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Lumberjocks 2017 Knife Swap

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posted 08-09-2017 12:28 PM


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#1 posted 08-09-2017 12:39 PM

Welcome everyone. This is my first swap as moderator so wish me luck! I have been in other swaps such as the box swap, screwdriver swap, surprise swap and most recently, HokieKens beer swap so I have a basic idea how it’s done. I do know they are a lot of fun and a great learning experience.

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

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#2 posted 08-09-2017 12:45 PM

I’ll be in. Will send the email signing up from home this evening or tomorrow, as work doesn’t let me (easily) email from a non-work account.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 08-09-2017 12:53 PM

Great Dave! I’ll be watching for 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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#4 posted 08-09-2017 08:16 PM

And now there’s two. Got your info Dave!

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

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#5 posted 08-09-2017 08:46 PM

I’ve almost got a clean spot on the workbench big enough to work on a knife, too. ;-) Once I package up everything for the beer swap, I’ll start on my “one to throw away” so I can work out all the bugs and actually have a knife I don’t feel bad about sending to someone else.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 08-09-2017 08:49 PM

I’m warming up my wife to the idea right now. I haven’t participated in a swap before, but have always wanted to. I think I could manage to create something sharp and woody…

-- Pete

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#7 posted 08-09-2017 08:58 PM

Dave I’m sure by the time you get from “one to throw away” to “one to send” it will be awesome!


I m warming up my wife to the idea right now. I haven t participated in a swap before, but have always wanted to. I think I could manage to create something sharp and woody…

- PPK


PPK, I was hesitant at first, but once I joined in I had a blast! There is usually a great group of wood workers in here. Come on, let’s make that sharp and woody knife!

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

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#8 posted 08-09-2017 11:09 PM

I’ve been in (the last) two swaps, and had a heckuva time, Pete. I would recommend it if you think you can find the time.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#9 posted 08-09-2017 11:33 PM

Hello,
I would like to join this knife swap. I make all wooden folding pocket knives. Just let me know how to proceed.
Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#10 posted 08-10-2017 12:14 AM

Vernon (poospleasures) just send me an e mail with your info in it. You have until Sept 1 to sign up. Then just start on your knife and join in on the fun. If you need more info you can send me a PM and I’ll help you out. :) Just curios, does all wooden mean a wooden blade?

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

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#11 posted 08-10-2017 01:32 AM

I’m in Jeff. I’ll send you an e-mail later this week or you can just put me down. I think you have all my info.

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

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#12 posted 08-10-2017 01:35 AM

I got you covered buddy, everything except e-mail. Just send it when you get a chance. I see your having fun on vacation :)

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

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#13 posted 08-10-2017 01:38 AM

Three! We got three, it’s catching on. Come on PPK and poospleasures, let’s join the fun!

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

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#14 posted 08-10-2017 02:21 AM

OK, so send me a name, I’m ready to ship! ;-) I’m in for sure!

EDIT: Email sent, check your inbox Jeff. LOL

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#15 posted 08-10-2017 03:28 AM

I’m in too. Can I just send one from the knife block on my counter? They have wood handles :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#16 posted 08-10-2017 04:10 AM

OK, got an idea, and I’m in!
i’ll send an email tomorrow with my info.

-- Pete

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#17 posted 08-10-2017 10:42 AM

Looks like we’re gathering a crowd.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#18 posted 08-10-2017 11:53 AM

We got five, with PPK getting ready to join. I get the feeling this one is going to be big! Ken, I must have been into the beer, I do have your e-mail, all is good.


OK, so send me a name, I m ready to ship! ;-) I m in for sure!
- papadan

Dan, your awesome! Signs up and has a swap item ready in one day! :-)


I m in too. Can I just send one from the knife block on my counter? They have wood handles :O
- builtinbkyn

Bill, are we talking a set of steak knives? you may have to include a steak as a bonus item! ;-)

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

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#19 posted 08-10-2017 12:03 PM

Looks like a rainy day here. Can’t mow the grass, beer swap items are done, so I think I’ll work on my “practice knife”. The one I started a blog with. My new band saw blades (finally) arrived so maybe I can make some head way!

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

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#20 posted 08-10-2017 12:13 PM

I want to play! don’t know a thing about forging so will have to figure that out. So anything with a blade would be acceptable? maybe I can find something at an estate sale or flea market to re-purpose. got a few ideas.. so ok I am in.

-- Gary, Texas

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#21 posted 08-10-2017 12:31 PM

Gary, welcome in! A reconditioned knife is perfect! Great to see an old, abandoned knife brought back to life. If you do recondition one get those before pic’s so when it’s reveal time we can all see the change!

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

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#22 posted 08-10-2017 03:01 PM

FWIW Gary, as much as I’d love to learn to forge a knife, no way I’ll be tackling it on this swap. Any kind if knife goes so be creative. If you’re not sure about an idea, PM Jeff. He gets final say in any decisions!

Dave (ki7hy) must not have seen the thread yet. I know he plans to join. Also make SURE bobasaurus knows we’re doing it since he’s our resident blacksmith!

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

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#23 posted 08-10-2017 03:44 PM

I and papadan invited mafe to join in :<)) http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/109337

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#24 posted 08-10-2017 04:00 PM

Mafe has some amazing skills, and someday, I’d like to just sit down and smoke a pipe and listen to his stories!! Heck, I bet his pipes even have stories! lol.

-- Pete

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#25 posted 08-10-2017 04:04 PM

Wow! I would love to see mafe join in. The forging knowledge he has alone would be a plus! Not mention that beautiful knife he made for his Daughter. I think any of us would love to have a knife like that. :))

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

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#26 posted 08-10-2017 04:09 PM

PPK, Pete I got your info. Welcome to the swap!

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

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#27 posted 08-10-2017 06:50 PM

Don’t need to forge your own blade, Gary. Unless you want to. I’m planning to make one with a blade someone else made. If that goes well, I can fancy it up with add-ins. Maybe a sheath. Or matching marking knife. Or something. Half the fun is figuring out what exactly I’m going to end up making.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#28 posted 08-10-2017 07:19 PM

The only problem with Mafe and Allen joining the swap is that someone has to send something to them. So if they join, and I truly hope they do. I call receiving from either one and sending to neither as my declaration. If I declared it, it happens right?

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#29 posted 08-10-2017 07:24 PM

I’ve used this before but it’s more fitting now.

Early progress pic.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#30 posted 08-10-2017 07:26 PM

I’m probably in, will send an email soon to confirm.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#31 posted 08-10-2017 07:39 PM

The only problem with Mafe and Allen joining the swap is that someone has to send something to them.

Eh, I chose to send a plane to Mark for the surprise swap. He doesn’t seem to hate me.

Just put on your big-boy fez and pay the extra $10 for something nice on Etsy, Dave.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#32 posted 08-10-2017 08:42 PM

I’ll just glue some wooden popsicle sticks to the sides of the knife I started. That should work yeah?

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#33 posted 08-10-2017 09:08 PM

I hope this swap gets as big as the beer swap, but I know it wont. ;-( A quick Google search will find all kinds of premade blades and other parts if needed. Forging does have a big learning curve and can get expensive to get the equipment needed to get started. You can also find older knives that need rebuilding too.

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#34 posted 08-10-2017 09:09 PM

Yeah. Just don’t forget to Mod-Podge on some glitter, Dave.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#35 posted 08-10-2017 09:18 PM

I just sent off my email. I am looking forward to this. I’m not into the forged in fire thing, but I’ve put handles on some kits I purchased, and I really enjoyed the work. Here’s some links to some projects I posted for knifes I made from kits:

Kitchen carving set

Pocket knife

If (like me) you just want to do the handles, there are a lot of different kinds of blades available, including pocket knives and kitchen knives. Rockler has even had a wine steward tool on sale, but I guess some might think that’s really pushing the boundaries of “knife”.

Here’s some links to a few sites that I found Goggling around a while back that might give you some ideas of the possibilities. Some even have tutorials. Blade prices run from under $10 to “Oh my!”. Some of the sites also carry supplies like pins and corby rivets.

Thompson Knives

North Coast Knives

Hock Tools

Jantz Supply

I hope this will inspire more Lumberjocks to join the swap, even if they have never done anything like this before. I missed the last swap or two because of other commitments, but I participated in a few swaps before that, and I’ve always found them to be fun.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#36 posted 08-10-2017 09:56 PM

Were up to nine already! Welcome Dave and Rich. Rich, thanks for posting where people can get supplies. That may help a lot. Also on youtube a guy named Walter Sorrells covers a LOT of building. He is easy to follow and really explains things the right way. Including building a kit knife.

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

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#37 posted 08-11-2017 12:17 AM

Jeff, make sure I get Daves (ki7hy) name again this time, I’ve got some scraps of aluminum and pine I want to get rid of. To all concerned, I hate the thought of anyones name going to Kenny, he is going to sharpen a hacksaw blade and super glue it to a couple short pieces of T track. Bill (builtinbkyn) you really need to do better than the steak knife you stole from the corner bar. I know they say any kind of knife, but an exacto blade taped to a popsickle stick isn’t really considered a knife….right Jeff? ;-)

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#38 posted 08-11-2017 12:23 AM

but an exacto blade taped to a popsickle stick isn’t really considered a knife….

AH SHUCKS there goes my only idea :<))
what bout popsicle sticks with glitter on glued to plastic knife ? :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#39 posted 08-11-2017 12:43 AM

Wow Dan, that sure is a lot for me to process all at once! :) Maybe if an exacto blade glued and screwed to a stick with a glitter inlay handle would be a marking knife?? Can’t wait to see how a t-track comes into play here. Remember

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

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#40 posted 08-11-2017 12:59 AM



what bout popsicle sticks with glitter on glued to plastic knife ? :<))

- GR8HUNTER


Tony if you steal my idea I’ll shank you with it.

For all the uppity softies out there:
Disclaimer – in no way ever am I going to shank Tony or have had plans to shank Tony. If Tony indeed does steal my idea I’ll be flattered and will not shank him. The world is safer now. Unicorns and butterfly’s.

Oh!!! I’ll put glitter shaped like unicorns and butterflies! Give me Dan’s name.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#41 posted 08-11-2017 02:48 AM

Tony if you steal my idea I’ll shank you with it.

For all the uppity softies out there:
Disclaimer – in no way ever am I going to shank Tony or have had plans to shank Tony. If Tony indeed does steal my idea I’ll be flattered and will not shank him. The world is safer now. Unicorns and butterfly’s.

Oh!!! I’ll put glitter shaped like unicorns and butterflies! Give me Dan’s name.

- ki7hy

ROTFLMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#42 posted 08-11-2017 03:11 AM

Allow me to be the first to give a real teaser pic.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#43 posted 08-11-2017 10:48 AM

kl7hy – It’s sometimes hard to get a true perspective of size from a picture, but that looks like it’s going to be a huge knife.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#44 posted 08-11-2017 10:56 AM

Went through the collection of wood stored beneath my bench last night. I think I have eight different kinds of wood that will be good for knife scales to choose from. Plus apple and apricot tree trunks (from four years ago) drying in a buddy’s shop that I was planning to use for saw handles, but if there’s pieces that are too small for a saw….

Bet I end up gluing some wood together this weekend and staring at neat patterns for a while.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#45 posted 08-11-2017 11:09 AM

Dave that is some beautiful wood, I don’t recognize it. Really like the color and grain flow.

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

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#46 posted 08-11-2017 11:25 AM

Vernon, (poospleasures) Welcome to the swap. Now we have ten!

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

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#47 posted 08-11-2017 01:31 PM



kl7hy – It s sometimes hard to get a true perspective of size from a picture, but that looks like it s going to be a huge knife.

- RichCMD

Well rich, that’s definitely a lot bigger than a knife scale but wouldn’t be bad for a handle. That might be the piece I use or might not but I’ll likely use the same species.

Jeff, that’s ironwood.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#48 posted 08-11-2017 01:38 PM

You guys are funny.

Well, I’ve got a little start on my sharp woody object(s)... not because I’m a super planner, but because I know I’m slow. Children and regular job and life… you know. There, how’s that for a cryptic teaser? I think the hardest part is that there’s literally endless possibilities. Hard to decide.

-- Pete

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#49 posted 08-11-2017 01:38 PM

Ironwood! I read you guys talking about it. It is remarkable!

If anyone is interested here is a good video about kit knives. The guy really explains it using basics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCg7ypCE02M

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

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#50 posted 08-11-2017 01:42 PM

Hi Pete , How’s about tossing some ideas by the way of this empty pockets person …LMAO :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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