A tutorial on the Camillus Knife Vise

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Re: A tutorial on the Camillus Knife Vise

Post by Jerlin » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:23 am

Hi Dale, thank you for the reply and your gracious comments. Also thank you for your tips on making a Camillus knife vice. I have two Camillus knives that I am working on. I'm replacing the scales on both knives and a couple of blades on one of them. It is my understanding from your other tutorials, and advice from some of the members, that it is best to take the knives completely apart to replace the scales. Therefore, having a Camillus knife vise for compressing the springs to put the rocker pins in would come in handy. I'm sorry to hear about your rheumatoid arthritis and hope it gets better soon. I also hope you are able to travel this summer. We all need some relief from the restrictions we have been under.

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Re: A tutorial on the Camillus Knife Vise

Post by Doc B » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:59 pm

I got one of these, from Dale, in the past. His modification of replacing duct tape, with the micarta insert, is genius! Sometimes tapping the pin in, still creates enough downward force, on the knife...that I could see it easily knocking your knife out of the vise and damaging the scales, if you only used duct tape. Dale's modification creates a ledge, to keep the knife from being displaced downward. Note how in the middle of the ledge, it also has a semicircular cutout, to allow the pin to come through the knife, without hitting the micarta ledge. Micarta is a good choice...it is strong; yet grippy and flexible enough to protect your knife. The micarta insert is pinned on to the "Camillus" vice.
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Re: A tutorial on the Camillus Knife Vise

Post by orvet » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:15 pm

Thank you Doc.
When all things work perfectly there should not be much downward pressure at all on the Micarta ledge or on the piece of tape which covers the original Camillus Knife Vice
That said, I have one on which I'm broke one of the pieces of micarta off. ::facepalm::
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Re: A tutorial on the Camillus Knife Vise

Post by Doc B » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:14 am

orvet wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:15 pm
Thank you Doc.
When all things work perfectly there should not be much downward pressure at all on the Micarta ledge or on the piece of tape which covers the original Camillus Knife Vice
That said, I have one on which I'm broke one of the pieces of micarta off. ::facepalm::
In my not-so-perfect world...I'll take the "ledge" :lol:
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