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    A little project

    Made a couple of meat cleavers a couple of months ago while the weather was shitty and I didnít have the urge to go hunting or shooting, kept me busy for a while and more importantly, out of the missusí hair.

    Started with a nice big saw blade 24inches in diameter marked a couple out



    Then cut them out with a 4 inch grinder with thin disc



    Burned a hole in a work shirt



    Then got stuck in with the bastard file,



    Tbc
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    Lots of elbow grease and starting to take shape nicely



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    Handle is some black wattle riveted and glued, didnít do any polishing as I quite like the patina from the rust stain



    Number two ended up similar but used some Camphor Laurel for the handle.



    Gave the first to a good mate and sold the second one to mother fella for 150.00.




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    Nice 1, good effort. Your gunna have to make another one for yourself

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    They look like they belong on my kitchen wall....
    Tidier than a bought one, I like the like of the first with the rust still, makes it look like it has been used.
    Top effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    Nice 1, good effort. Your gunna have to make another one for yourself

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    Thanks mate, quite pleased how they turned out. The full done one in the first photo is the one I use for myself, its a pickup from an old meat house at an old disused shearing shed quarters, dunno how old it is, but its a hand forged one from years ago, will get the makers name later, it was made in Sydney, probably 50 or 60 years ago, its a ripper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    They look like they belong on my kitchen wall....
    Tidier than a bought one, I like the like of the first with the rust still, makes it look like it has been used.
    Top effort.
    Thanks, and yes, I much prefer the rust patina on it, as you say it makes it looked used, is that a hint that you would want one ??

    Got another two on the go at the moment, a bit shorter in the blade, but they have a nice heft to them.

    The steel saw blade they were made from is 6mm thick, high speed steel, the main reason I used the file for all the work was to keep heat out of the steel, I dont have any hardening experience or the gear to do it. They hold an edge very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamel View Post
    Thanks, and yes, I much prefer the rust patina on it, as you say it makes it looked used, is that a hint that you would want one ??

    Got another two on the go at the moment, a bit shorter in the blade, but they have a nice heft to them.

    The steel saw blade they were made from is 6mm thick, high speed steel, the main reason I used the file for all the work was to keep heat out of the steel, I dont have any hardening experience or the gear to do it. They hold an edge very well.
    I have a nice one here that has been around longer than I have,
    I bet the owners of yours are very happy.

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    They look great Kamel
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    They look great Kamel
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