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Old 11-07-2013, 08:10 PM   #3721
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #3722
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Benchmade 950-1

hi guys selling new in box Benchmade 950-1 rift black class.Never used never sharpened and in mint condition.Still have the box and whatever that came with it.Imported from benchmade in America.Price negotiable, i just want to sell at what i bought the knife at.Pm me to discuss further.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:31 AM   #3723
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hi guys selling new in box Benchmade 950-1 rift black class.Never used never sharpened and in mint condition.Still have the box and whatever that came with it.Imported from benchmade in America.Price negotiable, i just want to sell at what i bought the knife at.Pm me to discuss further.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #3724
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Hi guys,

So yesterday I decided to experiment a little. *
I bought some stainless steel shackles for my paracord bracelets. I rubbed it down with 70% alcohol to remove finger prints and dropped them on my stove. My stove is a Teka Induction stove, great electrical stove I think. *
It took like 20mins to get it to a golden bronze. So... I decided to take my 710 to the heat.*

I expected it to take a minute at least, considering the liners are quite thin. I was shocked when it smoked at 30secs and turned a burnished bronze real quick. I just dumped it into water to quench it. And here's the result.




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Old 12-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #3725
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But I do have a slight problem now... The pivot is extremely resistant and it just doesn't flip out at all. *
Any tips to fix this?*
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #3726
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how you do the anodising on the stove.. iam clueless about it. maybe u are able to organise workshop for some novices..on mod for knives.. something like workshop for airfix modelling..
will be cool...
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #3727
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HiSigma
how you do the anodising on the stove.. iam clueless about it. maybe u are able to organise workshop for some novices..on mod for knives.. something like workshop for airfix modelling..
will be cool...
Hi sojourn88,

Don't say until I like so pro la. It's nothing much, really.
Here's the video from a guy who offers insane knife pumping services. Much of his works are top end Hinderers.
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=zXy1c2iqdHI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

It takes a bit of trial an error, especially with gas stoves as it's hard to get an even heating. I have seen and heard of people using oven with great results, mainly because, like electric stoves, the heat distribution is even.
A general rule of thumb is that stainless 304 will start changing color at 290 degrees celcius in air. It will bronze at around 340 and blue at 450 and above. I've considered investing in an infrared gun to get more consistent results.

I don't think I can make a video as I am camera shy, but maybe a concise summary of what I did will be possible the next time I attempt this.

As of now, I'm more inclined towards using a gas stove as the heating curve is more predictable, unlike my electrical stove. I may consider using the oven in my school. That's 600 degrees of yummy heat.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #3728
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U guys done heat treatment b4???

U must get the specs for the metal b4 knowing wat temp to heat it. Then create a enviroment to successfuly harden the knives...
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #3729
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The first picture didn't look too good, thought it resembled rust. Then when I saw the closer ups I was amazed turned out quite well I'd say!
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Old 13-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #3730
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bump for the weekend

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ge...r-4280143.html

Chris Reeve, Rick Hinderer & Spyderco at your doorstep hand delivered to you on my Vespa, no less

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Old 13-07-2013, 06:52 AM   #3731
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sidenote, where can I get this mini grinder machine? anyone SIC?

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Old 13-07-2013, 06:57 AM   #3732
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you can buy the bench grinder at hardware shops - try Eunos or Geylang etc, those that sell Makita Benchgrinders. China benchgrinders are cheap but you get China quality (sucks, that's the truth). The paper wheels you can get online. But the RPM is high, about 3000rpm. If you go to a motor workshop, they will all have one, you can ask them where they get the grinders from.

I prefer belt sander rather than bench grinder - still trying to convince someone to make something for me.
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Old 13-07-2013, 01:12 PM   #3733
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you can buy the bench grinder at hardware shops - try Eunos or Geylang etc, those that sell Makita Benchgrinders. China benchgrinders are cheap but you get China quality (sucks, that's the truth). The paper wheels you can get online. But the RPM is high, about 3000rpm. If you go to a motor workshop, they will all have one, you can ask them where they get the grinders from.

I prefer belt sander rather than bench grinder - still trying to convince someone to make something for me.
Check out French Road around lavender. That area is famous for canvas and tarps, but I found some nifty shops that sell plenty of machining hardware. I also managed to purchase some of those stainless steel shackles I used, though I find it peculiar that I paid more than I would over at black tactical.
That aside, I'm pretty sure i saw some shops selling industrial machines like the grinder. A few streets down towards farrer park, you can find more professional shops selling higher end ones, even lathes and drills.
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Old 14-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #3734
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Tonight's gonna be a good night. Hopefully I can finish sanding my shallot! I should be able to bring it to a brushed finishing at 800grit, and then off into the stonewash tumbler for 2 hours before I clean her up with alcohol for the anodizing. let's hope she turn out stunning.

I have a few more goodies to pick up over the week.
1) Moonglow and corian sheet
2) AG Russell's Ultimate Pen Knife titanium
3) Bradley Kimura style Bali-trainer.

I think I caught the Bali-bug now. I'm itching to get some balisongs without running foul of the law. But those trainer blades are so damn ugly. I mean, real damn ugly!
I'm considering getting a Bradley Kimura 6 and have the seller blunting the blade to a flat edge for me.
What you guys think?
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Old 14-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #3735
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Balisongs were great in the past before they invented locking mechanisms and one handed openers. As a tool, they are outdated. The law also prohibits the import of balisongs. Why go down that path? If one wants to not be harassed, one has to pick the path that steers clear of harassment. My 2 new Singapore cents. YMMV.

Looking forward to pics of your pimped Shallot.
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