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rebuilding an old knife #4: Finally back to the scales

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Blog entry by jeffswildwood posted 08-11-2017 09:31 PM 1717 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Starting the scales Part 4 of rebuilding an old knife series Part 5: Finally, progress »

Hello everyone. Sorry it’s been so long since my last update, things have been busy. I only work on this when I have a chance and I finally got back to it. Since last time I finally got back to cutting parts for the scales. I got the katalox pieces cut and pieces of the purple heart and maple. Did some test fitting for size.

I should have spent more time here and put more thought into the walnut and purple heart pieces. Making them longer and more even would help later. I now decided to glue up he walnut and purple heart together, thinking three pieces would be easier to line up then five pieces later. I also cut my 45’s on the katalox.

After all was dry I did a little trimming and some more test fitting. Everything looks like it will come together nicely. Next I need to make a small jig to keep everything lined up during the final gluing of the scales. I still think I may have been a bit ambitious but I still think it will work out.

I’ll try not to take so long on the next entry. Thanks all who have been following this.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".



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doubleDD

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 11:52 PM

Yea, let’s not take so long next time, I thought you were building a hammer. LOL. It’s starting to look good. Keep it coming. I like the stripes.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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papadan

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 11:59 PM

Jeff….old buddy….finish the damn knife already!

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 08-12-2017 12:25 AM

LOL I’m trying guys. Sometimes life and other projects get in the way. Bear with me. :) I finally got some free shop time to work on it.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 08-12-2017 01:01 AM

Tough crowd Jeff. I’d pull rank and have ‘em drop for a hundred.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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papadan

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#5 posted 08-12-2017 01:05 AM

Sorry Bill, but not much chance of pulling rank on me. LMAO

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 08-12-2017 12:22 PM

This is my practice knife. I made it harder then it needs to be to bring up the learning curve. That way when I start my swap knife it should go smoothly, I will have already made the mistakes on this one, and learned how to fix them.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 08-14-2017 03:34 PM

Very nice Jeff. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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