Daggers From Files

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Daggers From Files

Post by Darrell » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:39 am

This young guy does a pretty darn good job, considering what he has to work with:

https://youtu.be/xW9W6Crpi3w
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Post by Netpackrat » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:31 am

Thanks, I enjoyed that a lot.
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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by JustinR » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:22 am

That was neat to watch. Now, I have even more reason to buy an angle grinder.
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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by McClarkus » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:42 am

I think that would take me the better part of a week.
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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by Cobar » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:42 am

nice work.

That is one of those guys that does the PVC bows. I like his no tools atlatl video.

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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by HTRN » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:46 am

JustinR wrote:That was neat to watch. Now, I have even more reason to buy an angle grinder.
You don't have one?! :shock:

Here's a hint, if you can swing it, go for a Metabo, Fein, or possibly a Makita,, otherwise, just buy the 13 dollar hf and treat it as disposable. :ugeek:
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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:07 pm

I posted the link to this video elsewhere, and I thought the following comment was worth mentioning here:
Incidentally, he mentions “buffing” the blade. I stopped doing actual buffing and went to satin finished blades because buffing can be dangerous as hell. I had one snatched out of my hand and fired across the shop and one of the better known professional custom makers was killed instantly when a blade got him in the chest. When I get back into it again, I’m going to mix bead blasting and satin-sanded finishing on the blades.
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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by Darrell » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:39 pm

A local shop refused to buff a knife I made some years ago, for the same reason.
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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by Cobar » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:39 pm

There is always hand polishing. A lot of time involved though.

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Re: Daggers From Files

Post by evan price » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:11 pm

HTRN wrote:
JustinR wrote:That was neat to watch. Now, I have even more reason to buy an angle grinder.
You don't have one?! :shock:

Here's a hint, if you can swing it, go for a Metabo, Fein, or possibly a Makita,, otherwise, just buy the 13 dollar hf and treat it as disposable. :ugeek:
That Harbor.Freight grinder is a piece of junk, BUT, when you can get it for $7 with coupon, buy a couple, run them until they burn out, and it's all good. I told a guy last week the knotted wire brush cost more than the grinder.
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