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Behind The Scenes 3/12/2018- ???

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Mar 12, 2018.

  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

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

    Allen is checking on the latest batch of biltong and the guard dogs are there in hopes that some hits the floor.

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    The guys are drilling & Allen is heat treating.

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    Shout out to my compdre at the “Bullseye station”

    Shop Knife = Rough Life

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    More to come as time permits.

    Thanks for looking!

    Questions & Comments welcome.
     
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  2. catalystman80

    catalystman80 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 1, 2013
    great photos as usual Phillip, particularly enjoyed the high speed shot of the drill on the burlap scale :D
     
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  3. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Ditto...Every now and then he nails a Magazine Quality image;)
     
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  4. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks!
    for some reason those are my favorite to take
    you got that right......one outta the 12 i took turned out ok:D:D:D
     
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  5. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Nice seeing some of the older models being revisited!

    To borrow one of Alayna's phrases that shot is really satisfying to me too. So many colored particles in it.
     
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  6. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Is that an Ironwood handled machete and a Sirupate in pic 9? :eek:
     
  7. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    that's what i would call..."something Cody should have done before he left if he wanted it"
     
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  8. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Well, if he didn’t want it then I’ll take it. :)
     
  9. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Also in pic 9, is that a FiddleSword in the tray?
     
  10. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Send the filings/leavings back to Shadetree, have them encase 'em in something clear and ship the result back to you, make new handles.

    o_O

    ~ P.
     
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  11. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    that's a Sirupate.
    We've made 2 or 3 of them.
     
  12. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    sooo
    I was taking something out to the dumpster and looking into the very small wooded area between our shop and some others up on the hill
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    i noticed a small pine tree that might make for a cool knife rest
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    I was about 1/2 way up the hill taking that pic when I heard the sound of a door unlocking. As I turned to see who/what it was...A lady & I locked eyes..her's turned about the size of a bottle cap & she slammed the door and locked it back..hahahaha


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  13. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 9, 2016
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: s.s.s
     
  14. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
  15. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2015
    ......custom shop machete....I’M IN!

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  16. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
  17. Aias

    Aias

    Aug 1, 2012
    Wow, great photos! The shop looks like a fun place to be!
     
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  18. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    one sold at BLADE a year or 2 ago and the other was donated to Doug Ritter @ Knife Rights. He auctioned it off.
     
  19. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I'm super confused by pictures 6-8. The Bullseye holes are being drilled, but the chamfered end of the scales extend passed the guards and into the blade edge. This may just be something I've never noticed before, but can you shed some light on this?

    Great pics of the drill press, btw!
     
  20. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks
    yes, at that point in the process the scales extend out past the guard. This allows Kyle to shape the fronts and tops of the scales exactly to the grind and the guard.

    in the pic below you can see where Cody was marking on the scales where he wanted to grind off the excess based on the grind
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    ***dang...after searching through the BTS Fotki file, it was like I knew someone would ask this at some point:D:D
     
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