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Old 05-06-2017, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default A knife for a friend for Father's day.

A good friend of my wife's asked me to make her father a knife for Father's day. I normally only make them to give away and I never make them upon request, but I made an exception for her. Last summer she was with us on Lake Livingston when my boat sank and she almost drown, so I figured I owed her one.

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Still need to heat treat, polish and epoxy the scales on but it's looking good so far.
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:27 AM   #2
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Looks great.
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:46 AM   #3
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Nice looking knife!
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:56 AM   #4
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Looking good
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:05 PM   #5
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Heat treated this morning and in the oven tempering now.

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Old 05-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #6
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:00 AM   #7
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I made the sheath today but I think I'll change the scales out to a different wood.

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Old 05-27-2017, 11:01 AM   #8
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Looks good to me!
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:20 PM   #9
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Heat treated this morning and in the oven tempering now.

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Can you point me in a direction on making a forge? My son and I need one for our next project. Thank you
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:30 PM   #10
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Can you point me in a direction on making a forge? My son and I need one for our next project. Thank you
Something like this.
https://youtu.be/1qZVcQdvuyc
I made a stand to hold my bricks at the proper hight for my propane torch to sit next to it as the heat sorce

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Old 05-27-2017, 01:07 PM   #11
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Nice work. Cocobolo or zebra wood would look nice....maybe ironwood ??see you are in Manvel.do you know my BIL, L J Petru ???( Laddie)
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Old 05-27-2017, 01:44 PM   #12
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Nice work. Cocobolo or zebra wood would look nice....maybe ironwood ??see you are in Manvel.do you know my BIL, L J Petru ???( Laddie)
No, never met him. Manvel isn't as small as it once was.

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Old 05-27-2017, 02:28 PM   #13
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Something like this.
https://youtu.be/1qZVcQdvuyc
I made a stand to hold my bricks at the proper hight for my propane torch to sit next to it as the heat sorce

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Old 05-27-2017, 05:41 PM   #14
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I decided to leave the Osage ones on there.

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Old 05-27-2017, 05:57 PM   #15
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Great looking knife. I like the Osage scales. They will darken some with time.
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:09 PM   #16
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:20 PM   #17
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Definitely a mirror finish. Looks good.....pretty job on polishing.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:28 PM   #18
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Very nice! You are a man of many talents.
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:51 AM   #19
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I love that knife.... If he doesn't like the scales I'll take it
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:17 PM   #20
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https://youtu.be/QDk8rTCrPdk
Putting my makers mark on it. Its nice to have these toys at work.

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Old 05-30-2017, 04:34 PM   #21
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I didn't want it too big.

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Old 05-31-2017, 06:48 AM   #22
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Nice work.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:29 AM   #23
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By the pictures you've hot that knife too hot; if the tang is that red you've have some serious grain grown in that knife.... it it's yellow it's tooooo hot.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:54 PM   #24
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By the pictures you've hot that knife too hot; if the tang is that red you've have some serious grain grown in that knife.... it it's yellow it's tooooo hot.
Thanks for the feedback. I still have a lot to learn.
I have a question for you.
I was Heat Treating some spur rowels the other day, they were all heat treated at the same time from the same piece of Steel and tempered in the same oven at 400 degrees. Two of them came out Brown and two came out blue, do you know why that is?

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Old 06-01-2017, 10:26 PM   #25
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Wow����looks great
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