��� (pork belly) This is the nineteenth knife I made. It is sitting on a piece of  channel iron (3 1/4" X 1 1/2" and 1/8"  thick) of which the knife is made

Step 1:

Step One: I drew out a design on Bristol board and cut it out using a utility knife.  Then held it to see if it feels good and made any adjustments.

I  laid my pattern on the material and traced around it with a marker. I am using a piece of  channel iron (3 1/4" X 1 1/2" and 1/8"  thick) that I got as scrap at work.


This looks beautiful. Do you actually peen the brass pins over to make them structural, or are they only decorative?
I know it's not my instructable but he seems to have done what I do. The pins just provide directional support. Most custom knife pins are not peened over, contrary to some belief.
The brass pins are not for decoration, nor do I peen them. They do provide support to the scales. I flute the pins and glue them, and find they have yet to fail
do you need to re temper the iron?
ummm...so this is badass... <br> <br>anyone else? <br> <br>nice work tex!
ARRRGGHHH !!! <br>Great job, like it a lot. Too bad you could not Heat Treat it !!
thank you, yep my knigdom for the use of a kiln
This is how I made my (hugly) one. Be sure to use INSULATING (type jm23) briks: http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Kiln-the-cheaper-ever/
I forwarded him those planes long ago. He's one of those people whom like to do everything as safely as possible. I doubt he will ever hand build a kiln. It makes me sad. This is what he helped me build when I visited him ( he's my father ) <br> <br>
Well, that kiln is not designed to be sasfe, that's true. Still I've been using it for 2 years now with no problem at all. <br>It can't esplode, nor can catch fire is you don't put flamable materials there. <br>The main risk comes from electricution, but it's easy to avoid if you do it right. You can add a circuit breaker (is that it's name?) that will cut power when he detects a short circuit or such. <br>Or you could do it with a forge... many ways to do that. <br>Another solution, even better, could be to send it over to some het threat company and have it done for you. <br> <br>BTW: very nice job of yours !!
It looks a lot to a <em>parang</em>. Nice job!<br> <br> <div class="media_embed"> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerismaker/4387400582/" rel="nofollow" title="PARANG BERUKIR by KERISMAKER, on Flickr"><img alt="PARANG BERUKIR" height="375" src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2748/4387400582_26d624d22a.jpg" width="500"></a></div>
Parang? I'd rather say a kukri !! :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri
what about heat treating, and tempering? what sort of steel is channel iron?
That looks really nice - how well does &quot;channel iron&quot; (a term I've not heard) keep an edge?

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