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Slip joint disassembly questions, WIP pics

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by shipwright, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    Thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know. My pins won't be here for a few days, so I guess I'll get to shaping.
     
  2. Taximanny

    Taximanny

    460
    Jul 27, 2015
    Don't be afraid to shape it exactly the way you want to.
    Do as he said when peening.
    Even if you have to hold the knife at an angle to peen it.

    Peen slow and test the action after a few peens after it starts tightening up.

    Also peen enough that there is NO play in the blade.

    Looking good.
     
  3. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    Thanks Manny!

    Ground my backspring to take the lanyard tube, and shaped up one side today. Shaped the bolster too, it was flat. Rat tailed it where the triple lines were before. I'm really liking the way it's looking!

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  4. 1 ADAM12

    1 ADAM12

    Nov 22, 2013
    Man..., that's looking nice!!
     
  5. thales2015

    thales2015 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    VERY cool project! Thanks for sharing :thumbup:
     
  6. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    Thanks guys
     
  7. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    Shaped up the other scale, and decided to acid etch the blade and backspring. I think it came out great, can't wait to see it all together. Probably won't get my pin stock till Monday, so I'll have to wait all weekend.

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  8. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    This is gonna be awesome!
     
  9. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    Finally finished! It's still a little too tight, but I think a generous oiling and working it a bit tonight will loosen her up. Pretty happy with the way it came out, definitely an improvement over original. Lots of steps I would do differently next time, but that's the learning curve. Still have to put an edge on it, but I'll do that after working the action a little.

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  10. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    A few drops of oil and it smoothed right out. Snaps better than when it was new.
     
  11. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    That came out GREAT! Very nicely done.

    What are the chances of a quick vid of the walk and talk?
     
  12. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    Thanks Andrew. lets see if this works

    [video]http://vid1353.photobucket.com/albums/q661/Ben_Bentley/Mobile%20Uploads/trim.7C283BDA-E9DE-4C37-A543-C1D229E561D1_zpsajgk07js.mp4[/video]
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  13. SunsetFisherman

    SunsetFisherman

    315
    Feb 4, 2012
    note to self, denim mycarta+brass+acid wash = :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  14. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    Excellent!
     
  15. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    fantastic! I like the scales, but the regrind at rat-tailing are so great!!! now you've made me want to try this myself
     
  16. shipwright

    shipwright Gold Member Gold Member

    714
    May 3, 2015
    Thanks guys! I think it's my new favorite knife

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  17. Taximanny

    Taximanny

    460
    Jul 27, 2015
    Nice restore.
     
  18. 2Dead

    2Dead Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Nice work Ben!!
     
  19. Ryouchijtx

    Ryouchijtx

    Oct 26, 2011
    Wow Ben. I'm sorry I missed out on this thread the first time around. I actually had a Schatt and Morgan reshaped by BigBiscuit and then reground by Tom Krein. I know what you mean by their overpolished grinds/swedges and bulbous primaries.

    This is absolutely fantastic. Your end result and contouring on the covers are a thing of beauty If it didn't say Schatt and Morgan I would have thought it was a full custom build you made up.
     
  20. Jonny D

    Jonny D Gold Member Gold Member

    359
    Jan 25, 2014
    That knife came out wicked! Great job on it Ben!
     

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