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If any of you are not familiar with M4040, you should check out his site....he's a survival expert and a master bladesmith... This instructible is based on his ...
First, pick up some hacksaw blades at the local hardware store, and a chunk of hardwood from the scrap pile or at the lumber store....You're gonna at least ...
I used a Stanley 24TPI hacksaw blade, which I snipped at 5 1/2" from the end to create my blank. I roughed the point w/the grinder and then ...
Next, I cut my handle blank down to 3 1/2" and slotted it length-wise, from end-to-end with the table saw in order to accommodate the blade, which sits ...
Now I used one of my cutoff wheels to lay out the handle for finger contours....Like Grandpa always said..."Eyeballin's for rookies....the pros always have a map."
So I took the blade and the handle to the grinder and roughed-in the basic pattern that I wanted for my pieces. You'll also notice that I marked ...
I waited about ten minutes for my epoxy to cure well, then I ground off all but about 1/8" of the extra brass.Now you need a flaring tool....I ...
Now I flat-sanded both sides of the handle w/the sanding wheel on my grinder - removing the excess epoxy from earlier....nice and smoothAfter all was said-and-done, I polished ...
But wait....there's more.....this blade ain't no ordinary pig-sticker....no, no, no.......I thought it'd be a shame to waste all that good cutting length of a hacksaw blade, so I ...
Since discovering M4040's 10 cent knife design, I've tinkered with it on and off for a few months, and seem to come up with a new variant every ...
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