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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    todays work

    contour bolsters
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    getting the red jigged bone to fit
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    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  2. E.Carlson

    E.Carlson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    660
    Mar 28, 2016
    Love this "westingfaux" paper micarta from g.l. Hansen and sons. Really nailed the antique look. Plus I don't have to take the time to glue up liners!
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  3. Matt Rochester

    Matt Rochester

    Nov 28, 2014
    Just finished up this 6” Santoku. Cpm154 at 61RC with canvas micarta and g10 liners [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    nice stuff carl and matt !
     
  5. luciusx5

    luciusx5

    29
    Nov 15, 2006
    Finishing up on this one. Just need to sharpen. 1084, Black C-Tek Toxic Green liners and black pins.

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  6. Maelstrom78

    Maelstrom78

    Sep 21, 2013
    Used a block from my first stabilized batch from the previous page. This is after 6 very thin coats of tru oil. I use very thin coats otherwise you can see "lines" in it from the application. It's slightly darker in person.
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    Still needs the maker's mark.
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    Last edited: May 14, 2019
  7. kmf600

    kmf600

    64
    Jul 2, 2018
    I like the contrast with the black pins. Some people tell me, when I make a handle out of wood, it looks fake. I think it's a compliment, that I sanded and polished it so smooth. Your handle looks "fake," I really like it
     
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  8. Maelstrom78

    Maelstrom78

    Sep 21, 2013
    This one I only took up to 800 grit. I was surprised how glossy it turned out as with the Tru Oil it will be more of a deeper satin the more coats I put on. When I say thin I mean I put some on with my finger and then take a small cloth and wipe off/ almost burnish the handle material so it's super thin. This does look almost like a highly polished resin. Must have been the excellent stabilizing job I did haha ;)
     
  9. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Worked on thinning down some red jigged bone for the trapper

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  10. PEU

    PEU Gaucho Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    704
    Aug 6, 2006
    9" Chef Knife, Bohler K720 O2 carbon steel 2mm/0.08" corby bolts and lapacho wood, one of the knives at my Bladeshow table (14P) Come and say hi !!!

    Pablo

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  11. J.H.

    J.H.

    16
    Feb 25, 2019
    Just made a really simple knife vise.. should have done this before my first knife. [​IMG]

    Also finished this knife, boy does zebra wood stink

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  12. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    sanding the red bone

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  13. GoldSkula

    GoldSkula

    122
    Jun 14, 2018
    What kind of finish is that? Looks really good.
     
  14. kmf600

    kmf600

    64
    Jul 2, 2018
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    The couple people I've shown this one to have liked it. I'm still not sure I'm ready to get destroyed about what a piece of crap it is, but it makes me happy the way it turned out. My first decent one I'm ok with posting a picture of here.
     
  15. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

    396
    May 5, 2014
    Small 9" Bowie, elk antler, Damascus pommel and bolster, 1075 steel.
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  16. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    This little three finger sheepsfoot is getting close to being finished.
    I love the looks of a black liner and dovetailed black bolster myself. And micro meshed mammoth ivory is smooth and shiny like glass!
    I'll be working with more of that.
    2" cutting edge, rounded drop egde and a bronce lanyard loop.

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  17. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

    396
    May 5, 2014
    Very nice!
     
  18. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Thnx Bike!

    Forgot this pic. I like how the lines work together

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  19. PEU

    PEU Gaucho Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    704
    Aug 6, 2006
    Its just water and time, you can call it controlled rusting...

    Pablo
     
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  20. scott kozub

    scott kozub Gold Member Gold Member

    212
    Jan 1, 2018
    Whack of heat treating done

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