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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bobbybirds, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Hey all!

    My name is Bob and I am a complete newb to knife making and have yet to start my first project, but I have finally accumulated what I need and I am ready to pop on my first knife...

    Just a bit about myself... I am a business owner in my real life, selling custom wheels and tires, and in my own time I have a few hobbies I am quite dedicated too. Amongst other things, I am an avid amateur woodworker and try hard to work traditionally using strictly handtools for all aspects, but I must confess to firing up machinery when the job dictates (think home construction projects rather than furniture for fun). Although my wife would say I have a tendency to hoard, I tell her it isn't hoarding because my stuff is cool! I collect many things, and among them, my favourite has always been pocket knives. Hence the natural progression from woodworking and collecting to making my own knives.

    Hopefully soon I will be able to post some completed projects, but until then I am sure I will be lurking and posing question for you more experienced people to help me with. Until then, thanks for having me!

    Bob
     
  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Welcome Bob. Judging by your introduction you will fit right in. Feel free to ask away.
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Welcome Bob,

    Looking forward to seeing what mischief you get into. ;-)
    If you have any questions, just holler.

    Dan
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to CKM Bob.

    Please, don't lurk too much. Jump in and ask questions. Folks here are always willing to explain the process -- and the difficulties.

    And some of us wouldn't mind seeing your collected knives either.
     
  5. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Thanks gents! I will try and get some pics posted for sure. My collection of knives isn't huge buy any means, but I have a few sweet ones for sure. I have always had an affinity for the French farmer Laguiole patterns and have a bunch from the region of Aubrac there, but I am always on the lookout for vintage American folders etc.

    As for questions, I am sure they will be coming! Just last night I put steel to grinder for the first time and the results were, shall we say, interesting? Haha! Actually, I am not disappointed for my first attempt at a basic shape, but there is definitely a need for guidance and practice. Good thing it was a piece of scrap steel I jacked from a friends recycling barrel at his shop! Lol! I wanted to try a few things before tearing into the 1084 I picked up from the kind folks at knifemaker.ca...
     
  6. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    First questions posted in the beginners sub forum! :whistling
     
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  7. Shadnuke

    Shadnuke Disabled dreamer...

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    Welcome Bob!
     
  8. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Hi there, Bob! I'm just up the road from you, in Wetaskiwin.

    Jim T
     

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