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Old 05-08-2017, 01:20 PM
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Bear Claw Trapper - 1st Slip joint Kit

My first slip joint Kit knife- Bear Claw
Overall happy.. Sheild was from USAknife supply with template....minor difficulties but next will be easier I hope.



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Old 05-22-2017, 04:57 PM
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looks awesome, I have a kit but haven't worked on it yet
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:28 AM
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The handle work looks great! What did you do to the blade to get that finish, reheat?

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PS - Here's the kit he built it from. Now you can see how much work was done to get to his finish point.








Don Robinson did some great instructions on the build out. Click the pdf link on this page to see his detail...
https://www.knifekits.com/vcom/produ...oducts_id=1383


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Old 06-12-2017, 10:39 AM
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Talking Old???

Alex, it's surely nice to see you're still alive! Are you still under a hundred years old?

Great to hear from you, old friend.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:40 PM
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Hi Don,

Good to hear from you, too!

How is everything going?


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Old 06-16-2017, 11:01 AM
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Still here. 83 yrs. old this month.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:03 AM
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I hope I look like you at 83! It must be all that "mean-ness"!!!


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Old 06-20-2017, 11:09 AM
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Well, uuuh, I'm a sweet guy, ya know!
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:11 PM
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How do you form the dome on the larger pin bottom center of the knife? What keeps that pin from walking out if you don't have a head of some sort on it?
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Tap them to swell them inside the material. That process also anchors them, and helps to hold the material down. You can then use a head-spinner to smooth off the leading edge of the pin.


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Old 10-10-2018, 01:27 PM
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The handle work looks great! What did you do to the blade to get that finish, reheat?

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PS - Here's the kit he built it from. Now you can see how much work was done to get to his finish point.








Don Robinson did some great instructions on the build out. Click the pdf link on this page to see his detail...
https://www.knifekits.com/vcom/produ...oducts_id=1383
I used Ferric acid to etch the blade finish.. nail polish applied with a sponge to give the contrast and then etch twice.
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