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Baird, Jerome E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 47, Number 8 (May 1943)

Jacobson, Glenn; Tomlinson, Charles
Alumni notes,   pp. 30-36 ff.


Page 34


KNIVES ...
              (continued from page 17)
by drilling and tapping a hole in one end into which is
screwed the bolt which has the blade welded to it. This
method provides a simple, readily-made arrangement hav-
ing the advantage of interchangeable handles. However,
this type of handle cannot be made with the variety of
colors and materials that is possible with the previous ar-
rangement.
           The Worth of Knife-Making
 As was previously stated, many types of knives may be
made by following the same general procedure. Sticking
One Must Exercise Caution in the Use of Homemade Knives
knives, throwing knives, carving knives, hunting knives,
skinning knives, and numerous others may all be made by
altering some of the methods and materials used. Per-
sonally, I enjoy making hunting knives the most, as that
is the type of knife for which I have some use.
You may ask, "Is this hobby worthwhile?" I think it
depends on the individual. I get sufficient enjoyment and
satisfaction out of making knives to consider it worth-
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while. Others might not feel this way about it. However,
knives are very useful and if one uses good materials as
well as care in the construction, it is possible to make
knives that are better than what one can get on the mar-
ket. Moreover, individual designs may be worked out
which one would never find in "store-knives."
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             Engineers' Creed
We go first: you others-you come after us.
It's our bones that mark the trail.
We die of fevers and of arrows and of gunshot
and of gross accidents and earth catastrophes;
but that doesn't matter because always our younger
     brothers
come after us to carry on the job till it's done.
And it's always done.
For sweatshop wages we create civilization;
yet every time we finish a job-build a road or a bridge
or cut through a mountain or what-have-you,
we're thanked by having the job fold up under us;
and we have to hunt another. That's our pay-day.
What do you think we're trying to do?
Do you suppose this shoveling, hammering, blasting,
     sweating,
means nothing to us but something to eat and a place to
     sleep?
Listen! We're building the world.
Give us a chance and we'll tame the universe.
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