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Simple Simon met a Pieman

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by lessismore, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    As you can see, I'm not that good at coming up with thread titles. Here's a batch of a simple design that I'll be working on.

    Can't have a WIP without a picture of fanned out blanks. I think that's mandatory.

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    As always, everyone is welcome to comment.
    Come out of the shadows lurkers, we don't bite. Well, Mack does but he's had his shots:D
     
  2. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    These are 1/8" O1, 7 3/4" long with a 3 3/8" cutting edge.

    Some 1/4", and 3/16", holes to lighten things up and help the epoxy bridge through. I'm gonna go with 1/16" peened pins. Each will have a different handle material, it's not set in stone, but maybe some Blackwood, Mesquite, Chechen, Bocote, Walnut.... We shall see.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Nice shape, John! How do you cut your blanks out?
     
  4. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I use a Milwaukee portaband saw mounted vertical in a Swag table, and square them up on the grinder toolrest. I'll try to get some pictures of my setup posted.
     
  5. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    They sure look nice and clean!:thumbup:
     
  6. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    John,
    If you are using your phone for photos, switch to square photos when you can and I'll share them on Instagram. I can even set up and post to a Redmeadow page if you'd like.
     
  7. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I really don't know how it works, I need to look into it some more. Can you talk to people on there or just post photos? I'm not opposed to it, just confused by it. I think I know what a Hashbrown is though:D

    I'll show my ignorance in social media here, here's what I know about Instagram (don't laugh!). I'm more than happy to be schooled here.

    You can post pictures that people can look at, like, and link with Hashbrowns? But you only talk to people through email? I know it's a popular place for sales, but I don't really understand how you communicate through it.

    If you guys want to see a Redmeadow Instagram accout, we'll make it happen. But I would like to keep sales here.
     
  8. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I'll fill you in on it tomorrow. I'm stuck in Austin right now and might make it home by 1AM.
     
  9. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Safe travels, I'll try to learn what I can about Instagram so my dumb questions will be less painful to answer!:D
     
  10. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Ohai, those look great! Looking forward to seeing the WIP.

    Unrelated, I came across this last night. It looks good, but somewhat complicated...

    Wayne Walker handle.jpg
     
  11. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    That looks really nice. The white really pops.

    I'm open to liner suggestions, white would look great with Blackwood I think. I like that faux bolster too. The minimalist in me always says less areas for possible separation the better, but dayum, that does look sweet.
     
  12. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Amatuer Grinder Jockey Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    So does I, put a piece of aluminum on it for a table.

    bandsaw.jpg
     
  13. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I used to use a piece of poly cutting board for a table and that worked good. It would be nice to have a big metal band saw, but they sure ain't cheap.
     
  14. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Amatuer Grinder Jockey Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    No there not, what's nice about my set up is I can take it off the bracket I made and use it as a portable.
     
  15. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Screwed up a pin hole.........or did I?
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    Any guesses?
     
  16. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    DIBS!!!

    :p

    A mosaic center pin?
     
  17. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    ^ This...
     
  18. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Not a mosaic pin. Close.......yet so far away:p

    Ha, of the five, this ones called for, but dibs are welcome on three:thumbup:

    Edit: Correction on that, of the five, three aren't spoken for. This one is called for and one is going on a cruise to a tropical isle;)
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  19. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    A depleted Uranium core?

    A cavity in which to keep the soul of your enemy?

    A pin forged in the fires of Mt. Doom?

    A compartment for a microfilm with cold war era nuclear secrets? Naked pictures of Bea Arthur? The true location of Atlantis?
     
  20. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Damn, your good! You missed the Polonium 210 storage though.
     

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