Nice solution to a problem that would drive me up the wall... If we weren't on opposite ends of the world I would send you my granddad's Joseph Rodgers to be restored!
I need to find the thread where I got some excellent and very obvious advice.
Do I have pictures...... 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 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
Don't worry about machines
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.
I like the look of that Micarta Gerhard Looks like you are doing OK by yourself Mate The only thing I can suggest is when you peen the knife back together use shims to prevent over tightening the knifeThis was the first time I’ve tried it and it seems to work (I used bits of cut up tuna tin for the shims )
Where shall I put these? 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 polishNice old knife, No tang stamp, feels like Sheffield, I was glad to help
I never really liked this axe head...
Quote from: Sparky415 on November 02, 2016, 10:38:29 PMI never really liked this axe head... What you going to do to Tony?
Tony for some reason I can't see your pic. I sure it will turn out great!