The "Whatever" Thread

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    Its haircut day for all of my sons. Gotta finish painting the office so the murals can get started. And I got some new thread in, red white blue and black thick 1mm waxed. Made in America :)
     
  2. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    Not sure Punxsutawney Phil deserves all the credit but the weather here has been more like early spring than winter. We've been hiking more with less complaining from my wife about the temperature. The pic is Thomas taken on yesterday's hike.

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  3. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Finally turned in my last assignment for school last night. It's going to be great to have many of my evenings and nights back to do different things. Figure I'll take a day or two to "rest" and then I have a ton of work to get to finishing up designs, working up wood models, and getting John annoyed with my lengthy emails and ideas about possible designs :D. I really can't thank him enough for fielding some of the crazy I send him that you all don't get to see.

    I've been thinking, and I might do a 2nd bushcraft model for April's set of proto's utilizing a handle feature I came up with a few years ago on my first custom, that is a bit ugly but it worked really well. I think I have a way to make it as functional and a lot prettier, and be able to run a "guardless" knife design while still having decent security in the handle, at least compared to the basic handle of something like a classic mora with the wood handles.

    I'm super pumped to be able to get back to work on the business, enjoy the woods a lot more, get back on the bicycle, and get the kiddo outdoors.
     
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  4. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I don’t get annoyed with emails, that’s how we figure things out. I would get annoyed if I didn’t get emails with questions, and a customer didn’t get what they wanted.
     
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  5. Grandpa Peter's and Grandma Betty's

    Grandpa Peter's and Grandma Betty's KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Aug 5, 2016
    Speaking about Scandi Grinds and Pukko's one of my favorite video's on Pukko's and how they are made is of this couple that had been making them for years......it is a very cool video worth seeing if you haven't already ~
     
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  6. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Thanks for the share. It's been a long time since I've seen that one. I think it would be fun to learn how to do stacked material handles like that, as a big fan of leather handles myself. I've never had a birchbark puukko though, either wood or leather handled is all.

    John and I have discussed some of the challenges with that as I start trying to take on a few more service pieces of my business and I hope to attend a knifemaking class if he gets enough interest again. There's a post I think he said he'll have coming out that will be really interesting to follow.
     
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  7. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
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    So proud of these girls. They had a dance last night, so we went to see them. Hayley has a part time job, and Hanna volunteers at a horse farm in exchange for riding time.
     
  8. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    good to see them both healthy!
    Hannah is getting tall
     
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  9. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Glad they are well. Be proud of them.
     
  10. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Good lord, Hannah is getting tall. That is great to see, John, so happy that she doing well!
     
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  11. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    Thunderstorms yesterday with highs in the mid 60's..... 29 this morning and blowing snow.
    March should be very interesting.
     
  12. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    My sweet Casey Girl crossed the Rainbow Bridge this morning. D07439DC-94F3-4E24-B1C1-D75495702B20.png
     
  13. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    :(
     
  14. f1addict

    f1addict Gold Member Gold Member

    53
    Feb 10, 2017
    Sorry to hear that.
     
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  15. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    no bueno.
     
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  16. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    :( sorry John.
     
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  17. greatscoot

    greatscoot You don't think that's scary? Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Very sorry to hear this.
     
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  18. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    No words can help, you'll be in my prayers.
     
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  19. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Stella misses Casey so much, she’s cuddling with Casey’s favorite toy, she can smell her.
     
  20. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Condolences on the loss of Casey - I remember her being able to jump up and get her head over the half-door into the kitchen to see who was coming in the house at many a gathering.
    Sad news indeed.

    best

    mqqn
     
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