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So far so Good!

Discussion in '2013 KITH' started by stevebates, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. stevebates

    stevebates Member

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    After a last minute join to the knife in the hat I finally got started today and so far so good other than the lack of heat in the shop...lol!!! Brrrrrr!!!
    For this project I chose to use 154CM stainless. Anyway progress so far.
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  2. stevebates

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    Hmmm...strange. The pics are good on my computer but funny enough upside down on the IPad? Too weird!!!
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Looks like a good start. And I'm having the same issue with your pictures; they're upside down on my iPad.
     
  4. stevebates

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    I figured I just needed some sleep...lol!
     
  5. metal99

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    Lookin good!
     
  6. stevebates

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    Well, did some basic work to the spine of the handle and also trimmed up the back of the handle a little, it just wasn't doing it for me...lol!!

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    Now it's off to heat treat for this little guy!

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  7. Grayzer86

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    Looking very good so far. I am on attempt number two as my scandi grind skills have proven to be lacking. Freehand bevels that short have been fighting me and i now have one side perfect and one side that got a bit too high, so it will become a full flat for myself and i will start over for this KITH build. From the looks of this you clearly dont have the same problem getting even grinds that i do haha.
     
  8. stevebates

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    Grazer, don't be fooled...lol! These short grinds also wielded some interesting vocabulary throughout the process for me as well. nearing the the end of the grinding process I went to a finer grit so I didn't have a catastrophic whoops on the grind lines...lol! I had to go to the 1X30 for this tricky little guy, I also think that your full flat might prove to be a slicing machine!!!
     
  9. Grayzer86

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    I have always had good luck with FFG blades, getting them nice and even, and not busting the shoulder, but these half height grinds really seem to kill me. I thought about continuing this one, but IMO the whole point of the scandi is the grind, so i will just keep at it until i get it right. Good thing i still have 3 feet of CPM154, three feet of 154CM, and about 4 feet of 1084 left lol.
     
  10. stevebates

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    Excellent Grayzer, you'll getter done, I found it hard to keep a steady hand while I was freezing my butt off in the shop, I believe that maybe justification for a heater...lol!
     
  11. stevebates

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    FYI, I am definitely a fan of the 154CM, I have always liked the type of finish that it produces..
     
  12. Grayzer86

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    I just wish i had a shop. Currently operating out of a corner of my unfinished basement, walled off with poly. Its nice and warm, but the other half doesnt care too much for the noise and dust i make. She is actually really good about it, provided i shut down by midnight, and i leave the dusty clothes downstairs. Hopefully by next fall i will have a shop, as my dad is planning to build a large shop, roughly 48x76 is the plan, and said for a knife a year as rent i can wall off a decent sized corner and move all my gear in there. It would be a whole lot nicer to work in, but the basement sure does make getting to work for short periods easy.

    Never used CPM before so it will be a new experience for me all together.
     
  13. stevebates

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    Right on, I have 4 other projects on the go and a week of vacation in a couple weeks so I'm trying to make up for the time crunch, I also wish I didn't have to walk the garbage out it usually takes me about an hour :cool:...lol!!
     
  14. metal99

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    Grayzer, ill trade you shops k! Ill take the corner in the basement over my kitchen table any day! :) there are four of us in this tiny 2 bedroom appartment.... Kinda cramped without the knife shop lol.

    I just sent three knives to BC for an order so now I can really giver on the kith.
     
  15. Greg

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    Looking good. I like the design.
     
  16. stevebates

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    Thanks Greg, I can't wait to get it back from heat treating and finish it up!!!
     
  17. stevebates

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    I know it's only been two days since I sent the blade for heat treat but come on waiting is boring...lol!!! Might have to purchase a kiln!!!
     
  18. Rob W

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    used to take me 2 weeks to send and get returned
     
  19. metal99

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    I would love to have a kiln :) my coal forge will have to do for now.
     
  20. stevebates

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    Rob, I usually get them back in a week or less here but the amount in shipping over multiple blades I believe the justification is becoming clear now...lol!!! On a positive note it keeps me out of the shop in this 30 below weather. :rolleyes:
     

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