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    Friction Folder Finished

    Following this thread: Friction Folder project 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:













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

    Cheers,

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    Top job mate, looks lovely

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

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    Lovely job!
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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    Very well executed "is the handle Cocobolo?" looks great man!!
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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    truly a nice knife. I am actually quite envious

    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.

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

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    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.

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    That is very nice Karel and one of your lovely sheaths to compliment it

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    thanks for info Karel......i will give it another try

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    Ho Yus!!! That is the way to do it. Top piece Karel - and in cocobolo too!

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    super work, fit and finish look excellent and a very suited sheath too.

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    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


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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    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.

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    Very nice, you have done the blade more than proud.
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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    somebody stole the Hamon .

    Looks great.

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    Re: Friction Folder Finished

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Yarrow View Post
    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.


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