Basic Slipjoints with Chris Crawford (Knifemaking DVD)
In 2001, I put together an online tutorial demonstrating how to build a slipjoint. Then in 2009, I released a DVD demonstrating the process. As you can imagine, my methods changed between 2001 and 2009, and they have continued to change since then.
I’m replacing the DVD that I released in 2009 with two new titles, Basic Slipjoints and Intermediate Slipjoints.
In this two DVD video set I demonstrate how to make a basic slipjoint using basic knifemaking tools. If you are new to knifemaking, and you are interested in making a pocket knife, then this video is for you.
The knife that I make in this video has an O1 blade and spring, G10 scales, and nickel silver pins.
Some of the topics covered are:
- Building a knife from a paper pattern
- Fitting up the blade and spring
- Blade grinding with a jig
- Heat treating the blade and spring
- Cold bluing the blade and spring
- Knife assembly
(Running Time: 2 Hours 57 Minutes)