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Woodchunk hard at work !!!

Discussion in 'Battle Creek Knives' started by AurevoirGopher, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    Wanted to show that the WoodChunk is not just for heavy duty work!




    I'll post pictures of the final product. What you see so far represents about
    5 hours of work.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2013
  2. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    4 more hours and voila.





    And a pose with the Woodchip!

  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    very cool!
    If you decide you want a different thread title, click on edit, then advanced -- text box near the top of the screen will let you rename the thread to something more descriptive.
  4. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    Thank you for the tip. I'll see about changing it.
  5. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    I stand in ahh.....

    I'll just come right out and say it.... You're very inspiring, thank you for posting yet another masterpiece. !!! I'm honored to have created something that allows you to create such beautiful work... As JV3 said in another thread, you could sell those within the community very easily.... Knife nuts can surely appreciate the dedication and time spent on these lovely specimens... :D

    Keep the pics coming.. !!!
  6. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    Thank you very much again for such nice comments about my carvings/therapy. I love doing it. It's very soothing.
    Thought I would include a few pictures of the latest project.



  7. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    woods cut so fine looks like sawdust..

    thanks for the pics, now back to therapy :D
  8. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012


    Took a couple out for a drive today. Only the Creekster got to cut the wood though.
  9. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    Nice batch of knives there !!! what is that last one on the right??
  10. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    That is a Randall Model 23.
  11. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    Got about 14 hours into it so far.




  12. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    wow!! looking good man.... do you use any other tools other then a knife??
  13. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    That would be cheating. :)
    Only knives are used.
    I usually pick a knife or two and use them exclusively on that piece.
    These are truly only a form of therapy. After a tough day at work, nothing settles my mind better. Beer comes close, but I can't do both. And after a few hours of beer, the only thing I have to show for it is a full recycling bin.
  14. BaldingEagle


    Feb 16, 2010
    My brain just doesn't work in those kind of dimensions. I greatly admire your work! I'm a dentist, and I think that I am pretty darn good with my hands. But, what you are doing is truely impressive. My therapy is my leather work. It keeps me inside the coloring lines.
  15. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    his sculpting really is impressive.... cant wrap my mind around either.... I could start it, maybe even have a vision but then I wouldn't know where to go and would be completely lost with a whittled stick :D....

    and your leather work is out of site as well.... and excellent therapy, like you guys I also find working with my hands can be therapeutic kinda just numbs you...
  16. AurevoirGopher


    Sep 5, 2012
    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.
  17. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    I know you're not patting yourself on the back and I really love to see your work have showed it to the wife and kids here and they're amazed as well... and with your daughter retrieving them I find it hard to believe they'll end up in the roll off dumpster:D ..

    I'm honored to see these and can't say enough..
  18. cchesmore


    Feb 12, 2012
    awesome work!!!Thanks for sharing!!

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