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[toying with new designs] Now WIP: 6 Patterns In A2

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by redsquid2, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    I think the classic designs turn out to be the most useful, but I like to experiment. I like to make a mock-up before I start cutting steel.


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    If I end up bringing one of these designs to completion, then this will be a takes-forever WIP thread, because I take forever to finish.

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    I think the sheepsfoot is my favorite.
     
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  2. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Pay no attention to the width of the bevels :)

    Lemme 'splain my process here: I get the bass wood at an art supply store. It is 1/8" thick. I glue the paper patterns onto the bass wood, then I cut out wooden. Then I seal the patterns with whatever is handy -- usually a little tru oil rubbed on.

    I have also made patterns out of fiber spacer and chip board, but I think wood is the best.

    I have seen patterns made of metal, but that seems like a lot of work to me.
     
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  3. tim37a

    tim37a

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    May 18, 2010
    Hey redsquid,

    I do the same thing as you except I use 1/8" mahogany doorskins. I make one knife and if it seems like I want to make more, I make a pattern out of 1/8" aluminum. With aluminum, I don't have to worry about wood warping over time. Like that sheepsfoot.
    Tim
     
  4. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Thanks for the feedback, tim37a.

    I cut out one of those wood patterns yesterday, but I changed the handle shape slightly. I was thinking of turkeys. I don't think the turkeys will appreciate it, though.


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    More small game possibilities:
     

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  5. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Double post.
     
  6. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Ordered a bubble jig today. I have some paint stirring sticks to practice on. The 2 X 42 is the only grinder I have, so I will practice grinding bevels in wood first, and then hopefully not mangle my steel.
     
  7. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    These are all .093" A2:
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    Thinking about this one in .125" A2:
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  8. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson

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    Dec 4, 2013
    I like the looks of that last one!
     
  9. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Thanks, Droptine5.

    Got this one down to the basic shape last night:

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    Going for minimalism here: the most compact, lightweight, yet useful design I can come up with. I could go thinner, I guess. Some of the Mora knives are 1/16" thick, right?
     
  10. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
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  11. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    I remove some stock with my 2X42 grinder, then I go to hand filing.

    I don't want to do too much of the stock removal with that grinder, because it spins so fast, and one little slip will result in a gash.

    Here is my latest progress:

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  12. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson

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    Dec 4, 2013
    Looking good man!
     
  13. Utican

    Utican

    215
    Sep 18, 2010
    Somenice designs, are all of them scandi grind or thisis work in progress
     
  14. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Thanks.

    These are all works in progress. I don't plan on putting a scandi grind on any of these.

    Thanks for asking.
     
  15. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    I decided to change the handle shape on this one. The blacked out area at the back of the handle has been completely cut off, creating a whole different handle shape.

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  16. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    Nice work Brother!
     
  17. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Handle design:

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    I like the design on the bottom. Simple and straightforward. The one on the top; I think that is similar to a Nimravus handle design, so I guess it doesn't make sense for a thin little slicer like this.






    Here is the whole batch:
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  18. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    I guess I'll just keep this going as a WIP thread. The next step for this one is to take a finer cut file, and start draw filing on the bevels:

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  19. eric brinkerhoff

    eric brinkerhoff

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Your designs look nice and functional with good proportions.
     
  20. redsquid2

    redsquid2 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 31, 2011
    Thank you, Eric.

    I took about 3/16" off the back end of this one. I do these unusual patterns from time to time. The challenge is good, because it builds character, right?

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