#1
ok so i got bored this weekend and decided i would build me a knife and i got the blade fully forged but for the handle i want to make it wood.is orange osage a good wood to use for it (wont crack easy,farely easy to work wiht?)im wandering because i know of people using this for other types of projects.
#2
Never heard of that wood.

What did you use to make the blade? This dude around where I live makes them from those hardened steel files. They are BAD ASS and they get super super sharp and rarely break. He also makes some out of railroad spikes, they are equally as awesome.
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Never heard of that wood.

What did you use to make the blade? This dude around where I live makes them from those hardened steel files. They are BAD ASS and they get super super sharp and rarely break. He also makes some out of railroad spikes, they are equally as awesome.

Files. wouldn't that be a particulary small knife?
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#5
erm dude get someting better to do with your time perhaps? why would you want a knife? or better still why wouldnt you just by one if you need one?
#6
B/C knife's are fun?
I'd use osage, it's a strong wood. Native Americans used to make bows out of it...
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erm dude get someting better to do with your time perhaps? why would you want a knife? or better still why wouldnt you just by one if you need one?

Mayeb he want's to do somthing contructive; I made a bench and I don't use it.
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#8
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Files. wouldn't that be a particulary small knife?



No, some of those files are huge. I mean this kind of file...



It even has a knife punched out of it. He did his by hand though, obviously this person used a machine.
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Mayeb he want's to do somthing contructive; I made a bench and I don't use it.


omg wht could u do thats constructive? get off your hick ass and play some music with people or play some gigs, or hell just get some m8s and dont make knifes the whole fucing time!
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omg wht could u do thats constructive? get off your hick ass and play some music with people or play some gigs, or hell just get some m8s and dont make knifes the whole fucing time!


Dude what the hell, the guy's allowed to make a life if he wants to. Who says he makes them "all the time?"

If you're just gonna sit in this thread moaning about knives then get out. It's not a debate on whether he should build it or not, he's asking for advice.

To TS: Any good, firm, durable wood is a good one, just make sure you finish it in a good way, so many wooden items are ruined because of a bad finish.
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#14
That isn't a knife.

This is a knife.

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I want to make my own knife too but I'm not a blacksmith.


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#17
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omg wht could u do thats constructive? get off your hick ass and play some music with people or play some gigs, or hell just get some m8s and dont make knifes the whole fucing time!


and who are you to decide whats okay to do or not..? maybe he just wants to make a knife, let him.
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omg wht could u do thats constructive? get off your hick ass and play some music with people or play some gigs, or hell just get some m8s and dont make knifes the whole fucing time!

how is playing music constructive and building a knife isn't?

just because you don't see the pleasure in it doesn't mean that someone can't take pleasure out of it.

EDIT: ah I see you're a 15 year old drummer. That explains the typing.
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#19
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That isn't a knife.

This is a knife.


...that's a sword...
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That isn't a knife.

This is a knife.




...that's a movie prop...
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...that's a sword...


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Couldn't help but laugh at the similar responses one right after the other.
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#22
you can just use a spoon. Like file off the sides and make it pointy and sharp...and make sure to wrap it in tape at the handles
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#23
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how is playing music constructive and building a knife isn't?

just because you don't see the pleasure in it doesn't mean that someone can't take pleasure out of it.

EDIT: ah I see you're a 15 year old drummer. That explains the typing.



Erm **** you, you cannot make a judgement on someone based on their writing, or on the way they speak, and playing music is constructive as you are atchally making something unique, i am just saying that it is pretty wierd to make a knife imo and even wierder to ask questions on a guitar websdite about it even in the pit, but dont you dare make snap judgements about me ok? it is completly unfounded your opinion in this of me being 15 and a drummer, as you may know, dave grohl was 16 when he first toured with the band scream, and im sure he was perfectly knowlegdable of many matters, just an example, but yeh just shut the **** up dick face **** munching anal bleeding chav faced prick
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Erm **** you, you cannot make a judgement on someone based on their writing, or on the way they speak, and playing music is constructive as you are atchally making something unique, i am just saying that it is pretty wierd to make a knife imo and even wierder to ask questions on a guitar websdite about it even in the pit, but dont you dare make snap judgements about me ok? it is completly unfounded your opinion in this of me being 15 and a drummer, as you may know, dave grohl was 16 when he first toured with the band scream, and im sure he was perfectly knowlegdable of many matters, just an example, but yeh just shut the **** up dick face **** munching anal bleeding chav faced prick


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#25
Quote by callum2903
Erm **** you, you cannot make a judgement on someone based on their writing, or on the way they speak, and playing music is constructive as you are atchally making something unique, i am just saying that it is pretty wierd to make a knife imo and even wierder to ask questions on a guitar websdite about it even in the pit, but dont you dare make snap judgements about me ok? it is completly unfounded your opinion in this of me being 15 and a drummer, as you may know, dave grohl was 16 when he first toured with the band scream, and im sure he was perfectly knowlegdable of many matters, just an example, but yeh just shut the **** up dick face **** munching anal bleeding chav faced prick

@bolded statement: a hand made one of a kind knife is unique and add the fact that it's physically tangible and you have an activity that is constructive.

also I think your last line shows me how wrong I was, I apologise
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#26
I made a knife and a short sword once. I took a long thing of alluminum, and wrapped one end in a felt sheet, than wrapped metal wire around it to hold it on. Then, I took the edge to a bench grinder. I didn't get it that sharp, but it was fun to hit things with it.
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#27
I'm trying to make a combat knife in our Metals class. We've just started the course, so I'm not very far yet, but I'd like to see the results of this.

I'm also making a lockpick set, but that isn't going well so far. The plasma torch is so unwieldy...

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#28
Quote by callum2903
Erm **** you, you cannot make a judgement on someone based on their writing, or on the way they speak, and playing music is constructive as you are atchally making something unique, i am just saying that it is pretty wierd to make a knife imo and even wierder to ask questions on a guitar websdite about it even in the pit, but dont you dare make snap judgements about me ok? it is completly unfounded your opinion in this of me being 15 and a drummer, as you may know, dave grohl was 16 when he first toured with the band scream, and im sure he was perfectly knowlegdable of many matters, just an example, but yeh just shut the **** up dick face **** munching anal bleeding chav faced prick


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#29
lol didnt mean to cause anyoffence, i think i went over the top, but i was just getting kinda annoyed
#30
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lol didnt mean to cause anyoffence, i think i went over the top, but i was just getting kinda annoyed


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just keep playing it cool and no one will suspect a thing
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Its ok, I don't think people really noticed.
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#32
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B/C knife's are fun?
I'd use osage, it's a strong wood. Native Americans used to make bows out of it...


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you said Native American, ..
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#33
Quote by callum2903
shut the **** up dick face **** munching anal bleeding chav faced prick


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lol didnt mean to cause anyoffence, i think i went over the top, but i was just getting kinda annoyed


Whos getting offended?
#35
Quote by callum2903
Erm **** you, you cannot make a judgement on someone based on their writing, or on the way they speak, and playing music is constructive as you are atchally making something unique, i am just saying that it is pretty wierd to make a knife imo and even wierder to ask questions on a guitar websdite about it even in the pit, but dont you dare make snap judgements about me ok? it is completly unfounded your opinion in this of me being 15 and a drummer, as you may know, dave grohl was 16 when he first toured with the band scream, and im sure he was perfectly knowlegdable of many matters, just an example, but yeh just shut the **** up dick face **** munching anal bleeding chav faced prick


Follow your own advice. If I recall, you called someone a dumbass hick (paraphrasing a bit, but oh well).
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