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Chopper, Work In Progress

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by parker, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. parker

    parker Active Member

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    here is something I'm working on for fun. its pre heat treatment. I hope it stays straight and turns out!
    first time doing file work too
    1084, 8"blade, 12" overall
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  2. Kevin Cox

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    Looking good so far.
     
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    parker Active Member

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    Thanks! Not sure what to do with handle material. I would love to do some nice wood scales but synthetics seem to be the smart thing to do, since it will be a bush knife. I've got some lime green g-10 with a black spacer might be eye catching. We will see! That's part of the fun I guess
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    I like the filework and the slight recurve in the blade. Cool!
     
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    Thanks Dan! The file work was with help from your blog haha. It's very stressful taking the first swip with the file as there's not much turning back
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Ya you just kinda go slow and get the feel for it. Looks good.
     
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    Haha ya that's what I was telling my friends. Had some people ask what machines do this work and thought the bevels where done in fixtures like a production knife would be. I always have to explain to people that we as makers have to use grinders and hand files and spend hours using eye and hand skills haha
     
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    I would go with the G 10 for a chopper.
     
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    Ya that's probably a smart chose.
     
  10. Kevin Cox

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    I use g 10 and corby rivets on my big choppers . Plus I always puts a hole just ahead of the scales for a safety line .
    Same as they as on there knives in the blade shows .
     
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    I seen that I love the one you made with the yellow handle its gorgeous! ya I just got 27 nickel silver and 10 brass corbys for next to nothing so that awesome haha
     
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    got everything in the pic (minus the steel) that totaled a $640 plus tax bill for $250 plus bought a mill, lathe and etching machine of a store that closing yesterday, the lady was very nice to me as I'm just starting out and her husband shared the same trade as me, and long time customer as well
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