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John Myshkoff

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John Myshkoff last won the day on September 9 2018

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About John Myshkoff

  • Birthday 06/25/1946

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    North East coast mountains
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    Making puukkos, hunting, fishing.

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  1. The fighter is now complete. I added a pin which was a p,i.a. to install at the final stage of construction.
  2. Today it will be on to the Wharncliffe. I ground the bevel last night and will finish polishing today. Pics to follow.
  3. Thanks Alan and Joshua for the advice. I drew both versions with a pin and wanted to use a pin, but I started to put the cart before the horse. Went to the garage and proceeded to drill the handle and fit a brass pin. The sixth sense said forget the pin use epoxy and all will be fine. I drilled and the edges of the hole on both sides are not clean. There is slight break out. Not terrible but enough for me to kick my own butt around the town a few times. Can I make a new handle? Yes. Will I ? Don't know. I make puukkos by epoxying them together. I had to hammer the hickory handle off one. Well the lesson for today is follow the tried and true game plan and don't change the sequence of steps. Truth be told, I liked it better without the pin.
  4. Thanks Zeb and Alex. Answer to why no pin: I'm not finished yet. I just got a little bit ahead of myself with the Lin-Speed and not following the plan. The tang is retentive, but I will drill it with a carbide bit today. I should have drilled for the pin when the handle was still a block. Lesson learned...the hard way.
  5. Thanks Clifford. With each knife I make, come new lessons learned.
  6. The fighter is coming along. The handle is walnut from a piece that was cut about 70 years ago. Not super fancy, but hard and has good color and grain. I decided not to curve the lower portion of the guard since the knife fits my hand just right the way it is. All parts are fit together snugly. It is not perfect, but I'm happy with it. r
  7. Something in the design of the handle was bugging me. The forward end of the handle extended below the ricasso and a fellow knife craftsman was definitely correct when he said the thin ebony could crack. Also the edge of the wood is prone to cracking. A redesign gives a better visual presentation as well as a better functional handle. A choice of two butt designs was added. The drawing is actual size.
  8. Teardrop shaped guard with a slightly rounded and rearward curve.
  9. Swedge added and blade is completed 1000x finish then fine Scotchbrite finish.
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