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Finishing the unfinished EDC 4 (photo heavy)

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by TRfromMT, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Amazing work!
    Just one problem though......that lumber should’ve been a bad ass pool cue!!! Sorry, couldn’t resist!!
    :D
    Joe
     
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  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    ^^^Funny; I look at badass pool cues and think "what a waste of some sick knife handles!" :D
     
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  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Hey all! I'm back at it. The owner of the Shaw shank EDC4 had a small block of the spalted oak from the Shawshank tree and recently came into a 3.5 and asked me to recreate it as the little brother companion to the EDC4 we did.

    It will get pins and epoxy like the first one, and I am going to shape the front of the scales along the same lines with just a touch more thickness.

    Wish me luck!

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  4. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I have the liners laminated to the blanks. I used 1/8" micarta, then ground them down to .080" as I wanted them just a touch thicker than 1/16". On the first knife the liners were also on the thick side, so I wanted these to be proportionally similar.

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    Next I have to match drill them to the tang and machine the lanyard pocket, then the careful fitting to the profile of the tang.
     
  5. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    A few WIP photos for you guys...

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  6. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    The finished project...

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  7. Psybull

    Psybull

    620
    Dec 31, 2015
    That turned out very nice Tony. Those dark liners and the fill in gaps of the mosaic pins being dark go well with the spalting lines in the oak scales.
     
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  8. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Thanks Psy. The EDC4 above and this one are 2 of 3 knives I've ever done (besides a few personal blades) that I'd really like to keep. Having a hard time putting this down. Hoping it can come back to me someday.

    Your blackfeather is the other one.
     
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  9. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Tony, did you dye that micarta darker? Looks great!
     
  10. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    No sir. It's sanded to the same level as the wood and all of it gets several coats of Tru Oil. Last step is to buff with 0000 steel wool and then a final coat of car wax.
     
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  11. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Amazing, @TRfromMT , you've done it again! What a beautiful piece. Has the owner said if these are user blades? I know that's the intent with the blade design, but those handles really are art.
     
  12. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    @Silver Needle As far as I know he plans to use 'em, and well he should. Im hoping he sends a photo of the pair of them.
     
  13. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Good! If he sends the pic and you feel comfortable sharing it here, please do!
     
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  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Here are some photos of the pair sent by the owner, and they are up on the Facebook fan page...

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  15. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Outstanding! Truly excellent work. The owner must be really proud to have a pair of knives so special and expertly finished :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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