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This instructable will show you how to, from scratch, make a folding knife with cast aluminium handles. The making of this knife does not require many power tools and can be done mostly by hand. Have fun and be careful.

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Step 1: Templates

I found a set of templates that were created by John Heisz. The templates are found for free on his website www.ibuildit.ca or can be found directly at this link: http://www.ibuildit.ca/other%20projects/Images/Pocket%20Knife/folder.pdf

<p>WOW, this is amazing work </p>
well done!
<p>Cool That's awesome</p>
<p>Cool :)</p>
In the future, your garden hose will likely do more harm than good. Spraying water on molten metal can cause it to pop/spall and fling molten metal away as the water is boiled off. Sand is a better alternative to contain
<p>Better yet is baking soda, also works very well when the quench oil catches fire.</p>
Thank you!
dude this knife is awesome
Oh I'm sorry. I didn't see the rest of the pictures. I had only saw 4 pictures of the knife on one side. My app had glitched and stopped scrolling.Never mind! Oops. Very good job now that I had seen the rest of the pictures. Very good job indeed
Hey! Not to criticize your project in any way, but it may be beneficial to show the other side of the knife. Its just to show that you did not hide the brand name and clarify you did make it. But once again with no disrespect, I'm not criticizing or assuming you didn't make it. I was just letting you know. And good job. It looks nice
<p>very well done, you covered so many aspects of making this knife. I like the casting of aluminum.</p>
I was never intending the hose to be used on the molten metal, but rather if the fire were to move outside the forge and catch fire to surrounding grass. I do already know the dangers of spraying molten aluminum with water, but thanks for your concern anyways.
I was never intending the hose to be used on the molten metal, but rather if the fire were to move outside the forge and catch fire to surrounding grass. I do already know the dangers of spraying molten aluminum with water, but thanks for your concern anyways.
Wow! Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely try it.
Coating grinding stones with automatic transmission fluid will keep them from clogging up with aluminum. It slings it all over and makes a mess so don't grind in your Sunday best at your mommas kitchen table.
Love it, I'm in the process of making a fixed blade tanto point knife right now
It is in the Metal contest, the Great Outdoors contest, and the Glue contest.
What contest is this in? I'd like to vote
nice!
<p>Wow, gorgeous work! </p>
Thanks!
<p>Gerber who? Nice metalwork!</p>

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