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Greetings From Victoria

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ahlsy, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. ahlsy

    ahlsy New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Been trolling here for a couple months. Very impressed with the forum, and especially the members. This has to be the most friendly forum I have ever seen. Everyone is helpful and supportive.

    I am new to knifemaking. It's been on my to-do list for quite a while, and something always seems to come up. Basically, I've ground up a few files into blades and thats as far as I've gotten. Never did get a handle on any of them.

    This time, I'm starting some tooling to help with the knifemaking. I have already built a knife vise, and I'm currently building a 'Gough' style knife filing jig to get me started. I'm thinking of starting a 'Building Shop' thread in the 'tools and equipment' page. It might interest someone. Next on the list will be a 2x72 grinder, kydex press,and a micarta scale making device of some sort (still planning that one).

    I'm currently employed as a machine shop instructor, which allows me to build some interesting things...

    Anyway, my christmas list is full of 1084 and AEB-L. Hope the wife comes through. ;) Then I'll really be getting started.

    I'm a big fan of hunting, skinning, and general camp knives. I think I'll be sticking to full tang knives for a while. We'll see how things go.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    IF you promise a fancy kitchen knife it might help sweeten the Christmas wish list, Oh and welcome
     
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  3. ahlsy

    ahlsy New Member

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    Not until I can trust her to 'not' run the good knives through the dishwasher...
     
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  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Geoff. Welcome to the forum!
     
  5. ahlsy

    ahlsy New Member

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    Thanks Dancom. I think I've read every page you have on your blog. That's when I started thinking about building my own grinder. And its a pretty safe bet my first knives will look alot like some of your patterns...
     
  6. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Welcome aboard
     
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    Icho- Staff Member

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    Welcome Geoff!
     
  8. james Cuff

    james Cuff New Member

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    Welcome! I would love to know how your grinder build goes.

    Cheers,
     
  9. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I don't know if I ever said so but some of my ideas are very Dancom influenced as well. I used his grinder plan when i built mine before i even realized he was a member of this forum, just something i googled. Nice to have you aboard.
     

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