What's on the bench coming up in March?

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by Daniel Koster, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I'll try to keep this thread updated the best I can with pics of the latest going on. Rather than start a new thread every so often, I'll just keep reposting to this thread.

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    Folder parts - what they look like coming from the waterjet guy. They're nowhere near "done"....still plenty of work to do....just the "grunt work" is done!



    BushMasters lined up, getting ready for glue-up...headed to KnivesShipFree.com


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    Next set of customer-ordered BushMaster knives - set out and tagged...ready for grinding and handle materials.

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    Nessmuk blanks ground out and prepped - ready for heat-treat.
    With a big bunch of MUCK blades waiting for "their turn".....they're very patient!!!
    :-D


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  2. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    For those interested.....this is how I organize my orders:

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  3. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Those towers above can hold a total of 300 orders....which, is actually not enough to handle my entire backlog (600+ at the moment).

    So, extra blanks hanging around waiting to go "in rotation" get stacked all over the shop. Here's a favorite gathering place:

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  4. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I glued these up on Monday....


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    And finished them yesterday.


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    This is a dealer-exclusive made for Bushcraft Northwest, named Celilo.

    Cute lil' guy....might have to find a way to keep one for myself. :D
     
  5. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Wow, thanks for sharing a bit of your knife making world, again. Love that Celilo! Those up for grabs or going to KSF?
     
  6. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  7. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Ah sweet, and they mention you in the description. I have been to Goldendale, WA... Not a good thing, but it is where BNW is located and uh, yeah. I'll support that knife effort and group for sure :D

    (and fill in any gap in the bushcraft folder you might have :D )
     
  8. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Sweet!

    :D :D :D



    I forgot to post this pic too:

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  9. ivan51

    ivan51

    Dec 9, 2003
    Wow that stag bushcrafter is awesome!! :eek:
     
  10. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I know!! It was really hard to send off....I wanted real bad to just keep it. Hahahaha!




    Finished up some more Bushcraft knives - this time with flat grinds:

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  11. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Getting some BushMasters ready for glue up. These will be headed to KnivesShipFree.com when they're done.
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  12. AddictedToGear

    AddictedToGear

    Aug 28, 2013
    Thanks for sharing, I always like to see what other makers are up to. Just being a hobbyist knife maker this can always be eye opening.
     
  13. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Also managed to get some MUCK blades ground. Together with these Nessmuks - headed off to heat-treat.

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    And a quick pic of my setup for doing flat grinds.

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  14. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Hmmm. Sold on my flat ground Bushcraft because it felt too handle heavy. Now that it has a skeletonized handle, I might have to reconsider.
     
  15. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Yes - that was one of the reasons I started skeletonizing the tangs at the waterjet stage. I wanted to be able to offer a larger handle...and with a flat ground blade....definitely didn't want it to get *more* handle heavy.
     
  16. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Here's the latest efforts for the week - finished up 15 BushMasters in Green Canvas Micarta - all headed to KnivesShipFree.com

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    Get one if you can!
     
  17. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Here's the latest efforts for the week - finished up 15 BushMasters in Green Canvas Micarta - all headed to KnivesShipFree.com

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    Get one if you can!
     
  18. okbohn

    okbohn

    May 26, 2006
    Glad to hear it!
     
  19. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Just sent this box out for heat-treat:

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    From the top:
    MUCKs
    Nessmuks
    Celilos (headed to Bushcraft Northwest)
    BushMasters

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  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    More works in progress:

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