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 Post subject: Re: Some pics to get the ball rollin'
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Thanks guys! Yeah, the burlap laminate is becoming a major fad here recently, for good reason I think! I've met several people in the GA knifemaker's Guild who are making various forms of burlap laminate. More power to them! We made the mistake of doing up some in the evening as it was getting too cold and it didn't set up right and had to be scrapped. The scary thing was it was with a customer's heirloom fabric! Luckily we had enough left over that we were able to scrape together enough to do a handle from- whew.

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 Post subject: Re: Some pics to get the ball rollin'
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:32 pm 
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Nice! Are you guys using a press to compress it? I built up a press and put a 20 ton bottle jack in it and squeezed all of the epoxy out of one batch...oops! I found a 6 ton jack seems to work well!

Fabric like Denim and stuff works well, too. It's fun to play around with it!


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 Post subject: Re: Some pics to get the ball rollin'
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 2:28 am 
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David's the laminate master, so I can't give great details on the process, but we have some presses he made, but he compresses mostly with big C-clamps and they turn out well.



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 Post subject: Re: Some pics to get the ball rollin'
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Let's see some more pics guys. You have to use your forum or lose it.



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very cool topic and conversation has anyone tried making micarta from leather?


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Saw this one on BA - http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/garlic ... d_buzzfeed


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Thanks for the encouragement guys! We haven't been active on any forums for a while as we've been in the process of purchasing a new shop/land so that we're not in two separate backyard sheds. . . fun times of hobby turning into career! The shop is still in our backyard, but we're in a new location out in the country a ways where we can make noise as much as we want, hunt, garden, fish, etc. We're also trying to catch up on our custom orders as the move and major renovations that were required have put us behind a bit. The new shop is awesome and just what we needed. We've been working out of it for a few months now and are getting caught up slowly but surely.

To spice things up. . . 235mm gyuto in copper, blackwood and coffeebag laminate- HRC 63 with a slightly asymmetric grind for R-hand:

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Also some line knives with blades from files, one at HRC 63 and one at 61.5. Maple and Bubinga on the one and bocote and brass on the other.

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AND just for kicks two big 'ol 12" monsters. First- Western chef with filework and TX honey locust- done so it's comfortable for a pinch with everying smooth and rounded. The ebony spacer is from the minor keys off an 1899 Steinway upright grand piano that had finally reached the end of its natural life.

The other is a monster bullnose cimeter for a TX barbecue lover out of TX mesquite and TX whitetail antler. Brass from a midcentury chair. . . The blade on this one is from a granite-cutting sawblade. What makes this knife different from a machete outside of grind and heat treat I don't really know.

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