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Here is how we make serrations! A Must See!

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OK so you don't like the serration pattern on your Cold Steel knife. Step in line, way back in line. But wait there is an answer. We have purchased the equipment that will allow us to serrate any knife, including the one you may have right now! So look for them soon and look for the new serration service soon.

Click below to see what we are about to release in the BladeForums.com Store!
http://www.wowinc.com/serrations.htm



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Mike Turber
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Mike,
Checked out your pix of the Cold Steel Voyager Tanto and its new serrations, way cool! The idea is great, the perfect solution for those of us who want to add serrations or "get rid of" the factory pattern like Cold Steel's. Keep us updated about this service!

Chad
 
Unfortunetly you can't just buy one. They are specially made one buy one and cost a ton. The wheel I have runs around $600 and took many months to get.

Email me for more info.

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Hey Mike, I think its a great idea, gives people more options. If ya dont want to practice on to many of your own knives, then I will volunteer my Benchmade Sentinal. You can even take pictures of the finished knife to show what that model will look like. How 'bout it Mike, I can send it tomorrow, Just email me an address I can send it to, and how much to send with it.

Richard
richard@rapfire.net
 
Mike,

EYE PROTECTION, EYE PROTECTION, EYE PROTECTION, (says the guy that knows what it's like to have 3 pcs. copper picked out of cornea with bent hypo)

Also, that braclet has no buisness being around rotating machinery and frankly if those longish nails on your left hand meet with that wheel, you'll likely wish you'd thought to trim them.

In one pic there's a piece of squared off plywood in front of the grinder. If you get thrown, you're gonna feel the corner of that plywood with the back of your hand.

You NEED the jig fixture to hold the blades, or at least catch them if they get away from you.

I'm not trying to be anybody's nanny, and frankly I don't care if you consciously chop off your hands with a radial arm saw, but it bothers me when I see folks 'showing how something is done' when in fact they're showing how something ought never be done.

I sincerely hope this helps. Good luck. Be safe. Live long and prosper. ;-)

mps
 
My question is this, can you put those serrations on a already serrated Cold Steel knife?? I don't see why you couldn't, but I figured I'd double check.
Blades
 
I was wandering if anyone would would notice that. Actually the shots you see are static shots just for the pics. Notice there are no sparks flying and the wheel is not a blur.

But your right I should of put on all my garb.... glasses, apron and gloves. For the record I never take off my watch or bracelet simply because the wheels have no teeth and they would actually offer more protection than harm simply because the wheel would strike them first and would not grab them.

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Mike Turber
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Blades,

I can but I would need to grind off the serrrations first. This would most likely screw up the temper a bit. I have done it before with very acceptable results on a knife which you don't want to look brand new. It would also make the blade less wide and sometimes this makes them look a little awkward especially on small knives.

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way cool! I definately want one of the voyagers with your serrations. Are you going to sell them or do I need to buy a plain edged version and send to you?
 
We will offer select products with the pattern at the BF Store.

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Mike Turber
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Mike,
Thats cool. I have a friend who has a Cold Steel with serrations, and if it ever dulls out(he doesn't use it much) he might want to just get new serrations. It just gives him more options. Thanks Mike.
Blades
 
Mike,

As one who has spent a lot of time in a machine shop I’m only saying this because I care, please take off ALL the jewelry, bracelets, watch, necklace, and especially rings. Bad things happen when you think they can’t. Break your rule regarding your watch and bracelet, a wheel doesn’t need teeth to grab metal. Think of it like the way you handle a firearm, you know its unloaded, you’ve checked numerous times to make sure its unloaded, but you still wouldn’t point it at someone you didn’t intend to shoot.

Be safe, it only takes one mishap to convince you that I’m right the hard way.

Again, only because I care.

LD
 
Could you just add a note to the page explaining the pictures are simulated and when you actually work you wear safety glasses?

Frankly those pictures give me the heebie-jeebies. I can hardly stand to look at them, especially with that "this is me working ..." in print next to them. I can understand you probably thought the pictures would look better without the protective gear, and you're probably surprised at all this furor, but I really hate the thought of people who may not know about safety seeing those pictures and ... maybe if you put in large red letters, "DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!" And then go on to explain you don't really work naked like that but some idiot (you don't have to say who) thought the pictures would look better that way.

-Cougar Allen :{)
 
Hi Mike;
Is it possible to add serrations to the TOP of the blade?
Ed E
 
OK OK!!!!!! I changed the page to reflect that the machine was not on and that I should be wearing my safety garb. I will take some new pics when I make another run of serrations with all the stuff on so you guys can see it.

BTW did yall see the knife?
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Ed. I can serrate any portion of the blade. Actually I like the serration right slap in the middle. This way you can get the cut started with a plain edge and then rip right through it with the serrations. This is especially great on rope!

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Mike Turber
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This is the slickest thing I've seen in a long time. The Voyager looks a lot better with the bigger serrations too.

Mike, are you wearing Spark's Teva sandals while you're grinding?

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Frank
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[This message has been edited by Frank (edited 08 March 1999).]
 
Boy, this editing posts is too tricky for me.
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Frank
jqsurf@worldnet.att.net



[This message has been edited by Frank (edited 08 March 1999).]
 
Mike; the first time I looked at the pictures, I realized that they were posed and that the wheel was turned off. I personally find this perfectly acceptable.
Adding the disclaimer that you wear protective clothing and other gear when actually working is helpful to those who do not realize that the pics were posed.

One thing I agree with the other posters about is removing all jewelry from your extremeties (OK, Mike, you can leave on the ankle bracelet with 'Tinkerbell' on it). Seriously, any metal on your forearms or hands can have catastrophic consequences. Rings are especially bad, as the most common injury with them is called a 'degloving' injury. The ring is ripped off the finger, and leaves the bone alone, but turns the rest of the finger inside out (just like peeling off the finger of a glove). These can be truly disasterous. So be safe, OK?

To the poster that had objects removed from his cornea with a 'bent hypo.' You must have hit the ER when the rookies were on. A hypodermic needle doesn't need to be bent to remove a corneal f.b., and while I have used one hundreds of times to do this without mishap, the correct tool is an eye spud. This looks like a miniature golf club, and you basically scrape the sharp edge of the 'club' head across the cornea, getting under the edge of the f.b. and lifting it up and out. The problem with a hypodermic needle is that you can poke it right through the cornea, and if you do, you are in real deep kim chee. The reason I used needles for this purpose is that an eye spud wasn't always available. No one seemed to know what they were, and they were often in the ENT or ORTHO trays. Your point about prevention being much more important than treatment is well taken. Wear eye protection whenever you are doing something dangerous. You only get two eyes.

Walt Welch MD, Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
 
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