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Garry Keown

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Garry Keown last won the day on December 3

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    South Otago, New Zealand
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    Rifle stockmaking, hunting knives, wood and the beautiful grains and colours that God has given us to turn our hand to.

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  1. A new butcher knife for me. Cryo quenched 9 inch nitroV blade with stainless bolster, stainless and G10 spacers and a G10 liner under the Honduran Rosewood handle.
  2. A Hunter skinner in 1084 with jarrah habndle scales in closed top sheath with honing steel. A bit of texturing and stamping on the sheath. A 1095 Tahr Hunter with jimping and a spalted Buckeye handle over CB buffalo horn bolsters in closed top sheath with edge stamping. A 1095 Old Western Hunter with Cherry Burl over CB buffalo horn in closed top sheath with edge stamping.
  3. Either would make a hunter well set for a walk in the hills after a deer or two.
  4. After I posted the whittling knife last week I had some interest from a wood carver so after a bit of consultation I have got two blades ready for him. I have them ready for handles as they will be left with the belt finish for an industrial look. The upper one is the primery whittler with 2 1/4 in blade and a bull nose for bulk removal with the lower detail whittler has an 1 1/4 in blade with finer point to take care of the finishing.
  5. Knife # 900 I have a few days hunting organised for this month so decided it was time to retire my old standby Light hunter with the end grain olivewood handles so I made myself this Tahr Hunter with scolloped OD canvas micarta handle over blaze liners with lanyard tube on the 1075 blade with jimping.
  6. A gift for a drift wood whittler with heavy 1075 blade and eucalyptus handle
  7. No just a pic that turned up on my FB page but my thought was similar to yours and pic taken just before it was cut off and turned into a usefull tool again.
  8. There is always a problem when working on longer blades with the depth of the water bucket so last couple of times I used a barrel but it takes so much water and more room at the grinder than I would like so I had a look at some buckets I had and a plan formed. There is the rim around the top and bottom of the bucket and it just so happened that the rim of the 2o liter bucket fitted snugly over the 10 liter bucket and with the bottom of the 20 liter bucket cut out there is a 20 -25mm overlap so will use a good grade of wet area silicone and put it together and add 4 small gutter bolts round it to ensure there is no pull against the silicone if I am shifting it by the handle. To make sure there is no danger of stabing through the bottom of the bucket I cut the bottom from the 20 liter bucket to fit as a protector to the bottom of the bucket with a couple of loops of light rope so it can be lifted out with any accunulated metal that comes from the grinder.
  9. On the bench 3 whittling knives, a heavy hunter and3 buffalo skinners, 2 swords and a set of the K tip chef knives. The chef set has yet to be heat treated so is not ground yet.
  10. Was pleased with the finished knife and really like the K tip style. Your deep blade will be very usefull as well as looking good.
  11. The first in the new series K tip chef knives on its way. This is a 10 1/2 inch NitroV blade with Chittim handles to completment a set of knives shipped earlier.
  12. I got the 10 1/2 inch K tip ground, hand sanded and the handle on today (with the mini corby bolts) so will have it ready to send by friday.
  13. Some hand sanding to do but I have bought a plunge platten from 84 Engineering so that should make for a bit of help in that regard.
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