Jump to content

What did you do in your shop today?


Joshua States

Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, Alex Middleton said:

Pics?

 

Sorry, Alex..................sold every knife I had.  Good day for me, but no pics for you. :P

Chris

 

www.chrischristenberry.com

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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just because I'm either a glutton for punishment, or an idiot, I decided to start a new project......They are stacking up on the benches.

The newest one is the 3-bar composite at the bottom of the first pic. Wrought, wrought/15N20 twist, and W1.

 

Proje ts (1) V2.jpg

 

Then, there are these 5 knives. I like having various projects in different phases of development.

It gives you something to do while you wait for steel to come up to welding heat. (Yeah, that's why I do it :lol:)

 

Proje ts (3) V2.jpg

“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

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Six hooks in the morning. 2 sets of 3 with different bend. Just trying something different for presents. After lunch, forged a paring and 2 slightly different 6” chef knives.
 

All in all, a nice day in the shop. Bit chilly though

D8BEA755-1F1B-436D-B8F0-6DF743134148.jpeg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since I started working full time again the dust in my shop is just normal dust, not from grinding :-(

 

Went to my cousin's farm the weekend, collected a Gum tree root and very nice Pepper tree burl.

Also collected a small bag of coal.  They built a small hip-high enclosure from brick, dumped the coal in there and covered it with sand....no idea why.  This was in the 60's, seems the coal didn't work in the hot water donkeys as intended.

By 9am it was over 30C, so picking pieces of coal out of the sand one by one went with a lot of sweating...... 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 12/15/2019 at 6:37 PM, Mike Ward said:

Six hooks in the morning. 2 sets of 3 with different bend. Just trying something different for presents

Use to stuff stocking, or hang stocking? looks good man! 

 

I worked on a design for a handrail. It'll look better once fit into the handrail. Looks a little off because it's all woven together and I took the pic crouched down to get rid of the background. And I got a picket holding it up. 

 

20191216_170909.jpg

Edited by Zeb Camper
Last one; promise promise.
  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yup, that'll be a cool handrail, for sure.  Hope to see the finished product.

Chris

 

www.chrischristenberry.com

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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@Zeb Camper just presents. My dad hangs his coats and sweatshirts on a nail in the wall in his shop so I thought why not. I’m envious of you and your job, that railing looks sweet!

 

This is everything I got on my plate right now. Top six I have to finish before January ends for my sisters wedding present. The others are just freebies I don’t know what I’m gonna do with. 
 

3C4734AA-6D69-4ACB-A2DD-1917FD72662E.jpeg

 

And it took ~8 hrs to just fit this handle up. Trying and failing to not make any mistakes.

1243A9C7-7E10-44A8-ACAA-7B2152222238.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Haven't been allowed in my shop for over a month, ive just returned to work after 3 weeks off with pneumonia, my wife has banned me from entering the hallowed confines of my workshop until after the new year.

On the plus side while I was off I've watched the first 5 season of Forged in Fire again read half a dozen books on metallurgy, knife making. And hardening and tempering, so it wasn't a total waste. 

I did manage to finish off a knife for a shooting buddy's Christmas gift just before I was ill. A blade based on Dan comeau's bird and trout design, with black wallnut scales with brass liners, it looks good but I wish that I could have got more oil onto the wood 

With luck the new year will bring me better health ( this is the first time I have seen the Doctor in 23 years!) and more time in the shop.

  Not the best photo the bird and trout is the smallest one of the two 

IMG-20191119-WA0006.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Aha! I found A slightly better picture, shame about the tape glue left on the blade,

The scales have been fully sanded, not as shown in the photo 

IMG-20190724-WA0002.jpeg

IMG-20190724-WA0004.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice B&T Martin. At first, I thought it was much larger. It was good to have the pic with your hand to get a good idea of the size.

“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

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Finished this xmas present for my brother. Yet another 5.5" petty in 26c3@63-64hrc(same batch as the other). I tried a Qtip for the mustard patina this time. Different result but I like it. Scales are padauk and G10. I tried the CA glue trick for the first time on this one. Worked like a charm.

DSC_1443_edited.jpg

DSC_1452_edited.jpg

DSC_1457_edited.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Troels Saabye said:

Well, my father has been hassling me to find his long lost bowie knife, he has been saying "it's in your shop" for the past week - now we found it, in my sisters gun safe :P

Dad said your safe was part of my shop! All that stuff is mine!

“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

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

:P Joshua you wouldn't want that, my father and sister aren't the kind of people to borrow from or share equipment, they could destroy a 10" steel plate bolted to the shop... but sure xD you can have the gun safe, I must warn you though - he forgot a dead animal of some sort in it, and it still stinks 4 years later ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had a 1/2 dozen handles to shape up and after doing the profiles on the grinder, marked in the shape lines and took them to the wood bandsaw. I got in about a 1/2 in on the first one and the saw stopped with a bit of smoke coming from the motor. The saw is one I bought back in 1970 or 71 and has done continual service since then on furniture and building work till I retired and it has been used for rifle stock work and all my knife handle needs since then, and all this with an open motor ( windings visible through the open end grills) so near 50 years worth of dust has finally killed it. A quick run down to the city (an hr away) and bought a new motor that is closed and protected from dust so will get that wired up and the old saw back into its rightful work.

Von Gruff

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

The ability to do comes with doing.

 

 

add resized.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites


So since a sealed motor will probably last much longer than you'll be alive, who are you passing the saw down to? :lol:

Chris

 

www.chrischristenberry.com

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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Chris Christenberry said:


So since a sealed motor will probably last much longer than you'll be alive, who are you passing the saw down to? :lol:

You can have it Chris B)

 

 

2 hours ago, Randy Griffin said:

You got to keep the smoke inside the motor. If you let it out the motor won't work. :lol: 

That is why the sealed motors last so well 

Edited by Garry Keown

Von Gruff

http://www.vongruffknives.com/

The ability to do comes with doing.

 

 

add resized.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

39 minutes ago, Garry Keown said:

You can have it Chris B)

 

 

Does it float????? :lol:

  • Haha 1

Chris

 

www.chrischristenberry.com

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

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got bored at work and cold worked a couple of copper clips into miniature choppers... :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I put in a few hours making some new squaring dies for the press.

1-1/2", 1" and 3/4" dies ready to weld some steel.

 

Squaring Dies V2 .jpg

“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

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...