Shop updates and pics

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  1. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Scheduled delivery for Wednesday. Counting down!
    Couple days of part time work then buildng new stuff.

    Work bench.
    Grinder stand, tables, dust collection, lighting.
    Best case scenario, I can fire the grinder this weekend. Hell I would love to be able to at least turn it on this week!

    FREAKING STOKED!!!!
     
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  2. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Order of zwear and 8670 are in!
    Picking them up Friday.
     
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  3. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    First knives ground in the shop.
    Top blade is 0.168ish K110 (D2)
    Bottom is 0.98 Zwear. (Spoken for)

    IMG_05112020_094435_(1080_x_1080_pixel).jpg
     
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  4. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Shop is Now operational!
    Books are open with the exception of Vanax and REX 121.

    Got 5 knives ground today.
    Sending them to PHT tomorrow or Tuesday.
    3 Vanax
    1 Z-Wear
    1 Z-FiNit
     
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  5. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Awesome...best of luck Colin!:thumbsup:
     
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  6. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Thanks John!!

    Feels good to be making expensive dust again.
    The drill press in the landowners shop is amazing.
    I just wish it had a movable fully square workrest. But the low speed is PERFECT. Cuts like butter.
     
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  7. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Lol...expensive dust...love it!
     
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  8. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Great news! :) You must be excited to get back into it.

    No vanax or Rex121? :(

    Look forward to seeing what models you're producing. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Unfortunately at this time its very difficult to find both of those steels.

    I've got some end cuts of vanax I plan of using for little 3 finger knives.
    They will be posted here and on Instagram. .
     
  10. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    It's a shame you can't find those steels.

    I wonder if it's because they're growing in popularity for knives, or if their production levels just go up and down for other (non-knife) products.

    Let us know when Vanax is back in stock.
     
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  11. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    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.
     
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  12. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    I will be ordering some 3/16ths CPM 3V plate soon.
    Big enough for a water jet run.
    If anyone has ideas let me know!!
     
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  13. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    How about a fighter-hunter?

    I don't often see this combination, at least, a design optimized for both. (there are plenty of designs that will do both task poorly, e.g. survival knives)

    In other words:
    - sharp geometry!
    - very sharp point, for penetration (e.g. in hunting - piercing the hide during gutting / skinning)
    - not too much of a drop point, because a large drop makes it hard to angle the tip to penetrate hide
    - sharp, but still robust enough to do boning, or to hit bone with the tip now and then
    - as an added bonus, the use of 3V at 3/16 would mean some camp tasks would be viable, despite the thin geometry, so it would be a fighter-hunter-camp knife. Just not the over-built 'survival knife' that is so common.

    Blade length 3-4 inches: good for processing small and medium game.
    Blade length 6-6.5 inches: good for processing meat on large game, dispatching wounded game (cut it's throat), and even as a pig-sticker for smaller hogs.

    Reasonably thick handle with good belly. Grippy handle texture and large guard to stop your hand sliding around.
     
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  14. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    I think I can build something like that.

    I already have a few ideas for it.
    I'll be watching a movie and brainstorming very soon. I'll post pics of the designs I come up with.
     
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  15. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    6 inch blade approximately IMG_01122020_112916_(1080_x_1080_pixel).jpg
     
  16. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Nice :thumbsup::)
     
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