army knife

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Lars, Oct 19, 2013.

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  1. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    :UPDATE: (now) survival knife

    It's cut out with an flex
    The steel is from an farming machine steel roller


    i drilled holes into the handle (and destroyed my drill bits) for the fimo to hold on the metal

    yes i messed up...
    i had the temperature too high and it is molten ... a little bit :) ;)

    but i carved it a right into the form again
    FIMOISJUSTAWESOME!!


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    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
  2. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Waiting for updates....
     

  3. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    maybe an fimo handle
     
  4. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    do you like that update? please write

    i used 210°c which is too high
    please help me with this fimo
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice, although I must say that a wooden grip would also look very cool ;)
     
  6. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    100°C to much, 110°C half an hour per centimeter thickness was the rule I think, but please do not rely on that.


    I really like it, looks like a mean blade.
     
  7. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Agree with Failure, a wooden handle would look good on that blade:)
     
  8. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    yes i wanted to make an wooden handle +1
    but i have some problems with that
    i need some good glue for that and the pins need holes which i cant make since my drill bits are gone :D
     
  9. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    When I made a meat cleaver I wasn't able to drill through the hardened steel as well so I used the stick welder to melt holes through it. Worked really well!
     
  10. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Use 2k glue, with a slightly rough surface it works.
     
  11. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    A masonry bit for drilling in concrete and mortar will drill it. That's what I used to drill into my BUCK 110 blade to add a thumb stud. Buck 440C steel is super hard.
     
  12. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Looks good Lars. When you're drilling that steel, have you tried using some cutting/threading oil? In my work I used to drill stainless steel panels on industrial sites. It took forever and did eat drill bits, unibits and hole saws like crazy. But one thing is for sure, we would always use that oil to help improve the speed and allow the bits to last a bit longer. I imagine it may help on that hardened steel as well.