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Postby SpyderScout » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:43 am

RoBoTech wrote:I did read that, and realized you guys made your own material. Very nice.
It isn't what I thought it was.
Here is the material I THOUGHT you used.
http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/index.php?cPath=40_466
C-Tek.
The reason I asked about the Nancyl stuff was because some people have reported some brittleness in the C-Tek when working it down.
But, it looks good when finished properly.
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I've never handled the C-Tek stuff, so have no experience with it.
I dont know, how their process or construction is either, but we have a carbon fiber backing.
We experienced no brittleness when working the scale material. Maybe the CF makes the block more stable to work with or maybe the brittleness is in other materials used.
Mere guesswork on my behalf, as we experienced no such problems.
(there were a hitch or two on the way, but no brittleness;-))
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Postby RoBoTech » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:28 am

SpyderScout wrote:I've never handled the C-Tek stuff, so have no experience with it.
I dont know, how their process or construction is either, but we have a carbon fiber backing.
We experienced no brittleness when working the scale material. Maybe the CF makes the block more stable to work with or maybe the brittleness is in other materials used.
Mere guesswork on my behalf, as we experienced no such problems.
(there were a hitch or two on the way, but no brittleness;-))
I think the brittleness comes from the cells.
The cells are made by using aluminum "cages". Any time the cage is cut, the material left MAY become un-attached from the cut cage walls, so care has to be taken when working with it (cutting, shaping, sanding, etc). Once it it is finished, it seems to be stable.
The material you are making is completely different and should be stronger.
But, not everyone has the stuff or the time to make their own.
This makes your Pingo a one of a kind, unless you decide to make another.
That makes it more interesting, at least to me.
With production materials, any project can be duplicated. Just depends on whether anyone else wants to do it.
I am modding a Pingo just for the fun of it, and having something to do. But, your Pingo is unique, and it's very nice, indeed.
Good Job!

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Postby SpyderScout » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:31 am

RoBoTech wrote:I think the brittleness comes from the cells.
The cells are made by using aluminum "cages". Any time the cage is cut, the material left MAY become un-attached from the cut cage walls, so care has to be taken when working with it (cutting, shaping, sanding, etc). Once it it is finished, it seems to be stable.
The material you are making is completely different and should be stronger.
But, not everyone has the stuff or the time to make their own.
This makes your Pingo a one of a kind, unless you decide to make another.
That makes it more interesting, at least to me.
With production materials, any project can be duplicated. Just depends on whether anyone else wants to do it.
I am modding a Pingo just for the fun of it, and having something to do. But, your Pingo is unique, and it's very nice, indeed.
Good Job!
That makes sense. I suppose, thats where the problem could be; when a honeycomb 'cage' or compartment is cut in half and the Nanocyl exposed.
We experienced no such problems, as mentioned.
Yes, my Pingo is one-of-a-kind. Fun to make and fun to use/own.
Look forward to seeing the result of your Pingo modding.
Thanks for the kind words.
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Postby einstein2001 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:54 pm

Blue G10 Tenacious dyed deep purple and acid etched using nail polish as resist.
Ladybug 3 Salt Hawkbill with a blue FRN dye job.
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Postby Jazz » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:04 am

Nice job, Einstein! Welcome to the forum. :)
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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:09 am

einstein2001 wrote:Blue G10 Tenacious dyed deep purple and acid etched using nail polish as resist.
Ladybug 3 Salt Hawkbill with a blue FRN dye job.

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thats brilliant! great job

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Postby phillipsted » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:48 am

Nicely done, Einstein! Welcome to the forum!

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Postby Pockets » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:42 pm

Very nice! Welcome.
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Postby einstein2001 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:19 pm

Hey everybody, thanks for the welcome.
I just got into knives about a month ago and needless to say the spyder bit me pretty good.
You've got a great community here, glad I can join in.

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Pingo with thumbstud

Postby RoBoTech » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:06 pm

I did a quick job on this this morning and have not done a final finish. I may redo the clip side scale if I can't grind down a clip to fit what I milled. Sorry mill job, so I may just go with no clip and a kydex neck sheath, or order a 1/16" carbide end mill as a 1/8" is too large for the tight corners. Want that triangular shape on the clip, so may go that route and make a new scale.
Anyway, here is a Pingo with Toxic Green G-10 with black G-10 liners.
Put a new pivot in to allow use of the black "designer screws". Will order a set of SS instead, so that will be changed.
Also put on a thumb stud for easier one hand opening. Works very well.
A work in progress, but have too many other projects to finish up before getting back to this.

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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:21 pm

well done sir
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Postby Bladekeeper » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:25 pm

RoBoTech wrote:I did a quick job on this this morning and have not done a final finish. I may redo the clip side scale if I can't grind down a clip to fit what I milled. Sorry mill job, so I may just go with no clip and a kydex neck sheath, or order a 1/16" carbide end mill as a 1/8" is too large for the tight corners. Want that triangular shape on the clip, so may go that route and make a new scale.
Anyway, here is a Pingo with Toxic Green G-10 with black G-10 liners.
Put a new pivot in to allow use of the black "designer screws". Will order a set of SS instead, so that will be changed.
Also put on a thumb stud for easier one hand opening. Works very well.
A work in progress, but have too many other projects to finish up before getting back to this.

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That has character nice job man .

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Postby Bob2swpa » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Very nice
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Postby Jazz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:24 pm

Nice job, as always, RoBo.
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Postby FroOchie » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:03 am

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This is my Manix XL I just got back from TuffThumbz. Carbon Fiber and Moonglow...
...I have no knives I keep in a safe but there are one or two that don't leave the house...

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Postby GTPowers » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:48 am

FroOchie wrote:
This is my Manix XL I just got back from TuffThumbz. Carbon Fiber and Moonglow...


:eek: :eek: :eek: impressive!

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Postby Holland » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:20 pm

very nice manix!
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Postby danracer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:19 am

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Ti pocket clip from usaknifemaker, fits nice and low on the pocket but my jeans have kind of a heavier fabric and the screws get snagged a little on the edge of the pocket.

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Postby vadel » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:12 pm

Calypso Brown? No, this is Military Brown CTS-XHP. Custom pivot with flat head. Like pivot in Calypso...

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Postby Donut » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:31 pm

I love the mods you do to militaries. Did you have to put that spacer under the clip to fit the screw?
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