.

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    Now don’t go breaking this one too!!
     
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