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balibalistic Dec 31, 2011

  1. balibalistic

    balibalistic Outlaw Knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Glad Ron approves!!

    Thanks you guys! I'm just posting the odd picture here and there. There really is quite a bit involved with building bails from scratch. One of these days I will document every step for you's to see.

    I did try water jet once and wasn't happy with the results so I went back to doing it all myself in my shop. That way I have full control over the entire process. One day I hope I can afford and have room for a nice Bridgeport mill :)
     
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    I would love that, cause I have been very seriously considering dropping a big chunk of cash on a bunch of equipment like yours, considering I would be making (or try to be making) similar stuff as you do. Thumbs up for a full wip thread!
     
  3. EOD13

    EOD13 Balisong Addict JDBA Official Member

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    If you start making balisongs and they're quality.... PM me. From what i've seen in your flipping i think you'd make a nasty balisong with the right tools and if you have the skill for it :thumbsup:
     
  4. accurate

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    Hollow grinding at it's finest!
     
  5. balibalistic

    balibalistic Outlaw Knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Man,I would start out with very basic tools,before dropping a bunch of cash on stuff. That way you can learn what you might make better use of,you know?
     
  6. balibalistic

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    That grind is legendary. I can't wait to see the completed knife!
     
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    Thats the problem, Im finding it so hard to get started. I know I would love making knives but its alot of money to get the equipment I want, but then I think about getting some cheaper stuff and it just leads me to wanting the best of the best.

    The only tool I really have now, is a drill press. I would love to get a Great grinder (I was looking at Bee Grinders), I would love a decent heat treat oven (which would probably be the last thing I buy),a good bandsaw as well. I would also love a mediocre mill/drill too.

    The thing that sucks is I lost my old job to surgery so Im not pulling in a lot of dough... I think I would have already had some stuff if it werent for that.
     
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    Blade is ground,everything is at a 320 grit finish,I will do the handle work and all that before final blade finishing as I will probably scratch it up more.

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    Oh,I ground this one in my teehawk style,deep all over and the grinds all but touch!
     
  10. EOD13

    EOD13 Balisong Addict JDBA Official Member

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    That grind :ross:
     
  11. mattlclemens

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    Wow man whoever wins this will be the envy of the JD
     
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    Actually, this one is for the boss of the J.D. I will be doing the raffle Bali next! Sorry this has taken a while guys, I've had other things to work at at the same time.
     
  13. Mr.LaBella

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    :ron: :bwah: :jdwink2:
     
  14. balibalistic

    balibalistic Outlaw Knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Gonna start on a pocket clip!!

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  15. accurate

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    Your satin finish looks great on that LST. I can see why that's tough to do.
     
  16. balibalistic

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    Machined clip!

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  17. balibalistic

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    Man, I'm having way to much fun with this stupid iPad and iPhone :manganr:
     
  18. EOD13

    EOD13 Balisong Addict JDBA Official Member

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    They can be VERY addictive :bwah:

    I love that clip too btw. I'm not a huge fan of clips on balisongs, but it looks VERY fluid :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks man, it looks kind of half assed right now but after I finish it and torch it, that mokuti looks nice. I try to make clips that don't interfere and just work.

    And yes I just got the iPad for Xmas and after handling it I had to trade in my android for an iPhone. That's what I'm using for all the photos.i think I'm fully iOS converted.
     
  20. EOD13

    EOD13 Balisong Addict JDBA Official Member

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    And that is why you make some of the best balisongs out there ever :ross:
     

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