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Les George
03-25-2010, 02:14 PM
For the 2nd year in a row, I am gonna do the CK&G build off, last year I made the sub-hilt. This year it's a folder! :)

Here we go, livin' the dream! :cool:

First thing's first, the breakfast of champions! Snickers and coffee :evil:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3887.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3887.jpg)

Now that we have that taken care of, off to the build! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3868.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3868.jpg)

I am doing a tricked out Rockeye, pretty much all the tricks I can think of! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3869.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3869.jpg)

First, cut up titanium for frames...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3871.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3871.jpg)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3873.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3873.jpg)

Here we have the blade, some surface ground damascus that I am not going to use after all, and the titanium frames.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3876.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3876.jpg)

Now... well we'll come back to this one.... ;)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3880.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3880.jpg)

To the Lathe!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3879.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3879.jpg)

With some damascus rod to make some pivot screw trim rings...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3882.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3882.jpg)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3884.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3884.jpg)

there you have them!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3886.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3886.jpg)

Almost forgot the time stamp! See that alarm time? Ya gotta get up early in the morning to be this tired all day! :couch:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3890.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3890.jpg)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3891.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3891.jpg)


A little music to work by... :rockin:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3894.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3894.jpg)

Back to the lathe for a titanium thumb stud

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3897.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3897.jpg)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3900.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3900.jpg)

Back to the blade and on to the surface grinder!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3901.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3901.jpg)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3904.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3904.jpg)

I had to grind a lot off, I zeroed it out when I started.... :o

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3909.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3909.jpg)

LUNCH!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3911.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3911.jpg)

With the wife! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3912.jpg (http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/?action=view&current=IMG_3912.jpg)

More to follow, I gotta get back to work... :woohoo: Thanks for looking!

Les George
03-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Back in my meager shop.........

Time to profile the titanium!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3913.jpg

I love a new bandsaw blade! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3915.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3916.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3917.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3918.jpg

Makin stuff flat and shiny! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3919.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3920.jpg

Little peek at the blade...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3925.jpg

What is that? Could that be a core, a San Mai?

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3927.jpg

That's it! 6K Stelite San Mai, brought you by Chad Nichols as is all the damascus in this knife!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3928.jpg

Is that not an awesome piece of blade stock? :)

Back spacer time!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3931.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3936.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3937.jpg

I see now I skiped taking pictures of some of the intermediate back spacer steps...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3938.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3946.jpg

Most of the parts fit together now, I have to go back to school tomorrow and do some more work on the mill. Till then, I think that's about it for tonight...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3943.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3944.jpg

Thanks for looking! :)

John Barker
03-25-2010, 07:30 PM
Man, your almost done. That's fast!
-John

Les George
03-25-2010, 07:34 PM
Man there is A LOT of work left, all I did so far was cut out some of the parts and drill some holes.... ;)

Jeff Pearce
03-25-2010, 08:13 PM
looks great...2thumbs

Les George
03-26-2010, 05:45 PM
Anyway, first we have a little look around the shop. I had to use the CNC lab today since there was a class going on in the manual room. The bad part about it not being my shop is that I dont get to decide who uses what, when....

Of course the good side is I get almost free run!

So since I couldn't get in on my Bridgeport that I usually use, I came over to use this bad boy, in manual mode.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3948.jpg

Of course I have never even turned a CNC machine on until today, so that took a while to figure out, since I was pretty much on my own. :confused:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3956.jpg

Here is the rest of the stuff in the room, that I get to learn how to run this fall...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3949.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3950.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3951.jpg

First though, had to get a vice on it and get it squared up.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3955.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3954.jpg

Then build a fixture to hold the frames, I may want to do this or something like it again, so I made a heavy fixture. (Heavy = good, right?)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3957.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3958.jpg

Enough, lets cut something!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3960.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3962.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3964.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3966.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3971.jpg

I didn't know how to zero out the DRO on the display so I just wrote down the coordinates of the 4 corners, so I could hit each one. I am use there is an easier way, but I made it happen! :)

Then cut the lock, and mill the relief and I am done at this machine! :thumbs:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3974.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3975.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3976.jpg

Get home and almost forget the time stamp!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3980.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3979.jpg

Here's where we are....

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3981.jpg

I was having a little trouble getting the back spacer to line up every time I took the knife apart and put it back together, so I added a screw in the spacer into a blind hole in the frame, problem solved! :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3982.jpg

Coming together, nicely..

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3984.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3987.jpg

Set the detent ball....

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3989.jpg

Lock is cut free, faced off and fit to the blade

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3991.jpg

I think I am gonna have to relive it a little more, the lock is pretty hard to move right now! :o

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_3993.jpg

Tomorrow, I will grind the blade and work on some of the trimmings! Thanks for looking and thank you for all your support! Without you guys, these threads would be boring!

acmetsala
03-27-2010, 03:39 AM
great thread! Looking forward in seeing the finished knife. I love the blade steel, only Chad could come up with something that hot.

Les George
03-27-2010, 09:07 AM
Since I'm not going to school today, I guess there is no need to pack up my lunch box....

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_3994.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_3995.jpg

time stamp

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_4007.jpg

I'm pretty sure this thing is broken, it has GOT to be warmer than that out here now...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_4015.jpg

Start out with a little fine tuning...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_4010.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_4011.jpg

my wife is training for a Triathlon, I am training for Blade show!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_4012.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/IMG_4013.jpg

I dont see what could possibly go wrong! ;) More to follow!

murphda2
03-27-2010, 12:03 PM
Only Les would bring J.D. to the grinder. (real men prefer 151 :D )

Lookin darn good Les. You make this look too dang easy.

Les George
03-27-2010, 12:09 PM
(real men prefer 151 :D )

Real men have nothing to prove with their drink choice! :rolleyes: (and they are not scared of Jack, and hate rum since they lived in the Caribbean for a year and half and drank enough to float a battle group!)

I'm just sayin'! :)

Les George
03-27-2010, 04:35 PM
Plenty of shenanigans today! :rofl:

Blade grinding time!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4017.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4019.jpg

You can kinda see the pattern

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4021.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4029.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4030.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4034.jpg

Gettin it on! :rockin:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4036.jpg

Cleaning it up...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4038.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4040.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4042.jpg

Workin the flats...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4043.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4044.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4045.jpg

Grind a little shape into the handles...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4046.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4047.jpg

I got tired of them looking all dirty with the layout fluid in the corners so I bead blasted the frames. This also high lights any scratches or bumps in the contours that I need to go back and knock out.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4048.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4049.jpg

The Blade is in the etch now, so I better get back out there and check on it. Probably be tomorrow before I post more pics though, definitely maybe!

Thanks for looking! :woohoo:

Curtiss Knives
03-27-2010, 05:35 PM
Ol' Jack sure helps you do some nice work! cool 1

Les George
03-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Ok so we got off to a good start today...

Alittle etchin.........

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4053.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4054.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4060.jpg

Then, I had a little episode.... :) For the last week days it seems like every time I turn around this red Snap-On cart is right in my way.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4101.jpg


To this morning I turn around an knock something off it. Now, I have what some people would call, "impulse control issues..." I can see what they are saying but I dont think it's a big deal.

Since I can no longer do this to random cars to blow off steam (that was a BMW IIRC) :D

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/27feb048.jpg

I had to go a different way... I thew everything out of the shop and into the front yard... :) (Yes it's a perfectly rational reaction)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4063.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4064.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4065.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4069.jpg

(Where did all this crap come from?)
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4070.jpg

Cleaned up, I even mopped the floors!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4066.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4071.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4094.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4095.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4097.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4099.jpg

and now, the cart is back where it belongs....

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4103.jpg

thus was my day.... :)

Curtiss Knives
03-28-2010, 05:54 PM
Well now you will never be able to find what you are looking for!:rolleyes:

murphda2
03-28-2010, 08:43 PM
Hmmmmmmmm, did I see the famous "Black Box" sitting out there Les? You have to be carefull, those things multiply quicker than rabbits if you're not carefull. I had one, I now have at least a half-dozen. it seems like every time Uncle Sam sends me on a vacation I get more of them.

Les George
03-28-2010, 08:45 PM
I have 9 ;)

edit to add: You never get them when you deploy with the Marines, you just get sea bags then.... ;)

BossDog
03-28-2010, 08:59 PM
you have a lot of cool junk..apparently you need 2 of most things also..

Les George
03-28-2010, 09:01 PM
What I need is a bigger trash can!

Superbad
03-28-2010, 10:30 PM
Awesome thread! The project is really looking good.

John Barker
03-29-2010, 09:50 AM
You've got to be the only dude alive that decides to field day the shop in the middle of a buildoff. Hilarious!
-John

Curtiss Knives
03-29-2010, 10:03 AM
"Field Day". Thanks John, I was trying to forget that term.:eek:

John Barker
03-29-2010, 10:27 AM
Ha! You'll never forget that my friend.
-John

Les George
03-29-2010, 11:28 AM
"Chinese Field" day at that!

I told you I have impulse control issues.... :)

John Barker
03-29-2010, 11:39 AM
Dave,
How about "Police Call"?
-John

Gary B
03-29-2010, 11:44 AM
I've been out for 41 years now and still use that term regularly, just as I do "head call". With regards to field day though...it is no longer every Thurs. night. Now it's more like the 4th thursday of June every other year. Right Les?:D
Ha! You'll never forget that my friend.
-John

Les George
03-29-2010, 10:44 PM
OK more work in progress... :)

Time stamp first thing this morning...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4108.jpg

Decided to re machine the handles, lets do it!

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4113.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4116.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4118.jpg

Machining the clip

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4120.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4124.jpg

Form the clip

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4126.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4128.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4129.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4130.jpg

Etch the clip..

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4133.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4142.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4139.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4145.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4146.jpg

And the last WIP for me...

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4158.jpg

Thanks for looking, finished pics in the morning! :)

John Barker
03-29-2010, 11:16 PM
I can't wait to see it finished. Nice work Les.
-John

Jeff Pearce
03-29-2010, 11:19 PM
Looking Great......2thumbs

Les George
03-30-2010, 06:09 AM
I'm gonna try to get better pics one the sun comes up, but just in case it doesn't happen....

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4150.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4152.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4154.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4155.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4157.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4159.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4160.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4162.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4164.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4165.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4167.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4169.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4170.jpg

and ass I took this last picture, my camera battery died.... :)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/gtasteel/CKG%20Build%20off%202010/IMG_4171.jpg

And I'm spent! :) Thanks for looking! :)

murphda2
03-30-2010, 06:47 AM
Looks great Les. Another job well done!

Gary B
03-30-2010, 07:04 AM
Outstanding job sir.

John Barker
03-30-2010, 07:49 AM
Great knife Les!
-John

Curtiss Knives
03-30-2010, 08:22 AM
Maybe I should do a field day and see what happens.:eek: Outstanding work! Carry on. cool 1

Les George
04-03-2010, 09:19 AM
YouTube- George Knives Build off 2010.wmv

Gary B
04-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Les,
It was great seeing you and Bianca this weekend. Just wish it were better circumstances.
That knife is even more outstanding in the hand than in pictures. Graet build off knife sir.

Les George
04-11-2010, 04:28 PM
Thanks man, hopefully we get to hang out a little more next time! ;)

Ernie Swanson
04-11-2010, 04:36 PM
Not bad considering who built it...............................Just joking:D

Man that is a beautiful Knife as are all yours, Some day I will have to own one!!

Now thats craftsmanship!!2thumbs

Thank for posting all the pics, I am sure they will help me out with a few things in the future!!

Paul Mathews
04-11-2010, 08:19 PM
Love the video, Les. It's fun to get to watch the chips fly from the mill.cool 1