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Old 10-04-2019, 02:58 PM   #1
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My 5 yr old has been wanting his own knife.
We’ve been talking a lot about personal responsibility so I came up with a plan.
3D print him one and if he can take care of it, not break it, and not lose it, then he can step up to one of those wooden kits that we will build together, THEN we will talk about his first real hunting knife.



Hit it w the sharpie and made a quick lanyard.


Folds pretty smooth and actually locks.
Like the Hinderer style frame lock
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:00 PM   #2
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https://youtu.be/AxluhZpDbpY

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Old 10-04-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:07 PM   #4
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Nice job on the knife! And great training tool. Got my first real pocket knife when I was 6.



Now, print one of those with Stainless or titanium inks, and you'll have the market cornered!

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Old 10-04-2019, 03:07 PM   #5
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Is that a personal printer? I would love to buy one.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:15 PM   #6
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Pretty stinking cool, what a great idea.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:16 PM   #7
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Wow. That is top notch. Nice work and great idea. Been thinking about going down a similar path for my 7yo
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:18 PM   #8
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That's a great idea!!!
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:19 PM   #9
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Is that a personal printer? I would love to buy one.

Lol...I've been wanting one.
This one is in my classroom. We do a 3D printing/design unit after Christmas and the kids get to design and print their own designs.

This one is a Dremel 3D-20 and works really well.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:20 PM   #10
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Nice job on the knife! And great training tool. Got my first real pocket knife when I was 6.



Now, print one of those with Stainless or titanium inks, and you'll have the market cornered!

https://markforged.com/metal-x/

If I could afford one....lol.
These metal printers are WAY cool. I've read about companies using them to 3D print silencers, cores, etc.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:25 PM   #11
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Wow. That is top notch. Nice work and great idea. Been thinking about going down a similar path for my 7yo
That's about the age I was thinking about for his real one.
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:02 PM   #12
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Your idea is awesome. I remember giving my son his first knife at that age. We had the safety talk and about 60 seconds later I hear him let out a gasp. The next thing I hear is "Don't worry, it's not that bad", as he walks across the living room dripping blood all the way. He bled like a stuck pig, but no real harm done.
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That's about the age I was thinking about for his real one.
Agreed. I went with the wooden folder kit as the starter. Still waiting on his hat holders (ears) to get a little more developed before we crossover.
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Good stuff
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:57 PM   #15
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Nice job on the knife! And great training tool. Got my first real pocket knife when I was 6.



Now, print one of those with Stainless or titanium inks, and you'll have the market cornered!
I saved my bottle money up and bought a Barlow when I was 7. You ought to see what they are doing with Inconel and other materials down here at the shop. Really cool stuff.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:20 PM   #16
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I saved my bottle money up and bought a Barlow when I was 7. You ought to see what they are doing with Inconel and other materials down here at the shop. Really cool stuff.
I've seen some metal 3D printers in action. It's crazy what they can produce through that process. Truly can make you head explode.

They're taking plant protein chains now and 3D printing "meat" that can be cooked and eaten. Houses....no problem....extrude cement through a huge 3d printer.

We do a 3D design unit with my 3rd-5th graders where they use SketchUp to model 3D solids and then build something on their own that then gets printed for them.
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I saved my bottle money up and bought a Barlow when I was 7. You ought to see what they are doing with Inconel and other materials down here at the shop. Really cool stuff.

I've got a pretty good idea. But can only imagine.
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https://markforged.com/metal-x/

If I could afford one....lol.
These metal printers are WAY cool. I've read about companies using them to 3D print silencers, cores, etc.
I got a friend that works for mark forged, he has a YouTube channel called shop nation that he uses his printer occasionally
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:07 PM   #19
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Came out nice, and great idea showing him responsibility.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:15 PM   #20
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That’s awesome and it came out great
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