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

  1. SMAJ
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    I have one similar to this, but may be upgrading to something more sturdy. I have pics posted on pg 44..still working. should finish my first scale project this weekend, with any luck!
     
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  2. Adahn

    Adahn Loaded Pockets

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    My biggest problem usually is that I want to use 1 or 2 hours at the weekend well and do as much as I can in this time.
    That's one reason why I like to drill the clip holes in the sides where I never want to put the clip...
     
  3. Darius Rk

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    I stonewashed the blade on my Cryo 2. I think it turned out pretty nice. In fact, I might just do another cycle on the clip and blade. EDIT: picture looks terrible. Sorry :(
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  4. Lightnig

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    It can, and does, happen all too frequently with all KAI spring assisted knives.

    There is a reason the KAI support 'contact us' page on their site has four check boxes to just get shipped certain common replacement items; pocket cip, handle screws, pivot bushing/screw, and tension springs. (I see there are now 6 options, the above plus pocket clip screws and safety lock...)

    Hmmm, I tried to include a link to the Kershaw contact page, but the site "is not on the approved" list...

    After this one broke I ordered all four, and good thing I did because a couple of the handle screws stripped when I pulled it apart (though I swear they were stripped before I touched them...). Then went and placed another order a few weeks later, so that I'd have a spare on hand if it happened again. Thus far it has been good, the replacement has already lasted longer than the original, but it feels like I am waiting for the other shoe to drop.


    A broken spring is not really a big deal though, it's only 4 screws to remove, and maybe 15 minutes - tops. It really is not anything to worry about, especially if one thinks ahead and orders a spare before anything happens.

    And it's not like the knife is disabled if the spring breaks, it can still be opened manually.
     
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  5. Lightnig

    Lightnig Loaded Pockets

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    A drill press along with a proper set of good sharp drill bits.

    Even an ultra cheap benchtop model, makes life TONNES easier...


    These two items are pretty much a requirement in my opinion.
     
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    Thanks! I will look into it!
     
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    I don't have a drill press...yet! But I did buy the dremel drill press attachment for now....gonna use it this weekend so I will let everyone know how it goes!! Gotta get some new bits!

    I will add that it would be really nice to have a belt sander as well!! I am just using some sand paper....and a flat surface...just sanded my thumb down!! LOL!
     
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  8. six1eight

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    Acid etched the nano and made a longer backspacer.
     
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    very nice!! I may have to look into this acid etching business!;)
     
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    It's times like this that I get frustrated because I can only hit the like button once
     
  11. neginfluence04

    neginfluence04 Loaded Pockets

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    That thing is SICK
     
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  12. Adahn

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    Congrats on that Proxxon attachement ;)
    And by the way, when I use sandpaper then I like to wear latex gloves. They protect the fingers and give extra grip so the material won't always slip under my hands. And well, they are free on job :p
     
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    Indeed very nice etching, did you use nail-polish? Looking very cool. What about the clip? Is this golden shine a photo effect or what have you done to it??
     
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    Yes, I thought of the gloves....after! :( gonna get some this weekend before I finish this one up!! Question tho...does the G10 have any tendency to crack during drilling?
     
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    I used nail polish, the gold is probably just the way the sun was hitting it I was taking these pics as the sun was going down
     
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    Tested out the Dremel Drill press attachment tonight! I am very impressed with its stability, despite the fact that I don't have it clamped down yet. Only negative so far is that many of the drill bits I purchased don't fit the attachment I have for the dremel...I am assuming that as per usual, I am going to have to purchase "Dremel" specific bits....-1! Here is where I am so far on the scales. Clearly not perfect, but not bad for the first try! I will do some finishing work this weekend and add the backspacer and call it complete!
    Oh, and I drilled the pocket clip in the wrong place! May drill again, but may just leave it!
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    Looks like good start there, take your time and stick with it.

    The biggest trick is patience, if you get in a hurry you will make a mistake - the bigger the hurry the bigger the mistake. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, a good belt sander will be my next piece of equipment. Problem is that If I do get one I will want to start grinding blades again so I know I will need to spend the money to get a decent one. :(
     
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    Been thinking about having the same scales made for all my knives. I know I want at least part of the scale to be wood so I can burn my logo into it.
     
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