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Old 12-09-2005, 08:46 AM
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Please post all questions, comments and suggestions you have about any or all of the courses and we'll get you an answer.
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:22 AM
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I plan on taking the liner lock course once enrollment opens up. I read through the materials required section. Would it be possible to be more specific in the requirements for Ti and reamers and taps. Living where I do it will take a while to get the necessary supplies and equipment and I would prefer not to have to wait 2 to 3 weeks at the beginning of the course. Also when does enrollment open?
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:43 PM
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I plan on taking the liner lock course once enrollment opens up. I read through the materials required section. Would it be possible to be more specific in the requirements for Ti and reamers and taps. Living where I do it will take a while to get the necessary supplies and equipment and I would prefer not to have to wait 2 to 3 weeks at the beginning of the course. Also when does enrollment open?
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Steve
Hi, Steve.

The locking liner and framelock courses are scheduled to start 2/15/06.

Go here for the scheduled start dates.

http://www.knifenetwork.com/workshop/school/index.shtml

This is posted on the "Workshop" forum.

The enrollment period starts 21 days prior to the start date, so enrollment will be open January 25th.

Here's what I'll use

1. .050 or .060" thick 6al/4v titanium sheet for liners

2. .090 to .125" thick 6al/4v Ti for the bolsters

3. One 3/16" diameter straight pivot pin with 4-40 threads

4. Three 1/8" dia. straight pivot pins with 2-56 threads (or) three 1/8" dia. dowel pins

5. 1/8" dia. straight flute chucking reamer, HSS
(Note: If you use dowel pins, you'll need a .126" dia. reamer because dowels are slightly oversize.)

6. 3/16" dia. straight chucking reamer

7. 2-56 spiral point tap with No. 49 drill HSS

8. No. 48 drill for clearance on 2-56 screw, 11/64 drill to c'bore screw head

9. No.33 drill for clearance on 4-40 screw, 7/32 drill to c'bore screw head

10. 4-40, 2-56 button head Torx screws

11. 2-56 flat head Torx screws

12. T6 and T8 Torx screw drivers ( 2 of each)

12. One 3/8"dia. 82 degree single flute countersink for metal

13. One 1/4" or 3/8" dia. 82 degree multiple flute countersink for handle materials

All these supplies with the possible exception of drills, reamers and countersinks are available from Halpern Titanium, Knifekits.com. and other suppliers.

Enco or MSC are good suppliers for drills, reamers, taps, etc. Or check your local industrial supply house.

Anything else?

Thanks for asking, Steve. This should help everyone.


ADDED: One thumb bob or thumb disk, available from the same sources.

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Old 12-30-2005, 08:01 PM
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Hi Don:

For the Blade, liner, and backspacer filework class what material could I purchase to lean on during the class so I don't mess up a knife? Also, where can I purchase the practice material?


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Old 12-31-2005, 07:26 AM
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Hi Don:

For the Blade, liner, and backspacer filework class what material could I purchase to lean on during the class so I don't mess up a knife? Also, where can I purchase the practice material?
Steve, all you need for practice is a small piece of flat ground stock, 1018, etc. Get a piece around 1/8" thick x 1" wide at your local industrial supplier, MSC, Enco, maybe even Home depot.

You'll need an 8" half round mill file and a chain saw file to start.
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:25 AM
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Hi,

I am keen to enrol for the Blade, Liner and Back Spacer Filework course, any idea when it is likely to go ahead?

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Old 01-03-2006, 08:00 AM
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I am keen to enrol for the Blade, Liner and Back Spacer Filework course, any idea when it is likely to go ahead?

Cheers Noel
Hi, Noel. Go here for the schedule.

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=32476

It's scheduled to start 3/15/06.

Hope to see you there. Down under?

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Old 01-03-2006, 07:36 PM
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I'm would to take course #1 but I just saw it today. Do you need the knife before it starts.
There won't be time ship it. Is there certain times that we have to be on line.
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:25 AM
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I'm would to take course #1 but I just saw it today. Do you need the knife before it starts.
There won't be time ship it. Is there certain times that we have to be on line.
Steve
Steve, the enrollment period has been extended to January 9th., so just sign up and after you have enrolled you can take part in the class.

The knife kit will be shipped to you as soon as you enroll.

You'll have plenty of time to catch up with the rest of us. Don't worry about that.

So, enroll ASAP!

As for certain times to be on line, No. You do this on your own time whenever you have the time and post questions and comments as you go.

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Old 01-04-2006, 02:04 AM
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Hi Don,

The course does not show yet, but you can count me in.

Cheers Noel
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:29 AM
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The course does not show yet, but you can count me in.

Cheers Noel

Each course enrollment period activates 21 days prior to the start date, so mark your calendar, Noel.
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Old 01-05-2006, 04:21 AM
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Sorry Don,

I worked that out about 2 minutes after I posted.

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I need to know when the slip joint course is going to be open for enrollment. Thanks Richard
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:46 AM
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I need to know when the slip joint course is going to be open for enrollment. Thanks Richard
Go here for the course schedules, Richard.

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=32476

The class starts on feb. 1, so enrollment starts on Wednesday, Jan.11, 21 days prior to the class start date.

See you there.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:25 PM
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Don, I'm interested in the button lock course you've scheduled for April (#8) but the course info and enrollment links are for the fixed blade kit knife (#1).

Can you fix the links so I can see what I might be getting myself into, against all better judgment?

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