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A little more progress:

 

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The tang end sticking out will be penned over. There are some weld flaws there but I don’t think they extend to where it will be peened. I plan on doing all the engraving before I put it all together.

 

Now we are too the blank canvas stage. I get really nervous because one cut could ruin a lot of work... Getting the design right and then getting over that inertia for the engraving is the hard part.

 

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That thing is absolutely gorgeous, Adam.  I've never seen anything quite like it and am really impressed. ef51fd136b9e359549ceef3673b0dc31.jpg

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Where's that popcorn emoji when you really need it?

Love it.

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.gif.b8f54b9b2ccd1686bda3dc8a480416b5.gifHere, Josh, you can use mine! :D

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12 hours ago, Chris Christenberry said:

That thing is absolutely gorgeous, Adam.  I've never seen anything quite like it and am really impressed. 


Glad you like it!
 

12 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Love it.

 

:) this is important when your working with something that someone else has worked on!

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I showed this to Liz last night. (she was skeptical about the collaboration effort when I proposed it)

She said "wow. That's beautiful and it's nothing like you have ever done."

To wit, my response "That's why I asked him to do it."

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26 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

I showed this to Liz last night. (she was skeptical about the collaboration effort when I proposed it)

She said "wow. That's beautiful and it's nothing like you have ever done."

To wit, my response "That's why I asked him to do it."

 

Nice! The wife stamp of approval is always good! I remember you mentioning she had her doubts (in a PM I think)... It's not done yet (several critical parts to go), but I'm glad I'm getting her to sway :D

 

 

 

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Keep this up and y'all may get a pin.  Just sayin'. B)

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19 hours ago, Adam Weller said:

getting over that inertia for the engraving is the hard part.

 

I can only imagine....

Looks great guys!

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Oh! this is looking great fellas!

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Did a quick practice piece tonight, psyching myself up to do the actual engraving. This piece of antler is fairly porous, but allows me to practice. 
 

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I cannot post the exact words that came out of my mouth, forum rules against profanity...….

Don't tell me you drew that freehand, because I will surely fall off the chair again and just lie on the floor for a while.

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2 hours ago, Joshua States said:

I cannot post the exact words that came out of my mouth, forum rules against profanity...….

Don't tell me you drew that freehand, because I will surely fall off the chair again and just lie on the floor for a while.


Well I did quickly sketch it on the antler in pencil before I engraved it if that’s what you mean :rolleyes: Glad you like it! I’m kinda struggling with the design and how traditional I want it to be. 

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Posted (edited)

Another quick progress peek:

I’m hoping this works. Some things I’m worried about with this antler. It was the only piece I had that would fit these dimensions, but it has some characteristics I don’t like. I really either need to make good friends with a reindeer farmer or become on myself... I need more antler!!!

 

Things are moving slow. I work in a hospital and have 4 kids on an extended spring break. Enough said.

 

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Hope everyone is well. Stay home, protect those around you.

 

Oh - I wanted to show some in progress pictures:

 

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Adam

 

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Looking goooooood!

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Coming along very nicely.

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Incredible. That pommel, set into the handle with its texture and finish is absolutely beautiful and very motivating. And when the wife says that. You should be very proud my friend! Another reason why a handmade blade means so much! Months of thinking,pondering, erasing, and planning. I salute you!!

Tom

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8 hours ago, t cudworth said:

Months of thinking,pondering, erasing, and planning

Funny you mention that - I had drawn out the engraving design for the knife handle and thought it was the one... but as I worked on the sheath I liked it less and less. Sooo, I just erased the whole thing and I am starting over. I have no idea what it is going to turn out like at this point.

 

BTW, Glad you like it! Thanks for the encouragement.

 

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