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Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Dear Santa Claus...

     
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  2. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
  5. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

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    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 14, 2010
    Awesome. Those black liners go really well with that handle material.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks Don:thumbsup:
    This red palm is gonna finish up nice. I can't get a picture to do it justice. I'm going the black liner brings out the tapered tang.
     
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  8. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  10. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Well.....damn!
    Now I just hav'ta get another Redmedows with the new, too coo' for schoo' makers mark!!

    Looks good, John!
     
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  11. Scott Hanson

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

    Sep 6, 2014
    Your new makers marks really good John, also you did a really good job on the end grain of that red palm near the ricasso area. Did you use true oil on it?
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks Scott, the finish is CA. I've never had luck with Tru oil, pretty sure it's operator error!
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    As a side note: I've got three Head knives ready for HT and am sketching up what looks to be a promising Camp knife (7" ish blade).
     
  14. Scott Hanson

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

    Sep 6, 2014
    I've only had good luck with tung oil finishes in the winter when the humidity is low, I wouldn't mind trying the Tru-oil though. I was looking at some U-tube videos and it looks like it might be a pretty time consuming endeavor.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I've seen some really nice tru oil finishes but I could never get an even coat. I always ened up sanding through a spot and it turned into a never ending process.
     
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    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Been there, done that.lol
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Ha, glad I'm not the only one!
     
  18. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Fantastic.

    The font reminds me of a western movie poster. A little cleaner than this one but it's the one that came to mind.

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  19. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Looks really good John! :cool: This knife reminds me of something, but I can't quite put a finger on it.

    I've had good luck with Tru-Oil, but it takes a LOT of time (one coat a day at most, and usually 8-10 coats...), and it's a tedious process! I've refinished a couple gun stocks with it, and used it on a couple knife handles as well. Light coats are key, and sanding with light grit and steel wool between coats is absolutely necessary! I generally apply it with my bare fingers, then very gently spread it out (feather it) with a rag. Have to be sure it's 100% dry before sanding every time too, or you'll ruin all your hard work.

    Gives an awesome finish when done right, but it's definitely a pain in the butt to get it just right. I don't think it would be something a knifemaker would want to use too often.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Good advice Jared, maybe I'll revisit it and work it slower. I've done a couple of Danish oil finishes that turned out great but took three weeks of one drop rubbed in twice a day!. Hmm, I still have one knife around here somewheres, mesquite and O1, before I had a mark.
     
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