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Old 12-03-2022, 03:15 PM
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Quiet - what are you working on these days?

I took a long break and only worked on a few knives off hours to amuse myself. Finding I had enough heat treated stuff sitting, I've been going at them to find them a new home. Currently working on a batch of fixed blades. Some hunters at the moment.

Pic of the ones ready to be have the name etched:


What is on your routine these days? Even if it isn't making knives or buying them.


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Old 12-03-2022, 06:53 PM
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Been sending out Christmas orders for hunting knives. A lot of repeat customers. Working on a 4 knife order now that i will try to complete in time to ship for a Christmas gift to a father and his 3 sons.


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Old 12-05-2022, 04:21 AM
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Excellent! Would like to see pics of the finished ones?


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Old 12-07-2022, 10:51 PM
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Epoxied these up the other night. It has been in the low 50's so the epoxy was not cured as expected in 24 hours.
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Old 12-10-2022, 03:42 PM
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Almost- make some sheaths, final clean-up and sharpen:

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Old 12-11-2022, 08:08 AM
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Very nice . . .


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Old 12-12-2022, 08:07 AM
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Very nice . . .
Agree - Nice!

Self, getting out the last of my Christmas orders and working on some standing bear jaw projects when time permits. Will post pics eventually.


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Old 05-31-2023, 02:27 PM
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The last heat treat batch:



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Old 05-31-2023, 04:28 PM
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Good looking blades.

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Finished packing and loading up truck for Blade Show. Hoping to get checked in and table set up by noon to stay out of the I-75 "parking lot" that leads to my house.
All of you heading to the show - I hope you have safe travels and enjoy the chaos.
Stop by and see me at Table 5-J if you get a chance.


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Old 06-01-2023, 06:09 AM
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Ah, my fond memories of driving the beltway around Atlanta on a Friday afternoon, not.

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Old 06-01-2023, 02:14 PM
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Thanks Doug!

Bunch of local guys are out there already or on the way. Going to be a usual crazy Blade Show weekend. HAVE FUN!!!


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Old 06-03-2023, 05:29 AM
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Ah, my fond memories of driving the beltway around Atlanta on a Friday afternoon, not.

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Yeah pretty much a parking lot much of yesterday, just glad the Braves aren't in town.

Had a good day, busy most of the time and crowds stayed pretty consistent. Back at it again in a few hours. Hope everyone has a good day.


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How ya guys doing?
Been to hot for us So. Cal types with the heat wave and humidity going on. Garage/shop temp has been 94F so not really feeling up to working in that.


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Old 07-31-2023, 08:04 AM
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Luckily I have AC in my finish shop, so a place to let the sweat dry and put some finished forged blades together. Been steamy hot here as well.
Spent most of day yesterday running chainsaw to rough out slabs of handle material from the neighbor's red bud. Beautiful wood when finished same colors as in lignum vitae - yellows, greens, and browns. Some with really good figure. Now got to trim it up, wax the ends and rack for curing out.


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