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Working on a channel balisong

Eldon Talley Aug 14, 2014

  1. InfinityShade

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    Constructive feedback:
    If you are going for a design that works well for flippers id suggest cutting the horns down a bit. Darth vaders head will pinch the shit out of your fingers in a combo. Maybe by about half and round the point out. other than that she looks good to me :thumbsup: i look forward to seeing a prototype when its ready.
     
  2. Coconutfilipino

    Coconutfilipino JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Pardon my ignorance..

    Pardon my ignorance, I did look again at the OP's post..but it's still looks like a computer "rendering" to me...is it not? am I missing something?

    Is the pic (of parts laid out) Ti slabs that will be milled out?

    Maybe on my small phone screen I am not seeing what I should? Are those scales in the pic , or are there 'channel' handles that I am missing/ not seeing?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2014
  3. Linos

    Linos baliholickydexbender JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    look at my post...i posted a second pic of his,he had balisong parts...safe to say he has done it before, and it`s not a "Balzano" rerun...
     
  4. Coconutfilipino

    Coconutfilipino JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Ahhhh-ok.

    Thank you for responding, and clarifying. I appreciate it.
     
  5. Nathan Dewey

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    agree.
    accentuated horns are from the old mindset of balisong, take them down a bit, it allows you to use more of the handle.
     
  6. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    How's this different from the Dogbite Balisong Kit? The design is pretty much the same.

    ***Not knocking it...just curious
     
  7. Ryanol

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    Well if its from five.years ago it predates the dogbite and the basic kit on usaknifemakers for one.

    That said I would love to see how they turned out five years ago.

    If were offering constructive criticism - get rid of the holes on the side of the channels.
     
  8. DeepSkyyz

    DeepSkyyz Skyy'z the limit JDBA Official Member

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    I think those are the ones from years ago, channel ones look different. They came before the dog bite I'm pretty sure
     
  9. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    AAAAHHHHHHHHHH. Just got done reading the entire post.

    Well, the render looks legit.

    ***But that's a lot of holes. Way too may holes.
     
  10. Nathan Dewey

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    holes on the sides shouldn't compromise strength if they're spaced evenly, especially if it's titanium and the lockup depends on tang pins open and closed.
    A big problem with doing a channel bali that's a little longer is the added weight. 4.5 oz sounds like a sweet place to be. Trust me, I've been working on it.:ropeman:
     
  11. Glenn

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  12. Linos

    Linos baliholickydexbender JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    BMs and PCCs had holes on the sides
     
  13. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    :devilzeek:devilzeek:devilzeek

    I retract my comparison to the Dogbite Balisong Kit and "too many holes" comment.

    Please don't ban me from the waiting list:thumbsup:

    ***I got a lot of ass kissing to do :bwah:
     
  14. Ryanol

    Ryanol SnarkMasterFunkyFresh JDBA Official Member

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    Maybe he's got a 5axis CNC what do I know.

    With a standard mill those holes on the sides would require re clamping/fixturing in addition to creating additional production steps they detract visually from the bali- they are fine on SS Bali's where weight reduction is tantamount ala Roton but on a ti I'd find the weight savings elsewhere.
     
  15. nuts4knives

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  16. Eldon Talley

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    Thanks for the input, I should have one finished in three weeks if everything goes smooth. I'll be at g6 on Thursday& Friday if any of you want to talk to me.
    I've got 60 pieces of 3/4" by 5/8" by 5 3/4" 6al 4v ti headed my way
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 16, 2014
  17. Looseyfur

    Looseyfur OG Flipper JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    They look good man.
     
  18. nostimos

    nostimos JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Awesome fixed blades!:thumbsup:
     
  19. BladeBandit

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    That's a nice looking bali. I really dig the design. I've never had a split handle latch before. I always thought they looked kinda funky.
     
  20. Chris_Himself

    Chris_Himself Bay Area Devil Alliance

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    Oh man, a Loveless style maker in the house.. doing balisongs.

    Sign me up Captain!
     

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