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Bobbybirds Getting To Work... And Messing Up!

Discussion in '2016 KITH' started by bobbybirds, May 23, 2016.

  1. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Hey All.

    Today I finally was able to make some time for a bit of shop work (finally!) and figured I would get to work on my KITH entry. I drew up a newer version of my bird and trout, with a bit more blade and a little more curvy with a slight upsweep towards the tip of the blade. I was really happy with my drawing, so I proceeded to cut out a 3/32 piece of 1095 steel and went to town.

    Now comes the bad...

    After getting the blade profiles and getting the bevel to almost exactly where I wanted, I freaking got the tip caught between the belt and work rest and cooked it! Arrrrrrrrrggggh!!! #%!*#^$%@#(% (insert your own colourful language here). Not just a little bit either. We are talking a good 1/4 inch at least or more.

    After swearing a blue streak and pouting while staring at the thing that brought out more rage in me than I have known in a long time, I figured I would at least try and save it. I re-profiled the tip and here is where I am.

    My question for you all is, would you all be disappointed receiving this blade thinking the cutting edge too short or should I carry on bravely? I mean I would still finish it and keep it for myself either way but I just don't want to leave anyone feeling like it was less than my best effort. I am just getting tight for time and don't want to be that guy who was late.

    Anyways, have a look and give me your thoughts and I will make a decision this week whether to start new or carry on...

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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I would use something like that for working with leather and small fish
     
  3. PeterP

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    The trick is your suppose to say....I meant it to be like that! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    I am too honest for my own good... lol
     
  5. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    I would be fine with it. Honesty can be a pain in the butt sometimes.
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Looks good man! A little sharpfinger in the shape never hurt.

    Dan
     
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  7. Grouch

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    I kind of like the shape!
     
  8. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    Looks fine to me. Run with it. Name the knife Cockup. :roflmao
     
  9. Ta2edfreak

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    Cooked it as in overheated it? That's not a big deal if you haven't heat treated it yet. Its doubtful you burned any carbon out. Obviously a moot point now but something to think about for later.
    Id be happy with it, its a nice little knife. Does it still fall within or close to the specs? (Its not forged in fire here, don't worry)
     
  10. bobbybirds

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    Sadly no... Cooked and in overheated, overground, and broke off the second I pushed on it. :(

    That said, I am pretty sure it is still up to spec! Although I am a hit saddened by my mistake I will probably still carry on with it this weekend unless I can find some extra time this coming weekend to cut and profile a new blade. The next weekend and week I will be gone fishing up North in Sask and when I get back time will be tight so I might have to make it fly...
     
  11. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Had a chance to test drive the knife you sent and was not sure how I would like the balance but I have to say that it works nicely. Used it for trimming the steak of bone and fat and that little knife worked like a charm, actually works nicer than the steak knives I have.

    I think a knife like this would be a handy addition to a camp knife sheath.

    right now trying to come up with some fancy rack / display for it on the kitchen counter.
     
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  12. bobbybirds

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    I am happy you like it John! I hope it does get some mileage in your possesion...
     

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