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I know, but its my first one

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by texasrimfirenut, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Do we want to know what happened to the previous Scandi jig? :eek:

    ~ P.
     
  2. texasrimfirenut

    texasrimfirenut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 13, 2013
    I agree, I would for sure buy a bushcrafter in scandi.

    I am really digging the scandi grind on this Hiking Buddy. I myself love convex but I will usually look for a scandi first. All have their purpose though.

    I am just really digging these FB knives.
     
  3. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
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  4. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I've done BC's before. We have just used the jig up. I've gotta get in here and machine a new one. Right now I'm brainstorming improvements.
     
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  5. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    They just wear out. On smaller and narrower blades you wind up grinding the back of the device a bit sometimes. Apprentices especially don't get this immediately and after a few of them the jig is just eaten away. I'm going to re-design it to hold the blade on the opposing face. That will solve the problem. The last one lasted 5 years. Before that, I made them out of micarta. They only lasted a year or two.
     
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  6. Tekton

    Tekton Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    I'd love both a scandi Kephart and a Bushboot!
     
  7. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I’m not into Scandi. Somehow no matter how I’ve tried it for my application, it’s always lost on me.

    I vote for using your time for more wood handles!
     
  8. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    if the jig is done maybe only use one side and make a useless chisel grind like Emerson
     
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  9. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    485
    May 6, 2017
    Seriously, what are those for anyhow?
     
  10. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    not sure, that's why I sold the damn Emersons
     
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  11. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I have no idea what the use of a single sided grind is. Unlike some companys I focus on making tools. I have problem making a thing just to be a paper weight.
     
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  12. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Ain't nothing wrong with a chisel grind with serrations for an everyday working tool...
     
  13. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    as long as they have serrations and a useless spine saw
     

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