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Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by keithf, Oct 13, 2013.
Looking forward to seeing the end to this one. I like the D guard :thumbup:
Great and very enjoyable WIP so far! I really like the guard and am curious to see how it all comes together in the end!
Nice wip Keith. Definitely going to turn some heads when it's done.
You are more than welcome my friend, anytime. Or do you mean a virtual tour?
Time to make the screw on the lathe.
Drill and tap the thread, 5 mm if you are wondering.
Its ok its not really going to be that long
After I have the shape machined out time to do some polishing.
Make a spacer out of sterling silver
Now I have to drill the holes for the alignment pins. I have the pins in the handle and I give them a touch with some nail polish then slide the handle down onto the spacer to leave witness marks so I can drill the holes. Sorry for the crappy photo.
Bit of final fitting and some polishing going on, then I can etch the fittings in the magic revealo juice. Here is the guard having a bath.
One last polish on everything and I can glue it all up. I'm just waiting for the epoxy to cure and I can take some pics of it.
this is a great virtual tour already, Keith. I real beer-in-hand tour would be awesome, but I really doubt my ability to get to Aus any time soon Hell, I can't even seem to get myself to Atlanta!
Know the feeling well. I'll see what I can do. I'll have to sweep out all the dust from the corners
Okay, okay I can't keep you all in suspenders for to long.
Again sorry for the lack of quality on the pics. We just don't have the genius photographers Like Coop, Caleb Royer to name but 2 down here. Well not that I've found anyway.
I've called this one HAVOC, cause I reckon it would!
Blade length, 14 ", 355mm.
Overall Length, 20", 545mm.
Clip, 8",204mm. Sharp, 4",102mm.
Thickness at the ricasso. .2830, 7.19mm.
Width, 1 3/4", 45mm.
Multi bar Mosaic damascus blade and fittings.
Sterling Silver spacer.
Ancient Walrus tusk handle.
Thanks for your encouraging words during the build everyone. Comments always welcome. Just need to make it some pants to wear and sharpen it up. If only we had a Paul Long as well down here, now that would be sweet. Thanks again.
Yep, ya nailed that mate..awesome
WOW, what an amazing WIP...
Keith, you really are a crafty old coot!! (I say that with the utmost respect )
Really a wonderful job, I like your steel very much
thank you so much for taking the time to post this wip
Keith thanks for taking the time to show your processes it looks like you have a very nice shop and your D Guard came out great. Nice WIP
very,very nice all is a wonder.
Thanks Keith, wonderful job with that knife!
Very nice WIP Keith. I really like how the knife turned out. Great overall lines and nice materials. Looks like you've made a hundred of these D guards.
Thanks for showing the build !
What a great looking D-Guard..:thumbup:
One heck of a WIP!! Well done and the d-guard is off the charts. Outstanding work!
Fantastic D guard Keith, cool WIP with a beautful end result. Doesn't get any better then that.