2019/2020 winter kith

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by timos-, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. FredyCro

    FredyCro

    555
    Jan 11, 2019
    So stocked, I just got my blanks back from HT, so I might still be in.
     
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  2. DustinY

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

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    Dec 29, 2016
    You got this
     
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  3. FredyCro

    FredyCro

    555
    Jan 11, 2019
    Thanks for that. I was scared sh**less going to my 2x42 (fix 2800 rpm) at 40 grit, I went slowly and stopped before I did a mistake I will not be able to repair. Here are some possible handle scales as well.

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  4. Travis Talboys

    Travis Talboys KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 30, 2018
    That burl is super pretty.
     
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  5. timos-

    timos-

    Oct 22, 2012
    pretty stuff! and cool looking bade. I just fit up mine for epoxy today.
    A burlap micarta ferrule with a micarta frame and osage orange scales, alternate ivory spacer , corby bolt and a couple carbon pins for good measure
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  6. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
    It was all going so good, I already wanted to start hand sanding...

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    and then this happened.

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    Gonna start on the new one and keep this one for me and testing.
     
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  7. A. Matthews

    A. Matthews Gold Member Gold Member

    41
    Aug 4, 2017
    I’m going to try to finish #2. I messed up the first one, very similar to @FredyCro, so hopefully I can finish this one in time.
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  8. Mike Read

    Mike Read

    104
    Mar 27, 2015
    I am still trying to be finished, Knife is done but sheath isn,t.
     
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  9. Daniel W

    Daniel W

    59
    May 1, 2019
    It’s the final stretch y’all can make it and those finishes are awesome
     
  10. FredyCro

    FredyCro

    555
    Jan 11, 2019
    Since you are all updating, here is my progress on the second blade. I will need to hit the grinder again to convex the edge and even the swedge. I was thinking of hand polishing the bevel and doing a gator finish on the swedge and flats. Still no promises if I f*ck up, hopefully it wont happen.

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    Here is the scale sanded to 120.
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  11. Daniel W

    Daniel W

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    May 1, 2019
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  12. weo

    weo KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 21, 2014
    Some nice looking blades. Unfortunately, as we are down to one week and I'm out of 400 and 800 grit paper and waiting for an order, so it's not looking good for me.:(
     
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  13. Daniel Carraher

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

    161
    Dec 30, 2018
    I’m late to party but can I get in if it’s done by the 12th?
     
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  14. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
     
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  15. Daniel Carraher

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

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    Dec 30, 2018
    I don’t do fixes blades so will be fun for me
     
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  16. Daniel Carraher

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

    161
    Dec 30, 2018
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    This the first fixed blade I’ve actually made start to finish. About 90% finish. Not bad for one day
     
  17. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    Just about finished too. I'll post pics later.

    As promised...

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  18. A. Matthews

    A. Matthews Gold Member Gold Member

    41
    Aug 4, 2017
    Well, the blade is a little shorter than it was in my last picture after I ground one area a little too thin and I switched to a different set of desert ironwood scales, but I did get it etched today and should get it glued up tonight so I feel optimistic about finishing on time.
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  19. kdnolin

    kdnolin Basic Member Basic Member

    307
    Jan 16, 2017
    I am going to make too. Just have a little clean up and sharpening. Saya coming too, got one coat of oil on it.
     

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  20. FredyCro

    FredyCro

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    Jan 11, 2019
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    Not done with the handle. I still have tomorrow to post in complete knives thread?
     

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