Almost immediately after my last sale late last month I started planning on my next batch as well as my blade show batch all into one huge epic batch of knives. I have been ordering and collecting supplies over the last few months and getting really into the heavy planning for Blade Show 2017 I don't remember exactly how many bars of steel I profiled but it was a lot!! I started this large batch about 8 or 9 days ago, I scribed and profiled roughly 86 blades over two days, scribing pin layouts along with drilling holes for 81 another 2 days, I managed to put the primary grinds and taper 72 over the next 4 days. Pheww!! that was a lot of work over a short period of time. At the start of the process to this point it is beneficial to make them in large amounts, it helps save on time and allows me to conserve belts, drill bits and time. I really do not prefer to make this many knives at once because it is a daunting task and is rough on the ole back and neck. I am happy I did, I kinda set a record for myself. but the satisfaction for me was knowing that I could if I had to and do a good job at it at that. I wouldn't want to do it everyday that is for sure!! That being said given Blade Show around the corner it was necessary to keep knives flowing on the Forums as well as fill my table for Blade Show. From this point on I will break it down into several smaller batches for Heat Treatment and glue up, and then on into smaller sub batches within one large batch of knives. My plan is to finish up a handful of these over the next few weeks to post for sale on the Forums while simultaneously moving the larger batch forward in increments. At this point I think I counted I have roughly 110 Blades in progress from freshly profiled to ready for texturing. Here are some pictures to add to the storyline. The weather today, torrential down pours with heavy winds and slight possibility of tornadoes Hosted on Fotki Some of you may remember from my previous work in progress thread pictures of my stencils laid out, this is where is begins. Not every model pictured hear will end up on the table. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki I didn't really stop long enough over the last few days to stop and take pictures of every step, I had my head down working most of the time. Here is 72 with the primary grinds complete. In the next few photographs I have them set up in trays for tapering. (Post grinding pre taper pile) Hosted on Fotki (Getting ready to hollow and taper the tangs) Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Here is where I left off Saturday evening 72 blades with the primary bevels ground and the tangs tapered. Hosted on Fotki [video=youtube;rxU4PtuVx5I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxU4PtuVx5I[/video] The other ones I profiled but didn't drill or grind these I wanted to do separate, For one they are all carbon steels, two I wasn't sure what my pin layout was going to be. A hand full of these are one off designs. Hosted on Fotki Next up are some pictures of the handle material I have ordered and stashed away for Blade Show. I still have a bit more to order but this is the bulk of it! Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki The next series of profile are low on the priority list and may or may not be completed by Blade Show... Hosted on Fotki Thanks for looking everyone! Questions and comments welcome! I plan on adding and leaving this thread open until Blade Show!