Let's make a Mikov

This is a forum for discussion on automatic an switchblade knives.

Moderators: Vagrant, The Motley Crew

Forum rules
There are a few things you should know before posting in these forums. If you are a new user, please click here and read carefully. Thanks a lot!
User avatar
eastcoastsniper
Posts: 932
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: You can run, but, you'll just die tired

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby eastcoastsniper » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:44 am

Springmesser wrote:
eastcoastsniper wrote:I hold the wheel steady and in position with my right hand and move the scale with my left hand. As long as you go slowly and only take off 1/16 of an inch or so at a time, the scale will stay put. By doing it this way, you can also move the wheel up and down for your bevel cuts.


I don't know about one handing it for a first time builder?


What's the worse that could happen!!? :roll:
.
Image

User avatar
Springmesser
Posts: 747
Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 5:21 am

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby Springmesser » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:34 am

Ouch! :(

j.a.c.

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby j.a.c. » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:18 am

:idea: MODS , can we get a sticky

User avatar
justinRsmith
Posts: 479
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:44 pm
Location: US

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby justinRsmith » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:52 am

ouch!
"I'll keep my money and guns & you keep the change"

Cryptomecanic
Posts: 1051
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:39 pm
Location: Cowchip Capital of the World

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby Cryptomecanic » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:23 am

Great job ECS,
it probably wouldent hurt to mention the bevel on the top bolsters, when I built my mikov I cut out the first set of scales before making the bevel and they came out a little too short, :)

User avatar
tanto
Posts: 1377
Joined: Mon May 27, 2002 1:41 pm
Location: The Czech Republic
Contact:

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby tanto » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:41 am

Excellent tutorial... can I link this thread from my website?

David

User avatar
eastcoastsniper
Posts: 932
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: You can run, but, you'll just die tired

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby eastcoastsniper » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:43 pm

Cryptomecanic wrote:Great job ECS,
it probably wouldent hurt to mention the bevel on the top bolsters, when I built my mikov I cut out the first set of scales before making the bevel and they came out a little too short, :)


Nice attention to detail Cryptomecanic,

a few pic's back, I just mentioned to make sure the scale is flush with the bolster. I've assembled some kits that need a slight bevel, and others that don't.
.
Image

User avatar
eastcoastsniper
Posts: 932
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: You can run, but, you'll just die tired

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby eastcoastsniper » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:04 pm

Let's continue with part 3....

I think the scales turned out pretty nice. Cocoblo is easy to work with, requires no stain and polish's up nicely.
.
Image
.
Now that the scales are done, let's do a nice thorn and vine filework on the backspring. We'll need a small round,half round and three sided to get started. these can be found at most hardware stores, or you can buy them on line.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... number=468
.
Image
.
First, mark off every 1/4 inch on the spring. Make sure you have it right side up!
.
Image
.
Image
.
Set the spring in your vise .Start with the small round file and nick between every other line. If you have small diamond files for your dremel, that is quicker.
.
Image
.
Then take the half round and file over your nick marks, going about half way to the other side at a 25* angle.
.
Image
.
Image
.
Image
.
Take a little steel wool to the top and sides to clean it up. Next, we're going to make the thorns. I used a sharpie to shade in the areas where we are going to file out with the 3 sided file. Go slowly and you'll be amazed how fast and easy this part is.
.
Image
.
And here it is.....
.
Image
.
Next, take the half round file and round off the edges. This is what your spring should look like. Sand the top and sides with 500 grit sandpaper. Polish the top (filed) with either metal polish or 1200 grit polishing cloth.
.
Image
.
Here's what we have so far... Tomorrow, we'll do the assembly.
.
Image

User avatar
Springmesser
Posts: 747
Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 5:21 am

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby Springmesser » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:44 pm

Man...this is a great tutorial.....even showing how to do some custom file work. 8)
And the cocobolo scales look great. :)

User avatar
butch
Posts: 3995
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:00 pm
Location: Pennsylvannia
Contact:

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby butch » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:15 pm

coming along very nicely,sniper,youve motivated me,My internet service was down all day and I have no shop set up yet but I milled out scales out on the deck out of african padauk.
Image

User avatar
eastcoastsniper
Posts: 932
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: You can run, but, you'll just die tired

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby eastcoastsniper » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:19 pm

butch wrote:coming along very nicely,sniper,youve motivated me,My internet service was down all day and I have no shop set up yet but I milled out scales out on the deck out of african padauk.


Sounds nice Butch, Be sure to post up some pic's...We like pic's :)

if you have anything to add to the tutorial...anybody, We'd like to hear from you :)

User avatar
butch
Posts: 3995
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:00 pm
Location: Pennsylvannia
Contact:

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby butch » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:31 pm

I sure will post a pic,I want to add inserts but have nothing nice to use for spacer matireal,Im going to see if I can get some ultra thin brass from Medico.
Image

User avatar
eastcoastsniper
Posts: 932
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: You can run, but, you'll just die tired

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby eastcoastsniper » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:44 pm

Texas knife has some really nice spacer material.
.
http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/index.php?cPath=587_729
.
i like the 3 or 5 layers with alternating colors.

User avatar
butch
Posts: 3995
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:00 pm
Location: Pennsylvannia
Contact:

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby butch » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:49 pm

Yeah,Texas knife supply has some great stuff,I need to place an order when I can gather the $ Ive got a lot of kits that have been lying here for quite a long time cause I cant find time or money to work on them,probably when the kids are moved out on their own :lol: I was just looking threw my kits and discovered Im missing a massaro old fashioned kit. :shock:
Image

User avatar
jarvis
Posts: 1469
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:40 am
Location: Where The Homelss Meet The Sea

Re: Let's make a Mikov

Postby jarvis » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:52 pm

butch wrote:I was just looking through my kits and discovered I'm missing a Massaro old fashioned kit. :shock:

Didn't I get one of those from you for one of my StrayDog projects, Butch? I can't remember....
Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a Kaiser blade.


Return to “Switchblade knives”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Former7051, wicollector and 13 guests