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    Budget knife mod


    Here is a pic of two knives i re-handled,the mora utility knife cost under a fiver and the fladen even less although my wife said it now looks like a steak knife oh! well.
    The mora tang only goes into the handle a third of the way and the first pin is false as the tang was too hard to drill, i used a slow cure epoxy glue it seems strong enough for my needs (cutting up bait and fishing line),the wood i scrounged from a friends woodworking workshop.
    So if your on a tight budget this wont break the bank if it gets messed up.

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    neat and tidy and should be fine for the job
    The paradox of work is that many people hate their jobs,
    but they are considerably more miserable doing nothing.

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Well done. Looks like they are both comfortable users.

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Look good to me.
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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Nice mod!

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Thanks for your words of encouragement

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Nice job on two real users. Even on a budget, these blades will serve you well!
    Cheers
    Harald

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Good work!

    I use a propane torch to heat the tang to a gray color, watching carefully to be sure that i don't run color onto the blade. After the tang cools, use a center punch to mark the spot, then use a sharp bit and drill slowly with an oil or WD-40 spray to keep the bit cool. If that just won't work, then use a tile cutting bit from Home Depot. These are sold for use with the RotoZip tool. They are solid carbide and will cut through full hardened steel.

    Have a lot of fun! Go ahead and make some steak knives and kitchen knives for your wife. A great way to keep her thinking you care about her.

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Thanks again for your comments and especially the tips and advice,makes a big difference to someone just starting out

 

 

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