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OH BROTHER, could I ever put one in THAT forum!  :D

Chris

 

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WHEW!!!  If I could only know now what I "thought" I knew back then....................

 

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Jeremy, I know that really hurts and it’s a PiTA to work around. Perhaps on the brighter side your friend did hit the drift :unsure:!

Great looking axe work you are making!

Gary LT

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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Greetings folks. I'm not sure where to post this and I'm beginning to think this isn't the right place as I'd love to post in show in tell, however this is a bladesmith's forum and not a luthier forum...... and so..... this is what happened in the shop today, yesterday, and the month before. Knives are being worked on! And Alan, if you feel it's not appropriate, feel free to remove or move to a more appropriate spot!

 

At the end of it all, it's still surreal to think that this was something I've built with my own hands from scratch with minimal tools and no knowledge. It's been a month and a half journey of blood, sweat, and a few tears (of joy....that something ACTUALLY WORKED). So here's some photos.
 
For those who care about the woods used:
- Engelmann Spruce top with Spanish Cedar bracing.
-East Indian Rosewood sides and back with African Mahogany bracing
-African Mahogany neck
-Bolivian Rosewood veneer and Curly Maple/Black ABS bindings
-Grover Vintage Tuners
 
1Front soundhole 2.jpg
 
 
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4Complete Backshot.jpg
 
 
3Back and Side shot.jpg
 
 

5Wedge plate.jpg

 

 

6tuners.jpg

 

 

7Tuner Pegs Back.jpg

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Outstanding work @Austin_Lyles  I watched a guy build a violin on line a while back and the intracisy of the work is inspiring. For someone who did this  " with minimal tools and no knowledge"  the result is beautiful. The next queastion is, "can you play" :)

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Nice axe Austin! something to be proud of for sure.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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Sad news here, I just recently changed job and by default lost my knifemaking shop. It was a tough decision to make, but my last workplace was unsafe and I decided to leave and stay alive a bit longer. 

 

I'm keeping all my tools until I find a new place or build a garage next to the house.

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6 minutes ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Sorry to hear that Joël.  Good on you for being brave enough to make the change.  Another shop space will come along soon.

 

Exactly.  It may be a while, especially this year, but you'll find or make the space to keep doing this.  

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@Joël Mercier do they have anything like this in Canadialand?

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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49 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

@Joël Mercier do they have anything like this in Canadialand?

Of course we do. I've already got a 10"x12" shed that's full of stuff.

If it was only me, I'd have my garage already. But the president of the house wants other things done first :lol:

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