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Tool Talk => Keychain and One Piece Tools => Topic started by: Argento on January 13, 2010, 10:10:59 PM

Title: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 13, 2010, 10:10:59 PM
Hi ,

just want to show you something.
I don´t have to work now, so i need somethings to do, thats what i do  :D
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild001.jpg)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild002.jpg)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild003.jpg)
enjoy  ;)
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 13, 2010, 10:13:00 PM
BTW not done yet, i need to send them to hardening first.
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Benner on January 13, 2010, 10:13:40 PM
Very smart mate.  :)  With a cord wrap those will look great.  :)
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: AHB on January 13, 2010, 10:22:48 PM
How Mini is Mini..?  :think:
(Can't get my eyes to work properly..)  ;) :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 13, 2010, 10:48:25 PM
Yeah, you´re right, they aren´t Mini, but not a fullsize Prybar :D
I forgot, i´m gonna trim out the ends, so you can use it as a screwdriver, flathead of course.
bigger ones are 20cm/8inch smaler 15cm/6inch, 15 and 25mm wide, D2 Steel, gets differently heat threated on both end, middle stays soft as it is.
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: AHB on January 13, 2010, 10:53:15 PM
Yeah, you´re right, they aren´t Mini, but not a fullsize Prybar :D
I forgot, i´m gonna trim out the ends, so you can use it as a screwdriver, flathead of course.
bigger ones are 20cm/8inch smaler 15cm/6inch, 15 and 25mm wide, D2 Steel, gets differently heat threated on both end, middle stays soft as it is.
Thanks..   ;)
A bit too big for EDC, but they look great.. :tu:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on January 13, 2010, 10:54:41 PM
Like Ben said, a paracord wrap ould set those puppies of beautifully :tu:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 13, 2010, 11:06:21 PM
Like i said, these are not done yet. They gonna look like this when they are finished.
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild013-6.jpg)
Cord wrap and kydex, you also can see the finished end on this one.
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on January 13, 2010, 11:07:03 PM
Nice :drool:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Benner on January 13, 2010, 11:07:23 PM
Oooo, kydex as well.  :tu:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: AHB on January 13, 2010, 11:09:33 PM
Like i said, these are not done yet. They gonna look like this when they are finished.
Cord wrap and kydex, you also can see the finished end on this one.
Send me a PM when they're ready..  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Benner on January 13, 2010, 11:16:35 PM
My inbox is always open too  :pok: :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Magnus on January 13, 2010, 11:56:31 PM
OT but, what/where are these magical places you can send things to be hardened?
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: John on January 13, 2010, 11:59:24 PM
Great more safe cracking tools  :think: :D :D :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: donvito on January 14, 2010, 07:27:05 AM
Like i said, these are not done yet. They gonna look like this when they are finished.
Cord wrap and kydex, you also can see the finished end on this one.
Send me a PM when they're ready..  ;)  :D
Me too  :D MT.O run?  :cheers:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 14, 2010, 01:39:57 PM
OT but, what/where are these magical places you can send things to be hardened?

Here in Germany, you can send it to almost any knifemaker, i send mine to a Blacksmith i happen to know from a forum.
There are companies who specialices in. If you contact a knifemaker in your area, i´m sure he can help you in some way ;-)
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: ratslash7 on January 15, 2010, 02:34:00 AM
Hardening is heat treating generally. Hardening the ends only suggests to me that it is done with a flame (oxy-acetylene or similar). Tricky work as it takes a keen eye to get the temperature just right. Flame hardening is not as accurate as using a furnace but for this application it makes a lot of sense.

Those are some nice looking bars. I've made some smaller ones that are similar and they are very handy to have near. Now I'm thinking an 8 inch one would be nice in the top of the ol' tool box. The paracord finishes them nicely.

More pics?

Another Dave
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 15, 2010, 01:25:05 PM
pics are coming, send them for hardening today.

I send them to a Blacksmith, afaik, he hardens the whole thing in his furnace, packs clay (hope thats the right word) on the parts where it should be softer. This way, this parts stay soft after hardening because they cool down slower.
I´m not the expert on this, sorry folks :)

they are probably black when they are done, should look like this bad boy here:
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild012-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: ratslash7 on January 15, 2010, 02:06:38 PM
pics are coming, send them for hardening today.

I send them to a Blacksmith, afaik, he hardens the whole thing in his furnace, packs clay (hope thats the right word) on the parts where it should be softer. This way, this parts stay soft after hardening because they cool down slower.
I´m not the expert on this, sorry folks :)


That makes sense. I've heard of that technique but never tried it myself.

Nice work.

Another Dave
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Freudian Frog on January 16, 2010, 05:34:01 AM
MT.O run? How much would they cost? :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 16, 2010, 12:36:26 PM
a lot buddy :D

I´m not the right person for that. Also the shipping from Germany to the States would be more than this things are worth.
But you can use my "Design" and let them made  :tu:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Benner on January 16, 2010, 01:56:56 PM
I'm only in the UK so shipping wouldn't be as bad  :pok: :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: AHB on January 16, 2010, 02:01:49 PM
I'm only in the UK so shipping wouldn't be as bad  :pok: :D
And Denmark is even closer..   :tu:  :D :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on January 17, 2010, 01:02:50 PM
maybe i got two left over ;)
maybe :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: AHB on January 17, 2010, 01:11:20 PM
maybe i got two left over ;)
maybe :D
Whoa..  :ahhh

 :D :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Benner on January 17, 2010, 01:45:50 PM
Me and AHB are really nice guys aren't we Allan.  :pok: :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: AHB on January 17, 2010, 01:56:31 PM
Me and AHB are really nice guys aren't we Allan.  :pok: :D
Very nice guys... (http://i49.tinypic.com/k2d9ut.gif)
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: donvito on January 17, 2010, 08:12:37 PM
3 is a charm, if you got another spare I'll grab it anytime  :D
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Argento on February 01, 2010, 05:51:36 PM
They are done :D

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild006-2.jpg)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild005-3.jpg)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild009-3.jpg)

Thought i try something new, i glued the sides of the Kydex together, well, i wont do it again, two did break.
But i fixed it, MacGyver Style :D
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild007-3.jpg)
well, not really, i glued it again and wrapped tape around it to hold it in place.

I have to sort it all out first, but i think they are all sold and gone, sorry

Best wishes
Robert
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Mr. Whippy on February 01, 2010, 06:04:07 PM
Very nice!

btw, I haven't had much success gluing kydex.  I've tried superglue, 2 part epoxy and seam sealer.  It doesn't seem to bond to the kydex very well.   :-\
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 01, 2010, 06:47:46 PM
They look pretty swish mate :tu:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Anthony on February 02, 2010, 06:44:44 AM
Those are some nice looking prybars, good work :tu:
Title: Re: Mini Prybars
Post by: Sparky415 on February 02, 2010, 09:25:04 PM
 :drool: