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Recovered a cheap barlow

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Misplaced Hillbilly, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    Cheap Chinese Remington barlow,picked up at a flea market. Clear plastic covers,looks cheesy.[​IMG]
    They were held on by aluminum pins and a tab that went under the clamshell type bolsters. The actual liners are pined with hollow roll pins. This made this recover really simple. No need to disassemble it further. If your looking for a knife to practice covering,try to find one constructed like this. I didn't know about the roll pins,but did buy this specifically for this project. [​IMG]
    Source of cover material, this is a large loom shuttle. I picked it up at an antique mall for 10 bucks. The sides are 1/4 inch thick, and its made from micarta. This was tough to cut with my dremel,but I got the slabs cut and roughed out. Sorry I got into it at this point and forgot to take more pics:confused::oops:. I glued the slabs on with heavy duty super glue. First one side then used a drill bit to drill the pin hole right through the roll pin:thumbsup: Then I glued the other side on and drilled it.I used mini vicegrip clamps to hold each side as the glue cured. I then used a hand held belt sander to grind the covers flush with the liners,holding it upside down with the trigger lock on. Then shaped the cover the same way. I sanded it and rubbed it with a light oil.[​IMG] [​IMG]
    The hole near the bolster was in the material from the beginning, if you look close further back you can see another that had been fillled in. That was there already also. They call that "character" ;)
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    Finishing nails for pins,glued in cut off and sanded flush with a light peening. I also took down the "hump" over the nail nick,making the spine straight instead of curved.
    Thanks for looking and sorry about not having more "in progress" pics :)
    dave308ek, GotSteel, Don W and 53 others like this.
  2. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Hey, looks pretty great to me!
  3. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    A good little user now mate:thumbsup:
    Thanks for sharing
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  4. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Coming from you I take that as a great compliment! I did this project to practice with the material before using it on a Camillus scout knife I've modded into a two blader. I've got the Camillus almost ready for the covers. It is a great learning experience as well as I took it completely apart. The Remington being assembled with roll pins made this project a breeze.
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  5. jacksterp

    jacksterp Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Very nice job!

    Wish I had your talent.
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  6. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Thanks! But not so little, its a granddaddy size barlow ;):thumbsup:
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  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Well done!
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  8. moonman


    Oct 30, 2005
    Nice job!
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  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm impressed, David. :cool::thumbsup:
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Great job.
    The work you've done is certainly worth more than the knife itself, but it worth practicing on that's for sure.
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  11. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Well done, David!:thumbsup:
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  12. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Well done!
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  13. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Dadgum nice!
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  14. Cutfinger

    Cutfinger Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    The micarta is beautiful stuff eh!
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  15. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Well done, David !!
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  16. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    :thumbsup: it's fun! Doesn't cost much and you get to learn!
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  17. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I was wondering where you've been on the daily totin thread, now I know ~ you've been busy!:thumbsup:

    Good job, looks great.:cool:
    That loom shuttle made out of micarta was a wise purchase. The vintage micarta is special. I don't know if it's toxic or not, but I hope you wear a mask just in case.
  18. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    That's purrrdy!

    Nice work , David. :thumbsup:
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  19. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    Where did you recover it from? ;)

    The word you are looking for is re-cover.
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  20. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Great attention to the small details. Looks wunnerful!--KV
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