What did you make today?

Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Reno Lewis, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. SEMO

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    Scandi grind is easier for me than a flat grind. Scandi I can do with a jig.
    I heat treat, but only use carbon steel that I can get consistent results with.
    Everything is done in my shop.
     
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    Nice! I considered building a jig too and cutting one in with a file. I have a small design I'd like to try it on. I've seen some work that looked really clean and even by folks who took the time to do it by hand. We're going to try and do a heat treat on ours as well. Thanks for taking the time to field my questions. It means a lot to me.
     
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    Test some of the steel from the same batch as your knife for heat treat before you treat your knife.
     
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    I never would've have thought of that. I've got a handful of misc pieces that ended up in the scrap heap after roughing out that blank. I'll dig em out. Thanks.
     
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    Couple I've made here lately.
     

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    Nice! What steel and handle material?
     
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    Nice clean job on those handles. They look very comfy.
     
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    I like the belly on the second ones grip. Ill bet its a slicer!
     
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    The Nessmuk variation has dynawood handles (first time trying them) and the small knife has paper micarta. Made the small knife for my 6 year old who's been begging for a real knife. Guess the wooden ones I made him aren't cutting it anymore. Steel is 1080 as it's easier to heat treat. Got a few more in the hopper.
     
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    I've seen a lot of videos now of people making swedish candles, and put their pot/mug on them to use as a cook top. Decided to throw something together today on my lunch break, to try out the next time I can hit the woods.

    Cut a circle out of a piece of 14 gauge steel scrap, roughly 8" in diameter. Broke out the plasma cutter to run some sorta straight lines on it for air circulation. Lastly I welded (4) 2"x 1"x 1/4" pieces of flat stock to the bottom to keep it from moving around on top of a burning log. I also took a length of chain and bend a strong hook on one side, thinking I can loosely secure the chain around the log before I split it, and thus keep everything more secure during splitting and burning. I threw a thick piece of copper wire on the opposite side of the chain, so I can use the chain as a pot hook on a tripod as well (that idea came from a Coal cracker bushcraft video on YouTube).

    It's not nearly as cool as what all you other guys are making, but hey, it's something.

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    Misch metal firesteel blank from going gear, scraper from old reciprocating saw blade, in BLO'd oak.
     
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    I made several smart@ss comments today.:p
     
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    That's kinkyo_O
    So who wears the collar and who uses the horse crop?:eek:
     
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    just finished this thing today, after messing with it off and on for months. 20180121_140608.jpg
     
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    I don't even want to know how you use that during foreplay:confused:
     
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    I made some stippled PMAGs.

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    In a healthy relationship, you take turns.

    Don't knock it til you try it. This is an open minded forum.:D
     
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    Blade guard for my bow saw. 20180122_223701.jpg
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