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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    If you can get the bolts tight enough, you might be ok. Depends on what your knife will be used for. If its a chopper, I'd use epoxy.
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    Blue loctite might be handy, just to make sure they don't loosen.
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    Looks good. It's easier to work leather on a granite slab, but obviously not Oh, also getting the leather wet softens it.
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    Looks good. It's easier to work leather on a granite slab, but obviously not necessary.
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    I've seen similar setups used on knives before, maybe if you look up knife making supplies online.
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    RRBBO13 Ratillac.

    Really been wanting to get another one of these kits, but dang. When I got this one it was $500, now they're $900. I'm not sure I'm into it that much, but who knows... I haven't done a built off lately.
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    Rat Rod Blades Challenge 2021 - Build thread

    Something like an Usuba?
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    Rat Rod Blades Challenge 2021 - Build thread

    It'll be interesting to see how the quartz works out. I can't start until my camper is finished, possibly within the next couple weeks.
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    Rat Rod Blades Challenge 2021 - Build thread

    Take it easy, definitely don't want surgery.
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    Rat Rod Blades Challenge 2021 - Build thread

    Looks like a good chopper... for broccoli.
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    Rat Rod Blades Challenge 2021 - Build thread

    Love those scales.
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    May as well use it.
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    @OddJob @Verrt With cutting from something already hardened like a saw blade or file, you have to watch the heat when cutting. If using an angle grinder you watch the cuts for discoloration. Golden/straw color is what you look for when tempering, it won't damage the hardness. If you see...
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    They make a nice tomahawk when re-forged.
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    A knife made from a file won't require hardening as long as you don't over heat the metal while shaping the knife. But tempering it will prevent it from being brittle. Remember a file can sometimes break if it's dropped. If you're using something like a lawnmower blade you'll want to heat and...