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 Post subject: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:18 pm 

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I'm working like a mad man to get projects ready for an upcoming art show I'm in and am refurbing a slew of vintage American carbon - Forgecraft, Geneva, some unknown makers and one, or two J knives and some damascus blanks I got from Alabama Damascus. Here are two I finished last week. Both now have round spine and choil and I moved the handle back a tad to "rebalance" the knife at the pinch.

10" Forgecraft - handle is ironwood, flame maple with cream/black/cream spacer and liner. I used the stock tang profile instead of converting to wa for a change.
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Unknown maker - the tip was damaged so I had to reprofile it. Handle is flame Koa with black/white/black spacers. I reground the tang for more grip and the coke bottle is very comfortable - this is a nice example of ODC.
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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:42 pm 

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Nice work Mike


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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:02 am 
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Looks great! I'm awaiting the damascus pics. I've got a tanto that needs a handle that I bought from Alabama Damascus a few years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:44 pm 

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These are currently in a faculty art show at the college I just retired from.

Here are the knives I made from Alabama Damascus. The boning knife's tang for a total regrind to a western shape and yes that is a damascus 5 in 1 painter's tool with a dyed maple burl handle. The boning knife has a Koa handle with cream/black/cream spacer and the bird and trout knife has black/red/black liners.

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Here's some refurbished stuff + a couple regrind/rehandles
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Here's the "Waiting Room"
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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:50 pm 

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Way cool! Why the painters tool?


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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:45 pm 

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It was available so why not? My feeling was "ordinary into extra-ordinary" or a better explanation might be ordinary into "bling" I like the idea of elevating pedestrian tools into "art".

I'm looking to contract with a damascus maker for 1/4" bar stock to make screw drivers with - that ought to be fun!


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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:54 pm 

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The tools might be my favorite part. Please post pics when you get the screwdrivers done.


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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:55 am 
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Location: Kentucky
I'm not sure I can afford Damascus screwdrivers. :shock:



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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:39 am 
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Beautiful work!! The handles are gorgeous!


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 Post subject: Re: New projects - Forgie content
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:33 pm 

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Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
I love those painter's tools for cleaning the grates on the charbroiler. don't think I could bring myself to use a Damascus one on a dirty broiler


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