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JeffM last won the day on January 19 2018

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  1. what about engraving the cross into the handle scales and using a complimentary color like gold or silver dye in the resin...I'm pretty sure that would contrast very well with the green micarta
  2. JeffM

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    its not a forum thing Alan its's a spellcheck function in your computer computoors yep spelled it incorrectly just as an example
  3. JeffM

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    tip of the day...if you only hit the enter key once you only get one space.....ROFLMAO
  4. Gary are you stabilizing those bone sections with cactus juice or something similar....or is it going to be dyed and oil sealed???
  5. I just ran into the very same issue recently when I took a class on making pukko knives....as part of the class all of the raw materials were supplied with the end result being create a pukko and associated leather sheath. When I questioned the raw unstabilized birchwood the answer was in the sealing process of using a variation of boiled linseed oil with multiple coats...the way they do pukko sheaths is different as well....the sheath seam is on the flat end of the blade so there is no welt strip to prevent you from cutting the interior of the sheath when you put the knife into the sheath and take it out....and yet the construction process works well....overall I tend to categorize it as simply differences in culture and fabrication techniques..
  6. I would agree that the remark made could be seen as anti-semitic...maybe just a simple word change.....call it heinz57 steel.....I've never heard of anyone getting pissed off about all the unknown ingredients in steak sauce....Just my two cents worth
  7. Beautiful looking knives you have got there Joel....nice to see those walnut scales worked out well for you...
  8. I use a set of spring loaded shears works great for cutting out leather patterns...been using the same set of shears for close to 10 years now
  9. sounds like a shitty experience
  10. yeah...not gonna post any pictures of my shop after seeing this.....I'm way more cluttered and messy
  11. That rat tail blade looks pretty interesting
  12. 58-60 HRC is what I shoot for on an average hunting knife
  13. Couple of ideas to help you out....on your curved leather edge where you glue the welt strip in...leave it slightly wider so that it sticks out past the sheath about 1/32-1/16 inch. once the stitching is completed sand the welt strip down flush with the sheath then wet that entire curved edge and use a wood dowel to burnish the edge....in my shop I actually have a chunk of wood dowel attached to a dremel tool for burnishing...The attached picture isn't a knife sheath but the concept is the same and you can see the finished edge
  14. I vote for a Viking blade and then use Zeb's bone for handle material...
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