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Next batch on deck

Discussion in 'Turley Knives' started by bindlestitch, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. padilla67

    padilla67

    1
    Feb 9, 2011
    I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!! :D
     
  2. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Lol, padilla. :D
    The new pics are up in the knife picture thread.:thumbup:
    Iz
     
  3. piinnh

    piinnh

    4
    Jan 15, 2011
    Iz,

    Maybe you'll get a dozen concellations for Soldier River knives and you will be sending me an e-mail soon. It's great you putting up the progress photos, along with your your instruction videos its a great service to the community.

    Btw, I was having a hard time deciding on a Soldier River or a Dogwood Creek. Since I ordered the Soldier River, I was able to buy a used Dogwood. Now the wait for the Soldier River won't seem so long.

    Thanks for all you do,
    Chase
     
  4. Munky88

    Munky88

    Jun 1, 2008
    Very nice. I wish one of those was for me :)
     
  5. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Chase,
    Glad you got a dogwood, I think you'll like it. Which one did you get?


    Thanks, Munky.:thumbup:

    Iz
     
  6. piinnh

    piinnh

    4
    Jan 15, 2011
     
  7. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Slight delay on the sheaths. I should have been done today but the past couple days I have been doctor and grocery getter for a sick one in the family.
    I hope to be done with these by tomorrow or hopefully no later than the day after tomorrow.

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    Tomorrow, Lord willing, will be a full day of sewing and edge finishing...hopefully they all fit. heh.
    Thanks for looking,
    Iz
     
  8. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
     
  9. piinnh

    piinnh

    4
    Jan 15, 2011
     
  10. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Good deal, Chase. Glad it's working out for you.:thumbup:
    Roger that on the normal sized scales for your S.R.
    Iz
     
  11. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Pitter patter, time to get at 'er.
    Next batch in the batters box.:dblthumb:
    I had several days off due to taxes and a sick one but everything's rolling again.
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    Thanks for looking,
    Iz
     
  12. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Update on this batch,

    The big muddy and the Mississippi just out of the quench
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    Everything is heat treated now. I'm ready to laminate handles and finish the rest of the blades.
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    This is one of the four finished blades, it's the same pattern as Anton's knife only longer in the handle.
    "Anton's knife" is a giveaway knife I'm doing on another board. It's a for a great cause offered by the family of their son who was a young woodsman that left this life to early. You can check it out here to enter if you'd like.
    http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29326
    Lots and lots of gear and money being donated for this one so I encourage you guys to enter.:thumbup:
    My liaison that's representing the family in the giveaway ordered the knife, they will be the only two made and then I'll destroy the pattern in honor of Anton.
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    Thanks for looking,
    Iz
     
  13. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    I had to post this one up. I'm not tooting my own horn by any means, I got lucky on this one.
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    What's the big deal you might ask? If you notice Missouris only come with hand sanded flats. The reason is because this reverse convex grind is really difficult (at least for me) to do on a big knife like this. So one short second of lost concentration turns into a messed up grind line. The grind is still there but one stray sanding mark and the scale on the flats gets rubbed and it looks terrible. So I hand sand them to get rid of the scale.
    Anyway, this one turned out so good that I asked the customer if he was ok with leaving the scale on. Unless I get lucky again this will be the only Missouri to ever have the scale left on the flats.
    Sorry for the long winded hooha. I was just thrilled at my good fortune with this one after having screwed up another grind earlier in the week.
    Thanks for looking,
    Iz
     
  14. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    Great Job on that Missouri Brother!!

    Bet ya don't miss the hand sanding either.

    I personaly love the charcater the scale left on the flats gives a knife. But then I'm an incurable rustic.
     
  15. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    Wow, that looks great Iz. Nice work, I can see how that is hard to do!
     
  16. Ridge-Runner

    Ridge-Runner

    858
    Jan 21, 2010
    That is one lucky son of a gun right there. I like it alot better with the forge left on. And b4 anyone gets thier panties in a wad notice I said forge and not forge'd'. :foot::D
     
  17. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, fellers. Mucho appreciate-o.

    Handle work, when things seem to grind to a halt. Fit and finish is almost all right here in this process.

    Seven glued up and handles profiled. Ready for rough grinding and hopefully finishing tomorrow.
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    Three more ready for glue up tomorrow morning, Lord willing.
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    Thanks for looking,
    Iz
     
  18. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Annnddd done. I'll get some (better) quick pics tomorrow before I start on sheaths.

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    Anton's knife
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    Quick pic of the Missouri
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    Thanks for looking, guys.:thumbup:
    Iz
     
  19. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    That is a great lookin knife Iz! Good work.
     
  20. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, Mike!:thumbup:
    Iz
     

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