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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Tai Goo, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    Let’s see your file knives! ;)

    Here’s a pair of “Baby Bushcliffes” I forged from a couple Nicholsons a few years back, with wrapped oval integral socket type handles.

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  2. stevomiller

    stevomiller

    May 4, 2001
    Very nicely done Tai!
    I love your plaited/knot work handles. Have you ever done a tutorial on them, or do you know of one on the web?
    Thanks.
     
  3. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    Thanks.

    They are just a series of individual turks head knots from woven cotton cord, saturated/sealed, with orange flake shellac.

    Basic Turks head knot:
    http://www.ropeworks.biz/archive/Aturkhed.html

    Woven cotton cord:
    http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWCORDIMITATIONWOVEN

    Shellac:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac
     
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  4. InquisitorLord

    InquisitorLord

    Jun 4, 2011
    Cool work!
     
  5. bluejaunte

    bluejaunte

    Sep 1, 2006
    I will have to file this thread for future reference. :D
     
  6. church&son

    church&son

    583
    Jan 1, 2009
    Nice thread Tai, your "Bush" knifes have been an inspiration to a lot of iron bangers, especially to me the "Wild Goo" colabs 'tween you and Chuck.

    This skinner was is my favorite file knife, plus the antler was found on a fishing trip hanging in a fence. The rust ring is still on it. One of my guys at realjob has skinned 15 deer with it. It started as a Bowie and cracked in a water quench, back in the fire to end up a skinner.
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  7. MSCantrell

    MSCantrell KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 12, 2005
    I did this one just a couple weeks ago; scorched osage orange scales.
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  8. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    Those are cool! Let's see some more...

    Almost forgot... Here's a "Wild Goo" from last year. I forged the blade and Chuck at Wild Rose Trading Co., did the rest.

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  9. stevomiller

    stevomiller

    May 4, 2001
    Tai,
    Thanks for the information on the knotting and such. BTW, love the skinner too!
     
  10. Maddogg774

    Maddogg774

    Sep 19, 2011
    Did you coat the Bois D' Arc handle with anything?
     
  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky

    Dec 13, 2008
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  12. rkmoore

    rkmoore Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Tai, that knot work is awesome. Not to mention the outstanding blade it's attached to. I always appreciate the level of chairmanship in your work.
     
  13. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    Those are great!

    Keep the tradition alive! :)
     
  14. porterb123

    porterb123

    94
    Jun 8, 2009
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    Not a good picture but this was one of my first knives and sheath.
     
  15. Karl B. Andersen

    Karl B. Andersen KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 27, 2003
    This was a Family Heirloom set, made from remnants of the ol' "Home Place".
    A file from the floor of Grandpa's shop in the barn, handle made from a stabilized piece of an oak beam, and the guard from a splitting wedge.
    All to remember times on the farm when they were kids.
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  16. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    Top notch! :)
     
  17. mgysgthath

    mgysgthath

    Dec 15, 2009
    I really like the look of these knives, with the file grooves still in them to an extent. Nice thread :)
     
  18. church&son

    church&son

    583
    Jan 1, 2009
    These are top shelf, Mr. Anderson I love the ones with history..Maybe some of this talent will rub off on my old rusty/crustys.
    My shooting bag with a file patch knife....

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  19. Kentucky

    Kentucky

    Dec 13, 2008
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