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 Post subject: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:42 pm 

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Hey everyone,

I'll be posting miscellaneous updates and WIPs in this thread.

Bit of an introduction first! I started making knives 2 years ago (October 2011), and since then I have finished about 15 or so. I'm a slow worker, since I'm a full-time engineering student. Being a student soaks up a lot of my time already, but I'm also the fabrication director for a really active club there where we design, build, and compete with a small scale formula style car. I'm at school 7 days a week from morning until night.

I have really big aspirations for knives. I love it, but also hate it at the same time. It's incredibly frustrating and tiresome, but for whatever reason I'm driven mad to improve as much as I can. In the future I dream of going full-time, but there are so many different possibilities that I'm never exactly sure.

Anyways, onward to some actual WIP stuff! You may have seen some of my updated shop pics.

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This is the power hammer at my community college. It does OK, but it's slowly starting to die out sadly (nobody there takes care of it, and after so many years it's feeling the fatigue).
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Here are the 3 knives I'm working on right now. They are so close, yet so far - finishing them is always the longest process.
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And here I am crawled up inside the actual frame of the car I mentioned, TIG welding upside down.
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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:52 am 

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Little teasers for what will soon to be :)

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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:28 am 
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Very cool - when you going to send me a knife.......210mm please......????

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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:49 pm 

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Amazing!!! Your handles are amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:09 pm 

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Thanks guys!

Stayed up late till morning, and here is where I'm at. Not sure when they'll be finished; I have a lot of homework and a test to study for.

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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:22 pm 

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CanadianMan wrote:Amazing!!! Your handles are amazing!


They do look quite nice, don't they? lol

I had to check out your site, Don, and I must say you are making some AWESOME looking knives! Handles, blades, the whole shebang. Excellent work! :)


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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:58 am 

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Well, I am nearly complete with this one, but I boogered up the taper on the handle! It's a slight defect, cosmetic only, but man does that stuff bother me! Nothing else makes me more infuriated than me messing something up trying to cut corners. I'll never make the same mistake again.

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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:10 am 
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Nobody would know you messed up if you keep it to yourself! :ugeek:

I'll take all seconds that your not happy with and give them the love they deserve! :mrgreen:

Beautiful knives!



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 Post subject: Re: What am I up to?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:25 am 

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Jeff B wrote:Nobody would know you messed up if you keep it to yourself! :ugeek:


I know, I know... but I'm extremely critical of myself and I had to vent it somewhere haha.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:24 am 

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Here are some temporary pictures of two that I finished. I will get better pictures some time - just have to find time between finals.

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