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Semi Skinner EDC WIP

Discussion in 'Siegle Knives' started by Bill Siegle, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Decided to make a bunch of Semi Skinners since I have fallen in love with one I built a short while ago. Starting with some .200 thick 5160 and planning on raiding my handle material supplies to build them up with different varieties of G10 and micarta. May find one or two with wood but not sure of that quite yet.
    Going to post up some WIP pics as I go :)
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  2. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Little more work done today :) Fastener holes are drilled, weight reducing holes were piloted and drilled out, flats are finished out, and my name is stamped in. Bevels are next :)
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  3. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Will you be listing these on the forum, or taking them to a show? If available, are you taking handle choices?
     
  4. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    I’m just making a run of these for general release :) I’m planning on using a variety of G10 and micarta colors for the handles. Some greens, black, natural micarta, maybe orange, and whatever else I find in my supply.
     
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  5. nutoknives

    nutoknives

    Mar 27, 2011
    1 to Match Please and Dibbs

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  6. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Got the pre heat treat bevels done today. The basic steps are rough 45 degree grinds to center followed by roughing in the bevels on an 8in wheel. After that the flats are established. They’ll get a little more grinding after heat treating but won’t get final finish till handles are done.
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  7. protourist

    protourist "Ratis necque navale enavigat" Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Remember me when you make one with orange scales, please.
    I've got a lot of semis to skin.
     
  8. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    F4A55C01-F8AC-4F61-91F4-1CA8253777D6.jpeg E568F3F3-24F8-4B08-BB9B-0FE112A38580.jpeg Getting some handle work done!!! :D I’ve got some nice colors in there and fit in a few requests too :) Starting to look more like knives everyday!
     
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  9. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    The green canvas micarta is going to be perfect! Is one available?
     
  10. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    The green canvas has not been spoken for yet.
     
  11. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Please put me down for it sir.
     
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  12. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    You got it :)
     
  13. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Epoxy is setting up on half of the batch! :) Tomorrow will see the other cycle through the clamps. After that, the really dusty parts begin! 9D2731B3-7D31-4CC9-B1DB-F4167AB27B73.jpeg
     
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  14. scrappy

    scrappy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2007
    Those skinners are looking great Bill
     
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  15. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Two questions Bill.

    Is there one available in natural micarta (or maroon)? If so, then what would be the price?
     
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  16. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Both the maroon and natural micarta aren’t spoken for yet. These will be $225 with a Kydex sheath when they are done.
     
  17. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Put me down for the natural then please.
     
  18. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    You got it! Thanks!
     
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  19. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Few more pics from today :) Was gonna be short and sweet in the shop and just profile grind the handles and trim the handle tubes but the 36grit belt was whining to be run fast. Spread a lot of dust around and roughed in the handle contouring:D 9B5BC433-C2EC-41DE-86D0-457160DB90E3.jpeg E3BCDFAD-EB42-43CB-8514-690B071B0B57.jpeg 4E9DC714-4F99-4B03-B2CD-71D15EE4DE28.jpeg
     
  20. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Busy day today! Lots of work done and I exceeded my work plan for the day :) I got all the blades ground a little more on the bevels and the handles are all cleaned up with rasps and files and now into the sanding steps. Even managed to get 7 of them to dang near done! Here are a few more pics. Some show the progress from step to step. The punches are used to slightly flare the tubes to create a tight mechanical hold on the scales. 838D8418-A9EB-46D1-BEB3-14AA8AFD0321.jpeg 7795FB03-C88C-4C84-AAF0-F26FB4B3A86A.jpeg 84B8E49D-DD35-4EE6-A8C2-E904A8D7025E.jpeg 4B3FF26A-E7D3-4D89-9C4C-37073345789B.jpeg E6D6FEAE-C5AB-48CA-8521-90C51BA5F817.jpeg 628CA018-18A1-4F54-80F2-C8F5A0C7DFAE.jpeg 133AF072-B834-411B-AF87-60995ADB8600.jpeg
     
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