Introduction: "MI MACHETE".DIY "MACHETE".


Templed by Sun and Rain and left as useless , it was waiting for someone who could back it to live  Blast Wood and make some Big Noise.
Aint a cool Intro…?
If you google "Machete" you´ll find a pic of an Old Badass Texican…that’s not the one that I´m going to talk about…I´m talking about that Tool that many of us have used since medieval times.
While  researching for this project I realized that Media show the Machete as an Instrument of Terror used by violent people, but don’t emphasize in the uses as Tool that many people gave it.
So as a tribute to this Noble Tool; I´ll show you how I made my own Machete for my wood working projects.



Forjado por la lluvia y el Sol y abandonado como inservible al lado de las vias del Tren, estaba esperando que alguien le devolviera la vida y asi poder hacer desastres y Ruido.
Vacana la Introduccion si o no…?
Si buscas machete en google encontraras a un veterano mexicano de muy malas Pulgas…de el no vamos a hablar Hoy…voy a hablar de esa herramienta tan útil que muchos hemos usado y otros se mueren por usar.
En el transcurso de la investigación para este proyecto me di cuenta que los medios muestran las atrocidades que mucha gente ha hecho con esta noble herramienta y no enfatizan en las utilidades que muchas culturas le han dado y le seguirán dando al Machete.
Así que decidí hacerle un tributo al instrumento que muchas manos empuñaron para luchar por la Libertad de nuestros pueblos y que nos permitieron poder ir a otros lejanos países lejos de nuestras raíces y así terminar fregando pisos y desempeñar Labores mal vistas para los ojos de Otros, (Afortunadamente no es mi caso)bueno ese no era el fin pero así resultaron las cosas…no es así….?.
He dicho…

Step 1: Lets Rock...A Darle Pues...

Stuff.

1 meter x 10 cms x 3mm Rusted Steel Sheet. Tempered by the weather Conditions.
3 mts paracord.
Piece of leather.
Leather needle if you dont have one use a clip.Aguja para cuero si no la tienes, usa un Clip.
Lamina de Acero Forjada y templada por las condiciones meteorológicas y ambientales.
Rounded File. Lima Redonda.
Drill.Taladro
Angle Grinder. Pulidora.
Buck Knife.Mikaela.. Navaja Patecabra.
Forge. Optional. Forja o Fragua. Opcional
C Clamp. Prensa en C.
Vise. Prensa.

Step 2: The Blade. La Hoja.

I found this rusted steel sheet near the railroad tracks. It was already tempered. I just drew the required shape on it and cut it with the angle grinder. Make sure to use goggles and leather gloves for protection. Make sure you cut slowly and easy...don´t get rushed.
Before you start to grind be sure that you are dressed to the occasion. Don't wear loose clothes that could get trapped in your own grinder as that will scare the hell out of you. 
Tightly secure the sheet with a C clamp. Start at one side and partially grind in. Subsequently grind in at the other side; the remaining pieces will fall off. After you make the shape just make a line hole in the handle to wrap the Paracord, I made it like this because it is easier."


Dibujo la forma que le quiero dar de aproximadamente 50 cms x 10 y comienzo a cortarla con la pulidora, ten a mano un disco de repuesto, y utiliza mascara para pulir Guantes, y protectores de oídos.No sin antes cargar tu ipod o mp3 con buena música.( Metal por supuesto: Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple,Megadeath, Motorhead) Asegura la lamina a un soporte firmemente con una prensa en C.
Este procedimiento es de mucho cuidado pues la pulidora puede derrapar o quedar trabada.
¡OJO¡ Cuando trabajes con pulidoras recuerda utilizar ropa adecuada y asegúrate de apuntar tu camisa o chaqueta, créeme no querrás que la pulidora quede enredada en tu ropa, duele como el carajo…y el susto es pa morirse…así que es mejor despacio y con buena letra, como dice mi abuelo.
Además sitúa el cable de poder de la pulidora detrás tuyo a tu espalda.

Step 3: Sharpening.

When the Blade is cutted begin to sharp the edge of the Machete.
Finnally sahrp all the blade with riverstones of diferent Grains.Finnally and as an option Temper the Machete in the Forge or with a Propane Torch.
When is red cherry submerge it in Cold Rain Water.

Procura no traspasar toda la lamina, pule por un lado y luego por el otro, y así consecutivamente, eventualmente la lamina restante caerá por si sola. Tomate tu tiempo .
Luego de 3 horas de relajado trabajo tengo la forma básica para poder darle filo con la pulidora suave y gentilmente. Finalmente hago una rendija en la parte donde ira alojada la manija y con la lima circular la perfecciono.
Para darle filo primero lo hago con pulidora y después, utilizo piedras de rio para darle una textura fina, si quieres templar el Machete utilizamos la forja o un soplete de butano, yo prefiero a la vieja usanza pero en esta caso como la lamina esta tan templada por el sol y la lluvia omito ese paso.

Step 4: Paracord Time.

I decided make the handle in paracord cause is easier and give rough touch.I´m not a paracord expert so i cant tell you how I wave ..just begin to weave and I think that  become a Nice handle.

Por Facilidad decidi hacer la manija de el machete en paracord, no soy un experto en tejer ,aún, asi que empece a tejer alrededor y a travez de el agujero lineal. el paracord y pienso que resulto un buen metodo.

Step 5: The Sheat.La Funda.

I found some piece of leather trace the shape of the machete on it and became to cut , it was the first machete task.
When the shape was ready pinch a holes with a tiny file, and drill a small holes to weave with a leather cord from the remaing pieces of leather.No needle...No problemo...Just madke one with a clip.Then made the Mods.

Step 6: Right On....Chop Time....!!!!

CAMPING TIME....YEEEEEEEHHHHAAAA.....!!!!!
Once it was finished I couldnt wait to test in the field.


Usos.
Solo me limitare a mostrarles para que lo uso personalmente.
Cortar madera…Dohhh.
Cortar Carne.
Cortar vegetales.
Tallar artesanías.
Destapar cerveza.
Abrir Monte..

Step 7: Thank U All.

Ok...Now that i´finished I have to give thanks to all Knife Makers to submit all that valious info...I know its not the best leatherwork neither bladesmithing work but it was just the basics ,if somene get offended I apologize.
Hope you like it and I dont hurt feelings.
Rated and Vote.

Bien una vez explicado esto espero haber aclarado el verdadero significado del vocablo machete.
Ahora si quieren disfruten la película de Rodríguez, personalmente me parece ridículamente Graciosa, no la he visto ni pienso hacerlo. Odio los clichés de Hollywood.
Espero les haya gustado y lo intenten en casa.
Califiquen y voten.

Comments

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nealbirch made it!(author)2011-06-05


Put more weight towards the point so the force of the blow is improved, right now more of the weight is near the handle, which will make it easier to swing but the energy in the strike will be more towards the back of the blade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Machette_kos.pg.jpg



Good job!

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-05

But you are right about the shape , size.and weight..it shouldnt be called machete but a Biiiiiiiig Knife....thnks for the comment.

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NW66 made it!(author)2016-03-07

the tool looks kinda like a sog jungle knife the "warrior" model

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NW66 made it!(author)2016-03-07

try the shape of a Roman gladius it is front heavy and has a proper point

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-05

I really liked the Shape cause i need a pointed tip.Just matter of Taste and believe me this badass strikes very strong, I think that the technique of the strikes is that really matters.

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nealbirch made it!(author)2011-06-05

But of course! If your technique is excellent, you will be so much better with whatever you use.

I have a friend who has a set of Ping golf clubs, he says he can't blame his poor game on anything but himself. I remember reading about a golf pro who could play a game (for a wager, of course) with a pool cue, a shovel and a rake... and win!

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-06

I remember reading about a Queen that could played croquet with flamingos instead of mallets....If somenoe wins her..."Off with his head...XD

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-06

Totally a Genius...

croquet-2.jpg
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nealbirch made it!(author)2011-06-06
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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-05

Good Point...and I´m agreed...thnks for ur comment

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the_doctor7019 made it!(author)2014-05-25

that's cool i have to make one now

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DrMarco made it!(author)2012-01-19

el trabajo con el machete esta excelente, si me permites una recomendación yo le cambiaría el cuero con que cosiste el estuche por hilo encerado, el que se usa para coser zapatos, eso sera sin duda mucho mas resistente a los elementos. Saludos

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2012-01-23

Gracias por la sugerencia , estoy de acuero, la verdad utilicé lo que tenía a la mano.Hare las mejoras que séan necesarias.

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builderkidj made it!(author)2011-07-12

Join the weekly challenge!

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-07-13

I´m on it.Thnks...

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antoman11 made it!(author)2011-07-07

I like the way that you weaved it, how it goes through the centre. Very nice 5 stars.

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-07-07

Thnk U so much...and it works so fine.

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M.C.+Langer made it!(author)2011-06-20

Voted. Good luck!! :-)

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-24

En palabras de el filosofo Criollo, y cito: "Perder es ganar un poco" =(...

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M.C.+Langer made it!(author)2011-06-26

:-(

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-21

Thnks Compa...!!!

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M.C.+Langer made it!(author)2011-06-21

If I won the Dead Computer Contest with a Cyborg and my codename became "Cyborg", your codename will be "Machete"??? :-P

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-22

Mucho gusto, Ricardo Sanchez, para los amigos :"MACHETE"..."me gusta como suena...   >B].
Nice to meet you, Mr. Sanchez, but friends  can call me: "MACHETE "
 

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-22

But ONLY if i win...AND wIN ...AND....WIN...!!!!

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Flash635 made it!(author)2011-06-05

A flat leaf spring is good stock to make a machette blade.

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Marcos+El+Malo made it!(author)2011-06-05

Depends on the thickness, I think. Machetes should be pretty thin, ¿no?

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The+nerdling made it!(author)2011-06-21

what upside down question mark!!!!!!!!!?????!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!???!?~?!??!?

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-05

But you are right about the shape , size.and weight..it shouldnt be called machete but a Biiiiiiiig Knife....thnks for the comment.

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Marcos+El+Malo made it!(author)2011-06-05

I know this is just an accessory to the knife, but your sheath really got me thinking. I already have a store-bought machete. Around here (I live in the campo), people carry their machetes in their hands for the most, or, if they're on horseback (or using a burro), they slide it between a strap and the saddle or whatever.

I want to make a sheath for my machete that would go over my shoulder. After seeing your sheath, which is quite adequate for its purpose, I'm inspired.

Sé que esto es sólo un accesorio para el cuchillo, pero su vaina me hizo pensar. Ya tengo una machete que comprado en una tienda. Por aquí (yo vivo en el campo), las personas llevan sus machetes en sus manos para la mayoría, o, si están montando a caballo (o con un burro), ellos se la deslizan entre la correa y la silla o lo que sea.

Quiero hacer una vaina para mi machete que iría por encima de mi hombro. Después de ver su vaina, que es muy adecuada para su propósito, estoy inspirado.

PS: I cheated and used google translate, but had to go over it several times because it makes some weird translations. Hopefully, my adjusted version makes sense.

Oh, and a slang idioma for a Biiiiiig Knife would be a Biiiiiiiiiig F__king Knife. But don't say this around your grandma or a priest. It's muy vulgar. Si, mi boca es sucio y feo, pero no soy de D.F. Puedes creerlo? :D

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-05

Ure so funny amigo Marcos...youre getting the point..because his medium size you could carry on like a Ninja Sword with a stripe around your chest...and in your back. I live near the campo Too...Just find a nice piece of leather and the sewing thread could be from the same piece of leather just cut stripes.Como dato curioso te cuento que la vaina en mi tierra es una "cosa" muy distinta...XP...luego te cuento...Fuerte abrazo.

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Marcos+El+Malo made it!(author)2011-06-05

LOL, OMG. No necesitas decir mas. Yo culpo mi diccionario! "La funda" tiene razon?

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mikolynn made it!(author)2011-06-06

No es exactamente una funda, el termino más correcto es VAINA, aunque en según que paises signifique cierta parte de la anatomía o de desecho humano... jejeje
Saludos y gracias!

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-06

Vaina también es Cáscara tierna y larga en que están encerradas las semillas de algunas plantas.Creo q funda es un termino mas coloquial o popular. Tienes toda la razón...a la vaina esa se le puede llamar Funda.Gracias por la corrección.

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weldor made it!(author)2011-06-06

Great 'ible!

You might want to look for springs that a made up of many leafs or what is called a soft ride suspension because the material tends to be a little thinner thus not as heavy as well as less time and fuel to heat. Less grinding time as well.

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-05

Agreed...this is just the beggining...wait for more Forge Ibles.

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ToolboxGuy made it!(author)2011-06-05

Thank you for writing in two languages!

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-06

Ure wellcome...well II´m trying to improve my few english skills.

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ToolboxGuy made it!(author)2011-06-06

Yo hablo en espanol tambien, pero muy despachio y con dificil.
Estan treinta anos despues de yo tengan(?) instrucciones en espanol.

As you can see, my English is far better than my Spanish.

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-07

Instructables enEspañol....jummmm...Buena Idea...!!!!

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ToolboxGuy made it!(author)2011-06-07

Instruccioneshacer? instruyofactible?
Construye? HacerLoMismo? (Esto es Dificil!)
FabricanteFactible?

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-07

Instructivo, capaz de construir.

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The+nerdling made it!(author)2011-06-21

ahhh confusing, (probably because i don't speake spanish)

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Itscrafty made it!(author)2011-06-15

I love this instructable,i love the machete, i am currently making the machete and will be finished tomorrow, i havent used the technique of yours, but was inspired by this instructable as ive always wanted a machete, thank you for the inspiration and good instructable

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tigle made it!(author)2011-06-13

Sr. Sanchez, quedó muy bueno su trabajo y más si es un pedazo de metal recuperado, creo que le da más valor, vi todas las fotos y aprendí algunas cosas, creo que esa es la idea de estas paginas, lo felicito. Quedo MACHETE el Machete, En mi pais utilizamos el termino machete para algo muy bueno, por ejemplo; Como esta la salud? y se responde Machete o la fiesta estaba machete. De nuevo lo felicito. Saludos

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-13
Gracias por valorarlo de tal modo...es un utencilio diario en mi region...y tienen mucho significado y sino preguntemosle a Elpidio valdez
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1htdAy4c6U
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djzadjza made it!(author)2011-06-07

Your english is quite good. i love the instructable and while your grammer is not perfect, it is easy to tell exactly what you mean

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-07

Thnks djzadjza..did I spell Right...?

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djzadjza made it!(author)2011-06-09

Yeah well you were close if not right on with most things but unfortunetly you spelled my wrong. You spelled it mi and it is accually spelled my. Most of the errors I wouldn't have noticed if I hadnt been paying attention.

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Mr.Sanchez made it!(author)2011-06-10

Ohhhh...dont you get it...?...first title its in Spanish (My native Language) and the last one is In English

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djzadjza made it!(author)2011-06-11

that would make sense... i feel really stupid right now. By the way, that was really cool that you put it in spanish.

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