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Offline bjrogg

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The last of my cholla
« on: August 07, 2019, 08:43:37 am »
Jeb gifted me some cholla the first time I met him. I used it all but this one piece I've been saving for just the right blade. I think I found it. It's another white Carra Glass blade. Starting to really like this stuff and getting my grove back. This one is mostly percussion. Just a little pressure to sharpen it up. Cholla handle with a button made from a piece of wood a neighbor gave me. It was very dense and he said it came from the desert. I thought it fit the cholla great.
Hope you like it. Thanks for looking
Bjrogg
PS thanks for the cholla Jeb
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 01:13:41 pm »
Very nice!  I have to get busy and use some of my cholla, and antlers.
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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 02:39:35 pm »
Brian, there is 90% that I am going back out west this winter and if so I will mail you some back.

And very nice knife and handle

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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 07:21:19 pm »
Thanks Jerry. I like working with both. Cholla isn't around here though so it's kinda special for me. It looks cool to.

Jeb I'd sure like to go with you but I think they'd miss me back home. I hope you have a great time.
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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 10:12:31 pm »
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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 05:29:43 am »
Really glad you like it Zuma.
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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 09:20:23 am »
Very nice, Brian. I still have aa few big pieces of carrera glass.
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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 11:00:09 am »
Nice work, BJ. I have some cholla that Jon sent me too. It is very cool stuff and who would of thought it came from a cactus.
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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 06:46:04 am »
Did you fill it?

Still have some from my last trip back to the Superstitions. Gotta get busy making some handles. John

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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2019, 07:37:09 pm »
Did you fill it?

Still have some from my last trip back to the Superstitions. Gotta get busy making some handles. John


No John I didn't. I've toyed with the idea of making a removable button and making handle store something like a survival knife.  Maybe some cordage, fishing line and hooks. Probably not the that practical but might be kinda cool. I clean all the lose stuff out of the inside. I do file the cholla down to the shape that feels good in my hand.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2019, 10:18:46 am »
On the bone dagger I made for the knife trade I did fill the inside of the cholla. I stuffed the center with cotton first then filled the outer void with the JB Weld I use to haft the blade then smoothed it all down. Seemed to work well.
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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2019, 08:52:44 pm »
I like the idea of the cotton, then remove to make a secret compartment. You guys keep making more projects for "the List" that real life and not enough hours in a day keep getting in my way.

I am such a simplton that I just put a dowel down the middle and inlay the holes with stone. John

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Re: The last of my cholla
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2019, 06:44:57 am »
Some wrap the cholla with a clear wrap then fill the center with colored epoxy.