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Hi all,

 

been a while since i was last here. been a difficult first half of the year and hope all are well. 

heres a picture dump of what ive been up to. 

 

recently, Ive been on a slipjoint craze. love making them, theres a whole other dimension with the fit and action. 

 

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thanks for looking! 

 

 

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Looking good!  I understand the slip-joint thing.  I've been exploring that rabbit hole for about a year now.

 

I'm curious about the construction of your slip-joints with the bone and wood bolsters.  It looks like you made brass or bronze bushings to peen the pivot pin into.  Do those go all the way through to the liner, or are they more like washers?  

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Hi Ross

 

I was wondering when you were going to show these here B)

 

We're both doing this thing without many of the resources available in other parts of the world, but much more so in your case.

I'm constantly amazed by your progress, and IMO the folders are an even bigger step forward than a sword, well done!

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On 5/24/2020 at 10:06 AM, Rob Toneguzzo said:

Wonderful work with beautiful fit and finish.

Thanks!

On 5/24/2020 at 1:27 PM, Alan Longmire said:

Good to see you back, and nice work!  

Thanks man, good to be back

On 5/27/2020 at 1:45 PM, Brian Dougherty said:

Looking good!  I understand the slip-joint thing.  I've been exploring that rabbit hole for about a year now.

 

I'm curious about the construction of your slip-joints with the bone and wood bolsters.  It looks like you made brass or bronze bushings to peen the pivot pin into.  Do those go all the way through to the liner, or are they more like washers?  

Thanks! 

 

So that's called a bird's eye pivot. It's basically a thick washer that just serves to spread the load of the pin being peened tight so that you dont mess up a more delicate material, like bone of hippo teeth.

On 5/28/2020 at 8:48 AM, Gerhard Gerber said:

Hi Ross

 

I was wondering when you were going to show these here B)

 

We're both doing this thing without many of the resources available in other parts of the world, but much more so in your case.

I'm constantly amazed by your progress, and IMO the folders are an even bigger step forward than a sword, well done!

Thanks boet! I agree, and I cabt expla6how much satisfaction they are giving me right now! 

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