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Thread: WIP on a 19 knife group buy

  1. #1
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    WIP on a 19 knife group buy

    On a hunting forum the guys had seen a couple of my knife projects and it was sugested that a group buy might be in order so this is the result with them all profiled with coarse belt today.

    Nine round butt skinners on top with a pair of boys knives, 2 light hunters, a reverse angled hunter skinner, 2 wapiti hunters and 3 boners on the bottom row. May get the egdes all tidied up with fine belts tomorrow and start cleaning up the faces.



    Von Gruff

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    Love is Genesis 12: 3. Exodus 20: 1-17. Acts 4: 10-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Gruff View Post
    On a hunting forum the guys had seen a couple of my knife projects and it was sugested that a group buy might be in order so this is the result with them all profiled with coarse belt today.

    Nine round butt skinners on top with a pair of boys knives, 2 light hunters, a reverse angled hunter skinner, 2 wapiti hunters and 3 boners on the bottom row. May get the egdes all tidied up with fine belts tomorrow and start cleaning up the faces.



    Super nice! Do you have a picture of a finished boner? We debone a ton of meat (deer, pork, and beef) during hunting season. Primarily we use DPH's, but I think the boners you have would certainly do a better job on a Boston butt


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    This is one I did with walnut scales and jarah bolsters but have lots of choice in wood and some micarta. My email is vongruff@gmail.com if you would like to discuss this further.

    Last edited by Von Gruff; 05-10-2017 at 03:26 PM.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

    Love is Genesis 12: 3. Exodus 20: 1-17. Acts 4: 10-12

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    Very nice!


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    Love the lines of that knife.
    Thanks,
    Smallshop (AKA Ted Hauser)


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    Thanks guys. It seems that the round butted hunter skinner, the wapiti knife and the boner are the three most requested of my designs.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

    Love is Genesis 12: 3. Exodus 20: 1-17. Acts 4: 10-12

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    You have some great looking design's there, and it look's like some busy day's ahead for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwzito View Post
    Super nice! Do you have a picture of a finished boner? We debone a ton of meat (deer, pork, and beef) during hunting season. Primarily we use DPH's, but I think the boners you have would certainly do a better job on a Boston butt


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    It was a good day in the shed today with 13 blades having the main bevels ground in and taken to 240 grit but the grinder motor was getting warm enough and I needed a spell from leaning over it so left them for today.

    And moved on to another project I had needed done. I have a dozen 18 in bar clamps but that is not enough to do the handles on this group of blades if they are all ready at once so I got a length of 4 inch channel iron at the scrap yard and had it cut into 1 1/2 in strip. This afternoon I started the process of turning them into handle clamps by drilling and tapping a hole in one end for a 12mm threaded rod. I had got a couple of 1 metre threaded rods and will cut them into 110mm lengths.
    So this is the ones that have been tapped and the rest waiting to be done.

    The end of the threaded rod is turned down on the grinder (no lathe for me) and a groove is made to except the head of the clamping piece which is just a short length of 20mm rod that has a hole drilled to suit the turned down end of the threaded rod, then a cut each way with the cut off disc on the angle grinder

    And the cut ends can be taped into the groove to make for a clamping piece that is able to swivel and or clamp up to slightly uneven angles. All that is left to do is to weld a handle on the end of the rod and maybe a washer on the end of the clamping head to increase the size but that may be unnessary.
    I will have to clean them all up of rust etc but this one is just put together to test the theory.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

    Love is Genesis 12: 3. Exodus 20: 1-17. Acts 4: 10-12

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    Have these blades all ready for heat treating now with their individual handle scales all marked for each knife with the name of the recipient scribed onto the tang so that will do for this week. There are different handle requests with some having bolsters (jarah or ebony) but all having scales from a rimu board I had set asside for them . There are a couple of foriegners in there with one having jarah scales and the hidden tang with brass jarah and beech. There were some that wernt part of the group buy that are set asside for now but they will be attended to after these are completed.
    Last edited by Von Gruff; 05-19-2017 at 12:43 AM.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

    Love is Genesis 12: 3. Exodus 20: 1-17. Acts 4: 10-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Gruff View Post
    Have these blades all ready for heat treating now with their individual handle scales all marked for each knife with the name of the recipient scribed onto the tang so that will do for this week. There are different handle requests with some having bolsters (jarah or ebony) but all having scales from a rimu board I had set asside for them . There are a couple of foriegners in there with one having jarah scales and the hidden tang with brass jarah and beech. There were some that wernt part of the group buy that are set asside for now but they will be attended to after these are completed.
    It's really awesome to watch these come together.




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