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.

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JeremyBartlett

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Just finished this one up, need to get a sheath made and it's done! Forged W2, green and black g10 liners, stonewashed finish, curly koa and a tapered tang.
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Ty Adams

KNIFE MAKER
Picked up a new quench tank while in Utah. I have been looking for one of these that didn't cost $50. Found it at an Ace hardware for $18.
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Blanked out some hunters, and a bird and trout this afternoon. The 2 on the left are 1075 and will have a hamon. The 4 on the right are out of 1084.
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I am not going to lie. I'm tiered of making these hunters. Once these are done it will be time to move on to new things.
 

Justin Presson

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Here is the latest finished knife, at this pace I should finish 3 this year...LOL
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Ty Adams

KNIFE MAKER
Here is the latest finished knife, at this pace I should be able to make 3 knives this year...LOL

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Justin that knife looks great. The hamon looks good. What kind of handle material is it? I am usually not a huge fan of man made material. But those scales look great.
 
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 knife in white oak stabilized in house with a blue/green ctek inlay and orange g10 liners and spacers.
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Motor City Mike

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Added a 3 axis DRO's to my mini mill.

I've been wanting to do this since I got it. Shouldn't have waited so long. Best upgrade I've made yet.

I checked them against my Interapid dial indicator and they are right on. Plenty good enough for what I need.

It took a bit more work than I anticipated. Some fabricating, plenty of drilling and tapping and LOTS of making sure everything is square and parallel.

Not bad for about $125

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Entropy762

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I made a small stropping wheel yesterday.


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Ty Adams

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Pretty happy with how this one is turning out. It is 1084 differential heat treated. Not even etched and the hamon sticks out like a sore thumb.
 

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J. Doyle

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I just finished this damascus blade. Now for fittings and a handle. Getting this one ready for the Blade show.

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Ty Adams

KNIFE MAKER
Getting ready to tape these guys up and start shaping. Sorry for the Acetone smears. I don't worry about getting them much cleaner until they are finished. Handle from top to bottom. African Blackwood, Koa, Curly Maple, and some Walnut that I can't wait to see finished.
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We'll see how much I get done tonight.
 

Ty Adams

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One down three roughed in. That walnut is crazy. I can't get a good picture. It was soaking up the oil like crazy. 13 more coats and it will really shine.
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John Wilson

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really great looking knives, Ty. I have had the same issue with walnut. The stuff is rock hard but will absorb it's weight in oil. I went searching for tips and tricks and discovered that this is a known characteristic of walnut and gun stock makers who do a lot of walnut seal it first. I gave that a shot and it really did simplify the finishing process greatly. I used Birchwood Casey "Sealer and Filler" first. Sand back to bare wood, then TruOil. Really helped me get a smooth finish without needing all 834 coats of oil I had been doing previously.
 
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