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Offline Mac Dietrich

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Day 1
« on: June 07, 2013, 09:54:09 AM »
As expected day 1 basicly consisted of you don't know what your doing! Y'all have to understand my buddy had busted my balls consitanly for the last 14 yrs and I would expect nothing less!!! I've got a materials list consisting of metal stock, band saw blades,  grinding wheel sanding bands and a few odds and ends before I get started next week! Looking forward to it and I appreciate Al getting this sub forum started! Input and comments welcome

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 12:39:17 PM »
What kind of knives do you want to make, forged or stock removal, full tang or stick tang?  Some of us also have the skills you are looking for and can answer questions.  I was a Knifemakers Guild member for over 20 yrs and have made over 400 knives. Full tang, stock removal, fixed blade hunters were what I mostly made.  Glad to help with questions.

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 01:35:41 PM »
I always wanted to do it and have a friend that "makes" knives, well he buys the blades and puts an antler on it

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 05:19:31 PM »
Since I claimed  above to also be a knife maker I thought I should offer some proof.


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Re: Day 1
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 05:35:37 PM »
Ah crap.  Now I have drool all over the key board.......


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Re: Day 1
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 05:44:02 PM »
Oh Crap, now I wanna make knives!!

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 06:16:36 PM »
FDR to answer your ? Ill be making your basic fix blade hunting knife outta flat stock CPM ground.

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 07:05:28 PM »
Stock removal is a way to get there. That is what I did except I used 154CM or ATS 34. Can't wait till you try the tapered tang. Glad you have a mentor. It will save you a long learning curve. I have lots of tips I can share also like how to pin on bolsters so you can't see the pins.

Enjoy the experience!

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 07:53:49 PM »
Great. Now we are all gonna be making knives. :)

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 08:11:46 PM »
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Re: Day 1
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 10:48:58 PM »
Think you can do it with no center hole, and think I can keep the plastic off of mine?! :)

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2013, 11:15:49 PM »
Think you can do it with no center hole, and think I can keep the plastic off of mine?! :)

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It's funny you mention the hole...the first knife I worked on I had Verne drill 5 holes in it and counter sink them in  various sizes to give it a cool look


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Re: Day 1
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 03:00:15 PM »
Very nice Fred.....did you do the engraving/ scroll work yourself?

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Re: Day 1
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 09:34:55 PM »
Very nice Fred.....did you do the engraving/ scroll work yourself?

T

No ,I did not do the engraving just gave the engraver a general idea if what I wanted.  Wish I had the engraving skills. I did do the file work on the spine of the bowie blade.
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Re: Day 1
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2013, 07:41:45 PM »
hello mac, im new to this site. those are some wonderful knives. my question is are you forging these or using other methods, my father is a master blacksmith who originally started with making knives. he had spent around 10 years making knives before he discovered another world of blacksmithing. before he slowed on making knives, his specialty was forging cable demascus and making numerous other styles of knives. i can later show pictures of some of his creations. the handles on these knives really are amazing and really "set it off". Overall you have done a wonderful job and these are truely some beautiful pieces of craftsmanship.
the lower class can make them, the rich folk can buy them.