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Bibble

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  1. the bone has this honeycomb like structure on the inside but it's hollow where the marrow used to be, so it isn't solid the whole way through.
  2. anyone else have any tips? I'm still at a loss and this bone just screams "MAKE A KNIFE FROM ME."
  3. Just finished the final shaping of the handle of a pair of these knives i'm putting together for a commission, and this is my first micarta. I have one question however, how does one go about finishing the micarta? Do I need to put a coating on it like a varnish of some sort or do i just give it a good buffing and slap 'er in a sheath?
  4. Just finished the final shaping of the handle of a pair of these knives i'm putting together for a commission, and this is my first micarta. I have one question however, how does one go about finishing the micarta? Do I need to put a coating on it like a varnish of some sort or do i just give it a good buffing and slap 'er in a sheath?
  5. Thought i'd let you know, this thread inspired me to try some micarta on a commission knife for a fireman out of some red fabric i had... I'll post pictures once i get them up. All i've got now is a slab of plasticized fabric. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
  6. ...on the contrary i'm absolutely enthusiastic about what you've done with these flags! I apologize if my post came off as condescending or in any way negative. If i ever come across any old flags this is surely what i'm going to do with them. (unfortunately the closest thing i can get to that right now is some bright red micarta i'm putting together for a fireman's knife.)
  7. What i mean is do i need to stabilize or coat or harden this thing or something?
  8. how do i go about making a knife handle out of this piece of bone i found while hiking through the woods? do i need to do anything to it before i slap it on the knife tang? Thanks guys.
  9. If anything i'd classify this as a dignified form of "destruction." Take something old and meaningful and turn it into something useful and new and meaningful.
  10. one problem though, The hole that i drifted is just a LITTLE bigger than the handles i bought. So next go around i have to go and not knock the drift the whole way through for this handle.
  11. Jake and alan, how do you go about putting that wicked beard on the axe? i've tried on multiple accounts to do something similar but i never seem to get it right. any suggestions?
  12. Well, here it is on its new ash handle from crazycrow.com. The handles from this site are a bit small for my drift so i had to do a little adjusting to the drifted hole. It's an easy fix next time around, i just have to not drive the drift all the way through, and probably stop when it's got about an inch or half inch to go. Otherwise it works great!.
  13. Oh, it's a sharp little bugger, all right. Still waiting on the handles and my nifty botanicals from crazycrow.
  14. So i got my nifty tomahawk drift in the mail this week and i finally got out to the forge and did a practice drift on a small hawk. It's a thin, 1" blade edge with the spike head left on as a hammer poll, both quenched in motor oil. The drifted hole is about 10 degrees off center and a bit uneven but i figure for a first drift it's not bad at all.
  15. from a garage door spring that got thrown out. I don't quite have heat for welding yet. I'm gonna build a new forge this summer that i hope will reach that heat though...
  16. I got me a nice little spring of 1/4" diameter. What kind of blade work could i do with this? It'd have to be long and thin. I was thinking of trying out a miniature of some sort, but does anyone have some other suggestions? I saw a bodice/bodkin dagger around here someplace and that was the only other thing i could come up with.
  17. Try getting it wet. Sopping wet. Leather is more pliable when it's wet. To tell the truth, I'm really not that much more experienced than you with this stuff. It's all a matter of playing around until you find something that works. Excuse me if i'm wrong but aren't saddles worth something, though?
  18. Bibble

    Brass Rose

    no, it's six pairs of leaves with holes in the middle piened onto a stem, annealed, wire brushed a bit, then bent to shape.
  19. Bibble

    Brass Rose

    Yeah. I got artsy today. Was gonna do this for a lapel for prom but the girl i was gonna ask is going with someone else . So i didn't bother with the matching corsage.
  20. How do you etch logos onto the blade? Is it an electric arc-etching pen or do you use an acid? I've got a touchmark but it's kind of imprecise. Anyone care to inform me on this?
  21. I just went with what was cheapest and looked like what i wanted. This particular piece I bought was a pretty uniform 7-9 ounce leather. It works for me but next time i'll take a look at the shoulder leather, and see if i likes it.
  22. I was tired of beeswaxing all my thin leather and was sick of my knives punching through the sheaths, so i went down to tandy leather this weekend and bought a belly piece and some stamps. Went back home and promptly finished my hugely procrastinated sheath commission for a friend. and then my mum got back from alaska and she brought me back an Ulu! So the first use it got was cutting the leather for its own sheath!
  23. Thats the thing, i think my fuel mix may be a too rich for it, so I went to my local blacksmiths shop (lucky me! they're really nice guys) and one of the guys there told me he drilled his burner jet on his welding forge at a #70 drill size.
  24. I just built a new Reil Style 3/4" EZ burner. The problem is, it won't light. When i use my sparker to light it it sounds like it's lit then BAM, it cuts out. I drilled the jet hole to #70, and that's the only thing i've really done different. Is this hole too small?
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