Get to work!!!

Discussion in 'SDS Knifeworks' started by tonym, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    I was able to get the blades ground tonight. I also got a third knife worked in that has a much more pronounced drop to the point.

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    And the original two.

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    SDS
     
  2. SpookyPistolero

    SpookyPistolero

    Dec 13, 2005
    Those are lookin' sharp man!! Can't wait to see the finished product, or how they fit in the hand.
     
  3. tknife

    tknife

    Mar 18, 1999
    Tony is gonna have a tough choice, they all look great :thumbup:
     
  4. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    Tony, do you want thumb grooves directly in front of the handle only? Or do you want a small section farther out towards the end of the blade as well? I like the grooves out towards the end for when I want to guide the knife with my index finger. I won't add them until I hear back from you.

    SDS
     
  5. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    My goodness I like 'em.
     
  6. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    Shawn, I'm gonna pass on the thumb grooves on the forward part of the blade. I would like them on a smaller knife however.

    Thanks for asking Shawn!
     
  7. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    man.. those are looking great Shawn... :eek: i really like the one on the far right...:thumbup:
     
  8. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    I'll try to get the rear thumb grooves done this weekend and get them heat treated next week.

    Thanks for all of the positive comments guys. I'm having fun with this. Mike, the center knife was from the original drawing and the far right was the modified design. I made up the one of the left to show a different tip shape. One of those blade shapes should appeal to most users.

    I won't get much shop time this weekend. Between a Cub Scout overnighter and Easter weekend, it'll be tough to fit in much time for projects.

    Have a great Easter everyone.
    SDS
     
  9. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    Right on Shawn:thumbup:

    This is helleva alot of fun to watch the progress of these knives being made:thumbup:

    Have a Happy Easter!!!
     
  10. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    Well I have some good news and some bad news. First, I was able to get in quite a bit of shop time today despite it being Easter. I got all of the blades heat treated and tempered. Bad news.....I forgot to add the thumb grooves the the spine. But...I had enough time in the shop today to completely finish a fourth knife and get it heat treated and tempered as well.

    Overall I'm satisfied with the day. I just wish I hadn't been in such a hurry to get the heat treat done.

    Here are a few pictures of today's work.

    Into the oven.
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    After the final temper and a quick run over the buffer to clean them up.
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    This one is just a teaser.....something I am going to try to finish by June. We'll see if it happens in time.
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    SDS
     
  11. tknife

    tknife

    Mar 18, 1999
    Looking good. Whoa, a big chopper coming too!
     
  12. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    man.. those are coming along great Shawn..:eek: looking forward to seeing some more...:thumbup:

    are they all spoken for already?? :eek:
     
  13. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    They're all looking great Shawn!

    That chopper looks mean as hell!

    Great work!
     
  14. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    Thanks for the comments. The large knife is one of those things I"m working on when I get time so there is no telling when it will get finished.

    Mike, Tony will get first choice when there are finished but no others are spoken for at this time.

    I'll post more when I start putting handles on.

    SDS

    edited to correct the type that Tony "M" pointed out to me...........
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  15. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    That Tonyh bastid is one luck guy!!!!! ;)
     
  16. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    Okay okay.......so I don't type too well. Since you complained I guess I'll give you, Tony "M", first choice.

    SDS
     
  17. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    Well the knives are all glued and clamped up for the night. I forgot to take the camera to the shop with me so you'll just have to trust me that they have glue on them.

    Two ended up with green canvas micarta, one with natural canvas micarta, and one with black micarta. The one with the most dropped point got the black and it is going to have a thinner handle than the others.

    I'll get some more pictures before I start shaping the handles.

    SDS
     
  18. SpookyPistolero

    SpookyPistolero

    Dec 13, 2005
    I think due to Tony's rudeness at your typo, you should just send the knife to me. :D
     
  19. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    Wow Shawn. This is happening so fast! Thanks a bunch!


    I am never rude, specially to a knife maker and fellow fisherman!:thumbup: (unless he's fishing in my spot:D)
     
  20. SDS

    SDS

    Oct 22, 2007
    I would fully expect to have someone be rude if I stole their fishing spot!

    This whole build up is going faster than usual. I've managed to get in much more shop time than usual.

    I'll try to get some more pictures up when I get back out to the shop tonight.

    SDS
     

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