The rules so farSo where are we with the idea of rules for this build off?
I'm thinking I might need to start a file....
Or at least get some notes before it all gets filed away...
Added the Falstaff rule to the rules postThe rules so far
I would prefer to start earlier than later. Feb 1 sounds good to me. I'll be in the desert until April, so mine will def have a Southwest influence. I already have a name idea: "Rat-tler". And like most things in the desert, it will be sharp, and hard, and hurt you if you get too close to it.www.ratrodbikes.com
In addition to what's in that post I've also clarified for Falstaff, that it doesn't strictly have to be a knife if you want to make another bladed tool or weapon, like an ace or a sword. But if you do stray away from making a knife, it needs to be to make something awesome. Sharpening and relacing your ice skates is not awesome.
I’m in. It will be extremely simple.In:
On the fence (being a baby):
Not a bike build challenge, but I was inspired by @OddJob's model kit bash, and I feel it's kinda on theme for the audience here.
I made this a few months ago, I think I posted it here somewhere, can't remember.
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By made, I mean I took a cheap knife from Menards with decent steel and a thick spine.
Broke off the thin plastic grips, polished the matte finish off. Cut some brass rod into pins, attached and shaped some handle scales made from a whiskey barrel. Now I have a $50 knife instead of a $10.99 knife.
Sounds pretty rat rod to me!
So, the challenge. I have some more scales and a couple of knife blanks I'd like to get to, and thought it could be fun to do with others in the spirit of friendly competition.
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At this stage just looking for expressions of interest. Any any skill or ambition level welcome! If you've never done anything like this before or you're an ABS Master smith. Whether you got a build your own knife kit for Christmas, wanna powder coat and flamejob your trusty pocket knife, or you're gonna hand forge a new knife from an old file!
Plus it can be done on a small workbench indoors, for those here in cold winter climates who usually work on their bikes in the yard.
Any type of knife welcome, too. A bike themed pocket knife could be cool.
This would be my second knife build ever. So bar for entry is not high. You can seriously do this with a small block of hardwood, almost any fine work saw, some epoxy, a bunch of sand paper or a file, and an old kitchen knife.
Timeline would probably be three months, starting when enough people said they were interested. Jan 1 would be the absolute earliest start. Would be neat to see at least three people on board, including myself.
Hit up this thread if you're keen!
Ideas and suggestions appreciated, even if the suggestion is "This is a bike forum, take this somewhere else!"
Already on thereI'm in. Please put me on the list. Thanks and Be Well, Short Stuff.
Starts Feb 1, ends April 30who hacked my account and said I was in for this?? haha.
when is the deadline?
I might have to reconsider. This may be beyond my simple skill sets.