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My Works in Progress!

Discussion in 'Knife Makers Gallery' started by Stew, Jan 30, 2018.

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    Thanks. Took a few attempts trying to work out what would look good.

    In the end, a simple wrap and then gutted the paracord!

    I was surprised at how well it's come out (though am a bit annoyed at one bit! :D )
     
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    Etching my mark in the sunshine!

    I find this part quite stressful. Quite a simple thing but it can mess up the whole knife if done wrong. I really should start doing it earlier in the process but I forget!


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    That'll do nicely!

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    The Cold Steel Gurkha Kukhri rehandle is done.
    The stock handle is a boring bit of black rubber.
    The rehandle was done in the style of an old school stacked leather handle but in more modern materials that will last.
    The inner stack of brown material is actually Tufnol. The bolster and butt cap are green Micarta with a black G10 spacer between the Micarta and tufnol.
    As well as gluing each piece, to hold it all together I modified the tang and a large bolt then threaded the butt plate so it screwed through - the bolt is exposed on the butt plate so you can see the size! It took a bit of thought as to the best way to tackle that part.
     
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    That really does look the part. Completely transforms if from mall ninja to serious tool.
     
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    It's cool, even if I do say so myself!

    I love how the layers of tufnol really show. I gave the surface of each disc a quick sand to go through the shiney crust. I didn't anticipate the darker lines.
     
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    That is really something, Stew. Beautiful. What are the woods and the steel, please?

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    Hi David,

    The steel is O1 and one of Mark Jacobs' blades.

    For the handle, Desert Ironwood bolster and then stabilised boxwood burl for the remainder. Pins are brass corby bolts and tube. There are red G10 liners under the boxwood and also separating the ironwood and boxwood.

    I'm planning to put it up for sale as it fits a baldic sheath I had already quite nicely - handy as I've lost my leather work mojo for a some time!

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    I've not done any leatherwork for quite some time. I had lost my mojo with it but I've got quite a number piling up waiting for sheaths so thought I should get back on it!

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    Oops!! So I haven't really done any knife work for a while due to a job change and the workshop being too full. I've been working away trying to get it back into order and clearing out some unused stuff.
    I came across this dusty tub. Popped it open and the sight in picture two - rust - lots of rust!
    It's an old tub I would fill with vinegar and leaves Blades soaking in to remove rust and forge scale.
    I almost threw it away but I thought I should just give it a stir first..... There were blade blanks in there!! I don't know how long ago I put them in but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a year or more. One has been pretty much eaten away to nothing at the tang, though i can do something with the rest even though they're somewhat thinner than originally planned.
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    It's like that time Laura tried to make a lasagna.
     
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    Everywhere I've posted it, someone has compared it to lasagne! :D
     
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    Shit cooks elsewhere? You burnt the cheese.
     
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    Those knives remind me of a pic Mojo once posted on BB of his regular users. :D
     
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    Back to it with some hand filing of a handle - the Laburnum is tough stuff so was burning on the grinder.

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    Also, been listening to the Mark of the Maker podcast which is what gave me the kick to get back in the workshop. Episode 6 was on Scagel so I just had to do a rough and ready sketch of one to make.....

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    Good to see you back at it. Any particular reason for the gloves :rofl:
     
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