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Hunting Man 04-15-2012 06:33 PM

Weekend knife project
 
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Trying to improve quality as I learn new things. I used California Buckeye and rosewood. With a few more hours buffing this one will be my new hunting knife.

buckfever 04-15-2012 08:56 PM

From a non knife builders eye I think it looks pretty professional.

Hunting Man 04-15-2012 09:01 PM

Thank you sir, I do try to improve from my mistakes which are many. My son seems to find everyone. :boxing: It is fun and man does it ease the mind by staying busy! The rosewood is from the same guy I bought the Win model 70 rifle. The wood pre-dates the 50's. He was going to add a forearm tip and pistol grip to the rifle but decided not to. I'm glad to be able to transform the wood into something usefull. I only have enough to do one or two more. It stinks pretty bad when sanding it and it irrated the sinuses too. Very dense and oily.

DVW 04-15-2012 10:08 PM

Oh wow, GREAT job! That knife is easily over $200.

Hunting Man 04-15-2012 10:56 PM

Coming from the grand master, I appreciate the thumbs up. I have started to draw out the concepts on paper now before I start. I'm thinking a 2/3 bone with a tail of the dark rosewood??? Looks good on paper anyways. :confused: :coffee: Origionally I thought the wood was claro-walnut but got educated. It's nice to work with.

BruceBruce1959 04-16-2012 07:49 AM

awesome production HM, this new knife looks fantastic...:thumbup:

Hunting Man 04-16-2012 08:58 PM

Thanks BB, I need a spindle sander if I'm going to continue to do this much longer. Not sure about cutting and grinding my own steel yet?? I think I need several projects before I try that. I'd like to get my initials stamped into the blades or acid etchings and that will be on the agenda as budget allows. Maybe Yoda the grand teacher will school us on acid etchings and or stamping blades, especially who tools custom head stamps :whistling: I have been told adding the maker's initials adds value if you want to sell something. I don't know just thinking out loud.

gfdeputy2 04-17-2012 05:38 AM

Wow HM very very nice Great job

DVW 04-17-2012 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Hunting Man (Post 69309)
Thanks BB, I need a spindle sander if I'm going to continue to do this much longer. Not sure about cutting and grinding my own steel yet?? I think I need several projects before I try that. I'd like to get my initials stamped into the blades or acid etchings and that will be on the agenda as budget allows. Maybe Yoda the grand teacher will school us on acid etchings and or stamping blades, especially who tools custom head stamps :whistling: I have been told adding the maker's initials adds value if you want to sell something. I don't know just thinking out loud.

I use one of these.
http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/image...MANSUB_180.jpg
They work great in a drill press on high speed. Drum Sander Mandrels.

I can make a post tonight on marking blades. There are a few options.

Your eye for combining handle materials is really good. Bone with dark wood looks very nice. I think you should try it.

Hunting Man 04-17-2012 06:04 PM

A hole lot cheaper to use the drill press than buying a sander. I think I will go that route, once again thanks!


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