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cosco
07-12-06, 11:05 AM
Following this thread: Friction Folder project (http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29108) I would like to show you the result.
There was some bright sky today at last, just in time when I finished the poach.

I will just place few pics here:

http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/d270c214579b5c8abf9f3857e68fd38c

http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/fef50fdd08fbe3b470a6fe3d1d3157da

http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/ced44d259e0d6b799e9187f60653c912

http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/c2c374d5c68119ea380a7c31b5a2454b

http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/aec6f499decbf854fdd85cbd315f730c

http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/e94cf9734d51f45c65669850a7fa81d8

Thank you Mozzy for nice blade. I wiped her thoroughly this time before taking pics. :)

Cheers,

Mr_Yarrow
07-12-06, 11:09 AM
Top job mate, looks lovely :biggthump

Quick question...when its closed does the blade just rest against the rear wooden spacer?

Rgds

easilyled
07-12-06, 11:10 AM
Lovely job!

VANKNIFE
07-12-06, 11:11 AM
Very well executed "is the handle Cocobolo?" looks great man!!

pennillion
07-12-06, 11:15 AM
truly a nice knife. I am actually quite envious :rolleyes:

I want to make a friction folder but some of the build details i cant fathom out. Like how to drill the holes for the pivot pins...there must be a special drill or something so the pin is not proud of the surface.

Shrugs shoulders :huh:


ps....your Ti slice was posted yesterday mate;)

cosco
07-12-06, 11:22 AM
Thank you guys for nice comments. I am glad you like her :)

The blade just rests against the wooden spacer when closed.
It is truly made from cocobolo.

Mik, I just drilled the pivot and all other holes with normal drill bit. I made those washers from 0,8 brass and the recession for them with dental tool in dremel. Yeah, it was pita to make them and not skate the tool around. Two attempts covered it. I had to sand the front of the handle down for the first time. :D

PHIL562
07-12-06, 11:25 AM
That is very nice Karel and one of your lovely sheaths to compliment it :)

pennillion
07-12-06, 11:28 AM
thanks for info Karel......i will give it another try;)

Noddy
07-12-06, 11:31 AM
Ho Yus!!! That is the way to do it. Top piece Karel - and in cocobolo too!

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sc_barker
07-12-06, 11:32 AM
super work, fit and finish look excellent and a very suited sheath too.

mloc
07-12-06, 11:41 AM
Thats a well executed piece you have there and a great sheath too

Mik you could try using normal drills or you could try usind step drills for the pivot holes

http://www.knifekits.com/store/images/tools/stepdrills.jpg
pic borrowed from knifekits

Mr_Yarrow
07-12-06, 01:44 PM
Mik,

Why does it matter if its proud? many folders I have arent countersunk on one or both sides for the pivot. You could use a step drill, but as lonh as you have a pilar drill then you should be able to do it by eye, drill the main hole first then just change up a drill size or two and turn the drill handle by the central huhb rather than by the spokes (gives you more control and you can feel how far its going in better).

If you need some washers by the way, ive got some 3.2mm brass ones coming in that delivery from Brisa, grab a couple if you want.

Rgds

Lord Farquhar
07-12-06, 04:33 PM
Very nice, you have done the blade more than proud.

Knife-Man
07-12-06, 05:08 PM
somebody stole the Hamon :lol: .

Looks great.

keith_beef
07-12-06, 05:11 PM
If you need some washers by the way, ive got some 3.2mm brass ones coming in that delivery from Brisa, grab a couple if you want.

Or you can make washers quite easily, so long as there is a big difference between the inside and outside diameters.

Take a piece of brass (or whatever metal), and use a centre punch to mark where you will drill the hole. Then use a compass to scribe the outside diameter.

Use a piercing saw to cut around the outside of the line. You can use tin snips, but this can bend the metal very easily.

You need a bolt the same diameter as the pivot you want it to go round. Preferably a bolt with a "shoulder", i.e. the unthreaded section near the head.

Saw off the hexagonal head; you now have the arbor for making the washers. The shoulder of the arbor will be gripped in the chuck of a drill.

Put a nut on the bolt, then a second bolt and tighten the two against each other.

Then slip on the washer and then a third nut tightened up against it.

Finally put on a fourth nut, tightened against the third nut to lock it in place.

Put the arbor in the chuck of a drill. You bring your roughly cut washer against some sort of abrasive to turn it down to size and to get it nice and round.

I've done this with a Dremel to make small washers. Stacked on the arbor, I made six washers in one go.


K.

cosco
07-12-06, 06:41 PM
Keith, that was the way I made mine. :)
The only difference was I just roughly cut the brass sheet to octagonal shape with metal scissors. I used the pivot pin as chuck. Glued those pieces of brass on it with generous amount of superglue. Rotating the assembly in dremel, a file sorted the shape out well. I dipped the assembly to acetone finaly for a while that solved the superglue. Voila. :)

Lord Farquhar
07-12-06, 07:37 PM
Seeing it makes me want to make some more? If you could change the blade what would you do?

manofthewood
07-12-06, 08:22 PM
Excellent...

cardoso5fr
07-12-06, 08:28 PM
really nice baby. The queue is a little long for me and could be compare to a lock system by a french policeman . In all the case. Really a wonderfull job with a great finition.

Fiskar
08-12-06, 12:31 PM
Totally Inspiring Karel! I think I'll be placing an order with Mozzy for a blade.;)

Your Knife is beautiful, well done.:D

cosco
08-12-06, 02:30 PM
Seeing it makes me want to make some more? If you could change the blade what would you do?

http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/806226b0c2e0f7d2b4655d594dbaf5a7

Mozzy, thank you for asking.

Firstly I could see more meat around the pivot hole. The hole had to be drilled in that corner. Anywhere else and the blade edge would be in line with the top of the handle in closed position or the handle would have to be beefier. But I wanted the top line of the handle to continue optically to the blade spine.

Then I would let a tiny space between the curly end and the "tang". (1) It could make nice "pocket clip". Or I would try the curly end bent the other direction and then try to hide it in the handle when the knife is open. (2)

Just few ideas.

flexo
09-12-06, 12:41 PM
it is a coll knife! the blade shape is interesting you avoided the too much seen -no imagination spear point blade ,or the right spine with an edge running straight to it from ricasso wich makes a knife look like the old shabby kitchen knive of grand'ma;). the finish is good an wood looks pretty and smart .

despite of all i find the lever a bit too long ..

Tiffers
09-12-06, 12:55 PM
I think its beautiful and I think the long tail is strangely attractive :)

Tiffers

Lord Farquhar
18-12-06, 05:04 PM
http://album.volny.cz/show_image.php?file=/k/karkoc/806226b0c2e0f7d2b4655d594dbaf5a7



Then I would let a tiny space between the curly end and the "tang"..

I am sure you could get a blow torch to the back end heat it up and pull it out with some pliers. I did it for decoration :)