Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, Mar 19, 2019.
Working in this little poky thing. Made from 154CM. 4.5" blade.
I like that a lot. Can't wait to see it all scaled up.
On my next hunter I'm going to file the top of the tang, have never tried it before. Nice lines Dan I'm sure its going to turn out.
Nice shape, beauty knife. Love filework on knives and also that flared out butt. Two of my most favourite features. I think you're really getting the hang of this knifemaking thing Dan : )
It's one of my favourite shapes too. I put the pattern up on my blog if you'd like to print and jigger with it.
I will post some more photos as it progresses.
That looks very slick Dan, nice design *thumb up*
I got around to working some more on the CP27 last night. TGIWF! Took some pics of the build too.
These are the bolster pieces. I cut them out of 304 stainless, drilled them and pinned them and pinned them with 1/8" pins.
This is temporary to help hold them together so I could grind them to match.
Moved through the grits on the fronts then some quick buffing with green compound.
After separating them, they get some new stainless pins and cleaned up with sandpaper and acetone.
On to the press for 20 tons of fun.
Once pinned a rough shaping with a 36 grit belt on the grinder.
For scales I ripped some Desert Ironwood on the Porta-Band. It wasn't the most figured of pieces, but it will make a tough, serviceable handle.
The scales are clamped to the tang and drilled. I've got white and black fibre spacers to drill out in the same manner.
After a dry fitting, all the parts are cleaned and prepared for epoxy.
The joy of epoxy.
Day after glue-up. The most ugliest of creatures at this stage.
A fresh belt is necessary with Ironwood. It's hard and burns very easily with worn belts.
So far so good. This is the most satisfying stage.
Some more hand finishing to follow and I'll post a pic or two.
Here's what it looks like after some buffing. I used fine and extra-fine Scotch-brite type pads.
That is very nice Dan...dare I say a classy knife. Tell me what is the pattern/ lettering on the bolster material second pic down from the top? Were you repurposing something?
Thanks Griff. The piece that's on the bench is a standard piece of 304 stainless that I get from Metal Supermarkets. It's basic bar stock and needs to be flattened and squared so it has some marks from the disc grinder on it.
The one's in the grips are polished bolster pieces. They are like little mirrors. What you see is the reflection of a small Sunbeam heater I had on the workbench to keep my paws warm.
Well man my hat is off to you...that is one heck of a mirror polish!!!
I take her to 320 grit and then buff on the cotton wheel with green compound. 304 SS goes mirror around there somewhere.
Beautiful work of art Dan, and, I am sure very functional. It would be too good to take to the bush, if in my possession - I would have to just set it up on a mantle and just stare at it.
Thanks Frank. This one is going to auction at a local fish & game association annual dinner/silent auction. I hope they can fetch a buck or two for it.
No doubt will be a large hit at that Fish & Game Association and hopefully will draw lots of support and cash.
Perfect, Dan. One concern - it's not left handed.
Yes I noticed the sheath in your avatar was a lefty.
A "sinister" lefty : ) I always thought it would suck finding and using some power tools as a lefty.
Todd, you have a great understanding of the southpaw mindset. Files, spokeshaves, drawknives, and sandpaper become allies. Power tools, doorknobs and hinges will always mystify me. Maybe that's why I enjoy knives and building left handed sheaths. LoL
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