It's too hot in the shop - Significantly better pics added (9/18)

Lorien

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Roger, Jeffery, Joe and Lorien, kind words and attention from knife aficionados of your caliber are truly appreciated!

David, while I appreciate your comment, I certainly don't feel as though I am in the same league as these two. I've got a long way to go before I get anywhere close to it!
 
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Of the 2 steels which do you prefer on a performance level ?

I have never owned or used S35VN Joe. I am very impressed with my CPM154 performance based on the inability to polish the S35 I would think that it would hold en edge pretty darn well.

David, while I appreciate your comment, I certainly don't feel as though I am in the same league as these two. I've got a long way to go before I get anywhere close to it!

I stand by my comments; I like your taste in most knives.
 
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It seems that as things get shinier and move towards finished the iPhone wants to quite taking okay pictures.

So when I left last week I had the scales fitted to the guards and ready to move forward. This left me with a pile of scales and tangs to blast.

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I like to blast and then wipe with denatured alcohol making sure there is 0 anything to hinder adhesion.

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I was thinking of abandoning my normal nicely etched mark and get down and dirty with the diamond bit (good sense took over).

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I started to cut scales to rough shape and I saw it coming (I guess at 40 my reflexes aren't as cat like as last year)!

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My finger had a meeting with this.

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Cal/OSHA approved handle shaping uniform. The Michelin man called he wants his suit back. Had to protect my identity as a high drag slow speed operator. And the iPhone failed me again sorry for the tiny picture I know you all wanted to see what I look like.

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Rough shaping handles.

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90% finished on these; I find the last 10 the hardest.

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Bailey Knives

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That is impressive work. It is always interesting to see other peoples techniques. Your knives are amazing and say quite a bit about your attention to detail.
 

BenR.T.

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Nice progress. :thumbup:
I caught myself once with my saw, it almost reached the bone in a millisecond.
Be careful, it would be a shame to get blood all over one of those beautiful knives!! :eek::D
 

JParanee

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David please stop hurting yourself my knife needs to be done by the end of the month

Only kidding :) please be careful

I am so excited the knives are amazing and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the horizontal sheath for my HO

Thx for the pics
 
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What part of the high desert are you in? I live in Hesperia, and work in Boron. Need anybody to come clean up the shop? Maybe bring a proper Band-Aid ?.
 
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Hit the tip and followed the bone not very long but I am glad it is my left hand.

Mr. Wrench, I live in Hesperia. What in the world is Boron? PM me your phone number or email.
 
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boron is up the 395, west of four corners, It's the largest open pit mine in california. We supply the world with Borax. I don't have the ability to pm, my e-mail is Wrencheshurt at gmail dot com.
 
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Sorry for the bad pics Roger it is a Dixon in customer supplied Koa. I hope I get enough of a reprieve to send it to Coop for photos.

Mr Wrench I knew where Boron is, I was going to assume you where a crusty old desert rat or a miner.

Joe got a plan for the sheath; hope it satisfies. If not I will get to see one of my knives in a Long.
 

JParanee

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Sorry for the bad pics Roger it is a Dixon in customer supplied Koa. I hope I get enough of a reprieve to send it to Coop for photos.

Mr Wrench I knew where Boron is, I was going to assume you where a crusty old desert rat or a miner.

Joe got a plan for the sheath; hope it satisfies. If not I will get to see one of my knives in a Long.


I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with :)
 
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A few better pics:

Hideout in CPM154 with large weave CF and a black cross draw sheath

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Hideout in S35VN with matte finish and lightning strike CF

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Gratuitous tang shot

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Dixon in CPM154 with Koa

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Dropped Hunter in CPM154 with matte finish and dyed Sycamore

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The two Chute knives are at about 95% and ready for leather.

Thanks for looking! Feedback welcome.
 

JParanee

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David I am thrilled

The perfect suit knife :)

With a black belt and a pair of black pants it will disappear Especially under a suit jacket

It takes a lot to get me excited about a knife and I am really excited about this project. It will definitely be carried

This is a time when leather really makes the whole thing come together in a purposeful way that brings a smile to my face

David thanks so much I can't wait to see ya in Vegas

BTW STeven your knife looks pretty good too :)

But I do like mine better

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