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Josh Dabney
09-06-2009, 10:32 AM
Just want to say hello to alot of familiar faces and names. I'm glad to be here and look forward to being an active member of the K9 community.

I haven't been getting alot done in the last couple months but I do have a couple of blades in Progress at the moment along with an Evenheat, Grizzly motor, and disc on the way to assist me in achieving a "sole authorship" knife shop.

I'm working toward getting accurate and repeatable heat treating in house an producing some saleable knives in the near future.

I haven't been posting much on other forums recently so I thought I'd give a short update of my situation and let everyone know that I'm still around and will certainly be pestering everyone with Newbie questions in the Shop Talk forum.

-Josh :D

Bill Coye
09-06-2009, 10:45 AM
Hey Josh,

Glad your here and welcome. It goes without saying that we'd all like to see your work.

Cheers,

BC

Knife Crazied
09-06-2009, 11:00 AM
Glad you made it. Welcome!!!

Jeff Pearce
09-06-2009, 11:02 AM
Welcome to the knife dogs 2thumbs

Steve_G
09-06-2009, 11:30 AM
Way to go Josh; here's to git'n er done! (I'm in the same boat)

Frank Aguirre
09-06-2009, 11:58 AM
Welcome Josh!

Rick Haney Design
09-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Josh,Glad to have You here.Sweet little fixed blade & sheath you showed me at Blade.Looking forward to seeing more of your work.:D

Mike Jones
09-06-2009, 01:20 PM
Nice to see you here. Be sure to tell all your friends about this!

FOG
09-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Hey Josh, i have been wondering why i hadn,t seen much of you. I hope all is good and welcome to the dog house

Josh Dabney
09-06-2009, 03:45 PM
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/AA001007-1.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/AAAAA006-1.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/AAAAA016.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/AAAAA018.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/A050.jpg

Some of my work

Josh Dabney
09-06-2009, 03:53 PM
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/A051.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/A054.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/AA001015-1.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/AA001009.jpg

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss147/joshdabney/AA001001.jpg


These knives were completed before the Blade Show with the exception of the stingray inlaid sheath. I have completed one other knife since then that has become a kitchen beater due to a flaw in the blade. I'll have to snap some pics of it and post them.

BossDog
09-06-2009, 03:57 PM
nice work. I'm thinking you can't call yourself a noob anymore when you put that kind of work out..
welcome to the pound.

Josh Dabney
09-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome to the Doghouse. I'm feeling right at home here already.

Rick, Thanks for the compliment it is appreciated :D

Fog, All's well here. Basically was having time management issues and getting nothing accomplished, LOL. I am getting back on track with regularly scheduled "work" time so be expecting to see some new and creative designs comming from this way.

-Josh

Josh Dabney
09-06-2009, 04:04 PM
Tracy,
Thanks for the compliment ! I have been gaining alot of knowledge in my down time but it is still book smarts not experience, LOL.

I'm working on a 5.5" Petit Chef blade that has basically kicked me in the balls but I'm hoping to salvage it once my disk sander is up and running. If I can get a decent finish on the blade it is gonna be paired with a damascus guard and carved buckeye burl handle

This will be my 5th knife from scratch so I am clinging to my newb status

Thanks again -Josh