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Chad Scott

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  1. I was looking through my late grandfather's office recently and came across his souvenir blades. He and some of my uncles traveled quite a bit in the past, and when they did they would bring back some of these souvenir blades for others in the family. I came across several kukri, a pair of rough daggers from Africa, and this larger copper blade. I dont recognize it, and it very well may be just one of those pieces made to sell to tourists without any real style or history. Either way I thought it was cool, and wondered if any of you with more experience would at least know a general area that it could have been made in. All of his things had a story, and I am dissapointed I dont know the story behind this one
  2. Hey all! Sorry I never completed this. Life has hit me hard this year. I had a lot of life issues at the end of last year the unfortunately kept me from much of any forge work or this forum. Then a week and a half ago I was the victim of a head on collision. I am healing well, though still hospitalized. They say I should be able to walk in about a six months. So here's hoping that I can join you all in the fun next year! I have learned a lot from everyone here, and I thank you all.
  3. 1. Alex Middleton 2. Conner Michaux 3. Will Wilcox 4. Chad Scott
  4. i thought the handle needed a little something, so i went at it with a dremel, followed by filling with brazed in brass.
  5. It is great! I want it for myself. Whenever I get a shop of my own
  6. Looks like it's either a 5 or a 6. It is also marked 1921.
  7. Thank you. I dislike having to spend time getting rid of hammer marks. I cannot leave marks on the products we make at work so I couldn't get away with poor hammer control.
  8. I will check it Monday when I get to work and let you know. If I remember right there is only a partial number there
  9. I am not entirely sure. It is a beast though. It's my favorite anvil at work.
  10. Two hours to this point maybe a bit more. with the T shape at the back of the spine i cannot grind it with the belt aanders I have, so all clean up work so far has been with a 4.5in disk.
  11. I have a box of old chisels I picked up at a yard sale for $5. I have no clue what material they are unfortunately. The seller said his father used them to make headstones. At the moment it weighs 7.6 oz. Next week I will do some more grinding and heat treat.
  12. Seeing as how the poll at the moment has blacksmith knife in the lead, I was browsing Google images last night for ideas. I came across an image that was just too perfect, I had to make it.
  13. If it is fully cured the safest thing is probably to take the finest file you have and slowly go at it. Then sandpaper once the bulk is off.
  14. There will be a theme with some general guidelines set. All you have to do is fit those. There are all skill levels taking part!
  15. when i had to do this, i first epoxied my over sized scales to the tapered tang. I then trimmed the scales parallel to each other on the bandsaw and drilled the holes. obviously this was all done post heat treat with a tang soft enough to be drilled through.
  16. i cannot see the most recent picture, but that first drawing you posted looks great.
  17. Try any of the above suggestions. I also had problems with how my knives looked, and I couldn't figure out what it was. Once I started taking my grinds all the way up to the spine I was very pleased. My knives looked better, were lighter, and cut better. I also like the spear point and sheepsfoot shapes on an EDC. As well as a handle with a subtle curve to it, that is slightly larger at the back end then where it meets the blade. I do like the shape of that blade though, i like the slight swell towards the tip. i thing that with a higher grind and a slightly different handle shape you might like it more. Also the distance between the edge and where the handle stops is a bit large, it just seems kind of jarring. So a smaller ricasso area might help. Just play with it a bit, i draw a lot of knives before i commit to trying to make a design that is new to me. Good luck!
  18. To add to that, this tutorial by Chris Crawford has helped me immensely. https://chriscrawfordknives.com/tutorials/written-tutorials/slipjoint/page-1/
  19. sorry about that, I have no idea what happened.
  20. I am actually a few lunch breaks into this project, but I just haven't remembered to post anything until last night. So here is an overview of where I am currently. My design sketch, the one on the right was the original the left is the finalized idea. I then cut out my patterns and cleaned them up via belt and file. I drilled some holes in a board, filing and checking until I was happy with the fit between the spring and blade. I now have the liners cut out and for everything together. I am pretty happy with the action right now, it may be a little firm, we will see. I don't really have a way to relieve the material around the pin (creating a boss, or built in spacer) I guess I could gently go at it with the dremel, but I am a bit concerned about that. So now I have to start thinking about scale material, you guys have any opinions? I believe these are kingswood, olive, ebony, and I am unsure of the red one. I also have a piece that is black and grey with a bit of white similar to the red piece there. It might be cool if I could get the transition from white and black to line up with the differential hardening line in the blade. Well, lets see what I can accomplish on my next lunch break!
  21. So for this years KITH I have decided to tackle the slip joint. This will be a first for me, so I am rather excited for the new challenge.
  22. I would like to tentatively throw my name in. 1. Conner Michaux 2. Bruno 3. Brian Dougherty 4. Alex Middleton 5. MichaelP  6. Will Drake 7. Zeb Camper  8. Joël Mercier 9. Jeremy Blohm  10. Geoff Keyes 11. Jason Volkert 12. Pieter-Paul Derks 13. Michael Ward  14. Robert Dowse 15. Alan Longmire 16. Chris Briggs 17. Nikolai Briggs? 18. Jeff Heinen  19. Joshua States  20. JJ Simon 21. Clifford Brewer  22. Charles du Preez  23. Luke Sorensen 24. Chad Scott
  23. My preferred finish for wood handles is Tru Oil which is a gunstock finish. It drys quickly, weather's well, and just looks really nice.
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