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Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Oct 31, 2019.
Dear Santa Claus...
Awesome. Those black liners go really well with that handle material.
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.
KNICE!!! I hope it comes with a tip-up sheath.
Now I just hav'ta get another Redmedows with the new, too coo' for schoo' makers mark!!
Looks good, John!
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?
Thanks Scott, the finish is CA. I've never had luck with Tru oil, pretty sure it's operator error!
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).
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.
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.
Been there, done that.lol
Ha, glad I'm not the only one!
The font reminds me of a western movie poster. A little cleaner than this one but it's the one that came to mind.
Looks really good John! 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.
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.