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    It'sa gonna looka nice!! Unique!!
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    I hope so Dennis, not sure if I said it yet, but it's 7 3/4" long and 1/8" thick.

    The scales are a 1/4" thick each, one of the little voices in my head is telling me to thin them out a bit. Not sure if I'm gonna listen to him or not. Ive got another design like this in my head, it's got thin scales and a less curvy handle. Maybe some kind of coffin handle. I think that's why I keep wanting to thin this ones handle. Better leave it alone.
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    Thin scales hurt. I can't use certain knives because the scales are too thin. ESEE for example.
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    I hear ya Mack, especially when there's no shaping, feels like the handles a credit card cutting into your fingers. We'll keep 'em thick enough and curvy

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    Cool

    Real knives have curves.

    Or...

    Wobbly knife makers make wobbly knives.

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    2 hours and 29 minutes of tap, tap, tap later, the pins and key are peened. I'll file the key down tomorrow and see how it came out, cross your fingers.
    Got a little bit of shaping done on the handle.

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    Nice! I'm liking the contour of the handle as well!
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    Nice! It's a good thing your OCD doesn't have ADD!
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    Thats a really sweet design

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    Just filed down the key and I think we may have pulled it off. So far so good, we'll see how she cleans up.

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    Nice! I'm liking the contour of the handle as well!
    Im liking it so far, I may have to make myself one of these.

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    Nice! It's a good thing your OCD doesn't have ADD!
    My OCD says OMG to my ADD, "slow down dummy!"

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    Thats a really sweet design
    Thanks jeepin, welcome to the sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by lessismore View Post
    2 hours and 29 minutes of tap, tap, tap later, the pins and key are peened. I'll file the key down tomorrow and see how it came out, cross your fingers.
    Got a little bit of shaping done on the handle.
    That looks really good John, I like the blade profile on this one, I can't wait to see the sheath when it's done.

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    Thanks Scott, I'm uploading some pictures now, this blackwood has some nice chatoyance that I cant catch with the camera. Hopefully I can pull off a decent sheath.

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    Let me know what you guys think.

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    Id say that I'm anxious to see the other woods but I'm afraid I won't be able to resist buying one.

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    You can just start to make out the chatoyance in the picture on the fence post. Looks great!!
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    Speaking of wood choices and whatnot, I need some input. I've got four more in this batch, (one of which is spoken for). I can do my own thing with these, but I'd like your guys opinions.

    Me gots questions:

    1. Pursue the key/shield/thingamabob or is it a waste of time?

    2. "Corsair"?

    3. Thumpling?

    4. Opinions on post #44 in this thread about dibs? I could show some wood options that I have and we could go from there.

    5. Ginger, MaryAnne, Jennifer or Bailey?

    6. Tired of me asking for input yet?

    I'd appreciate anyones opinion, answering doesnt mean you want one.

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    1. Yes, 'cause it's unique!
    2. Sure, since 'Warthog' didn't seem to turn heads!
    3. Oh, yeah!
    4. I think it's a good idea!! Hope to swing a "MINE!" soon.
    5. MaryAnn, most definitely!
    6. No! Some day we can look back and remember 'I remember when Mr. Conners would talk to us lowlifes and listed to ideas!
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    Your photos are better than mine when I first stated posting and Sheldon helped me out tremendously with that and now I can take some pretty decent pics. I also read quite a bit of advice Sharp by Coop was giving to others on the forum here as well.One thing that works pretty well is taking pics early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun is just coming up or going down, because you now have two sources of light in the sky. I don't know how but it really helps capture the finish and grind lines on highly polished blades and guards. The edit functions can also reduce shadows and sharpen the photos if need be. The photos have taken are with a worn out Samsung thats now in cell phone heaven. I will post a pic or two of what I mean.

    The first pic is an indoor photo with poor indoor lighting, you can't hardly read the name on the knife. A very poor quality photo.




    The second and third pics is after a lot of help from Sheldon, and early morning photos with good lighting from my cell phone. Look at the difference in the quality of the photos, the actual increase in clarity is incredible. I hope this helps.


    [URL=http://s1038.photobucket.com/user/scotthanson1/media/Up%20swept%20hunter/20160821_073349_2_zps9bihfyur.jpg.html][/URLI

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    I have a new iPhone 7 that I've been plying with which is already showing promise of taking much better photos.

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    The second close up handle photo is a good one it shows the Schreger lines in the mammoth ivory, the natural color and grain of the stag and the end grain of the micarta. I'm kicking around the idea of a light box or photo tent, that would probably be the way to go.

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