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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by dh1633pm, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. dh1633pm

    dh1633pm Member

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    Had a machete since the 80’s that had a broken handle. Fixed that last night. Am I a knife maker, heck no. Just an average joe. Used a block of firewood to cut into the handle. Looks to me like soft wood of some sort. Anyhow it’s a Sheffield England Made blade. Old and well worked. Yes I used screws, cut off the ends and ground them down. Just to show even an amateur can get good results on a work blade.

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  2. Ohen Cepel

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    Nicely done! Got an old blade back into play which is always good.
     
  3. dh1633pm

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    One day I will figure this stuff out. We have many craftsman on here. If you want a high end network with advanced next gen firewalls built. I am your man. If you want a custom blade, go elsewhere. :)
     
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  4. bikerdoc

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    Good job!

    I use brass screws and grind them flush.
     
  5. mokin

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    Nice job. What was the other handle made of?
     
  6. Valkman

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    Nice work! If it works and doesn't hurt your hand then it's great!
     
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  8. JShirley

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    Very workman-like.
     
  9. Blkhrt13

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    looks good and will get it done
     
  10. dh1633pm

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    The wood used was in the picture. Exact piece of wood. I am not very sure what kind it is, it is from some junk trees I cut down this spring around the yard. It isn't a hard wood. Cut it longer than needed, then used a table saw to square it up. Then cut two pieces for the handles also on the table saw. Only other tool used was a bench grinder for the screws and a belt sander.

    What size corby fastener would one use?
     
  11. Jim Bowie

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    Good job ! Wood looks like pin cherry. Cutler's rivets work fine too.
     
  12. ArfinGreebly

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    Looks nice.

    How's the steel on that piece?
     
  13. dh1633pm

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    It’s made in Sheffield England. Don’t know the metal except it’s steel. Novice.
     
  14. entropy

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    The bark doesn't though.

    Looks like Elm. "sturdy" work on the scales.
     
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