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A E B -l Christmas Carver

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I am in the final stages on this Christmas gift.
    It's an 9" Chef/Utility made from 3/32" AEB-L with stainless, African Blackwood and a stabilized
    Amboyna burl block. The red vulcanized fibre spacers give it some colour accent. I drilled and tapped
    the butt and made a keyhole in the tang to take a stainless steel screw and screwed it all together.

    My first use of West System's G/flex and I have to say I am happy with the product.

    I certainly learned a few things on this one.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Dan

    P.S. Can you see the brushed effect from the scotch-brite belt?
     
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  2. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Very nice Dan! This is a lovely kitchen knife and I already envy a future owner... ))
     
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  3. Icho-

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    Very nice Dan. I am a fan of the scotch brite belt finish.
     
  4. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Looks good Dan It should carve up that Xmas turkey just fine.

    Where do you get that West System's G/flex and how much does it cost ?
    I went to buy some from a marine shop here in town and they did not have any and said it it be next year before they ordered any.

    I was using a 5 minute epoxy from a local hobby shop.
    Last summer I was paying $17.00 for 8 oz bottles and last week I had to pay $32.00 for the same bottles.
    I looked on the net and I can get the same stuff in NY for about $17 US but the shipping on it would make it cost prohibitive.

    I tell you the whole world is going nuts, I just got back from a sporting good store and they want $320 for a hockey stick
    plus the tax it would be over $350.00 ......... go figure !!!!!!
    I should start making sticks instead of knives.
     
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  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thanks guys!


    Cal,

    BoatCraft in Edmonton had it on the shelf. boatcraft.com
    I paid $28 for 8oz. The guy there is really cool and offered lots of advice on surface prep. I wish I could have stayed for an hour and chatted, but I snuck over on my lunch.

    It behaves a lot like Acraglas, but is apparently more shock resistant.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
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    Sweet karver Dan.
     
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    Hi Dan, I like the scotch bright finish. What type of belt do you use? Coarse, medium or fine? How long do they last? I assume they last a good while as I imagine you don't need to spend too much time doing the surface conditioning.
    Thanks,
    Alan
     
  9. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Alan,

    I have the Norton Vortex conditioning belts in fine and very fine. They last a long time. I am still on my first ones.
    Bought mine at Canadian Knifemaker Supply.

    Cheers,

    Dan
     

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