grommit

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    Bri,for hand sanding I stock a very good Aluminium Oxide wet & Dry paper 115mm wide in roll form,grits 60,80,120,180,240,320,400,600,800,1,000 1,200 which I sell by the metre.Very popular with Knifemakers as it is much better than…
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    Good luck it’s so frustrating having a Hobby /work related problem , I’m nursing myself ( Achilles heel no more vets rugby for me :-( ) with mince pies and baileys and watching a few war films with my bayley
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    Replied to the thread Back to old school knife making.
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    Lovely worlds and advise there.
    Thank you so much..
    Aye is best I just stock of it all..I can bounce back when I’m ready.
    As Ian always said..it’s not a race!!
    Maybe the new year will turn out a new place to live and get a man cave sorted!
    Prob in the…
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    Replied to the thread Back to old school knife making.
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    Morning all,
    There’s a lot of wake up and take note of the situation of my work so far!! And the effect that with my ‘disibilty’ with constant filing etc has effected my good hand and arm.
    Unlike when I was doing my leather work non stop that ultimately…
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    Liked Mafro’s post in the thread Etching stencils..
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    (Quote from dazcon)

    I tried this so many times, but could never get the transfer to stick completely consistently.

    Vynal transfers are brilliant, but for my logo it would take me about 20 minutes to pick all the letters out, and to reset all the insides…
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    Replied to the thread sanding belts.
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    Hi pal,
    Don’t know local suppliers in Notts, but I need to sort things when I move back to Notts.
    Our lass n her family are from Newark.
    Johnt1102 is the best person to go through pal :-)
    Bri
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    thanks, another thing id change if i could is the handle, would have looked cleaner if it was all dark brown or at least one color? im hoping the stripes will grow on me? i didnt actually plan them that way, the micarta looked the same color till i…
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    My two pence on the subject for what it's worth...

    Handmade knives are made by hand, custom knives are custom designed and made to order for a customer, production knives use CNC.

    I feel that the term custom knife can only truely be justified if the…
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    Replied to the thread What is handmade anyway?.
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    As Jimmy and loads of people have stated, it’s a tricky debate here!
    Hoping that most makers have actually learnt every step of the process with what little tools they have..(unless there fortunate to have top o the range machinery off the bat)
    For me…
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    Everything like that is inherently handmade to some degree, however small, but he's obviously got that set up to be as automated as possible. It's what I'd call manufacturing though, he's basically got a little factory there.

    I don't blame him it's…
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    Replied to the thread works in progress.
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    (Quote from Mark Jacob)

    bloody lush pal!!
    everything about I like....tbh this is one of the best knifes that have took my fancy.
    just oases perfect looks, shape and the whole shebang...
    bri
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    not easy to do assembled but made some slight modifications to the choil, wasnt happy with it the way it was
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    Replied to the thread Snowed 'in'.
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    (Quote from CragMasterCraig)

    HAHA!
    its how we roll...
    :thumbsup:
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    Drunken knife making! :beer:
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    Replied to the thread Hello.
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    Hello friend.
    Welcome
    Brian
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    looks a very good effort to me, looking forward to seeing the better pics.
    Keep up the good work, I always enjoy these threads. Impressive what people can do in their early attempts
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    Replied to the thread #FruitKnife.
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    M8
    Like it a lot
    See what you mean about the grind.
    Bri
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    Replied to the thread A lesson in leather.
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    Mate! Looks great!
    Think your a natural :-)
    It’s helps that you enjoying it and it calmed you down lol taking time each stage.
    A lot of makers don’t enjoy leather making, but for me when I learnt it was part of the whole package ( all my own work from…
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    Of all the custom friction folders I've bought, this Michael Morris was the first, and is the only one I still own. They are perfection incarnate.

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    You're certainly on the right road.
    There's a lot to like about number four and five will be even better.
    If its not, don't post it and move on to six/five.
    Just keep at it.