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Thread: WIP on a 19 knife group buy

  1. #11
    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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  2. #12
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    I got a few more blades from the drawer ready for heat treating so it will be all done in one session. The ones without handle scales by them are for spec so have drilled them for either bolster and scales or simple one wood scales. The one with all the lightening holes is a piece of 1/4 in D2 that I started some time back and have tapered the tang so may finish it with something nice.
    With all the clamps finished and painted I should have no problem getting all the handles sorted without having to wait for apoxy to cure before removing the clamps for another batch.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

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

  3. #13
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    The blades are all heat treated and tempered so the next few days will see a lot of hand sanding and many sheets of W&D paper to get them all up to a 600 grt finish
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

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

  4. #14
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    Have finally finished getting these blades handsanded after the heat treating so they are now ready for the handles but that is going to wait for a couple of days as I have something else to do in the meantime.
    This is how I do all my handsanding with 220, 360, then 600grit papers round a 3/4 in square hardwood block.

    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

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

  5. #15
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    Looking good! You're getting good use out of your new clamps....and I like that vise being mounted out from the bench...much handier!
    Thanks,
    Smallshop (AKA Ted Hauser)


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  6. #16
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    I mounted the vise like that more as an aid for when I make rifle stocks but it has been equally effective for the knifemaking and having the swivel base is almost indispensible and allows for much more comfortable working positions.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

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

  7. #17
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    I got back to the shed today and all the blades that were to have bolsters were attended to. The bolsters were all fitted then pinned and epoxied on. It was a real treat to be able to use the little clamps instead of the much longer and way more clumsy clamps I had been accustomed to using. Seeing as we are having very hard frosts in the morning I set a light with 200watt bulb to create a heat shield above them to stop any epoxy degradation from the cold.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

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

  8. #18
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    This morning I got all the knives out of the clamps

    Profiled them with the 60grit belt on the 12, 4 and 1 1/4 in wheels, run them through the bandsaw to do the primary shaping then used the 12 in wheel to get them to a rundimentary shape.

    Then got a couple handsanded and finished up to 360 grit. I did have to make a new finishing block as my other one will only hold about 10 blades and it will be easier if they are all together in one place when I am doing the finish which is a few of coats of thinned spar varnish (sanded between coats) to seal the surface then the oil finish can be done over the following couple of weeks.
    Von Gruff

    The ability to do comes with doing.

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

  9. #19
    Beautiful


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  10. #20
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    Getting there with just a few left to do now.
    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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