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Roasted curly maple sami

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Roman, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    I was not supposed to work today as it is Orthodox Easter, but I argued that finishing a knife is fun and pleasure rather than work... :)) So, here is a knife I finished today. Wood is roasted curly maple. It's a first time I used it for a knife and sheath, but not the last for sure. I really like the look of this wood.
    Blade is made by Randal Graham, 1086 steel, blade length is 95 mm, total length is 205 mm.

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  2. dancom

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    Looking very good Roman. Amazing attention to detail, even down to the lanyard bead.

    Is that "Hades" roasted maple? Love the smell of that stuff.

    Happy Easter!

    Dan
     
  3. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Thanks Dan!

    I don't know what "Hades" is... Just bought it from local lumber yard.
    But yes, it smells good.
     
  4. Jim T

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    Another gorgeous package there, Roman, both the knife and the sheath!

    Jim T
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I bought some Hades maple from a Canadian guy on eBay (renel5761). That's his brand name I guess. He cooks it to 185°C.

    Question about the sheath...Is that antler/bone inlaid in the wood? That must have been a trick to do.

    Dan
     
  6. Jackson

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    Absolutely beautiful !!! I agree, one persons work is another's play. Does the wife not cook and clean up ?
     
  7. Jim T

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    Oh man, Jackson, don't go there...
     
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  8. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Thank you guys!

    I hope it wasn't too expensive. I bought this piece for $17 and it was 45x95x~400 mm. I sent a third to my brother and still have enough for 5-6 handles... Probably the best deal on figured wood I ever had...

    Yes, this is antler inlaid in wood and yes, this is a bit tricky...
    Here is work in progress and this step is somewhere there too: http://girvas.blogspot.ca/p/sami-maple-in-progress.html
     
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  9. Foster J

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    Fantastic work Roman.
     
  10. Rob W

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    Answered my own question , awesome WIP Roman , may have to try
     

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