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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-08-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bjankowski
I love it! We've decorated our lake house with a...

I love it! We've decorated our lake house with a vast array of Texas flag art. I commend you for finding a way to express your Texas pride! Good job!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-08-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By Bjankowski
Good job Bro!

Good job Bro!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-07-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Bjankowski
:D It's in classifieds

:D It's in classifieds
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Bjankowski
Okay, another Pig Knife

Seems like us knife makers have suddenly got on the Pig Knife bandwagon. :D:D:D:D.
I actually made this one in between getting caught up on custom orders since I was gone so long out of my knife...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,819
Posted By Bjankowski
I already told how you purdy she was on FB... so...

I already told how you purdy she was on FB... so here I go again, sho is purdy Ben. :D
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-30-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks all, I do appreciate it.

Thanks all, I do appreciate it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-30-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Bjankowski
Bro, I have enough spalted wood to build a boat....

Bro, I have enough spalted wood to build a boat. :D.. When I find it at a good price I'll buy several hundred dollars worth.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-30-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys..

Thanks guys..
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-30-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Bjankowski
Finished up a few knives yesterday.

I've been in and out of my knife shop between traveling and spending time at my lake house. You guys that know my work know I use a only Alabama Damascus Steel, 52100 ball bearing, and other high...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bjankowski
Hard to be perch; dig up a worm, catch perch, put...

Hard to be perch; dig up a worm, catch perch, put perch in live well or minnow buck, catch some catfish. Clean and easy. This was the biggest one from last weekend, it went 9.6 pounds. The others...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-18-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bjankowski
Yep learned it the hard way after buying three...

Yep learned it the hard way after buying three pumps... I rebuilt the first one that did that, and even the second one, the third one I just threw in the trash. :D:D:D:D...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-18-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys I appreciate it. The pictures don't...

Thanks guys I appreciate it. The pictures don't do it any justice and it feels great in my hands.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-18-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
Yes sir it speeds up things a lot, one grinder...

Yes sir it speeds up things a lot, one grinder for profiling, one for grinding, and one for shaping handles.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Bjankowski
Loved him, and he'll be missed.

Loved him, and he'll be missed.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
Not including tempering process, about three or...

Not including tempering process, about three or four hours and 30 minutes for the sheath. You have to also understand I've been doing this over 20 years and have all the tools for every process.
A...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys, I really had fun making this one.

Thanks guys, I really had fun making this one.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-16-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Bjankowski
Damascus / Rams horn knife.

Feels good to be back at the grinder again. I still have a lot of custom orders to get caught up on from being gone, but I like creating new knives. This one is
416 layers of Alabama Damascus Steel,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-15-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks bro, now I'm taking off to do some...

Thanks bro, now I'm taking off to do some updating on my lake house.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-14-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bjankowski
PM me a price bro, I'm interested.

PM me a price bro, I'm interested.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-13-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bjankowski
I've been dealing the folks at D & R Saw and...

I've been dealing the folks at D & R Saw and tools in Dallas for almost 40 years, great family owned business.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bjankowski
I've been buying 3 TPI bandsaw blades and...

I've been buying 3 TPI bandsaw blades and depending on how hard the wood is they last ok. Hardwood does eat up blades. I also run everything through my Porter Cable power planner so I can get each...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bjankowski
The ticket is to buy big blocks and process your...

The ticket is to buy big blocks and process your own, buying stabilized scales are outrageous!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-11-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Bjankowski
I don't have withdrawals anymore, been making...

I don't have withdrawals anymore, been making knives for over 20 years and sometimes I just have to get away. I don't ever want to lose the love of making knives. About four or five years ago I took...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-11-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Bjankowski
1st knife in a month

Felt good to get in my shop yesterday. I've been out in Midland / Odessa a month. I made this little EDC yesterday; 6 1/2 OAL cutting edge is 2 7/8, 416 layers of Alabama Damascus acrylic pine cone...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Bjankowski
I triple quench all my 52100 and rarely use oil...

I triple quench all my 52100 and rarely use oil on anything anymore. I guess if I used more 1084 I would use oil. I'm still hooked on my brine mixture that's a variation of the super quench recipe,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Bjankowski
Amen, God is so, so good.

Amen, God is so, so good.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-19-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Bjankowski
Good job Ben, I like that a lot.

Good job Ben, I like that a lot.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-12-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Bjankowski
AMK for sure, it's the most precise grinder I've...

AMK for sure, it's the most precise grinder I've ever used. Made 100% from aircraft-grade aluminum. I love it
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
Posted By Bjankowski
If you need any cable when you get a press I have...

If you need any cable when you get a press I have a lot of 1 1/2 cable. Yes sir; it's a lot of work, especially now that it's getting hot.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
Posted By Bjankowski
I bought one too on the internet with same...

I bought one too on the internet with same results, I make my own since then. Except I use 15n20 jacket with 1095 core. My San Mai smoked the internet one.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-10-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks all, I keep a pattern of every knife I...

Thanks all, I keep a pattern of every knife I make. I'm sure I'll be making more again. I really like the handle design. I'll be putting it on more knives in the future. I've been working on that...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-09-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bjankowski
That knife sold for $325.00 pretty fast.

That knife sold for $325.00 pretty fast.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-09-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bjankowski
Greatly appreciated.

Greatly appreciated.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-09-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,825
Posted By Bjankowski
Awesome, wouldn't last five minutes at my house....

Awesome, wouldn't last five minutes at my house. I have 5 grandkid living with us... they would be hanging off it, throwing rocks.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-09-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Bjankowski
Yep time for new shop, just have to wait a spell,...

Yep time for new shop, just have to wait a spell, I just spend 4k on an upstairs A/C and 6,500.00 on a new roof yesterday.. I have to sell a lot of knives. :D

The other grinders are set up for...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-09-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Bjankowski
Got Me A New Knife Grinder.

Hopefully I'm finished adding grinders to my shop. This is my latest addition to my knife shop and the last knife off the old grinder. If I only had a bigger shop, there's so much more I want to add....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,065
Posted By Bjankowski
I agree, if you can even get close enough to eat;...

I agree, if you can even get close enough to eat; stinks to high heaven while cooking.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-08-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bjankowski
Correction; the high carbon is 5160 on 52100.. I...

Correction; the high carbon is 5160 on 52100.. I use so much 52100 that I automatically wrote that in.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-07-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bjankowski
Big Damascus Knife

This is a solid knife, it's heavy, fits the hand perfectly and made to work. 416 layers of Alabama Damascus Steel 3/16's thick. Made up of 52100, 200 nickel and 15n50. The handle is stabilized...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-05-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks I had good response on that little tanto,...

Thanks I had good response on that little tanto, I made five last Monday and they all sold super fast.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Bjankowski
Thanks fellas.

Thanks fellas.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-29-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Bjankowski
Bubba; I just wash it every few minutes and when...

Bubba; I just wash it every few minutes and when I get the etch I want I wash good and spray it with Windex and oil it. I think the oil on it and on blued steel helps it cure over night. The oil...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-28-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Bjankowski
Damascus Skinner

A little Damascus steel work today. Alabama Damascus 416 layers of pure goodness. OAL is 7 3/4 cutting-edge is 3 5/8. Stabilized camel bone handle with blue liners. I found a way to get that Camel...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-25-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bjankowski
I really need to be making more of the Little...

I really need to be making more of the Little Tanto blade, I sold it in 10 minutes and had tons wanting to buy it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-24-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bjankowski
Yes it comes with a sheath; I just didn't feel...

Yes it comes with a sheath; I just didn't feel like post 8 pictures this morning. A buck and quarter for each.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-24-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bjankowski
A couple of little knives

I wanted to do something different and have fun in the shop, I make and sell over 300 knives a year so shop work is normally all business. I decided to have some fun in the shop and came up with...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-23-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Bjankowski
Good buy; a man can never have enough tools.

Good buy; a man can never have enough tools.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-23-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Bjankowski
It sure would be nice to have a look at them.

It sure would be nice to have a look at them.
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