What's going on in your shop? Show us whats going on, and talk a bit about your work!

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

  1. luciusx5

    luciusx5

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    Nov 15, 2006
    Posted these two knives that I found in my "reject drawer" awhile back. Decided that I could save them.

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    Turned them into these.

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  2. DustinY

    DustinY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Dec 29, 2016

    The font for your makers mark is GORGEOUS, wow. Love that clip point.
     
  3. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
    Workshop this weekend was frustrating. Hand finishing the blade and trying out the bandsaw went good at first. But then I destroyed a perfectly good bandsaw blade, ruined a wa handle by trying to free grind it and dropped the blade to floor tip down. Etching in vinegar went bad, I guess the brake cleaner left some residue. 1 step forward, 2 steps backward, but I will figure this out.
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  4. DARblades

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    Mar 6, 2019
     
  5. luciusx5

    luciusx5

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    Nov 15, 2006
    Thanks!! Took a lot of time for me to make up my mind on a maker's mark but I like it too.
     
  6. luciusx5

    luciusx5

    54
    Nov 15, 2006
    A couple of recent knives. 1084. Tan Burlap and turquoise micarta. Black pins and liners. Dovetailed bolsters.
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    Mesquite and Juma. Nickel silver pins and white liners.
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  7. Cushing H.

    Cushing H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    New belt storage - been planning this for something like 2 months, then got a chance to borrow an impact drill. room to separate by grit size, AND to separate ceramic from AO (and to isolate a single "sharpening" belt. Much better than draping belts over the band saw. ON the right you can also see my wood supply. This is a little walkway in my basement leading to the water meter/shutoff. Small space, but I am trying to do with it what I can :) . Maybe now I can develop a system to rotate belts (new, worn but useable, trash)....
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  8. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    125um Diamond film belt on rex 121 at 70.5rc cleaning up 60grit ceramic scratches.

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    Hand sanding Rex121

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    Rex 121 and Vancron Superclean ready for etch.

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  9. Stang Bladeworks

    Stang Bladeworks

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    Feb 19, 2018
    2 framelocks in the works right now.
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  10. Scaniaman

    Scaniaman

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    Jun 15, 2012
    This blade was intended as a tester, it was my first attempt at heat treating AEB-L on my own. Aust temp 1065 C for 15 min, plate + pressurized air quench, -30 C over night and temper at 175 C for 2 hours. Everything turned out great, so it got promoted to small user wit textured G-10 and (hardly visible) yellow G10 liners. Nothing fancy, but pretty functional. It will get kydex pants.
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  11. Jason Volkert

    Jason Volkert

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    Nov 25, 2018
    @Scaniaman I like that little knife! Nice and clean work too!
     
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  12. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    Beuatiful knives , I like them .You should round little all that sharp edge and corners on ricasso ......
     
  13. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 17, 2017
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    Finished the second leather saya
     
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  14. ten-six

    ten-six

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Red oak, phosphor bronze, and some scraps.

    I can't be the only one on here that works with carbohydrate based material from time to time...

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  15. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Man, I haven't made a cigar box banjo in a long time (probably around 50 years). I may have to grab an empty box and make one from a piece of nice wood and a cool box. Maybe a cigar box ukulele, too.
     
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  16. Daniel Carraher

    Daniel Carraher KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Dec 30, 2018


    85% done with this.
     
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  17. ashwinearl

    ashwinearl KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 9, 2006
    8670 with Orange G10 Bushcraft
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  18. DustinY

    DustinY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    684
    Dec 29, 2016
    Sticky's are rad (helped remind me how to insert pictures), got another tool today and couldn't wait to test it. I get packages all week and then return home after the work week and get to play. Trying to call it a night early so i can have a good Saturday of work. Personalizer plus - stencils & design from IMG. Let me know what you think, i TOOK THE BULLET and decided to leave the Y with the extra pizzazz and avoided changing it to a more "simple" Y, can always ask for a revision, but i enjoy the extra pizzazz.

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  19. DevinT

    DevinT KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 29, 2010
    I would go with the simple Y.
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  20. DustinY

    DustinY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    684
    Dec 29, 2016
    Hoss has spoken, lol.
     

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