Welcome to KnifeDogs


A Family Friendly Knife Oriented Community Founded For Knifemakers, Collectors, & Enthusiasts.


  •  » Forums for individual knife dealers.
  •  » Forums for businesses supporting the knife industry.
  •  » Knife makers individual forums for visiting, support and sales.
  •  » Forums for knives.

...then you have come to the right place!


we will try to help you with your problem.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: survey time! What metal and thickness liners are in your slipplies?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    South Central Minnesota
    Posts
    7,965

    survey time! What metal and thickness liners are in your slipplies?

    I've talked to a few slippy makers. I'm surprised to find out the variety of liner type and thickness being used so the question is....



    What metal and thickness are you using for your slipplies?
    Tracy Mickley
    Forum owner and administrator

    Mickley Knives www.Mickleyknives.com
    >Get your KnifeDogs.com: Memberships, Shirts, Hoody and Dogtags here<

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Davenport, Oklahoma, United States
    Posts
    1,485
    I mainly use .040 416 stainless. I have a friend that uses .050 416. He spot welds the bolster and likes to surface grind back the weld marks.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Prince Albert, SK, Canada
    Posts
    65
    I haven't made one in a long time, but I typically used 0.030 or 0.040 Ti for my slippy liners.

    Trenton

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Dorena, Oregon
    Posts
    406
    I very seldom use anything over .030 anymore. 410ss because I can get the liners, bolsters, and pins all in 410 so everything blends together good.

    Erik

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Posts
    514
    Depends on the size of the knife and if it will have bolsters or not. Generally my go to thickness is 0.040". On larger knives 0.050" can look a little better. The scales provide a lot more stiffness than the liners so I would happily go thinner on a shadow pattern knife compared to one with bolsters.
    Alistair Phillips
    Spare Time Knifemaker
    http://knives.mutantdiscovery.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    west central Wiscconsin
    Posts
    411
    I have only dabbled in slippies, and use what I have on hand. .050 Ti mostly, because I can color it and I also have some .040 410 stainless that looks good for what I do.

  7. #7
    Good info.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •