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Tonight's progress. 

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Stretched my eyes a bit...

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Still making progress. A couple more things to do then on to leather. 

I went completely off track with the third, didn’t follow my original plan, and went with a geometric design that is kinda more traditional. 

The first sheath still bugs me, probably gonna get changed. 

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Since this is a WIP after all:

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I will keep you posted, things are moving pretty slow these days, only a few minutes per night to spare.

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That is pro-level work!

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8 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

That is pro-level work!

And then some! Adam, this is just spectacular. I don't know which one I like best.

 

10 hours ago, Adam Weller said:

I went completely off track with the third, didn’t follow my original plan,

That's because this project gave you enough experience points to gain a new level! (a little D&D humor)

10 hours ago, Adam Weller said:

The first sheath still bugs me, probably gonna get changed.

I can see how you would think that, considering the other two look very...…. different.

I think it was Wes Detrick who said something like "I decided to never let anything out of my shop that was "good enough" ever again."

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16 hours ago, Joshua States said:

And then some! Adam, this is just spectacular. I don't know which one I like best.

 

That's because this project gave you enough experience points to gain a new level! (a little D&D humor)

I can see how you would think that, considering the other two look very...…. different.

I think it was Wes Detrick who said something like "I decided to never let anything out of my shop that was "good enough" ever again."

Thanks! 

Its amazing to me how I learn with each knife still, and it’s pretty easy to see the progression with these three. I think I got enough D&D experience points to jump a level with each knife. Definitely got + points in confidence and speed categories. 

Regarding the first sheath looking “different” - The inlay really didn’t have the integrity to show detail, I knew I wasn’t going to like it when I started, and I kept it simple because the material wouldn’t hold up to that level of detail. I agree it clearly looks “different”

In that respect I did start on a new sheath yesterday - I’m pretty excited about it, I like it much better already.

Here we go

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I cut lengthwise.

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Mark and use a rotary tool to create the cavity.

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Looks good and the blade fits!

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Glue.

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And I’m thinking this is gonna be way better.

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I need to pin the sides still then do final shaping and sanding.

Now my problem is coming up with what to engrave on there and making it match the handle.

Adam

 

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Looking forward to seeing the finished product

 

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What he said ^^^

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You're killin' it dude.

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top shelf work there!

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Thanks guys!

got a little more work over the last couple nights, but I figured I’d kinda bundle the pics so I wasn’t spamming the forum.

Experiment time. I need to reinforce the distal sheath, typically this was done with rivets/pins. I saw it done a different way on Instagram and I liked it so I’m going to try it.

first I drilled the holes.

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then I used a tiny little tap to tap the holes.

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this left pretty little threads in there, see:

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dipped some ss screws in some epoxy and threaded them through 

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let them cure 

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and grind them off

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Seems really solid - back to more engraving.

on a side note - I think the ice on the lake might break up in the next day or two and we are starting to see small patches of bare ground. 

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Have a good evening!

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Is it time for shorts and a tank-top yet?

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Engraved the re-sheath. I like it much better.

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and just for kicks, a glamour shot of the triplets (not identical)

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I guess I better get out the leather box.

 

 

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beautiful!

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I think you went up another level.

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8 hours ago, Joshua States said:

I think you went up another level.

+1. B)

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whats the style of that middle sheath? what key words would i google for more info on that style?

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2 hours ago, Neil Young said:

whats the style of that middle sheath? what key words would i google for more info on that style?

Still the Sami style, actually seems more common to use the antler sheath. The other two I made with wood because I wanted to learn how to inlay better.

a recent post by Aiden has a bunch of old examples:

I can’t claim I’m very authentic, but I love how these look, so I started trying to make them.

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