A Few To Work On

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A Few To Work On

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:12 am

There's some really nice work being done 'round here, you guys are doing great! I remember when some of you were just getting started, you've learned your lessons well grasshoppers. ::tu:: :D

Here's a few I have in the bin that I need to get busy on. Some pretty decent material to work with. I think I have all the pieces and parts I need to finish all of them. The problems range from blade fabrication/replacement/reprofiling, to rehandling. There may be a couple that I'll need to tig weld the end of the tang to get the snap back in 'em and a couple that may just need a good cleaning and adjustment to get 'em up and running.

I'd been working on the Union Cut. Co. Hobo when I shut down a couple of years ago. I had already fashioned a new primary blade for it and was in the process of making a new fork, both will be made using 1095. I have a 100 yr. old set of red stag slabs that I rescued from an old meat fork that should work...if I'm careful, they're close.

Got my work cut out for me, but looking forward to getting back into it.

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Jerry will appreciate these two. :D

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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby glennbad » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:17 am

Oh boy, you're going to be busy!

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Postby Brumbydownunder » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:15 am

Very much looking forward to the progress pics ......
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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby ea42 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:19 am

Great to see you're getting back to the bench WB, missed seeing your work!!

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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby orvet » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:08 am

Great to see you back in the saddle Rob! ::tu::
Can't wait to see what you do with all them parts. :mrgreen: ::nod::
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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:08 pm

Thanks for the words of encouragement fellas! ::handshake::


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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby royal0014 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:23 pm

Way to get back on that horse .... er .... or buffalo .... 8)

Second picture, near the bottom, acorn shield and slant bolsters .....
that's where I'd start . . . . looks like somethin' special !
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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby just bob » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Just curious. That scout knife you show has deteriorated handles and yet the blade etch looks factory new. What is going on there? Also I know a guy named just bob that would trade you out of that R,W, and B knife if you have more work that you can get done. Good luck on your projects. Do you do the welding yourself? I've always found that to be a deal breaker for me. The minimum charge at the local welding shop is $65. Most knives I take apart aren't worth $65 when they're done.
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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby zp4ja » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:48 pm

Hey Rob,

Glad to see you posting again. Hope life is well.

Regards, Jerry
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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:13 pm

I don't want to diss anyone, but most of these came from an ex-mechanic, I'm afraid he wasn't very good at it. It doesn't look like he did any permanent damage, but I'll have to do quite a bit of backtracking to end up with acceptable results. Like the knife Royal mentioned, a mish mash of blades,(Camillus, others?) but I have Remington blades to put back in it. As far as the Scout knife, the blade is new, but will be removed and replaced with a proper blade and the current blade also used in a Scout of the correct timeline and condition. Sometimes it can take months or even years to find the right parts for a knife, sometimes you never will. This particular batch are ones I've spent quite a bit of time tracking down the right parts to repair them, I have many more in the shop that I'm still looking. The one exception is the UCC hobo, finding parts for that one just seems highly unlikely for any reasonable amount of money. I'd love to be able to put original blades back in it and I may keep looking, but... ::skeptic::

Bob, I'll let ya know on that R/W/B Scout. The handles are in great shape, but having to tear it all the way down is always risky with plastic slabs.

The welding, I do myself but have to go down to my brothers machine shop in Ft. Smith to do it.

Thanks Jerry, by the grace of God, life is much better now then it has been over the past couple of years.

Thanks again all,


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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:34 pm

By gad, Rob. You do love a challenge.
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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:09 pm

Jerry ol' buddy, life has never been anything but. So I figured out a long time ago, I might as well make the best of it. Not that there hasn't been times when I had to ask myself, "Man, what the hell were you thinking"? :D


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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby Thunderdaddy » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:01 am

I have a couple Edge Mark Explorer Professionals I would like restored. 1 is basically cherry with a cracked scale and some minor damage to one of the liners in the rear. The other is banged up and very used. Both I would like rescaled, the heavily used one I would like a full spa treatment for, the other just any spot clean-up that is possible (and the handle re-cover).

Is there anyone game that wants to help me?

Thanks in advance-- Adam

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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:52 pm

Hey Adam, for now anyway, I'm gonna stick to working on the mass of knives in my personal stash. But the really good news, is that there are a lot of excellent mechanics here on the forum that would likely be more then happy to help you out. One of them will probably weigh in, or send you a PM. You could also look through the repair/restore forums and see which one catches your eye and send them a message. As far as I'm concerned, there's not a bad one in the bunch!


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Re: A Few To Work On

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:41 pm

I started posting some of these in separate threads, but decided to post them here for the sake of before and after pics. I'll try to give a brief description of the work done on each. The majority have been fully disassembled. All are lightly cleaned, well oiled, nicely sharpened and ready for use.

Best Ever Cut. Co. 3-5/8" Equal End.

All this one needed was some minor blade reprofiling. There was a small chip in the spear blade and the clip blade was slightly blunted.

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Case XX era Slim Trapper.

Pile side handle half missing, front slab broke trying to take it apart. Full rehandle and inlayed shield.

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