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Smokestacks and the Whatnot

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by lessismore, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    I bet that was a trick!! Did you drill a small hole and use a broch to clean it out? o_O
     
  2. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Two holes from each end, one on top of the other until they met, and some hillbilly broaches ( ground down jigsaw and sawzall blades). It wasn't too hard of a curve but I'm definitely gonna be making some longer broaches out of some scrap steel.
     
  3. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Just a quick grind to see how the leather section will look with the bronze spacers. This is with two leather pieces with the rough side out between each spacer, I tried it with a spacer in between each piece and it looked to busy. This will be between the guard and the blackwood.
    I also added another piece of copper behind the guard.
    IMG_20170421_013705.jpg
     
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  4. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    I'm thinking I like it! :thumbsup:
    It brightens it nicely, and should develop a nice look after being handled some with the oils in your hand and whatnot. :cool:
     
  5. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Spacer material with the bronze is looking good John.
     
  6. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I think it's gonna work out nice Dennis.

    Thanks Scott, the bronze is .008", it's way easier to work with than the .005". Still really flexible, but not a flimsy pain to work with.
     
  7. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
    Something I hadn't seen before. This from knife maker and cool kid, Edward Braun. He calls it his cocobolo exmoo edge slicker - looks like it works pretty well...

    Edge Slicker.jpg
     
  8. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Nice, I've got an old bench grinder laying around that I've been meaning to convert into a slicker. I bet cocobolo works good for that, oily enough to not dry out and polishes up like glass.
     
  9. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    I made one like many years ago to fit in a dremel tool it worked pretty good if you keep the speed reasonable. I use a time off to of a deer antler which works well also.
     
  10. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Forgot to mention I made mine out of hard maple I'll post a pick of it next time I get to the shop.
     
  11. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
    Wips, wips, we wants wips... o_O
     
  12. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Gonna try to solder the guard on the Whatnot tonight or in the morning. I'll get some pics up then. All the handle pieces are slotted and ready to go, once the guard is soldered we should be cruising. Looking forward to how this handle is gonna come out.
     
  13. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Look forward to seeing it!!!:cool::thumbsup:
     
  14. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Dennis, if I can pull off this solder job and the handle shapes up like I think it will, you're gonna be a happy camper. I outdid and surprised myself with the Delkalope, hopefully this one will be no different:thumbsup:
     
  15. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    John, of that I've no doubt! I would have been proud to own any of the knives I have see of yours!
    Thanks for the update, and look forward to more of your WIP!
     
  16. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Got the bronze guard soldered on the small blade in the group, I'll be soldering the Whatnot after I demolish this plate of pork ribs the much better half made for dinner. IMG_20170426_185001.jpg
     
  17. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Nice clean soldering, John! That makes such a nice joint. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
    Thanks for the WIP fix. Now I can sleep peacefully tonight...
     
  19. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    The Whatnot is soldered, in the process of cleaning it up.

    Thought I'd try YouTube for music in the shop tonight, I was all over the board, Puddles Pity Party to Dylan, to Cohen. It's gotta be tough to do a Leonard Cohen cover, but this little gal nails it.
     
  20. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Nice job on the soldered guard, looks really good.
     

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