You all are very kind with your comments. Thank you.
I think what you do with steel and wood is amazing. That is an art form that is actually useful and provides generations of joy. My stuff is simply to keep me from going completely wackadoo and when I die, will be tossed into a roll-off dumpster in the driveway.
As far as having a vision when doing a piece, nope. No vision. No pencil. No drawing. No planning. I just start cutting and stop when I think, "enough is enough". Been doing that for at least the last 25 years.
A year ago, I threw out a bunch of them and months later, found them in a bag, stashed in the basement. Seems my daughter retrieved them from the garbage. Everything I've posted though, is new work and done with a Battle Creek knife.
Interesting thing about Rob's knives is that they have an aggressive cut. Not sure if it is his heat treat or what, but his knives like to cut. Other knives from other makers made from Aldo's 1095 don't stack up. Closest one is a small Bushie from Tackett. Only knives that compare are made of O1 from Fiddleback and Blind Horse Knives. Thing is though, I always come back to my Creekster. The steel thickness, Scandi grind height and handle geometry make it the least fatiguing knife I have. The WoodChunk feels great also, but due to the fact it is build to cut man hole covers in half, does require more oomph to cut, and with the delicate stuff I do, the Creekster is like cutting with a scalpel.
I sure don't keep posting works to get pats on the back. I merely want to show what a fine knife can do.