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    nicely done...So how many hours total into it so far?

    Clark

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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebrain View Post
    WOW I couldn`t see the real difference until the longways edge pics ,great job I bet she will be a real slicer when she`s done.
    It'll be one hell of a draw knife. I couldn't resist and started shaving some of my work station. Choppy, choppy, slicy, slicy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cwilliamson View Post
    nicely done...So how many hours total into it so far?

    Clark
    Maybe two or three... it isn't really super time consuming to file, and I really enjoy it. Get the right light, and basically sculpt it with the file, Damn I love it.
    Now if I want to get crazy with the hand sanding, that is where the time lies.
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    Now that is awesome! The body of the machax is now a lot like a beach with calm waves touching the shore line. I can't wait to see the results on its cutting dynamics (or however its called ). That is probably the sexiest machax I have seen yet. Awesome project!

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    Wow! Would you consider helping a fellow Beckerhead out and doing that for my BK2 when you find time? We could work out some sort of payment. Just amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Febeleh View Post
    Wow! Would you consider helping a fellow Beckerhead out and doing that for my BK2 when you find time? We could work out some sort of payment. Just amazing.
    I suggest just doing it yourself. It is a fun project, and not all that time consuming. If you decide to do it and have any questions, please just ask.
    I am by no means an expert, just a redneck with a work bench.
    Also, I don't want to be responsible for a filing snafu and ruining your knife.
    -Cooper

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    Spent a little time sanding this morning. Went through about a sheet and a half of 150 grit.

    There is still a bunch of file marks, but I am pretty satisfied so far. Might just take it up to 400 grit. Figured I could do a high polish, but this is a working blade, so that nice polish will be gone within the first couple swings.
    -Cooper

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    Great job.

    Doc

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    Nice! Are you wet or dry sanding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOC-CANADA View Post
    Great job.

    Doc
    Thanks Doc!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geektechnica View Post
    Nice! Are you wet or dry sanding?
    Wet sanding. That glass in the photo has soapy water in it. Seems to work okay. I've used windex or similar, and that works fine as well.
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    That looks great, I like that idea of thinning the edge, I'm sure it will chop super great now!

    -orangish ducktape

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    I know it's been a while.
    Rather than take it to a polish, I decided to stop at 400 grit.
    Figured the shine would be gone after the first couple swings..
    It looks better with dirt and sap on it anyway.





    Got a nice workout this weekend.
    It chops much better now.
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    I love the chalk idea. Do you know if it prevents brass from " gumming" up the file?
    TC

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    Damn man, you did a hell of a nice job on that. I know that took some major elbow grease. Really nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearytja View Post
    I love the chalk idea. Do you know if it prevents brass from " gumming" up the file?
    TC
    I know it prevents copper from doing it. The chalk is basically a barrier between the bottom of the file teeth and the material being filed. Makes it much easier to clean the file.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Warrior View Post
    Damn man, you did a hell of a nice job on that. I know that took some major elbow grease. Really nice work.
    Thank you. It was fun.
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    Now for some action pictures! I'm really interested as to how much it improved its cutting power. Damn! Great job sir!

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    Nice work, looks good.

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    Really really impressive!!! I hope you get a chance to get out in the woods and give her a workout soon. I'd love to see what she can do to some dead wood.

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    thats a hell of a job bro

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    Man that looks choppy. Great job on it. Have you had any edge rolling?
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    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by tradewater View Post
    Man that looks choppy. Great job on it. Have you had any edge rolling?
    Not yet. But I put a secondary bevel on it. Left the edge thick at the sweet spot for stability and thinned it out some closer to the handle, to make for a draw knife.
    Last weekend, I chopped up a couple dead cedar, red bud, and persimmon limbs and the edge held up just fine.
    Going back out there tomorrow and may do a little chopping on some soft maples, if I can do so without giving myself heat stroke.
    May start a new thread of in use stuff.
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