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Guardless Warthog Pre-Order Work in Progress

Discussion in 'Osprey Knife & Tool' started by Osprey Knife & Tool, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Here is the beginning stages of the Guardless Warthogs that are on pre-order

    Scribed out and cut ready for profiling.




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    Profiled out and the profiles cleaned up to ensure uniformity.




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    Here I am incorporating a new process into my routine, tilt the TW90 sideways and surface grind the mill scale off. I am hoping this cuts down on my production time and makes hand sanding the flats prior to hammer texturing and heat treating easier on me


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    Here is a video of the surface grinder attachment in action.






    And after it has been surface ground



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    All of them at this point have been surface ground


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    Next I will put Dykem on these scribe the bevels to about 25 thousandths, and scribe for pin layout and tapers


    More to come soon..
     
  2. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Thanks Chris for the update!!! Looks like the TW90 did what you wanted it to do. Did that ultimately speed that process up I’m assuming ?
     
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  3. mjbine

    mjbine Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 12, 2011
    This rocks. Thanks Chris
     
  4. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    I can see a lot of happy people in these pics. I really like the WIP pics. Very interesting!
     
  5. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Seriously!!?? I was wondering what magic held the blade in the TW90 so I tracked down a video. A friggen magnet?? Is there any risk of that blade being shot out and going to visit your neighbors on the other side of the wall?
     
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  6. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    You are welcome, The TW90 perfromed really nicely, too early to tell really if it speed up the process, but my educated guess is that it did!

    Your welcome Mike!

    I hope so Dave! I am glad you guy's like the WIP pics, I will try and take as many photos during the different stages without being repetative and redudent.

    Yeah it has a bunch of high pull rare earth magnets, it holds the blade on pretty securely. Out of the 49 blades I surface ground I only managed to launch one across the shop, who knew Poon Tip Tusks could fly :D. Luckily it fell out of the air before it made it to the back wall, it only flew about 15 feet. That was user error there. I got a little aggresive with the feed and tried to take off to much in a pass. If I take my time and use it properly there should be no problem with blades launching. But hey shit happens, this is a good reason why if it does launch a blade it will always be in the direction away from me.
     
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  7. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    awesome, thanks for posting Chris
     
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  8. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf

    Dec 3, 2015
    New shop addition?

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  9. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    I'm just going to pretend one of those is mine
     
  10. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Your Welcome Bob!

    I will take one! But the temptation of having one around may lead me to do target practice with it! ;):D

    Pretend away! I made a few extra just incase there was a woopsy moment, Knock on wood havent had one of those in awhile! So if all goes well expect to see the surplus offered for sale, perhaps maybe with some nice woods!
     
  11. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    I'm sure the wood you source or have squirreled away will be spectacular, but I would most likely be boring and do black g10 on black if forced to make a decision on my own. I do love my natural wood OKT handles though
     
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  12. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    The Warthog is such a great knife. Seeing a full batch of them unfold is boarding on sensory overload. :)
     
  13. Coach23

    Coach23 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2015
    +1 on what @MajorD said about sensory overload:D
    Excited to see these come together!!
     
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  14. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    I’m excited to get to take part. The Warthog was the first OKT that drew my attention. Now I will have one of my own!
     
  15. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Need. More. Pics. :D :D
     
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  16. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    I will have some tomorrow
     
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  17. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Here is what the Guardless Warthogs looked like this morning!
    Drilled and with the pre-heat treat grinds

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    And this afternoon! Tangs Tapered

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    They should take form pretty quickly after this, I plan to have these hammer textured and heat treated by the end of this weekend and handles glued on by the beginning to middle of next week, shaping the handles by the end of next week and refining the handles by hand filing them next weekend. I was hoping to have these completed by Christmas, but I am pretty sure that isn't going to happen. I would rather finish them all to the best of my ability rather than rush them out the door.

    More to come in a few days....
     
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  18. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Thank you @Osprey Knife & Tool. Chris, we all appreciate the updates and the hard work you put into this. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

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    Aug 2, 2011
    Well said @Choppaman !
    Couldn't agree more!

    The pics and watching the process as these come together is a real treat.
     
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  20. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Yup, take your time. Better to have a small delay and they be perfect than to push yourself unrealistically. Just keep on doing your thing and we’ll sit back and watch the magic happen :thumbsup:
     
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