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Micarta can be made from colored paper or cloth. We used colored construction paper and laminated it together with fiberglass resin. Check out this short video which details the entire process.
We used a disc grinder with a cut off wheel to cut out the outline of the knife. Then used a flap sanding wheel and a belt sander to finish shaping and beveling the edge
Once the blade is shaped, beveled and polished and before heat treating its time to drill holes for the pins. Check out this short video which shows how to sharpen and keep using your old drill bits.
The final step to most DIY knife projects is to sharpen the blade. Check out this short video which shows how to get that razor sharp edge on any knife.
Metal etching is an easy way to add design details onto the blade or spine of almost any knife.
Micarta is a composite made with fiberglass resin. It can be made from paper or material. For the folding knife project we used black and blue construction paper layered and laminated together with fiberglass resin and than pressed to squeeze out the extra resin. Check out out short how to video on micarta to see exactly how its made.
After the handle pin holes are drilled its time to harden and temper the blade. Check out this short video which describes both easy processes.
Each piece of this lock back folding knife was cut from 1095 carbon steel with a disc grinder. We then used a sanding wheel on the same disc grinder to smooth and finish each piece. The blade was beveled on a small belt sander and then the folding knife was assembled with pins. Check out the short how to video posted above to see how each piece was made and assembled.
DIY Easy Knife Making, learn how to make a knife similar to this lock back gravity knife with blue Micarta handle. Check out our short video to see exactly how easy this knife was to make. We have also posted links to several other short videos that will show you how to make the handles, harden and sharpen the blade.
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