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Discussion in 'Knives' started by K1CKtheCHICKEN, May 23, 2013.

  1. PBJS II

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  2. srvctec

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    I finally get to post something in this thread. My less than 10 day old Vic Executive (I have an old Executive that I was kind of rough on before I knew how to treat a knife). I've always liked the little wharncliffe blade on my small SAK and decided to re-profile the small blade on my new Executive. Also hair popping sharp now.

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  3. GeneralGlenn

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    srvctec nice job! I like your thinking. Could you elaborate on how you went about it? I have an 84 mm that would fair well with suck a mod.
     
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  4. srvctec

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    GeneralGlenn

    I've never done a blade re-profile before and didn't do any research on how to do it but this is what I came up with and how I did it.

    I just put a piece of blue masking tape on my small SAK with the stock wharncliffe blade and cut the tape around the top of the blade with an Exacto knife to use as a template on the Executive's blade. I think all of the pics below are from my old Executive I used as a trial run which was a good thing since I got a little too close to the nail nick on it for it to look right.

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    Then I used a diamond Dremel bit to scratch up the area I wanted to remove.

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    Below you can see the area clearly that needs removed. I did this instead of using a marker because it is more precise since the marker tends to bleed under the tape.

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    Then I just used this grinder on a low speed for 30 or 40 passes (didn't count) with very light pressure (blade never even got warm).

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    After I got the profile of the top correct, I used the polishing wheel of that same grinder to polish out the grinder marks. Then I just used a rough diamond hone to remove the belly of the blade to make the edge straight. Then just gradually went with finer and finer grit diamond hones followed by ceramic rods and finally stropping.
     
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  5. GeneralGlenn

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    srvctec that's pretty straightforward. Good job on keeping the edge as straight as you did. I'll give it a go someone!
    Thanks very much:)

    How did you solve the problem with the nail nick?
     
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  6. srvctec

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    GeneralGlenn

    Thanks!

    I just moved the masking tape template closer to the tip of the blade on my new Executive about a millimeter.
     
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    Cool, I'll post pictures when it's done.

    Thanks!
     
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  8. Rob Abraham

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    This is one of my many knife mods thought it was time to start sharing hope u like.

    started with stripping my crkt burnley squid and made a mould of one scale from Plasticine (warning dose stick to cast resin )
    i used a mix of cast resin + catalyst with glow powder mixed in.
    poured mix in to mold and left for 24hrs

    the leftover resin i poured in to moulds to make glow fobs

    once set removed cast and cleaned off leftover clay with a damp cloth.

    then sanded and drilled holes.

    if using glow powder i would suggest to do a second pour with powder after first clear pour as the powder seemed to sink leaving some pitting after sanding.
    enjoy.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/41tst93p2ekv8n1/AAACiwH1xjcwRjmi5Z2YhNT2a?dl=0
     
  9. SMAJ
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    Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. Adahn

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    Rob Abraham Yes indeed, great job.
    I'm playing with the idea since a while, I even got the glow powder already but that's all where I've got besides the other projects ;)

    My test scales before wasting the glow powder were made for a RAT 2 with epoxy resin, orange color and one with filler powder as substitute for the glowing stuff. I wasn't overly impressed with my results but maybe I only had these thin scales at hand (maybe I'll try with the bulky Kershaw CQC-5k ones and get rid of the laminated leather scales). I can't remember what I used to make a cast, gypsum I think. Maybe plasticine is the idea, so I could remove the useless clip holes ;)

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    Maybe glowing scales to replace these?

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    Looking forward to see your next projects :)
     
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    @aAdahn, while I think these scales would make a good choice, I Love the way this knife turned out and the look is truly unique!
     
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  12. Adahn

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    Ok, then I leave it as is ;)

    Actually I should make them anew as I should use another epoxy technique and I should let the laminated leather dry much longer due to the water content which doesn't help the epoxy to harden well.
    Good that it's not a user :p
     
  13. Pavement Pirate

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    Looks good!




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    I do like the way that wood grain looks!

    If you are into making GITD slabs (thats how I do mine) I posted a tutorial here a while back.




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  15. Pavement Pirate

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    Holy crap! Thats leather? I thought it was wood...
    Now I really like it!





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  16. Adahn

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    Yes indeed. It's made from those leather stripes in the background which is leather bands glued together and used to put on shoe heels for faux leather heels. Of course the lanyard and the bead are leather, too, only the backspacer with lanyard whole is made of carbon fiber, sorry :p

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    I don't even use that stuff as it's only used in shoe reapair. I only make the real thing, sole and heels from real leather.

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    Made the small blade in my small tinker into a sort of sheepsfoot. I kept a little belly in the blade op purpose and I'm happy with the results. I set the main edge by hand with a dremel and refined it on the Sharpmaker, finished with a quick strop.
    I didn't take a 'before' picture, but here's a side by side with the small blade on a climber.
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    Both sides.
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    Did all of the grinding with a rough and fine sanding drum on a dremel, polished the rough edges with a fine stone from the Sharpmaker.

    Thanks for the idea srvctec!
     
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  18. srvctec

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    Looks great!
     
  19. GeneralGlenn

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    Thanks! Cuts great too:)
     
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    Thanks PBJS II !


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