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Lemme Phreak - D Guard Bowie build

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by lessismore, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
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  2. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Round two on our deer hide lining. Everything is about sequence. Note to self, certain stitching has to be done before the lining is glued!

    @SpyderPhreak I need engineering assistance and I know you are skilled here. Is it best to max out the weight on these? We're at 2.1 oz.
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  3. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    :cool::thumbsup: It's derby time!
     
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  4. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Deerskin lining is in on both sides. Welt and wedges next.
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  5. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hopefully I'm not too late in answering. :oops: In our testing, yes, the heaviest you can make them, the better. We usually drill out hollows in the bottom of the car and put various sizes of lead fishing weights into the cavity, then back fill it with epoxy. Start out too heavy, then you can slowly and carefully use a small drill to remove weight by drilling a small hole through the epoxy.

    However, and probably more important, you need to reduce the friction on the wheels as much as possible (else the weight doesn't matter as much). We usually chuck the axles into a dremel and polish them until they shine, usually finishing them with Flitz. Hopefully you get to use the brass shims that fit between the body and the wheels. If so, we polish the side facing the wheel, but not the body. This seems to keep the wheel spinning against the polished surface and prevents the brass part from rotating since there's so much more friction between it and the body. Finally, if lubrication is allowed, we use a tiny bit of some very light PTFE oil (RemOil) and powdered graphite inside the wheels. We've gotten 1st - 3rd with every one we've built (I think about 8 between the 3 kiddos so far).

    That's looking pretty dern noice!!! :cool: :thumbsup:
     
  6. protourist

    protourist Laissez les bons temps rouler! Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I just saw this on the interwebs. Thought it was interesting.
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  7. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Now for a frog
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  8. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    WOW!!!:eek::thumbsup:
    As Fred would say,
    "Yaba-daba-doooo"!!
     
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  9. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    ^^^Yeah, this! Hoooeeee! :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  10. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  11. protourist

    protourist Laissez les bons temps rouler! Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
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  12. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    You did a very nice job on that sheath.
     
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  13. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Be still my heart... ❤️ :eek: :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  14. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    If I can get this Frog jumpin we'll be in good shape. Doing some mockups with some butcher paper now.
     
  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

    ETA - BTW, what's the background in the past few pics? A big piece of paper stone? Nicely-finished concrete?
     
  16. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    A very high end, top of the line, imported, 18" block of.....

    Vinyl flooring, on sale at Home Depot for $1.99 sitting in the shop windowsill:D
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  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Ahhhh... lol...
     
  18. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Which is also what I cover my workbench with as shown here...
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    It's pretty resistant to most things...except acetone!:oops:
     
  19. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I knew you used some vinyl tiles, but that looked a bt different.
     
  20. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Conversation between me and my 5 yr old girl:

    Me: What kind of Derby car should we make?
    Her: A pink one with flowers and a snake...
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