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Carbon Fiber BM51 Morpho, wanted to know what you think

shawn8020 May 1, 2014

  1. shawn8020

    shawn8020 Little member

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    A couple months ago my friend and I decided to start making scales for knives and this is what I came up with. Wanted to know what you guys think and where did I screw up. You can be as brutally honest as you want I can take it :cry:

    Made all of the handles carbon fiber (also made the carbon fiber)
    bead blasted the clip
    polished the liners

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  2. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    First, nice work BUT...

    1. Gotta have the slots. That's what makes the 51 awesome looking

    2. No advantage of CF over G10 in terms of weight. Biggest issue with the 51 is that it is too light.

    3. Gotta countersink the screws

    ***"A" for effort
     
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  3. shawn8020

    shawn8020 Little member

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    Thanks for the "A" for effort. It was my first try so I didn't know much and its the only knife I had to work with,but your right I think I'll countersink the holes on it.
     
  4. DeepSkyyz

    DeepSkyyz Skyy'z the limit JDBA Official Member

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    Nice work for a first try man, I think it would indeed look a lot better if it had some sort of slot/hole pattern.


    Holy shit that is a dusty keyboard.
     
  5. Ronin0821

    Ronin0821 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I'm no modder nor knife maker but Kool as hell. I couldn't tell you what's wrong if anything but definitely on the right track:thumbsup:
     
  6. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Everything Anthony said & that keyboard looks like it was buried with King Tut...
     
  7. shawn8020

    shawn8020 Little member

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    Ya I work as an Auto Tech everything here is dusty/dirty :bwah:.
     
  8. Nathan Dewey

    Nathan Dewey That guy you know Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Be carefull countersinking cf.
    Make sure the bit you use is de-burred(use it on some scrap cf first) and be mindfull of the coarse "weave" that a lot of grades use.
     
  9. WyldStyl3

    WyldStyl3 Never gunna give you up JDBA Official Member

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    I think it looks good, but my first thought was countersink the screws as well. I don't care if it has slots or not. I think it looks good like that.
     
  10. Bnap

    Bnap JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I actually really like the look. But yes defiantly countersink the screws.
     
  11. tx101

    tx101 Stuck in the middle with you JDBA Official Member

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    Pssst .... lightning strike CF = :thumbsup:
     
  12. Coconutfilipino

    Coconutfilipino JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I agree with the countersinking...
    AND with the fact that it is good work, and a great starting point.


    You mentioned making your own CF. So a couple quick thoughts/questions:
    -Maybe, the possibility of a WIP thread so we could see/learn a little of that and how you do it?
    -for those makers/modders (and even those of us who are trying home DIY kits (such as DB 1's or 2's)),
    would you be able to or be willing to make some for sale? Not huge sheets, necessarily, but say , if we wanted to try an inlay or something...




    Nice work, man!!!
     
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  13. shawn8020

    shawn8020 Little member

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    Ya, for sure when I get a chance I'll write up a quick tutorial on how I made my CF, and If people want to buy some when I make it I'll have that as an option. I'm new to the forum so I'm not exactly sure where to put a DIY.
     
  14. dork5002002

    dork5002002 Little member

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    This is exactly what I thought and in that order.
     
  15. Brad_Gilbert

    Brad_Gilbert JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I agree, looks great but id countersink the screws. Adding slots would also add to the look, but great job i love carbon fiber:thumbsup:
     
  16. Mpsecare

    Mpsecare Owl Man

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    I think you should make a full CF handled one.
     
  17. McAhron

    McAhron knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Nice on Hooter!
     
  18. jade

    jade Born to be wild Lady Devil

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    Other than the screws not being counter-sunk, I like it. I like the plain design without the cut outs.

    How much does the knife weigh now, if it's any different than with the G10?
     
  19. shawn8020

    shawn8020 Little member

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    I don't know how I did it but it is exactly down to the 10th of a gram the exact same weight as the original.
     
  20. flowerpower0186

    flowerpower0186 Huge member

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    Maybe it would be right on if you would had drilled the holes/slots and countersunk the screws. Is G-10 and CF supposed to weight the same or something? On thing I think you should do is take closer up pics to we can see the detail and fit and finish b/c that to me is one of the most important things. The next thing you should do is clean that mother fucking desk and keyboard. Then you're all good bro! And you made your own carbon fiber?!?! No outsourcing with you. Damn nice job! You might actually make a little profit when it's all said and done.:thumbsup:
     

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