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    Handle process WIP

    This final knife. I had a hard time getting some of it cleaned up, but learned that I won't do filework on the ricasso area of the liners again. Just to difficult to get right.
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    Bolster Pins that don't show

    Is stainless harder to get the pins to hide than in brass? I do it slightly different, but I am working brass, so I was wondering if that is why it seems to go so well. I thought the pin press was a neat idea though.
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    Fixed blade

    The fun part about this project for me was trying to do the rear bolster with one pin and using the thong tube as the other pin. I put a tight fit on the tube and then spent some time flaring out the tube to make it all fit seamlessly.
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    Handle process WIP

    Okay, part two. I have removed the scales and shaped the fronts. Sanded and polished. I then unpinned the scales and cut the file work all the way around the copper liner. I colored the filework black to help darken it up under the glue. I learned to do the file work from a youtube video with...
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    Fixed blade

    I had to look up the Shark tooth as well. I have never seen that one before, though I see the resemblance. The one I carry is the smaller trapper model with black G10 handles. The blade shape is fairly close to the same except larger in all directions. I think I have learned to take knife...
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    Handle process WIP

    I didnt realize the pictures would be so terrible. I am taking better pictures for the next ones. Hopefully you can see enough so more people can provide input. Thank you for your reply John, this knife has to have the dry fit up so I can do the file work on the liners. I usually: 1. Shape...
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    Handle process WIP

    I am posting this WIP to get some constructive criticism and hopefully help me sort out my handle process. I am a newer maker, so my work is nothing like the stuff you guys post, but if you what to get better you gotta stick your neck out a bit I suppose. I have a cheaper phone, photos leave a...
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    Fixed blade

    Finished this knife this week. feel free to critique. The blade shape is inspired by a Case folder I carry. It is close to 8 inches overall. 1084 carbon steel, green bone handles and brass bolsters. The handles were jigged but I had to grind the jigging out and then re-cut them. It has a...
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    Hello from Nebraska

    Thanks guys, appreciate the welcome.
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    Hello from Nebraska

    My name is Tell Deatrich and I am from south west Nebraska. I learned to make knives from a retired shop teacher who is a great mentor. I am just starting out in the world of knife making, but have managed to sell a few here and there. I am trying new things and attempting to make something...
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