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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. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Beautiful job, Darren!
     
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  2. Cambertree

    Cambertree Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2014
    Very nice work. It looks great, Darren.
     
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  3. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I love threads like this! So great to see old neglected knives being made handsome and ready to be put back into service. And, even more, I love seeing new skills being developed and deeply appreciate folks’ willingness to share their first and early attempts at building that skill.

    Thanks for sharing, Darren. You did a great job and I hope first project is not the last! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  4. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Thanks! It is tortoise shell acrylic :thumbsup:
     
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  5. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    It is all about the right tools...little things you wouldn't assume like center punch, countersink bit, a very small (1-3oz) hammer and a stiddy. One could make do without much but it makes it a lot easier to have those things and some bench tools :thumbsup: The possibilities are endless :)
     
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  6. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Nice work Darren. Are you sure you didn't Photoshop that? o_O Just kidding.
     
  7. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    :p Thanks Ed actually Im going to bring some of those Photoshop projects to life :thumbsup:
     
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  8. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

    388
    May 25, 2018
    Very cool idea!
     
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  9. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I have had this one on my mind since inception...maybe not with a Bose blade but something like it is very do-able. Who knows maybe we can do a short-run Cult of the Peanut knife (after I learn how to do this better of course) :)
    Case_Bose_Peanut_bail_single_noshield.jpg
     
  10. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    543
    May 21, 2019
    Great job! You've inspired me to try it. I have the tools so now I will start looking for a likely victim!
     
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  11. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

    388
    May 25, 2018
    I’m in for that!
     
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  12. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    The world is not ready for the amount of tortoise shell acrylic recovers we’re about to see. :eek:

    Just kidding, Darren. It looks great! I’m shocked this is the result of your first attempt.
     
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  13. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Thanks Colin :thumbsup: I'll try to keep the tortoise shells limited to a select few :) (famous last words)
    In this case, it just happened to be the only material I have at the moment...and it is fairly easy to work with. It smells like sh*t though when you grind it! :D
     
  14. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Haha, no I like it. I only want to see tortoiseshell from you. It’ll be like a “Darren’s been here” sign. :D
     
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  15. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Wow! I stand amazed! Very nice job on that one Darren!
     
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  16. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I've always wanted to try something like that also. Looks great. I picked up a couple Rough Rider kits with all the raw parts to put a traditional together. But it was a bit intimidating. Still thinking about it. :D
     
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  17. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Go for it! Those kits or other cheaper knives are perfect to learn on :thumbsup:
     
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  18. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

    388
    May 25, 2018
    Im working on my first rough rider kit now. It is rough! Darn thing was covered in glue and only had half the pins I needed. Off to Jantz for pinstock, a peining hammer and a little anvil. It’s a lot cheaper to buy a Rough Rider than to make one!
     
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  19. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    173
    Jun 27, 2017
    Holy cow, that turned out great. I’ve done a few and been happy but haven’t gotten results like that yet. I’m not really sure what I’m doing, I’ve just been trying to figure it out as I go. I may pick your brain over pm for some tips if you don’t mind.
     
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  20. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Pretty much an echo of what others have said....ya done good! :thumbsup:
     
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