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Re: Adam Marr's Work

Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:34 pm

Time for some rehandle work!!

First up is a Misono UX-10 with some stabilized Buckeye Burl scales:

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Next up is a Hiromoto AS rehandle that might get me beat...

Handle is green dyed and stabilized Redwood burl and to be honest is probably the coolest handle I've ever done. The green is iridescent in a way that I couldn't show in the pictures...so cool

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Last is a Mac bread knife with what I believe are Ambrosia stabilized (and possible lightly dyed) scales...nice two-tone effect for sure whatever they are. Dark part was hard to get all the grain in the pictures

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Re: Adam Marr's Work

Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:15 pm

Those look really nice!!! I've been eyeing some Redwood Burl on Arizona Ironwood that is dyed, but like yours, it's only certain areas so it's kinda streaky. As much as I love wood, I hate taking pics of it because I can't always get the grain/coloring to show correctly!

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:25 pm

Finally got some decent shop time and finished these up this last weekend.

I have zero idea what any of the woods are. They are all stabilized, dyed and vibrant.

First up is a Konosuke suji with yellow/blue wood pink liners:

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Next is a Konosuke gyuto with reddish/pink dyed wood (maybe tiger/quilted maple) wood with pink liners:

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Next up we have a Fujiwara single bevel suji (not a yanagi) with purple/blue/green wood and black/blue liners:

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Next is a Glestain gyuto (I hate rehandling Glestains) with red/blue/pink/yellow wood and blue liners:

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Last is a Glestain western deba with green dyed wood and blue liners...have I mentioned I hate Glestains?

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For the record, these are the last two Glestain's I'll ever do.....EVER. :)

Thanks for looking.

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:35 pm

I don't know what it is about your work, but it's like I can see how methodical you were with the creation of the handles.. kinda how my Dad is a machinist and he does everything a certain way and it comes out in his work... beautiful work as always man, you rock! :)

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 pm

I don't know if I could ever have the aptitude to figure out those Glestain handles. I think I'd spend many hours scratching my head...

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:49 pm

The complexity of the Glestain scales is fairly obvious when you look at them. Fitting rounded, slanted, angled scales between an existing bolster and pommel is a royal PITA.

However, it doesn't end there. The entire handle is just hard to shape. The underside front of the knife has weird corners and angles that are built into the metal parts of the knife that you have to work around.

Then having to refinish not only the bolster, but the pommel as well?!?!

I bet it honestly takes me 3 times as long to do one as a normal handle. And it's rewarding when I'm all done because they do look nice....but I'm just going to have to pass on ever doing another one. I know they take so long...so I kind of put them off and that's not fair to anyone.

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:07 pm

They really do look nice. Very bold and colorful wood choices, too.

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:43 pm

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Crappy picture of the weeks work.

Time to polish them up tonight, take better pictures and then off to Mark.

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:34 pm

All Horomoto's?

Re: Adam Marr's Work

Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:06 pm

The buckeye burl is a Kono HD....all the others are Hiromoto AS's.
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