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Thread: Knife 2 - The Malibu Skinner - WIP

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    Knife 2 - The Malibu Skinner - WIP

    So this is a terrible pic (I'll take the first, but a dude named Caleb will more than likely take the last... whaaaaaat lol) of my second knife. The design is my own but based on many different designs by other people ... mainly Josh Gollardo (handle). The blade is 1095, and I'm going to attempt my first ever Hamon.... probably. The spine will have a different profile shortly.



    So why the cockyness??? Lol .... Welllll, I bought my HF grinder for the sole purpose of trying to do a hollow grind ... lol ... I've learned a little since then. Anyway for me to use it like I wanted to, I had to rig it upside-down ish. It always been that way and I never thought a thing about it .... until today. I've been doing mostly grinder research today drooling over tool rest options.... thinking wow .... if I ever get my hands on one of those tool rests, I'll be knives like tomb raider guy lol. Bam, baby, guess what I figured today LOL. No lie... in ten minutes I did what used to take 8 hours. So I'm a little pumped up.






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    Knife 2 - The Malibu Skinner - WIP

    This is God awful ugly correct? Be honest... lol... seriously though. The orange liner appeared brown ... I know I should have used better lighting. I'm not at all attached to it... really in a way I'm glad bec I practice important skills. Anyway... is there a resource on picking 3 or more colors that "go together". I understand the opposite side of color wheel deal for 2 colors but what about 3 or 4???


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    I like that design a lot. It is practical and elegant in its simplicity.

    A grinder sure does lessen the grunt work, doesn't it? But it also illustrates what everyone has said since day 1: all the grinder does is hog off material. Hand sanding is where it's at for final fit and finish. As far as the liner colors, I like the combination. I also had a terrible time finding liners that are true to color. Aside from black and white, which are easy to find in fiber- but the liners in red, orange, etc- forget it. G10 liners are the only ones that are true to color that I've found. I did use some liners once made from a flimsy plastic. (felt like HDPE, which is milk jug plastic, but I don't really know) and it was disastrous. The grinder melted and smeared the material. After that ordeal I have stuck to fiber liners and the occasional G10. As a rule I don't like G10 in my shop. The health risks outweigh the usefulness to me, even running a dust collector and wearing a respirator.

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    Thanks John!! ... I like the way it feels in my hand also. You should copy it, I bet you could make it way better. Although I'm really going slow now and concentrating on details, so it may come out half way decent. Lol. Realizing that my grinder had a tool rest, has made a huge difference. I can square things up now. lol I'm so dumb.

    My dad likes the colors as well ... I just think that the color in the liner clashes with the color of the wood. But again my wife likes the colors as well. Hmm ... I guess it's in the eye of the beholder.




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    What I really envisioned for this knife was pastel colored handle prob blue with SS spacers. Sorta like a 60's muscle car /beach. Hence the name. What is the best option for this? Lots of cool colors that polish very well... there has to be some type of plastic or something, right? And to be clear, I mean scale material but could be used as space as well.


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    Kwzito, on your next one you should try to keep your grinding bevels a little forward of your handles, it doesn't look right with them going right to the front of the handles and actually looks like it could be kind of dangerous if your hand were to slip forward a little.
    You could shorten the front of your handles at this point to make it look a little better but it may not feel right, I don't know.
    I'm just throwing in a opinion here, I could be wrong. just trying to help out a little from what I can see in the pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladegrinder View Post
    Kwzito, on your next one you should try to keep your grinding bevels a little forward of your handles, it doesn't look right with them going right to the front of the handles and actually looks like it could be kind of dangerous if your hand were to slip forward a little.
    You could shorten the front of your handles at this point to make it look a little better but it may not feel right, I don't know.
    I'm just throwing in a opinion here, I could be wrong. just trying to help out a little from what I can see in the pictures.
    Hey you are definitely right.... I left it long because I know I can always take a little off. I was thinking on the end product I would prob take an eighth maybe 3/16 off of what's in the picture. But I do have a tendency to get close to the cutting edge.


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    Y'all please call me Kevin


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    Knife 2 - The Malibu Skinner - WIP

    What is the handle material pictured below?


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    looks like Delrin.
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