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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Nice one Dennis, should help people not familiar with the site here or with the tutorials etc
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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

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    Thats a bit embarrassing, no pressure then , I'll have to get the old grey cells working again.
    ?? re fig12,countersunk tang. is the black around the tang black epoxy? black fibre or another material ?? its very even, is that just down to your superb workmanship?
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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by michael minj
    Fastbreak
    Thats a bit embarrassing, no pressure then , I'll have to get the old grey cells working again.
    ?? re fig12,countersunk tang. is the black around the tang black epoxy? black fibre or another material ?? its very even, is that just down to your superb workmanship?
    regards mic
    I have complete faith in you Mic, I think it is just in your nature

    There are many outstanding craftsmen and women on BB, but of all of us here, I think you are the one to have made knife-making into a modern art form, complete with a bit of post-modern irony

    The rivet in figure 12 by th way was countersunk to the full depth of the metal. In that particular knife, there is no epoxy or other glue holding the knife together, so the rivet had to be very strong. The black line around the edge of the tang is just the edge of the countersunk hole. If I had sanded the back of the knife a little more, it would have disappeared, but I was more concerned with the strength of the rivet in this case.

    When I get round to doing a proper tutorial on riveting, I'll explain how to make sure that the rivets are completely round and symmetrical. It doesn't make them any stronger, but they do look a little prettier

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Something is puzzeling me in fig 20 : what kind of sandpaper is that? Is it doublesided? Is there an advantage, because in my case longer strips tend to break after some time.
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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by ggfh666
    Something is puzzeling me in fig 20 : what kind of sandpaper is that? Is it doublesided? Is there an advantage, because in my case longer strips tend to break after some time.
    Stick some masking tape to the back of the sandpaper and that will stop it tearing

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by MotorbikeMan
    Stick some masking tape to the back of the sandpaper and that will stop it tearing
    Already tried and the masking tape starts to stretch and you get small pieces of sandpaper on tape.
    Am I pulling too hard maybe?
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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by ggfh666
    Already tried and the masking tape starts to stretch and you get small pieces of sandpaper on tape.
    Am I pulling too hard maybe?
    Hmm, I've never had any problems maybe try two layers of tape.

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Maybe wrong type of tape?
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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by ggfh666
    Maybe wrong type of tape?
    I just use cheap masking tape on the back of wet and dry type paper. If I'm using it on wood or leather, I use it dry, if it's on predominately metal or micarta I'll use it wet. Maybe you just don't know your own strength

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Try using a fabric tape on there, maybe like a roll of elastoplast or the narrow duct tape?

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffers
    ...or the narrow duct tape?
    Works for me. I usually add some folded tape handles in as well so the end of the sand paper isn't wasted.

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Stew
    Works for me. I usually add some folded tape handles in as well so the end of the sand paper isn't wasted.
    That's a blimmen good idea

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by MotorbikeMan
    That's a blimmen good idea

    It's the cheapskate in me!

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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Stew
    Works for me. I usually add some folded tape handles in as well so the end of the sand paper isn't wasted.
    Excuse my ignorance but what's a folded tape handle?
    Do you mean take a longer strip of tape tape then the sandpaper is so you can hold it on tape only and use the full length of sandpaper?
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    Re: Leather handled knife tutorial

    Quote Originally Posted by ggfh666
    Do you mean take a longer strip of tape tape then the sandpaper is so you can hold it on tape only and use the full length of sandpaper?
    You got it!

 

 

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