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Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #75 on: July 12, 2019, 07:16:44 am »
Got it.
Thanks.  :OK

Offline dylanholderman

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #76 on: July 12, 2019, 11:42:35 am »
the other day at work i got the scale ripped off and the rough profiling done, hopefully tonight i'll start grinding.

Offline dieselcheese

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« Reply #77 on: July 13, 2019, 10:50:05 am »
So I used my Telsa time machine (Bill and Ted model) and went back to talk with Chief Looking Glass.  He really likes tacos, keep that in mind if you pay hjm a visit.  Anyway, he said he'd just wrap the handle in duct tape and be done with it.  He's very practical thst way.  So I thanked him for his time and left himsome tacos and a roll of duct tape.

Very stylish I think:



Ok who am I fooling?  Instead I'll clean up these ugly scalea i just epoxied together.   Five bonus points to whomever can guess both flavors of wood.



I'd blame the above post on the fumes in my shop, except I have no shop and it's raining in my outdoor work space right now.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2019, 01:38:36 pm »
Christmas came early today. I received a knife and sheath from Kevin today. A perfect combination of beauty and function.    (f)
Thank you Kevin. This knife won't be just a show piece I promise.   :OK   
Here are a few pics, two with flash and two with natural light...









Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline KHalverson

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2019, 02:24:03 pm »
diesel.
looks good.
bacote, leather spacer and snake wood?

Offline Mr. Woolery

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2019, 11:02:12 pm »
Update on my progress: 

Dieselcheese, if you don't want a friction folder, I'll keep this for myself and send you a puukko that I forged on the same day.  Honestly, I couldn't say whether the picture of the hot steel was this blade or the puukko, as they were from the same forging session.  But I like this one better.

Here is the trial-fitting of the pieces.  I'm using maple for the handle because it is a very stable wood that I know and trust.  Not as fancy to look at as some, but I love it for its utilitarian value.  Once the handle finish cures, I will work on peening the pins.  It may be ready to go as early as Wednesday.

-Patrick

Offline dieselcheese

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #81 on: July 14, 2019, 05:38:12 am »
diesel.
looks good.
bacote, leather spacer and snake wood?

Really close on the snakewood.
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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #82 on: July 14, 2019, 05:43:27 am »
Update on my progress: 

Dieselcheese, if you don't want a friction folder, I'll keep this for myself and send you a puukko that I forged on the same day.  Honestly, I couldn't say whether the picture of the hot steel was this blade or the puukko, as they were from the same forging session.  But I like this one better.

Here is the trial-fitting of the pieces.  I'm using maple for the handle because it is a very stable wood that I know and trust.  Not as fancy to look at as some, but I love it for its utilitarian value.  Once the handle finish cures, I will work on peening the pins.  It may be ready to go as early as Wednesday.

-Patrick

Really cool, Patrick,  looking good.   I could go either way honestly,  it's like trying to pick out which puppy you like more from a litter.
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Offline Mr. Woolery

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2019, 07:38:53 am »
Well, if you have no preference, I will send the folder. It is the knife I intended to send you anyway.

Patrick

Offline Mr. Woolery

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« Reply #84 on: July 14, 2019, 10:35:50 am »
I will have to PM for an address.  Here's the finished knife.  It is ready earlier than anticipated.  I really like this one.  I hope you do, too, Dieselcheese.

-Patrick

Offline Mr. Woolery

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« Reply #85 on: July 14, 2019, 10:36:46 am »
And closed.

Offline KHalverson

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #86 on: July 14, 2019, 12:44:42 pm »
Mr Woolery.
that folder is very nice.
its something that is on my list to do but I haven't gotten the guts to yet.

Offline Mr. Woolery

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #87 on: July 14, 2019, 02:42:38 pm »
Give it a try!  Worst that happens is you throw it away. No matter what, you come out with more knowledge.

I probably destroy 5% of my blades in deliberate destructive testing. Making a new sort of knife is really only another form of testing. The end goal is knowing exactly how a knife will perform because you test your blades. Here, it is more like testing your assembly process.

The tricky bits are placing the stop pin and peening the pivot pin. Stop pin has to be in the right place, pivot has to be secure enough to keep the blade from wobbling but not tight enough to make it a permanent fixed blade.

And you donít have to make a sheath!

Patrick

Offline dieselcheese

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #88 on: July 14, 2019, 04:44:46 pm »
Progress pic.

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Offline Mr. Woolery

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Re: any interest in a kith this summer? (names have been drawn)
« Reply #89 on: July 14, 2019, 09:04:55 pm »
Lacewood?  What's the other wood?  Gonna be a stunner!

-Patrick