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My youngest apprentice

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Mark Knapp, Oct 13, 2018 at 4:49 PM.

  1. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    Warner my youngest apprentice, 15 yrs old, started on the canister damascus for his third knife today. He wanted to do gears. The outline of the gears are nickle, and he is using three colors of powder metal. Here's some pictures.

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    Next week, we forge weld the billet.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018 at 8:21 PM
  2. coldsteelburns

    coldsteelburns

    Aug 2, 2010
    What a lucky kid! The gears are a very cool idea. I hope you're able to show us some more pics as the billet and knife progess. :thumbsup: :)

    ~Paul
    My Youtube Channel
    ... (It's been a few years since my last upload)
     
  3. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    We will try.
     
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  4. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    That’s a big canister....it’ll be some great Damascus. :cool:
     
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  5. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Should be an interesting pattern.
     
  6. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    That's a 3 X 3 X 2 inch box. I've done as big as 4 X 4 X 2 inches. Should be a lot of fun.
     
  7. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    Thanks Kevin and everybody.
     
  8. Grouser1741

    Grouser1741

    77
    Apr 17, 2018
    Subscribed,,, good on you for passing the skill down
     
  9. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    I’m following this too, can’t wait to see how it turns out.
     
  10. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    Warner's a good kid, we will keep you posted
     
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  11. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    I'm looking forward to seeing this pattern too. Mark - are you going to give him the keys to the truck? If he messes up, can you ground him? Can you take away his cell phone? Are four letter words acceptable - words like darn, dang, ouch, yuck, should never be used in a knife maker's shop. :D Just looking for pointers.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018 at 5:43 PM

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