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Desperados Waiting for a Train

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by lessismore, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    You guys know I don't believe in coincidence, but subborn bulls don't naturally herd. I'm gonna say us Taurus's just have good taste in knives!
     
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  2. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

    166
    Nov 9, 2002
    Happy Birthday John and the others. My daughter is tomorrow.
     
  3. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    775
    Mar 25, 2005
    That's kinda cool.
    Mine's on the 28th (same as John Fogerty :thumbsup:)
    Gemini.
     
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  4. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I share a birthday with one of the greatest Americans to grace this planet with his footprint. Mr. T. :cool:
     
  5. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    775
    Mar 25, 2005
    Haha!
    "I pity the fool!"
     
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  6. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    My youngest daughter's is Saturday, and my son's is next Tuesday. :)
     
  7. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Soften them tangs up so I can peen it like I mean it later.
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  8. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  9. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
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  10. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Sorry guys, I thought I posted this yesterday but just saw it sitting in the draft box.

    Only bits of shop time in the last week. Spacers are all fit, now for end caps (#8). Then we'll start soldering.
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  11. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    awww snap! that paperstone... i can imagine it... me thinks that's going to be a good look... a simple elegance.

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  12. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I think I touched on this before but the smallest endmill I have is an 1/8" (.125). Since these tangs are thinner than that, for the end caps and guards I drill out two 3/32" (.093) holes and cut out in between with a jeweler's saw. Then it's on to needle files. Tedious, but damn I like the way peened tangs look and function.
    (This will be cut in half and make two end end)
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  13. Scott Hanson

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

    Sep 6, 2014
    Knives are looking good John.
     
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  14. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    56FEA2C7-EF8C-4E9F-A555-C8E0EB66D9C0.jpeg must be friday night.
     
  15. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Nice steak knife!
     
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  16. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Mel's Birthday today, yet another Redmeadow May baby. Going out to one of them restaurant places tonight where they cook the food for you and you don't even have to do the dishes! Pretty sure there's a catch.

    End caps are all fit, soldering guard next.
     
  17. protourist

    protourist Obdurate member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Happy birthday, Mel.
    Pics or it never happened.
     
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  18. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2002
    I hope you guys have a great time
     
  19. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Good times in East Glacier. Mel had a few strawberry margaritas:eek: I was cracking up.
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  20. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I like guards to be a little pillowy. I knock the edges down with a file and superglue them down to a block mounted in the vice. I let them hang over the edge just a bit so I can shape the bottom but also so a quick strike from a dead blow hammer (handy for a thousand things) will free it.

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