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  1. 4 points
    That's because Gerald Boggs is only interested in the forging :-)
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    Amazing work, the blade is phenomenal - what an awesome video of the full process. Thanks so much for putting it together and sharing it!
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    A special thanks To @JeffM for the free stabilized walnut! He would not even let me pay for shipping. Bolster is micarta and liners are g10. I profiled three of these and this is the first completed. The customer also commissioned a 8.5" chef which is underway and I'm going to update this post with it later. It's made out of 0.078" 26c3 stock. My Rockwell tester did read between 63 and 64hrc. I normally would not go that high but this steel remains tough enough, even at 65. It has the finest edge I achieved so far. Edit: I added it's bigger brother. It's got a 8.5" 80CrV2 blade at 61-62hrc. Handle is stabilized spalted hackberry, micarta and vulcanized spacers.
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    Work stage by stage but always keep the end goal in sight (my philosophy)
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    FWIW, Gary, I think it's awesome. Had absolutely no idea where you were headed when you first started this thread. I'm amazed with what one can do with steel. Blows me away.
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    The kids dug into my charcoal also!!!
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    I've said the same thing to people before when they ask "why put all that effort into a knife (or hatchet, axe, etc.) when you can just buy one for 30 dollars?" Because that's no fun! Those cheap knives and tools you buy in the store, probably the only time they have see human hands is when you pick it up to buy it, they have no soul, 0 passion went into its construction. Some people just dont appreciate handcrafted stuff I guess .
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    WOW. Even if it's not quite what you wanted I think that anyone who sees it will know that it is. Especially if they've lived in central Florida. Doug
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    Oh, there's some serious smoke in the vicinity of Darwin, and it's not just the brush fires...
  11. 1 point
    My Dad always said the hardest part of any job is getting started.
  12. 1 point
    From a sign in the late Grant Sarver's shop: "We can do it good, fast, and cheap. Pick any two."
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    Hanging in the waiting room in my shop is a small poster that reads "when a task is first begun, never leave it till its done. Be the task big or small do it right or not at all." A saying from my late grandma dorothy. Tom
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    Thanks guys as always I appreciate your feedback. As I have some down time while I wait for sheath materials to arrive I took the time to reflect on ways I can improve on my work. I saw a great carving tutorial by Jake Powning on Arctic Fire and tried my hand at it as his work is truly Next level inspirational. I made up a couple of carving chisels from an old farriers rasp and antler and did a quick test on a crumbly old kitchen chopping board that split in the dishwasher. Attached is a quick attempt of a worm/snake thing that I sketched. I roughly sanded it and was pleased and though I am absolutely no Jake I really like this way of carving much better than with the dremel as I think it looks much cleaner and is more accurate. From now on I will practice this way of carving, make some more chisels and try some nicer wood.
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    Not the best photo but this may give you an idea: I'm not totally satisfied with the Spanish moss but it's a little late for changes now.
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