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My rehandle and shield projects (with tutorials)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Look out world...I'm learning how to modify slipjoints! This really opens up some creative doors for me :thumbsup:

    Camillus TL-29 Beginner's Rehandling Project - not perfect by any means but it was a great learning experience.
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  2. sunknife

    sunknife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Looks awfully good to me, lotsa depth in those scales.:thumbsup:
     
  3. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    675
    May 10, 2017
    That looks pretty amazing, Darren! Wouldn't have said you were just learning! Nice job. I need to try my hand at that sometime, just haven't done it yet.
     
  4. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Thank you sir :thumbsup:

    Thank you sir :thumbsup: I kept telling myself the same thing and then finally pulled the trigger. If you ever want to give it a go let me know and I can pass on my lesson's learned :) (quite a few of them)
     
  5. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    That is one nice job there matey- I actually wish I could do that- seeing your whole process and mistakes and how you recovered from them would be extremely interesting reading in this Thread my friend! Great Job!:) :thumbsup:
     
  6. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 5, 2014
    really good, first rate.
     
  7. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 6, 2016
    That looks amazing! Nice job!
     
  8. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Thanks Duncan great idea. I didn't take any in-process photos this time but definitely will for the next project :thumbsup:
     
  9. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Looks mighty good to me.
    Did you reprofile the screwdriver blade or get the sheepsfoot from a donor knife?
    Either way, a useful blade combination. :)
     
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  10. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Thanks! That is how it came. I'm not too savvy on the history of the TL-29 but wondering if there were different configurations instead of electrician's version?
     
  11. solphilos

    solphilos Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Oct 17, 2009
    Looks heck of a lot better than my first....second, third and fourth recovers. Nice job:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Great start! My first several attempts were quite sad, you jumped right in and did awesome!!
     
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  13. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Looks pretty darn good for your first one.
     
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  14. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I found out from @Terdl76 that it was a mod he started before giving me the knife
     
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  15. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

    384
    May 25, 2018
    Looks great! What books/videos/forum posts did you use to learn how to do the recover?
     
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  16. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Actually just a few YouTube videos to help learn how to peen and a lot of patience from some folks that answered my questions. @Terdl76 provided me with a lot of help. The rest I am just figuring out on my own.
     
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  17. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    Thank you! It looks great. I hope you take some WIP photos next time!
     
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  18. Don W

    Don W Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 31, 2012
    Looks great! What are the handles made from? @waverave
     
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  19. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    That came out beautifully :thumbsup:
    Great job :)
    I have done one recover project on a traditional and plan on doing others on a few moderns I have.
    For me it was getting the right equipment-- like a dremel, sanders and buffers, etc.

    It sure opens up possibilities :)
     
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  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Great job Darren. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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