Bladescroungers happy Valentine's Day knife build

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  1. Grizzled Grizzly

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    I completely forgot I joined in on this...workshop has been busy pumping out flags! I'll make your deadline by 14th
     
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    sorry - weather has made it difficult to get out to the forge, but yes - I'll have a little something done this weekend.
     
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    just found out that thank's to the ice storm today I don't have to go to work tomorrow -- so with a little luck I'll have some things to post about sooner.

    original post updated with finished project!
     
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    I'm going to have to bow out, the kiddo and I have the flu and I wont be able to finish on time
     
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    Bummer @tiny80022 Been some nasty stuff going around this year. I hope you guys feel better soon!
     
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    I too have to bow out. Found out I have to leave for a job a week earlier than anticipated. Will have zero time to work on anything for a few weeks.
     
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    Bummer @TomJ Be safe in your travels.
     
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    Current list of participants updated on post #47.
     
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    not part of the swap - but this is the other piece from the sawblade.
    learned several things from this - like:
    the sawblade was too thin, and it never got above freezing, so my HT was suboptimal - I can actually bend the blades. (next time I'll try a non-carbide 10" or bigger blade)
    the square tubing was significantly thicker than the sawblade, so mig and cold weather didn't cooperate on making solid welds (1 popped post HT)
    the square dowel I made was too loose on the first try and marginally too snug on the second try -- so I should have shaped it before the test fit.

    that said - it'll make a nice wall hanger at one of the local breweries.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice looking axe
     
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    Has anyone seen @Otterdad ? My spidey senses are tingling....
     
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    why am I still on the "has not responded" part of the list?
     
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    @1066vik Just me not updating the list. Grizz chimed in too.
     
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    still in
     
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    Got my scales cut and glued. Hope to get the finished tomorrow.
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    Oooh, what is the big one you are working on?

    I've had a lot going on lately but I hope I can get in on the next Bladescroungers!
     
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    It a parang shaped object I’ve been playing with. I’m looking forward to getting this one done.

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    Started shaping my handles today. I’m using walnut with brass pins.

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    it is valentines day.... just saying....
     
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    I will be pulling names from a hat this evening :59:
     
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    Yep. Left a crisp tenner on the dresser with a note, “get something nice...heart U.”
    I figure that covers it.
     
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    I think I have everyone . My lovely Valentine pulled the names out of my Tilley .
    Since @Otterdad hasn't been chiming in on this thread, I decided to hold onto my knife to see if he shows up. I'll trade with him if he does. If not, I'll hold onto my blade until the next go round.
    Here's the pairings . It's up to each individual to PM the other for shipping info and whatnot .

    @bladesmith3 swap with @Flyfisher05221970

    @Chevrolet4x4s swap with @1066vik

    @Grizzled Grizzly swap with @Madwell and

    I don't think I left anyone out . Post here or message me if I have. Great looking group of blades here! Well done everyone!!!
     
  27. Flyfisher05221970

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    Requested bladesmiths address and sent mine
     
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    Requested bladesmiths address and sent mine
     
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    Shipped and PMed tracking number, same received from bladesmith.
     
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    I messaged Matt. I had been called out of town to work at another store unexpectedly for the past week. I told him I needed a few days to finish up and it'd be ready to send. I hate to be late on things like this...but when the president of your company tells you they need you, you go...lol.
     
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    exchanged info with chevrolet4x4s, .
     
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    Shipping out this week.
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    First attempt at a primitive rawhide sheath.
    Shane
     
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    looks like first attempt with camera. lol :)
     
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    :18: Cell phone, didn't realize how fuzzy it was lol.
    Shane
     
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    Shane,
    yours will ship tomorrow - should be there Friday.
    simple waxed leather edge cover - tacked one corner down after taking the pic - the other bent corner holds it in place.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Erik it is beautiful,I can't wait to try it. Yours is shipping out today also.
    Shane
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    yours, too!
     
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    According to my daughter I received Gary’s knife today. Unfortunately it was after I left for work. So now the anticipation of opening it and getting a look at it will have to wait until midnight when I get home.
     
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    Make sure you post a picture of Gary's knife! I've been anxiously waiting to see what he came up with @Flyfisher05221970
     
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    I received the knife from @Flyfisher05221970
    very cool with the snake scales carved into the handles. sturdy sheath..:dblthumb:
     
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    From the quick opening and inspection. 3 1/4” flat grind with a secondary bevel cutting edge. 1/8” thick, sharp 90° spine, brownish micarta handle. No reason not to say otherwise Gary said 1095 heat treated at Rowan. loving it already with out any use yet.
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