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  1. Dillon M.

    Atlatl

    Wonderful idea Hloh! I love atlatls, they're what drew me into making things. Unfortunately, recently, I've been a bit distracted from atlatls by shiny, pointy things. Have you decided what region and time frame you are looking at? There are thousands of different styles from all over the world, from about 20,000 years ago, up through today. seeing as you have a knack for more historical stuff, I'd suggest looking at the Magdalenian atlatls, they're from your area, and about 15-17,000 years old. They're a simple stick with an intricate antler "spur" (hook at the end) in the shape of a mast
  2. looks great! and it looks like it's made of 2 pine stakes to me
  3. One thing that might help with the narrow look; if you grind your fuller before grinding the bevels, it will start to taper as the blade tapers. That way your bevels are consistent, and your cross section wont look so odd towards the tip.
  4. I love it! I'm glad you put the copper guard up, it looks much more elegant that way, almost alive, like it's something growing. I cant wait to see more, if you don't mind, what's the sawdust concoction you speak of?
  5. That's a pretty awesome way to spend Christmas eve! good thing you didn't set the neighbors house alight One question if you don't mind. What is the name of the song playing in the video? it sounds sort of familiar, but I can't put a name on it.
  6. I'm quite eager to see this one done! And I agree with Luke your pattern welding is very distinctive, not uneven, it has lots of "character" That carving looks really nice too, and as for coloring it, I'd recommend tea staining it. Let 4-5 tea bags steep for a while, then soak the antler in it. It should take only 5 or 10 minutes, then wash it off, and if necessary, polish the high spots with #0000 steel wool, or 600+ sandpaper. Depending on how long you soak the antler, you can get anywhere from a light tan, to a very dark brown. Good luck!
  7. That has a wonderful blade shape, and the handle is way cool . It must be fun to swing around!
  8. That's a great looking knife Nate, I agree with Alan, it has just the right amount of decoration.
  9. Richard, that is just stunning! the proportions are just right, the elm is awesome, and the layers in the blade look very natural, great work all around
  10. Embarrassingly, I must admit, I finished this nearly a month ago, but between school, work, and being with friends, I've had no time to photograph and post pictures. However, today I found a brief bit of time to do what I've been putting off for a month or so. Granted, they are not by any means quality pictures, and I'm not quite as proud of the end result as I could be. The polishing is a bit sub par, there are a few scratches near the guard, and the blade has lost some (ok, most) of its crisp ridge. This was due in part by carelessness, mostly working later in the evening when there is littl
  11. Wow Petr! thats amazing, I love how subtle the handle carving is.
  12. Just an idea here: What about non-threaded pipe fittings (i.e copper pipe fittings). you could make a ferrule out of a copper pipe, then inlet a coupling into the scabbard/saya/cane. It wouldn't be a "quick release" or "latch" technically, but it would give you a very nice, easy friction fit. And, it's much easier that a habaki, especially with something like cane (you would have to insert a wood pice that accepts the habaki) Just my 2 cents
  13. Wow, that's beautiful! I'm glad you decided to stick with this blade style after all the problems, It's wonderful! The pattern is just the right amount of layers and contrast in my opinion too
  14. wow...i'm truly speechless, that's amazing
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