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Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by 120 Acres, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    I believe its called a "Fawn's Foot"?

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    Going to do a flat grind, not sure about handles yet.
     
  2. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    your pic doesn't show
     
  3. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Well shoot.

    Can you see this?

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  4. Ghostman3

    Ghostman3

    185
    Jan 12, 2016
    No still cannot see it.
     
  5. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    IF these are from your google photos I am not sure what the story is on those - I have had hit and miss luck with those being seen here on the forums.

    I think I have all but given up on trying to use google to host any images.

    best

    mqqn
     
  6. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Well crud. They are Google. Guess I need to get set up with anther.

    But, I got what I got now, so here's last nights work:

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    Tapered the tang.
     
  7. duurza

    duurza

    107
    Jul 4, 2015
    "Looks amazing!" is what I would say if I could see it. Why don't you just upload it here or somewhere similar? https://postimage.io/
     
  8. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Hehe, I got it now I think!

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I can see the pictures in the latest post - nice look to the knife!

    best

    mqqn
     
  10. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    The basic blade shape is called a drop point hunter. Bob Loveless made them famous. The butt shape is called a dropped butt. I can see why someone would use the name "fawn's foot" but I never heard it called that on a knife before. However, the end of an axe handle is called the fawn's foot.
     
  11. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Thanks. Going to do a flat grind this time, since my first attempt at a hollow grind didnt go so well.

    Makes sense.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Found a nice block of Cocobolo. I think I will use this and some thin brass.

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  13. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    nice :)
     
  14. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Well... lesson learned.

    I was under the impression that the wood had been stabilized. I was wrong.

    After shaping up a bit, I started to wet sand. Came back to it the next day to find this heartbreak.

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    [​IMG]

    I suck.

    Going to drill out the loveless and grind her down again.
     
  15. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Is that cut on the end grain?

    Cocobolo does not need stabilizing ... mostly because it can't be stabilized. It has such an oil content that it is good as it is.

    I never wet sand any wood on a knife. That is asking for trouble.

    End grain looks fantastic, but will eventually crack 90% of the time.
     
  16. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Well, I kinda thought that on the cocobolo so I wasnt to worried about it. Probably sunk my ship when I wet sanded, but I figured I had dunked it to cool it when I was shaping, so I didnt figure it would be an issue.

    I was going for that end grain pattern. It was going to look sharp. Ahh, well. Back to the drawing board.
     
  17. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    If I was to give a new person only one tip on handles it would be:
    NEVER use end grain on a handle ... it will crack.
     
  18. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    Thank you.

    Lesson learned. Back to the grinder!
     
  19. Spalted

    Spalted My name is Britt Askew I like making knives

    863
    Dec 9, 2010
    That block of wood you started with looks like it would be great for turning on a lathe. Chances of a wax coated block of wood being dry enough to use for a knife handle is very slim.
     
  20. 120 Acres

    120 Acres

    786
    Jan 5, 2017
    So you're thinking the wood would be too wet and when I cut it, formed it to the knife, it dried and cracked? This would make sense.
     

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