Your COVID19 responses (projects you’re doing), let’s see ‘em, and mine (86 splitback whittler mod)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jsdistin, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Got the German hunter in today and decided to give it a sharpening and minor clean up.
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  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well it didn't turn out that great because it's just not a skill I really have, but I extended the swedge.
    I probably should have just found someone to do it for me, but I need the practice anyways.
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    It definitely ended up wider than a small Bowie Bowie of this size would have.
     
  3. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks. That means a lot based on the work that I’ve seen you do.
     
  4. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 27, 2016
    Oh, wow, thank you.
     
  5. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 27, 2016
    I have way to many other things going on and am working my way through some projects to justify it but I was able to get some extra nice handle material and just couldn’t wait. I’ll put up a few other pics on the modified thread later.
    Went from this:
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    to this:
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  6. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Another pocket slip...
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  7. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    That’s impressive. The carving looks great. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm very rusty, but it's getting there. :)
     
  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Some years ago I found this Schrade Walden NY USA with no handle covers. Because it's such a nice knife in such good condition, and because it 's easy to cut handles for a barehead, I used epoxy putty. Maybe it still had its pins, that might explain it- I have a terrible time drilling the holes in the right places to receive surviving pins. So anyway, I dabbed at it with a dremel cutter to try to obscure my uneven squishing.
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    I'll probably go over it again with a spherical cutter. Eventually I'll like the look or I'll remove the remains and give it a nicer material.
     
  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Just need to make a guard and JB weld everything together.
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    I'm thinking an eye shaped guard would look pretty good.
     
  11. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    That's pretty cool.
    I think I'll look for epoxy putty next time I'm at the hardware store.
     
  12. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thank you. I can see myself carrying this one soon.
     
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  14. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Started on the wood insert for the scabbard when I got home from work.
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    It's all glued up and clamped in the carpenter's vise , once it's dry I'll shape it, then lacquer or paint it to protect it while I work the wet leather.
     
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  15. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    So far I'd say it's been a successful first attempt at a center seam sheath, I certainly expected it to come out much worse.

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    Once it dries I'll figure out a way to add some kind of stud or something, and I think I'll skive off a couple thin pieces of leather and glue them into the throat of the sheath to tighten the fit up some.
     
  16. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I made the stud from a small carriage bolt.[​IMG]
     
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  17. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Well I didn't really like how that sheath was too fat and rattled a bit, so I made another this time all leather.
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    The seam is not pretty, but with this design it had to go on the front.
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  18. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Got bored and used my grinder on this large Sodbuster I had laying around. Turned it into a clip point and added a pocket clip as well. The grind actually looks pretty good besides the sharpie mark on the show side.
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    Excuse the gunk on the blade I used it to cut open a marinated tri tip....I hang the blade off of my smoker on the off chance I don't have a blade on me....:eek:
     
  19. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    There should be some kind of penance for that.
     
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  20. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Yea I know...:confused:

    It's a rare occasion. I don't though LOL.
     

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