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KNIFE FROM a NAIL
When I was a kid (many years ago in a galaxy far, far away), I placed large nails on railroad tracks and made small daggers for my friends. We used telephone wires to create wrapped handles on those squished knives.
Thank you. It's good to see people sharing this knowledge. I etch mostly carbon steel (5160, O1, 1084, etc.) knives and prybars.Here're some latest stuff.
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Excellent! I really like the way you adapted power cord and switch. I made a similar etcher out of an old 12VDC transformer. I ended up removing the "fancy" positive pad, and just use a Q-tip now. I added the AC/DC switch,but it seems I get better (darker) results on DC alone. Also, I haven't tried salt and vinegar - just salt, so I will try your solution. I had access to laser cutter, and cut out some one-use stencils out of thin film that had adhesive backing.
I definitely will - thank you, Mike! Very much enjoy your woodworking (and other) instructables.
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I had a lot of fun making this one (and an instructable while I was at it):https://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-knife-ra...
This is great information - I've always wondered how to make paste using linseed oil. I've made 1:1 mix of beeswax and food-grade mineral oil for cutting boards, but it doesn't seem to offer lasting protection. What mix/recipe would you recommend for long-term protection of wooden tool handles? Thanks!
Bwa-ha-ha! You can now tell people to kiss your shiny a$$ !!Great costume from one Bender fan to the other.
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This is a great idea - thanks for sharing!Beginner's questions: When would you use the round vs the square cutter? Also, could you grind/round the "bottom" corners of the chisel to get a more oval shape to achieve that rock'n'roll motion?
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Great idea for a sheath using inner tube! The screwdriver tip is also clever.How well did the blade harden? I recently forged a knife out of an old Mossberg car wrench, but couldn't fully harden it (the file still digs into the blade when doing file test).
Thank you for sharing. I've had great success with food-grade mineral oil - it removes adhesive residue like a charm. You can also use it to maintain wooden cutting boards or utensils. IKEA has the best price for a good size bottle.
Very nice! I'm guessing the hex hole took some time filing into shape? Hope my vote will help you win the contest.
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Thank you. Yes, you could double the thickness, using more strips and epoxy, in this particular mold container. It would also look good using different / alternating colors of cloth (e.g. canvas and denim).
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Sorry forgot to include in previous post - the mark turned out nice and dark.
Thank you for great instructions! The mark turned out very well for me using the AC/DC switch.
Thank you! I will post the finished handle.
Thank you very much. Make sure to watch the video that inspired me - it has a lot of details.
Thank you very much. I'll update this once I finish the knife, although it might take a couple of months (I haven't worked with stainless steel, so I'll have to send it out for heat treatment).
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Instant modern retro classic. Just finished reading Den Leighton's "Goodbye, Mickey Mouse", and this sculpture screams "WWII" and makes me want to watch "Battle of Britain" again.
Great use for the old hard drive magnet! I can't resist but mention my own instructable featuring those magnets - magnetic knife rack.
Nice idea - especially the portable part. Thanks for including the CDR files!Any tips on having good lighting source for this setup?
Very nice wood and work. Rare earth magnets definitely work; however taking apart hard drives was a form of therapy, and after a while I put the magnets to good use. And they were free.
Right! Just after I posted my comment, I realized that I also used a pear. It must've been subliminal. I was looking around my cube to try out your process, and grabbed one my decor items (I also have a wooden apple). Thanks again for a great tutorial.
A looong time ago, my son lost his favorite bedtime stuffed toy - a small white Halloween ghost. I had to sacrifice a couple of white socks to make a reasonable replacement - a white blob with a simple smiley face done in black thread. He went to bed happy that night (and so did his parents).
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Excellent tutorial - I tried it and it worked (only took a few minutes)! Looking forward to using it in the future. Many thanks.
Great instructable! When you heated and cooled the M-G billet, did it get stuck to steel press plates at all?Thank you for the excellent website - I really enjoyed browsing the content. I will be attempting to make your DC adaptor mod (I was successful to etch with just using DC, but would like the dark logo).Regards,Matt
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