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ShannonSteelLabs

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Merry Christmas Colin! Very un-Christmas-like weather here...60deg, pouring rain, and 60mph winds earliero_O
Thats very strange for MA!!!

Its weird for me too. I'm wearing shorts and a light sweatshirt today. Probably in the 60s here. But everyone here is bundled up like it 30 degrees. Amateurs.
 

ShannonSteelLabs

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Merry Cristmas! We’re had a cold xmas day here in Australia. Very unusual, normally it’s stinking hot.

Used the apex edc to cut up the roast chicken :thumbsup:
Glad she's is still getting use!!

Merry Christmas !!!!

Located right below MA, same weather here :-( But wow the temp is dropping now !!!!
Nice!! CT or RI?
Whats the temp today?
 

REK Knives

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It is getting more popular (vanax).
And I know more of my customers want REX 121. I currently have someone that wants a Rex 121 Nakiri.........
Only downside is I have to buy a full plate. And thats $1,500.

Looking good Colin!

If you are going to order any this coming year hit me up maybe we can go in on a sheet together and have it sent directly to my waterjet guy for cutting (esp the vanax) - I'll do the same if I am doing a batch
 

ShannonSteelLabs

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Looking good Colin!

If you are going to order any this coming year hit me up maybe we can go in on a sheet together and have it sent directly to my waterjet guy for cutting (esp the vanax) - I'll do the same if I am doing a batch
I will definitely let you know.

And definitely for the vanax. Thanks man!
 

ShannonSteelLabs

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Finally figured out the electrical problem.

Which created another one. Lol.
I need a dedicated 120 circut for the shop.
But I managed to get the grinder fired up to full power.

Cranked out 3 blades in Vanax this afternoon. Shop still leaks unfortunately. But less than it did before. Need to buy a shop vac.

Definitely need a small shop woodstove. It was rainy and very cold today. Got really cold by the time I finished the 3rd knife.
All 3 are ground to 120 grit.
Next weekend I'll finish grind them and get handles glued.
 

ShannonSteelLabs

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Vanax blades are finish ground.
Handles are almost done being shaped. Has a rookie move when gluing up the RCF. But thats an easy fix.

Zwear blade has some gorgeous GL hansen Gcarta.
 

ShannonSteelLabs

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Some crispy grinds!!! Vanax Apex
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Handle prep for zwear wharnie
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Blue Razzle G-Carta. This is going to be stunning when finished.
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An absolute rookie mistake. Can't believe I didn't push the pins all the way in before the epoxy set.
An easy fix but seriously kicking myself. This is a "brand new knifemaker mistake"
DERP!
I'll drill it out and add new ones this weekend.
 

ShannonSteelLabs

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Sheath day today. Tomorrow is Zfinit grinding day.
2 blades.
One EDC style blade.
One bushcraft/camp style blade.

Gotta finish sharpening some things too.
 
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