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My rehandle and shield projects (with tutorials)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    thank you for the update! 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year.

    How are you making your own liners? Did you get a mill?
     
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  2. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    No I use sheet metal and grind it to shape. For the 78 project I am using nickel silver sheet but I have stainless and brass too :thumbsup: I thought it would be cool to make some shadow patterns and have the ability to do all-steel conversions as well.
     
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  3. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    Very cool idea!
     
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  4. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Ok after many attempts at modding a Peanut...I finally had some success.
    I went for a full shadow pattern, single blade, in maroon linen micarta.
    These Peanuts are a P.I.T.A.!!! Having said that, I am very happy with how this turned out. The blade is even straight. I will polish it up and take some glamour shots when have time.
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  5. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 25, 2009
    I would have to agree. That is a beauty.
     
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  6. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

    475
    May 25, 2018
    looks great! Why are they harder to work with than other knives?
     
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  7. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Just much less forgiving than a bigger knife. It has to be exact and the scales are really thin. It was actually easier to do a shadow pattern because I was able to leave the scales a little thicker than normal. Plus, micarta is practically indestructible. In my previous attempts, I used wood or bone.
     
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  8. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I've been searching for a Northfield 72 for a while and finally came across one that was a great candidate to rehandle.
    My first attempt, I decided to go with some Ironwood. Everything was going just fine...right up until I split the wood :(
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    At least I didn't inlay a shield yet at that point but still rather frustrating considering I only have small bits of time to work with over the days and weeks.
    My first thought was that, for sure, I am only working with micarta and acrylic moving forward. Then I started thinking about how much I always wanted one of these in a black wood...so I decided to give it another shot except this time with African Blackwood.
    Over the course of several days chipping away at it things looked great. I was very careful pinning the scales as not to crack anything, installed the shield, shaped everything, and then I went to test fit everything before pinning it up and made one little wrong move...and ruined.
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    So frustrating! I know exactly what I did wrong. I simply left the fit a little too snug and didn't take the time to go back and fix it properly.
    Patience is everything :) Proper fit is everything! Back to my schoolwork and hopefully I'll get another chance to redeem myself this weekend.

    On a very positive note...I got the ok to attend a week-long slipjoint knife making school this August at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing in Texarkana. I have been in contact with the school and will register as soon as they make it available to do so. Rehandles are fun and all...but I want to make my own at some point :thumbsup:
     
  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That will be so fun and exciting. Congratulations.
     
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  10. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Thank you I am very excited for the opportunity :thumbsup: The class is only 6 students and I'm not sure if they offer more than once or twice a year. At a minimum, I am hoping to learn enough to take next steps towards where I want to go. This will be my first real training from a master builder so I am going to learn everything I can.
     
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  11. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Bummer Darren! I've been there. That's awesome your attending the class. Someday I want to follow the same path. My biggest obstacle right now is space! Good luck. I'm sure you'll do great!
     
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  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I really really like the shape of that peanut...nice job...if I may offer a suggestion and not in my usual vein of fatuous humor...?
    I think the name should be Cashew....slightly bigger, more shapely and tastes better...
    You will get a lot out of the knifesmithing workshop...Enjoy.
    Cheers.
     
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  13. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Love it...the Cashew it is :)
     
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  14. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Nice to have some shop time today...got the Cashew finished up and also a #15 project I had on-hold :thumbsup:
    Mexican Cocobolo
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    Maroon Linen Micarta
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  15. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    That #15! Stunning work!
     
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  16. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Third attempt!
    I always wanted a Northfield 72 in AB but one never came my way (understandably)...so I put one together. I like working with the lockbacks and this 72 is a really nice size. I'll probably carry this one actually.
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  17. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Looks real good!
     
  18. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Mini Copperlock
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  19. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Classy Darren, very classy!
     
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  20. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    Daaaaaamn. That looks amazing
     
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