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    Do any of ya build knives? I think I'm gonna give it a try. looks interesting. I was out with a flashlight a few minutes ago looking through my scrap pile. OH yeah! lotsa supplies out there! I think i'll start one tomorrow. If it turns out good,it will make a special Christmas gift for my daddy. guess it depends what I build first. I'm all about overkill when I get to building things and I've always wanted a heavy beast of a machette.
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    I have thought of it. But too busy right now. I heard a lot of guys use lawn mower blades. Because of the high carbon steel.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    I have thought of it. But too busy right now. I heard a lot of guys use lawn mower blades. Because of the high carbon steel.




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    i have 4 or 5 sets of 3 blades off my work mower.good idea.a grinder and a few wheels and i bet a guy could fab one up in a day...........dang it bill i think you found a way for me to wast time at work

    hawg now you got the ol hamster moveing

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravedigger View Post
    i have 4 or 5 sets of 3 blades off my work mower.good idea.a grinder and a few wheels and i bet a guy could fab one up in a day...........dang it bill i think you found a way for me to wast time at work

    hawg now you got the ol hamster moveing
    Or start selling them and finance that new bow. My uncle made one for me years ago and used an elk antler for the handle and made a nice brass butt plate with his initials in it. I'll have to find the camera and post a picture. He hated using the elk antler as the smell was pretty bad drilling the hole in it.
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    If you can find a good one the old two man saw blades work really well for blades.

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    Table saw blades are good as well!





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    Wear a mask while drilling antlers, or any other bone. Drilling slower also helps with the odor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Money Man View Post
    Or start selling them and finance that new bow. My uncle made one for me years ago and used an elk antler for the handle and made a nice brass butt plate with his initials in it. I'll have to find the camera and post a picture. He hated using the elk antler as the smell was pretty bad drilling the hole in it.
    i never thought a guy could resale old mower blades,i allway gave them away for scrap.they are 18" and 3 to a set,70.00for 3 new.might just have to start saveing more of them.

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    y'all think 1x4"x2" flat stock would be a good start? I decided to do this to late. I woke up to all this cold,wet,white stuff. sittin on couch w the 'puter n a pot of coffee is more appealing. wish i had a garage to work in. I've got a couple old brush hog blades,too.
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    Hot or cold rolled steel will not hold an edge and just is too soft... tool steel is what you need, 440 stainless is a good knife blade stock... any old files laying around a basterd file works well..Guy around here makes them in all sizes..
    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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