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Design contest knife WIP **Complete

Discussion in 'Jarrett Fleming Knives' started by Jarrett Fleming, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Jarrett Fleming

    Jarrett Fleming Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2011
    Decided to do a little WIP for the design contest knife. I'm not going to go into to much detail, but this should at least give everyone a basic understanding of how the knives are made.

    Here is the winning design. Have you thought about any names for it yet Christian?
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    First step is to profile the blade
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    Filing in the sharpening notch
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    Scribing the edge
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    This is about how thin I want to go before heat treat
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    Starting up the grinder
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    Bevels have been rough ground and then cleaned up to 120 before heat treat (hard to tell)
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    Next I mark where I want to drill my holes
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    Holes have been marked and punched
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    Holes are drilled and then chamfered
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    Marked where I wanted the jimping
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    I decided to go with a finer jimping pattern than the drawing. It still serves it's purpose and I can be much more precise with a checkering file
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    Decided to make 2! Blades are dipped in turco before heat treat
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    Into the evenheat they go
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    Oven coming up to temp
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    After the blades have soaked in the oven at temp it is time to quench between the aluminum plates.
    The blades go from 1900+ degrees to being able to handle them in a matter of seconds
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    Here they are after hardening
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    After quenching the blades go into my secondary oven for 2 tempering cycles
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    That's all for now.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  2. Jarrett Fleming

    Jarrett Fleming Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2011
    After tempering the blades I tapered the tangs. I prefer to taper tangs using my surface grinder
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    Then I clean up the flats on the scotchbrite wheel
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    The bevels are taken to the final finish
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    Time to cut out the liners and handles
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    The liners and handles are flattened and surfaced prepped for glue up
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    Scales and pins are cut out
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    Holes are drilled and handles fitted
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    The front of the scales are finished
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    All glued up and cleaned up
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    This is the drawing Christian sent me showing the handle shape
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    Handles are rough shaped and finished as far as I can go on the machine
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    Time for hand sanding
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    After a few more finishing details, sharpening, and marking the knife is complete
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    The second knife was finished up as well. I decided to try something new with this one and added some finger pinches.
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    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  3. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Thank you for posting this WIP. It is always a pleasure to see knifemakers' processes. Someday I'd like to make some knives myself, and it is helpful to see how people approach their knives.
     
  4. christobal

    christobal

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    May 9, 2008
    Thank you for the WIP, it's a good start . :)

    No, I have no name to suggest for the knife . :D
     
  5. swaybacksteve

    swaybacksteve Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2015
    Good looking knife and WIP.


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  6. Jarrett Fleming

    Jarrett Fleming Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2011
    I would have had this post finished up sooner but I left for Trackrock before I had the chance. I had a great time up there with some old friends and also made some new ones. Looking forward to seeing all of you again in the Spring!
    Andy snagged the second knife at Trackrock so it will not be available.
     
  7. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    I really like the finger pinches on the second one. that is a handsome looking knife.
     
  8. swaybacksteve

    swaybacksteve Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2015
    Yup. That definitely is a winner. Really like the pinch grip on the second...hunter.
    Still.no name?
    Crystal Ball Hunter as a suggestion. In hand it will let you know how good it will be during its.next use.
     
  9. Onedog

    Onedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Awesome thread! Great work Jarrett and such a nice design Christobal! So cool to see the WIP. Can't wait to see more of these. :thumbup:
     
  10. markkus

    markkus

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    Nov 3, 2016
    That's definately one of the most beautiful knifes I have seen!
     
  11. christobal

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    May 9, 2008
    Thanks Jarrett .

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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2016
  12. Jarrett Fleming

    Jarrett Fleming Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2011
    You're welcome my friend. Neat pics thank you for sharing them.
     
  13. swaybacksteve

    swaybacksteve Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2015
    Great pictures of a very nice knife!!! Wish we had that snow here in Colorado...


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