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Old 05-29-2018, 10:15 AM   #1
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Been a while since I made a sticking knife so I decided to use one of my Heller bighoof rasps and let the sparks fly. To my knowledge these rasps are made from W1 tool steel. They must be since they brine quench real good and will end up above RC 60 after tempering. I might quench this one in Parks oil since it is so long and pointy. Will most likely do a brass guard and some sort of mystery hard wood for the handle. Gonna have about 10" cutting edge if all hold well and it don't crack anywhere. I ground it on my big 12" wheel with 60 grit and now it's time to smooth it up some with 100 and then 220. Trying for .040 edge thickness ready to go in the forge for heat treating. Hope she holds together.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:31 AM   #2
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That looks great, good work.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:58 PM   #3
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Looking good
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:02 PM   #4
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Looks really good so far, but your going to slice those frogs in half with that bad boy!
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:10 PM   #5
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Looks really good so far, but your going to slice those frogs in half with that bad boy!
Lol. That’s what I was thinking.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:22 PM   #6
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Well the heat treat went well. Tempering twice for 2 hours @ 400 deg gave it the nice bronze tone I expect from W1 steel.
I love having a band saw to cut scales and spacer material. Sure makes materials cheaper when I can buy larger turning blanks and cut to my desire.
I'm thinking about using the red palm wood with some file work and red pigment in the G-flex and maybe a mosaic pin with red inside it.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:03 AM   #7
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All I need to do now is get some blood on it. I went with red palm for the handle and ground in a false edge on the clip. Added a bit of file work top and bottom on the tang. This should be a tough sun of a gun and it took an incredible sharp edge. Next thing is to do a chop test on some hard seasoned red oak to see it it will hold a shaving edge. And of course make a nice sheath for it.
Thanks for following the build along.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:44 AM   #8
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Poor frogs

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Old 06-01-2018, 05:46 PM   #9
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Gonna be hard to keep a frog on it without a barb or two on her
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:56 PM   #10
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Great work
Looks good
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:05 PM   #11
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Kinda like “forged in fire”


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Old 06-03-2018, 01:49 PM   #12
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Man that's beautiful.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:04 PM   #13
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Thats awesome work right there.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:56 PM   #14
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Very cool.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:46 PM   #15
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hog or frog !?
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:09 AM   #16
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hog or frog !?
Either one or chopping off tree limbs. These old Heller hoof rasps make very tough blades when properly heat treated.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:26 AM   #17
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Very nice, looks great!
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:01 AM   #18
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Nice
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:16 AM   #19
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Nice, I'm really digging the rasp pattern on the blade.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:51 PM   #20
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I still have this one. It can change ownership fairly easy
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:56 PM   #21
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I still have this one. It can change ownership fairly easy


How much Steve it sure would mean the world to me to have something that was made next door to my parents old house and by some of the best neighbors your Dad and Mom were


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Old 07-11-2018, 06:29 AM   #22
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