Welcome to KnifeDogs


A Family Friendly Knife Oriented Community Founded For Knifemakers, Collectors, & Enthusiasts.


  •  » Forums for individual knife dealers.
  •  » Forums for businesses supporting the knife industry.
  •  » Knife makers individual forums for visiting, support and sales.
  •  » Forums for knives.

...then you have come to the right place!


we will try to help you with your problem.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: A few of my projects

  1. #1

    A few of my projects

    Please note that I suck terribly bad lol. This is my second month in knife making,and I've found a true love. This is the best hobby ever!!! Let me know what you think.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    North central montana
    Posts
    610
    Two months in? I'd say good job....keep it up!
    Thanks,
    Smallshop (AKA Ted Hauser)


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    God puts the iron in the ground and the highlights in the wood....it's His stuff, we just get to work with it....make it nice.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Smallshop View Post
    Two months in? I'd say good job....keep it up!
    Thanks for your kindness.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,114
    It looks like you are off to a very good start.

    DeMo

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by DeMo View Post
    It looks like you are off to a very good start.

    DeMo
    Thx


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


  6. #6


    This is a small Drop Point hunter ... I'm thinking I may try to solder a finger guard on it?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    1,221
    my advice? there will be plenty of time to swing for the fences. (soldering guards). Right now, focus on mastering the basics.

    You are off to a great start. From what I see, your immediate goals should be to perfect your bevel grinds and to keep developing your eye toward proportions. Believe it or not, one of the hardest things to do is to get handle shapes and sizes right. The handle, not the blade, generally determines the flow of your lines.

    For example, in your pic above. The spine looks great. Where you need some work is the bottom. It appears like you aren't sure where the blade should begin. The reason for that is because the handle isn't defined at the choil / ricasso area. Once you sort that out, defining the heel of the blade will be easy peezy.

    Form follows function. Is your hand likely to slip forward onto the blade? Maybe a deeper area to butt your fingers up against is in order. Yes, you could add a guard but that's a whole 'nother skill set. I'd keep that idea in the back of your mind while you figure out how to integrate a guard-like shape into your blade.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson View Post
    my advice? there will be plenty of time to swing for the fences. (soldering guards). Right now, focus on mastering the basics.

    You are off to a great start. From what I see, your immediate goals should be to perfect your bevel grinds and to keep developing your eye toward proportions. Believe it or not, one of the hardest things to do is to get handle shapes and sizes right. The handle, not the blade, generally determines the flow of your lines.

    For example, in your pic above. The spine looks great. Where you need some work is the bottom. It appears like you aren't sure where the blade should begin. The reason for that is because the handle isn't defined at the choil / ricasso area. Once you sort that out, defining the heel of the blade will be easy peezy.

    Form follows function. Is your hand likely to slip forward onto the blade? Maybe a deeper area to butt your fingers up against is in order. Yes, you could add a guard but that's a whole 'nother skill set. I'd keep that idea in the back of your mind while you figure out how to integrate a guard-like shape into your blade.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Wow!!! This is what I need! Thanks so much for the information and advice. The guard would be very hard to do anyway bec I already hardened the steel (D2) and drilling through it is all but impossible (lol I know bec I tried). I'm definitely fighting the ricasso area, but my darn belt sander vibrates and jumps around VERY BAD. I guess that's what you get for $64 at Harbor Freight haha. I will follow your guidance for sure.

    One question: Do you think I have enough tang for a decent looking handle, or should I just put this in the graveyard with all my other failures??? The yard man is gonna hate me when he hits a hardened D2 Drop Point hunter with his mower. I'm really just hoping that the kids don't find the katana that I threw the other day... lol just kidding.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    North central montana
    Posts
    610
    The yard man is gonna hate me when he hits a hardened D2 Drop Point hunter with his mower.

    Lol!
    Thanks,
    Smallshop (AKA Ted Hauser)


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    God puts the iron in the ground and the highlights in the wood....it's His stuff, we just get to work with it....make it nice.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •