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Hello From Coquitlam Bc

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Elch Jager, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. Elch Jager

    Elch Jager New Member

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    I have always being a diy'er, thanks to my grandfather and father. Seems every commercial knife I handled was never quite what I was looking for. I hunt and fish, so purpose built blades for these pursuits interest me.

    I am just finishing up my 2nd knife now as I discover your forum here. I did a lot of web searching for info. Started with a coffee can gas forge and a 1x30 belt grinder, hand files and a lot of hand sanding... I think I feel the bug taking hold as I am now planning a 2x72 DIY Grinder build... and a larger forge.

    I owe a big thank you to Dan Comeau. Your content has given me inspiration and confidence. My first knife was a full tang skinner based upon your DS3 template. The next one is a mushroom foraging hawkbill with a hidden tang in big leaf maple burl handle. Yes, this one was a bit of a challenge for a second knife...

    Made more than a few mistakes on the first one... a few less on the second one.

    Planning on a big bowie and some ultralight backpacking blades next...

    Glad to be here,
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to the forum, Steve.

    Sounds like you have a good start in this obsession and aren't afraid to jump into the deep end. Can't wait to see the results! If you have any questions along the way, there's always someone here help out.
  3. Putterer

    Putterer New Member

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    Welcome to the forum Steve. There's tons of great content here from some amazing knife makers. Looking forward to seeing some pictures, especially of the big bowie. :)

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