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Handles are made from Wenge,Maple,Purple Heart,Aframoshia, and Black Walnut. All are laminated and blades are epoxied in place.Finished in poly.
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#1 posted 02-22-2011 04:50 AM
Wow nice job, you should enjoy these for a very long time.
-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton
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#2 posted 02-22-2011 05:04 AM
Wow nice job on those knives. Did you make the blades and if you did what metal did you use? Superb craftsmanship.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
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#3 posted 02-22-2011 05:10 AM
Man those are sweet!! Where did you get your blades from?
-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....
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#4 posted 02-22-2011 05:29 AM
How about a blog on making these? They are really nice!
#5 posted 02-22-2011 06:00 AM
Thanks for the comments, I make the blades myself from a tool steel. I thought since so many people ask where I got my knives and how they liked the look of them. I decided to make a few for sale….. they were a hit so I made more. My bride ask if I had posted them on LJ’s but I was so busy making them I had forgot to share them with ya’ll.I could do a blog on how to make them if there is an intrest. Thanks again
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#6 posted 02-22-2011 06:00 AM
another great job jim , keep up the good work
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#7 posted 02-22-2011 06:22 AM
They look very comfortable to handle. Excellent group of knives. I blog would be nice along with how you make the blades.
-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.
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#8 posted 02-22-2011 06:25 AM
Handles are Looking very nice with different color combination,Thanks for sharing with us,
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#9 posted 02-22-2011 06:35 AM
I’ll put in my request for a blog! Definitely like the handles and knowing how to make my own blades would be handy too.
-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana
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#10 posted 02-22-2011 08:52 AM
cool knife´s :-)and good you have your wife , say thank´s to her as well
yes a blog will be nice of you :-)
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#11 posted 02-22-2011 09:28 AM
Please!!!!! Blog Blog Blog. I am really interested in making my own and don’t have a clue how to make the blades.
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#12 posted 02-22-2011 11:50 AM
Wow these are beautiful!
-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...
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#13 posted 02-22-2011 12:29 PM
Nice job. Here’s a suggestion for blade material; old sabre saw blades. They’re usually decent steel, are pretty much an ideal size, and once they’re dull from use on the saw, they get a new life as a knife blade and they’re free!
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!
#14 posted 02-22-2011 02:13 PM
Looks like I will be taking the camera to the shop and blogging these, I really enjoy making them. Big Tiny – I have used old wore out blades and had only marginal luck with them. The problem is I have no way of heat treating the metal correctly. I found that using a worn out blade that probably got a bit hot after dulling and lost its hardness leaving the fine edge folding over after just a few cuts. Stropping them seemed to bring it back right away but Im no fan of stropping….I would rather be carving. So I used a new blade thinking it would be better and had the same results. They looked impressive but was not worthy of sale IMO.I will be blogging this soon but first I must get to the shop I have many more to produce before the next show.Thanks again for all the kind comments. =)
Eric in Florida.
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#15 posted 02-22-2011 07:50 PM
Jim,Now your tools are matching the excellent pieces you make!I too, will be enjoying your blog series on making these fine tools.I think you’ve lost more talent then I’ll ever know !Thanks.
-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford
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