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    New to knife building... heres my attemtp

    Hi, A great job on your first blade. Thanks for posting the pics of the nail nick cutter and the jig.They are extremely helpful as I am close to grinding my first pocket knife blade. I have made fixed blades but pocket knife blades are a whole different ketle of fish. It will be a replacement...
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    I hope to make a Camillus pocket knife vice

    Hi Drew, Thanks heaps mate. That was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for making the effort to provide me with this information. It tells me everything I wanted to know. It is little tools like this one this one that make bench tasks so much easier to perform. A happy Xmas...
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    I hope to make a Camillus pocket knife vice

    I am a wannabee pocket knife repair person. I have seen pics of a Camillus knife vice which looks like a slingshot frame as it lays on the bench. I am seeking the view of the attached internal fittings that act on the knife as it holds the it. Do the fittings or projections push on the vice...
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    PINS,PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT PINS!

    Thank you for the reply Boss Dog, Now knowing that the pivot pins I will see in repairing a folder will be precision machined I would now surmise there needs to be a procedure. Can you elaborate further on "solid' pins.are they just plain precision solid stock and cut to length and fitted as...
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    Hi Ian, It will be good to talk pocketknives with you. I am in Mackay North Queensland. My email...

    Hi Ian, It will be good to talk pocketknives with you. I am in Mackay North Queensland. My email is collinsgrahame@gmail.com. I do look forward to collaborating with you. Grahame
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    PINS,PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT PINS!

    Thank you Ed and Ian both, for your replies. Ian, its good to know there are more than two Aussies other than myself, interested in pocket knife repair. I will send you a PM. My interest is primarily in Traditional knives. Ed, Your practical knowledge regarding how precise these pivot pins...
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    PINS,PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT PINS!

    hi Ian , Thanks for your reply Given that I intend making and repairing traditional folders I guess I am trying to minimize the stock diameters I need to have at hand. From what I see small knife - small pins and same for a large knife - large pins . Do knives generally use the same stock...
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    PINS,PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT PINS!

    Hi Guys, It is the blade pivot pins I am mainly concerned with. Sure! I know they come in brass and SS but do pivot pins have a consistent diameter or does this vary according to the physical size of the knife.? I am grateful for what ever you can tell me about this subject, Grahame
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    Norwegian living in Sydney

    Nice axe Bjorn ! Some of the muzzleloading reprobates I hang out with would love to own an axe like that . I have recently done business with you and it was a good experience. Grahame
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    Yet another bloody Aussie

    G day. I am a retiree who has only been interested in knives and particularly folding knives or pocket knives as Aussies call them for 60 odd years. My background is that of a metal fabrication tradesman who became a teacher,coded welder and NDT inspector along the way. I am fortunate enough to...
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