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Purple! Because Ice cream has no bones!

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by T.Knotts, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I'm not a fan of spalted anything but, that is right purdy!
     
  2. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Ooohhh love me some spalting.

    Got the Shop munchies, can't beat sardines and root beer.
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  3. protourist

    protourist "Ratis necque navale enavigat" Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
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    Something like this G.L. Drew?
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  4. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Titanic Boat Insurance Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Or....... something like this? Was cleaning the shop and found this piece of quarter sawn Sycamore.
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  5. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Very much like that blade profile Mack.

    That is some nice stuff right there Scott.
     
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  6. cbwoods67

    cbwoods67 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Quarter sawn sycamore seems interesting. I thought that was usually reserved for oaks. Have you worked much with sycamore, Scott?

    If I was in the market for these, I would like to see some old hedge fence post handles. Maybe with brass or copper pins. On the other hand, I really like the brown/natural colored phenolics on a couple of the other knives I have. They show quite a bit of character in coloration for a synthetic material.

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  7. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Titanic Boat Insurance Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Those are nice, yes I have worked with Sycamore it's pretty abundant around here most folks use it for firewood. They planted a lot of them early last century around here and they get really big so there's always some being taking down somewhere. There is a tree guy about a mile down the road that that gets them from time to time and I can go through and pick the yard. If they are big enough I quarter saw them for bowl blanks on the lathe. This is the only pic I have of one and not the best but if you get the right piece it looks amazing.
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  8. cbwoods67

    cbwoods67 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    That looks great! Almost looks like a spalted maple.

    I always enjoy seeing your projects. Thanks for sharing.
    Lots of skill in this little subforum, and I dig it.
     
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  9. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Titanic Boat Insurance Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Thanks, it keeps me off the streets and from killing stupid people. :eek::D
     
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  10. protourist

    protourist "Ratis necque navale enavigat" Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I wanna go play in the surf.
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  11. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    All is quiet on the Eastern Front - did you freeze, Mr. Redmeadow?
     
  12. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Titanic Boat Insurance Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    55 and rainy here.
     
  13. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Five below here, but I'm thawed. Been a tough week for shop time unfortunately. Little bits here and there. Sheaths are dyed, need stitched and finished. Sharpened the edge of the #1 Wharncliffe, it is a foul little creature, in a good way:eek:

    For anyone that's on the Instagram, this mangler and our own @Knife1987 started a profile called The Makers Group (@the_makers_group ). It just started and we've had a good response getting Makers together so far.
     
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  14. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    So - any decisions on the wood handle for the Model 2s?

    I offer fumed white or bog oak as a nice option.

    Finish this up with some low gloss tung oil. Can be simply an ammonia wipe on the wood or place the handle(s) overnight in a sealed plastic container with a reservoir (tuna or cat food can or the like) filled with household ammonia.

    Here is an example -

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    Nice rich and deep brown color which is easy to achieve add some great flex or medullary rays of the oak grain and you have a winner :thumbsup:.

    Just another option...

    Ray
     
  15. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Quiet in here. All you can hear is the distant sound of steel mangling, leather stacking and cowbell.

    I hope you're busy in the shop, John.

    I've decide I need to start a project as soon as it warms up a bit and Mrs. Rupe doesn't need to park in our one-car garage. I'm thinking of building something like this:

    https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/viewer-projects/tommys-wall-mounted-folding-workbench/

    Not as fancy. More than likely 1.5" to 2" plywood top with a 2K urethane finish. Maybe 5' X 2'.

    My son, Frank, bought me a set of paper sharpening wheels for Christmas. I know Richard J uses them but I've never really put much thought into buying them for myself. Frank found them on YouTube, had to have them and got us both a set. I've got a variable speed bench grinder that would be perfect. I've also got a nice vise, a 4" bench top belt sander with 6" a disc and a bunch of other tools collecting dust because I lack a decent bench.
     
  16. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Titanic Boat Insurance Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    I'v seen a few of them done before Chris, they can turn out pretty neat.
     
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  17. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    Rupe! I have a smaller plastic & metal one from Israel that’s portable enough for me to bring in my truck to the Farmers Market and other job sites. I’ll get a link for you ..
     
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  18. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Titanic Boat Insurance Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Where the heck is everybody?
     
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  19. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    At the liquor store.
     
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  20. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Titanic Boat Insurance Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    I was just at the Sammich shop getting a couple of nice Italians and a IPA or two. :p
     
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