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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2015, 07:43:46 PM »
:tu:
Nice solution to a problem that would drive me up the wall...  8)

If we weren't on opposite ends of the world I would send you my granddad's Joseph Rodgers to be restored!  :cheers:

 :salute: Thank you Gerhard but I wouldn’t want the responsibility Mate
There is a Guy in Sheffield that could probably do it for you if you were thinking about getting it done properly   :tu:

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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2015, 12:16:20 PM »
No worries Tony, the guy in Sheffield is also on the other end of the world, and more importantly the wrong end of a currency exchange rate........the cheap labour is over in the 3rd world!  :rofl:

I got some good advice here WRT getting that knife back together, and that's the point, it just needs to be fixed and reassembled rather than restored.

I must just stop buying knives for a few months and spend that money on the machines I don't have....
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2015, 02:32:23 PM »

How bad is it Gerhard?
Got any pictures please?
You probably don’t need too many tools  :think:


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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2015, 03:34:57 PM »
Do I have pictures......  :whistle:

I need to find the thread where I got some excellent and very obvious advice.
I basically need pins, but I haven't been able to find the right diameter.
A buddy will get me some brazing rods someday soon, and fortunately his machine shop is at my disposal at times - I'll simply drill all the holes a bit larger to fit the brazing rod.

And when I find that thread I'll post pics there and here......promise :facepalm:

The knife must have fallen at some point and the scales broke out both sides right where the backspring is pinned.  Fortunately I have the pieces, plastic of some sort I think.  There were thin wires in the scales that helped hold or position them on the brass liners, those are broken.
Pin it, glue it and clean some more, that's the basic plan...

I'm modifying and hoping to make knives some day, for now I want to get a drill press and the best grinder I can afford now......so basically Ryobi and not great :D
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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2015, 03:43:35 PM »
I need to find the thread where I got some excellent and very obvious advice.

Joseph Rodgers repair
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,074 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2015, 03:55:07 PM »
Do I have pictures......  :whistle:

I need to find the thread where I got some excellent and very obvious advice.
I basically need pins, but I haven't been able to find the right diameter.
A buddy will get me some brazing rods someday soon, and fortunately his machine shop is at my disposal at times - I'll simply drill all the holes a bit larger to fit the brazing rod.

And when I find that thread I'll post pics there and here......promise :facepalm:

The knife must have fallen at some point and the scales broke out both sides right where the backspring is pinned.  Fortunately I have the pieces, plastic of some sort I think.  There were thin wires in the scales that helped hold or position them on the brass liners, those are broken.
Pin it, glue it and clean some more, that's the basic plan...

I'm modifying and hoping to make knives some day, for now I want to get a drill press and the best grinder I can afford now......so basically Ryobi and not great :D

Don't worry about machines, if Tony is on about the guy I'm thinking of in Sheffield, he doesn't use them. The pins that help hold the scales on are drilled and fitted at an angle to lock the scales in place. Cleaning up the inside of the scales first to remove any distortion, just needs fine emery on a piece of glass. Disassemble, clean everything up, fix the scales to the liners, put the pins in and check the walk and talk, tweak accordingly, or peen them up if you're happy. Try modelmakers for brass rod or nickle silver rod.


My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, KF4, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
** = knifeless
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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #66 on: June 16, 2015, 07:30:53 PM »
Done
http://forum.multitool.or...x.php?topic=59916.new#new

The background is a piece of shockingly orange Micarta....I hope to use it for this:


This is a broken file I picked up on the farm, has to be old.  Annealed it in the BBQ fire with  a lot of effort  :cheers:, the shape is 99% where I want it, and I don't want to stuff it up by using the bench grinder to put on the edge.....
Quote
Don't worry about machines
:tu:
Busy cold working this chunk of stainless into a zombie chopper with file and saw.....


LOADS of good info on here, probably doubled my peen'ing knowledge  today!  :rofl:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #67 on: June 16, 2015, 09:22:58 PM »

I like the look of that Micarta Gerhard  :drool:

Looks like you are doing OK by yourself Mate  :tu:
The only thing I can suggest is when you peen the knife back together use shims to prevent over tightening the knife
This was the first time I’ve tried it and it seems to work (I used bits of cut up tuna tin for the shims  ;) )

 :cheers:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #68 on: June 16, 2015, 09:26:23 PM »

Don't worry about machines, if Tony is on about the guy I'm thinking of in Sheffield, he doesn't use them. The pins that help hold the scales on are drilled and fitted at an angle to lock the scales in place. Cleaning up the inside of the scales first to remove any distortion, just needs fine emery on a piece of glass. Disassemble, clean everything up, fix the scales to the liners, put the pins in and check the walk and talk, tweak accordingly, or peen them up if you're happy. Try modelmakers for brass rod or nickle silver rod.

Al,
I was thinking of Russell White 
I’m fairly sure he fixed someone on here’s knife Bob or Mr W maybe?  :think:

Here he is when he was working for Taylor’s Eye Witness



His work  :drool:

http://www.britishblades....your-russell-white-knives


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,074 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2015, 09:51:18 PM »
Sorry Tony, I thought you were on about Stan Shaw as he used to do aknife "clinic" where he would fix peoples knives for them


My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, KF4, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
** = knifeless
No Life Club Posts: 2,245
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2015, 11:08:48 AM »

I like the look of that Micarta Gerhard  :drool:

Looks like you are doing OK by yourself Mate  :tu:
The only thing I can suggest is when you peen the knife back together use shims to prevent over tightening the knife
This was the first time I’ve tried it and it seems to work (I used bits of cut up tuna tin for the shims  ;) )

 :cheers:

Thanks for that bit of advice  8) Tuna can shims I can do.

 >:D That is one funky piece of Micarta if I have to say so myself, and the good news is I still have at least 1.5m of that material, as well as almost 2m in zombie-slayer green  :D 8)

BTW, it's a synthetic material - does that make it G10 rather than Micarta?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2015, 09:38:51 PM »
Where shall I put these?  :think:

Ah this will do....

So my Mate Kev comes round and says "can you sharpen this for me please?
My Dad picked it up a few years ago and just gifted it to me"




It wasn’t really blunt, just needed a tickle and a polish







Nice old knife, No tang stamp, feels like Sheffield, I was glad to help  :)




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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,763 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2015, 01:16:58 AM »
Your mate's a lucky guy IMO.  I do love the look of those stacked leather grips.

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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2015, 11:19:24 PM »
I had one just like this back in the 80's, think mine was a richards  :think: i remember it said sheffield  :D bet its nice a sharp now tony  :salute:

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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #74 on: October 20, 2015, 10:27:43 PM »
Where shall I put these?  :think:

Ah this will do....

So my Mate Kev comes round and says "can you sharpen this for me please?
My Dad picked it up a few years ago and just gifted it to me"

It wasn’t really blunt, just needed a tickle and a polish



Nice old knife, No tang stamp, feels like Sheffield, I was glad to help  :)

That knife really looks good.

I've owned several in the past but the only one that I currently own is too new to have any Patina.Since it's a combat knife,it will see no real use until the zombie attack.LOL.


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #75 on: November 02, 2016, 10:38:29 PM »


I never really liked this axe head...


 :think:

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dks cy

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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #76 on: November 02, 2016, 10:40:15 PM »
not rusty enough?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,894
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #77 on: November 03, 2016, 08:55:17 AM »


I never really liked this axe head...


 :think:

What you going to do to Tony????

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #78 on: November 03, 2016, 10:31:46 PM »
Dks  ;)
I think this one is some sort of stainless steel and far too thick to be a good axe (but it was not
bad as a  thrower)




David  :D

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 36,899
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #79 on: November 04, 2016, 02:01:34 PM »


I never really liked this axe head...


 :think:

What you going to do to Tony????

 :o Exciting can't wait :D

:popcorn:

 :like:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,894
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #80 on: November 04, 2016, 07:44:17 PM »
Tony for some reason I can't see your pic. I sure it will turn out great!

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #81 on: November 04, 2016, 09:52:35 PM »
Tony for some reason I can't see your pic. I sure it will turn out great!

Sorry David,
Photobucket has gone all pear-shaped this end  :ahhh

So this all begun when the G/F says she would like a walking stick with a hook that she can use to pick black berries
Mmm I think a hook would be useful for other stuff, pulling a dog from a river etc
But it needs to be strong
so...

A few more pictures of my progress when photobucket is playing the game  :salute:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #82 on: November 05, 2016, 08:51:11 AM »





Nearly there, I will let her see it today and see if she likes it (it is quite heavy  :think: )



If she doesn't like it I'm getting a new walking stick  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,074 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #83 on: November 05, 2016, 10:33:40 AM »
 :rofl: Love it!  :D :D Very clever :clap:


My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Orig. Outdoorsman, Voyager Lite, CT34 & 41, Compact, Manager, Salesman, + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - Traveler, PTC + mods (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dime + mods (MP426**, DEsTroyer, MP6000**, TurboDiesel**, Neutered Octane**)
Leatherman: - Sideclip, KF4, + mods (Fuse-ilier**, Knifeless Wave**)
Others: - Vise Grips LC6
** = knifeless
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,763 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #84 on: November 05, 2016, 01:52:18 PM »
You say walking stick, I say warhammer!  :ahhh  Very cool mate. :salute:

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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #85 on: November 05, 2016, 02:27:44 PM »
Cool  :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #86 on: November 05, 2016, 09:14:22 PM »

Shepherd’s axe
A shepherd’s axe is a light axe with a long and straight wooden shaft, often with a metal tip at the base. The shafts were usually engraved, as their owners had plenty of time for crafting. Many old shepherd’s axes are considered works of art. The axe head, with a butt that can be used as a hammer, is shaped to sit comfortably in the hand, so the axe can also be used as a walking stick (like a miner’s axe and older kinds of ice pick).
In the 10th century, Hungarian warriors carried light axes on long shafts, known as a Fokos. Before them, the Bulgarians had also used a similar design. From the 15th century, the shepherd’s axe migrated to Central Europe from modern-day Romania. The axe was used mainly by shepherds as a versatile tool that served as a small axe, a hammer and a walking stick all in one. Although the axe was no good for cutting down large trees, it was ideal for smaller branches. In Slovakia and Poland, shepherds were inseparable from their axes, which included heavy decorative straps.


Yep I recon mines a Focker  :D  (weighs 1.4lbs)

https://www.gransforsbruk...e/the-history-of-the-axe/

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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #87 on: November 05, 2016, 09:19:22 PM »
That's a nice Focker alright  :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,027
Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #88 on: November 05, 2016, 09:21:50 PM »

 ;) :D :cheers:

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Re: Newest release from my garage
« Reply #89 on: November 05, 2016, 09:28:12 PM »
Nice one Sparkster :o I love the shape of it and the history lesson was just an added bonus :like:
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 07:31:56 AM by Poncho65 »


 

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