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Behind The Scenes 09/11/2017 - .....

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Behind The Scenes @ Fiddleback Forge

    We hope our friends down South are safe & wish safe travel to those that evacuated.


    Just a friendly reminder these knives are for “Preview” not “Pre-sale”.

    First thing this morning Kyle is busy on the drill press

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    Andy has started shaping handles for this week’s batch.

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    Cody making scales for today’s glue-up.

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    Ivy & Oscar hunkering down for the day

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    More to come as time permits.

    Thanks for looking!! Questions & Comments welcome.
     
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  2. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    You can see Ivy and Oscar are very stressed out about this viscous storm.
     
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  3. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I'm looking through the pics and as always thinking, OK, just that one then I'll be good for a bit.
     
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  4. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Or they're just taking a well-deserved rest from Major Mitts being all up in their grill (or otherwise) :rolleyes:

    Cute pic either way. Oh yeah! Thanks for the preview :)
     
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  5. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Some of the other guys W.I.P’s

    Kyle

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    Allen

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    Allen tapering the tangs. Sometimes the taper goes the whole length of the blade.

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    This has been shown before but we have some new folks that may not have seen

    “The Wall”... Post heat treat on the left in “black” . Pre Heat treat still in red Dykem

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  6. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Sure, No Problem.



    sorry for the blur...taking photo's with my mask on is not the easiest to do.
     
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  7. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Sooo is that a Hiking Buddy up there, 5th pic down? What's the handle on it?
     
  8. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    dyed mango
     
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  9. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Thanks Phillip. I guess I know which one I'm going for on Friday!
     
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  10. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Looking good! I got a little worried that I was going to have to try to shark that HB because at first glace it looked like 3/32 in my matching Osage combo.

    Good luck Justin, it's a looker either way.
     
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  11. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    It occurred to me as I was watching the trees in my backyard blowing all over the place, that the HUGE Oak in my backyard is blowing towards my house could possibly dead center my "man cave" where all my Fiddlebacks are stored.

    enter what has to be the most expensive 80qt Coleman cooler
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  12. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Yep! With Harvey, I split mine up into two locations, all folded in canvas wraps and placed in gallon ziplocks. I'll be looking into a Pelican case of sorts in preparation of the next ones. :)

    Be safe!!
     
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  13. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Nalpak. Though it feels funny having into the 5 digits in one case that is about the size of a shoe box. Makes me feel that no matter where I put it, it's not a good enough spot.
     
  14. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I work on freight trains, so I'm on my phone with slow internet, who knows where I will be connection wise, often 3G, and with you big time experienced sharks about, I have little hope of getting a Bog Oak, Osage or Ironwood. I will have to settle for something less in demand lol. Thanks for your well wished regardless!
     
  15. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Next time my container we'll be buried about 10' away from the base of the biggest oak tree. Nothing will hit em down there. ;)
     
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  16. Scotcha

    Scotcha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Thanks for the review Phillip.

    I think you guys hit the bullseye for me with one particular knife :D

    Like Justin I can only hope to score it but will try.
     
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  17. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    i thought these looked kinda cool
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  18. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Kyle has his suit on. Profiling!!
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    About 3 or 4 mins per blank
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    Handle first, it allows you to hold on to something.
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    Andy putting the finish grinds on this week's batch.
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  19. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    Abe, which one are you referring to?
     
  20. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    grinding right along
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