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With elk you pretty much have to use the tines if you want a handle. The beams are too thick. It doesn’t have to do with how strong the material is, it’s all about how thick the outer layer is so you can grind some of it away to the shape you want and still have enough left to engrave without the central pith getting in the way. 

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Oh yeah. That looks smokin' hot.

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“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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Very nice. Funny thing, I’ve been wondering how this was going all week long.

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"The way we win matters" (Ender Wiggins) Orson Scott Card

 

Nos qui libertate donati nescimus quid constat

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@Adam Weller.......Ironically I was working with some tools I made to do better at carving bone/antler and spent 1/2 of today making chicken scratch!!!

I remember the picture of the tool you designed and gotta say I am blown away at how intricate you got this work. Especially the twisting chain or rope markings. Everything well done. Right up there with the best!

 

Gary LT

 

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

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23 hours ago, Gary LT said:

 

I remember the picture of the tool you designed and gotta say I am blown away at how intricate you got this work. Especially the twisting chain or rope markings. 

 

 

Well, I can definitely agree with you. It is not easy and took a lot of trial and error, especially the twisted rope stuff! 

 

Thanks for all the kind words guys. 

 

I am going to get some pictures of the knife and then send it on it’s way. I expect a full critique from Josh when he gets to hold it in his hands. 

 

As an aside, this week the family decided to do gingerbread, so I got to play gingerbread decorator for the day:

 

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Thought it turned out pretty cool. I decorated the truck and the wife decorated the trailer. 

 

Hope ya’ll have an awesome Christmas. 

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That's amazing, are the wheels edible? Like, are they frosting covered Oreos or something?

“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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9 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

That's amazing, are the wheels edible? Like, are they frosting covered Oreos or something?

 

Everything is edible (except the foil covered cardboard base of course).

The wheels are just a couple round gingerbread cookies glued together with frosting and then covered in more frosting :P

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Well, since my 6 month project has taken a year, and I’m only half done, I figured I better start on the second half. 

 

Barring any strong objections, this is my current plan for the second blade. 

 

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I want to follow a more organic shape and we will see how well elk antler engraves. Probably a nickel silver bolster and maybe spacer. 

 

I’ll try to do more of a WIP on this one...

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No objections from me. Let's see it evolve!

“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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Finished product is beautiful fellas and fantastic photography 

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes" - Tom HALL - Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon wine.

 

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Yeah those are great pics! I cannot wait to hold this in my hand.

“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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I have some more pictures of the first knife, I didn’t want to include the box I made for the knife on here initially so there would be some element of surprise, but now that Josh has it in his possession I figured I would post a few more:

 

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I think I had more fun carving the box, than the actual handle! :D

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That turned out very well. Well done guys.

"The way we win matters" (Ender Wiggins) Orson Scott Card

 

Nos qui libertate donati nescimus quid constat

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Dang! I had just finished resizing pics. I had to wait until today to take them (it was really cloudy yesterday) and then we lost power for about 5 hours this morning, Anyway, The pics don't do this knife justice. This came out so beautiful and it is a dream to hold in your hand. Here are some closer-up shots of Adam's spectacular artwork.

 

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

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1 hour ago, Joshua States said:

Here are some closer-up shots of Adam's spectacular artwork.

Thanks for posting these, gotta admit I didn’t take any detail shots. When I look at it - all I see if the imperfections, which I learned to embrace by the end as part of the process, but not enough to take any super close ups :P

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