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 Post subject: Artifex with USA Camo!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:21 pm 
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This is a Richmond 210mm Artifex Gyuto with USA Camo Laminate!

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Handle Closeups after a fresh coat of Tru Oil:
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Wiped down with Denatured Alcohol to remove the excess Tru Oil and make it look like it will once the handle gets washed:
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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:03 pm 
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That is out of control. :lol: You are really good man, I envy your talent.



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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
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:) Thanks!! But if you want to see out of control, I will take a picture of my shed!!!! I haven't vacuumed it at all in like 2 months. Some places have 1" thick of sanding dust near the belt sanders. Tin foil trays all over the place with epoxy scraps, boxes with remnants of fabric pieces, etc. Looks like a war zone! I gotta get it cleaned up and organized one of these days, but I've been having too much fun with the knives.

This USA Camo handle is just about done! I thinned it out and rounded it a bit more so it didn't feel as blocky and took it to 320 by belt, then 400 by hand. It won't feel as smooth as other materials because each material sands slightly different and feels different depending on the thickness of the material, how much it was pressed, which side is showing on top of the handle, etc. I have some Tru Oil wood sealer I will try on it to see how that does to even out the materials. I tried polishing one of my original pieces of Camo material and it didn't look all that great. Now I usually do 400 grit, Tru Oil and they are usually good to go! Plenty of traction on the handle when it's wet, too.

Now I get to sharpen this one up!


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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:13 pm 
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That is awesome! :)

I wonder if they make star shaped mosaic pins to finish off the American Flag theme?



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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:19 pm 
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I was thinking of that. I have seen some where the middle of the pin where the epoxy is has a star pattern.

Kinda like this:
http://www.knifemaking.com/product-p/mp485.htm

I have enough from the original block of USA Camo to do up another Artifex of the big batch if you want two of these Mark!


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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:06 pm 
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Schweeet!

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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
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Little cleaner pic:
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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
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This is the way to support the USA team in the olympics. I dont see any other better way of doing so..


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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
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It will be at CKTG on Monday according to UPS! He has 15 Artifex incoming, including this one, the Wa handles, 7 Amboyna Burl and 6 more Maple burl Artifex! I gotta mold up the orange and traditional camo blocks this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Artifex with USA Camo!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Thanks Tim,

I'll post a picture of them when they show up!



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