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    What's going on in your shop?

    I drew this up awhile back and finally got one finished. Really happy with it. Feels amazing in the hand and I think out will be a really functional blade. Aeb-l, koa, and brass. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Thank you! I try to keep a variety going. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    I haven't posted on forums in awhile but I've been really busy. Just wanted to post pictures of a few I've finished up recently. Also just sent a batch of 30 to Peters. Funny, a year ago or so I wasn't even sure if I'd make 30 in my life. Crazy to think I just sent 30 in at once! Sent...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Justin that's a beautiful setup! I got some finished up the last few days. First is a 6" fillet in 0.070 aeb-l and hybrid scales. Next is an 8 1/2" fillet in 0.070 aeb-l and curly, spalted maple burl sourced locally and stabilized in cactus juice by my wife. Lastly I re-handled a kitchen...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Thanks guys. I'm really enjoying finding and processing the wood. My wife got herself set up to use cactus juice. It's pretty fun to have a whole new side project that she's really gotten into. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Thank you! Ya I'm a little overloaded at the moment lol. It's too dang fun finding wood though. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Got these two all finished up and pictures done. Both are 0.187" 1095. The top one is stabilized koa and my first tapered tang. The second one is some amazing waterfall bubinga. Pictures don't do it any justice. Scored some handle material this week also. I spent today whittling away...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    I'll look into that but local suppliers haven't been very helpful in the past. You're doing better than I am if you've found .070 in any length. I can't find any at all lol. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    I called them yesterday and it sounds line they won't have any for a LONG time. I'm trying to decide what to do now. I use a lot of it. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Thank you! I was experimenting a little with those two. Both are 1095. The far right was deep etched in ferric multiple times. It's a little rougher than I intended but came out kinda cool in the end. The one on the left was a light ferric etch followed by mustard applied with a q-tip. Sent...
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Busy weekend for me. This is the most knives I've handled and finished in a weekend. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    Recent knives

    Finished these two up. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Finished up these two chef knives. The western is the one that shot off the grinder into my hand. Fresh off the grinder with this prototype blade. Really happy with it. On to hand sanding. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    That's beautiful! Nice work. I gotta get the courage up to try antler soon. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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    What's going on in your shop?

    Sorry just saw this. It's kinda embarrassing but maybe it'll be a reminder that things can happen fast. I was running a 9" chef vertical, tip down on a scotch brite belt. I rolled it a little on the platen idler wheel and it caught the corner of the heel/ choil. It was like a gunshot. Just...
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