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Nathan the Machinist

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Kephart is real!
Any troubles along the way in making a Kepharts?

Not yet. There is still sword stuff and DEK1 on the horizontal so I'm just profiling right now but once the big Mori opens up I'll start beveling. Maybe by the end of next week. I'm going to attempt a bi-bevel to reduce binding while splitting wood. This will approximate the geometry and duplicate the functionality of the original in ways that most reproductions don't, but it will be my first time attempting that kind of geometry. We'll see.
 

Box_Opener

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Not yet. There is still sword stuff and DEK1 on the horizontal so I'm just profiling right now but once the big Mori opens up I'll start beveling. Maybe by the end of next week. I'm going to attempt a bi-bevel to reduce binding while splitting wood. This will approximate the geometry and duplicate the functionality of the original in ways that most reproductions don't, but it will be my first time attempting that kind of geometry. We'll see.

Good luck. I think we’re all very excited to see what you come up with. Is this your first build based off a classic pattern? I guess there’s the integral dagger.
 
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What resin do you like for stabilizing wood? Ive got some Russian olive that would make good scales, but Ive not touched it yet due to ignorance.
 

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Yo Nate !

Ever thought about making a “tactical tomahawk “ Rmj, probably a he industry leader - makes some great ones , shrike , Jenny wren , kestrel ..... their Jenny wrens is kinda the do all design.

I think it would be interesting for a CPK hawk against theirs in toe to toe testing.
 

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You mentioned that HDFK could be brought to life in the future.
Do you want to revisit/tweaked the pattern or just bring it back?
I think I know the answer (tweaking for sure) but I cannot resist asking.
 
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