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    Well, I am working on them. I forced myself to finally get around to making a few that I’m going to keep, by selling my Esee 4HM, and Izula II.
    I started out with. 5/32” x 2” x 17” piece of 1095. Drew out the pattern for the two of them and just finished cutting and grinding them into shape.
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    Both will be fitted with walnut scales, copper pins and lanyard tubes. Will have matching fero rods with the walnut handles. And I will probably go with three sheaths. One leather sheath for each with a fero loop, and maybe a kydex piggyback type for both.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing them completed.
     
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    Those are going to look pretty sweet dressed in walnut and copper. What kind of finish do you have in mind for the blades?
     
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    Thanks guys, I will probably go with gun bluing for the finish on the blades, or maybe some type of a mustard patina.
     
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    Well the wife works 12 hour shifts 7-7, 7 days on 7 days off. So I worked on several other ongoing projects with no power tools used.
    First up was sand stain and BLO n several handles. Husqvarna Carpenters axe, CRKT Woods Chogan, shovel and rake as well.
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    The CRKT when initially purchased was sanded, torched and 3 or 4 coats of BLO. Today was just another coat on it. I didn’t take any pictures of the shovel and rake.
    Next up was stitching between the rivets on the Husqvarna Mask. I just didn’t like the no stitch look.
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    My first attempt at a spoon, pretty ruff right now, but I had a few pieces of birch that I picked up, still green and went to town with my carving set from Christmas, diy packable draw knife, and the axe to get it down to this. This will be my eating spoon, plan on doing a eating fork as well as several longer handle serving, stirring spoons, forks, and flippers/ spreaders.
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    Once the wife wakes up and after dinner, I’ll finish up my version of a lap vise turned into sit down spoon mule vise thing. You will have to wait for the pictures. And drill the holes for the pins, and put the initial bevel on the knives.
     
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    Done for the night, finished my spoon vise.
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    Worked on my Fero Rods, drilled the 1/2 holes, epoxied, and clamped while drying.
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    Drilled the holes for the pins and lanyard tubes. Started the initial bevel grind on the blades, still a ways to go, lol
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    I’ll finish the grind on the edge when I can pick up some more 1 x 30 belts.
     
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    Nice! Looking good. I like that spoon vise set up too great post buddy.
     
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    Thanks, haven’t tried it out yet. Knocked out the spoon pictured holding it in my hand or holding it on the workbench.
     
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    You are doing some great work. I really like the carving bench!
     
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    Thanks! I can wait to get out and use it. I see some modifications to it in the future. It also has a light dusting of snow on it right now. Hopefully this coming weekend I can knock another spoon or two out.
     
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    Finished grinding the bevels, hardened and tempered and worked on general clean-up. Ready for the walnut handle scales and copper hardware.
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    Also carved down, sanded down the fero rod handles. Plus a coat of Minwax special walnut stain.
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    Thanks bladesmith3! Funny thing I just noticed. I started playing with making blades when I was stationed at FT Carson, at your location in April of 2014. I was a 1SG for one of the line companies in 4-4 ARB. Every weekend it seems I would fish above woodland park on Saturday and mess with a blade on Sunday.
     
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    I like your carving tools, did you make them all? I finished a shaving horse a few months ago and I am finding many uses for it. I may modify it to use as a spoon vice similar to yours. Thanks for the pics and great projects.

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    Yolan, I didn’t make the carving tools, my wife purchased them off of eBay as a Christmas gift. They are BeaverCraft I believe. The only ne that I finished up myself is the diy packable draw knife from self reliance outfitters. It came as a blank already cut out, I just had to grind the bevel and harden it. I have yet to play with my spoon vice, but I hope to change that soon. I did a you tube search and came up with a couple of videos building a shave horse from dimensional lumber, witch brought up the spoon mule head as well. The table top cracked on me when I was trying to build it to the original spoon mule,so I basically took a lap vise and screwed it to the bench until I decide to try again.
     
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    Looks good keep up the good work.
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    Thanks for the reply. I have been trying to make some of my own tools and find a way to hold A spoon while I work on it.

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    Well, I had to work yesterday so I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to work on my on going projects.
    First off, I made a leather collar for my Husqvarna Carpenters Axe. Not completely happy with it, but it will do for now. 10oz veg tanned leather and 550 cord for the lacing.
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    Then I did some more clean up and applied Birchwood Casey Gun Bluing to my two blades.
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    I may keep working on them after dinner, cut out the walnut scales, drill the pin holes and lanyard hole.
     
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    Well progress has been slow, but I did finish my EDC . Nothing fancy. 5/32” 1095 steel walnut handle scales, copper pins and lanyard tube. 1/2” fero rod with walnut handle that I carved out sort of a rounded triangle shape. Put into a TKC pocket sheath with a belt loop as well.
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    Now I just need to finish up the larger one, then decide witch set I want to keep this one or my Lt Wright forest trail and frontier valley.
     
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    Finished up the sheath for my bigger one. I have decided to part ways with these two knives in favor of my Lt Wright Forest Trail and Frontier Valley.
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    I also work on my first two spoons. Carved, hollowed out the bowls, and did some initial sanding. I picked up some Birch from a downed tree .
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    Nice work in here!
     
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    Well let’s see, I finish shed my submission for the summer blade scrongers swap, I like the blade style enough that I making a second one for my use. It has Cherry a doe scales solid copper pins and a copper lanyard tube.
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    Next is a small EDC. So far it’s ruffed out profile. I used a 10” file that I bought from Lowes. Still need to aneal it so I can drill the holes for the pins. And start grinding the edge. It will have the same cherry scales, copper pins and lanyard tube as above.
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    I also picked up a farriers rasp that I plan on turning into a 4-5” Knife something along the lines of a scandi grind drop point style. Cherry, and copper furniture, unless I can find some exotic wood somewhere. I should have enough left over to make a second edc.
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    Finished up my bird and trout knife. It originally started out as this:
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    And finished up as this:
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    In the photo the sheath hasn’t been stitched yet, well it is now, but I’m not crazy about it. So another one will probably be started tomorrow.

    I am also in the process of annealing the two file blanks for my other two knives. May work on those tomorrow as well once they get pulled out of the coals in the morning.
     
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    Started out as a 10” mill file. Turning it into a EDC I think, or attach to my fly fishing sling pack. 6 3/4” Overall length, 3” blade length. Cherry handle scales, copper 11/32” pins with a 7/16” copper lanyard tube. Fire steel is 5 1/2” overall length, 3 1/2” usable fero rod length. 3/8” dia, with a matching cherry handle. Before putting the single coat of minwax special walnut stain and a coat of BLO on, I used it to make some shavings, feather stick and managed to get it going with the knife and fire steel. Worked great considering there was a light drizzle going on at the time.
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    I believe I’m going to either force a patina onto it, or just use gun blueing. And I haven’t decide weather to go with leather or kydex for the sheath. I know I’m going to be going a cross draw or small of the back sheath just haven’t decided on the material yet. Your thoughts would be appreciated. My farriers rasp blank is coming along, have some more grinding to do. Not liking the profile just yet and I need to smooth out the teeth some more. Pretty sure I could still use it as a rasp, lol
     
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    Are you going to be doing any food prep with it? If so I’d stay away from the gun blue as it’s toxic and can leech into food a bit

    I’d throw it in a potato for a night, or do some veggie cutting for dinner tonight

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    I was thinking mustard or vinegar to see how they turn out.
     
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    Soaked in vinegar overnight. Put a forced patina on it, think it turned out pretty good. I decided to go with a kydex sheath with a leather backer. Still need to work on the leather and pick up some fasteners. Will probably make a kydex fire steel loop, but may go as simple as a couple ranger bands. It doesn’t have the snap-in retention, but I can’t get it to come out short of pulling it out.
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    Well, my loving wife found out about a craft fair and signed me up for a table. She sort of forced my hand, so I started cutting out some blanks this morning. I have enough concrete saw blades to make 5 little 3” everyday carry type knifes like my last post. 3 Nesmeck type knives, 3 larger 4” Kephart style, another little bird and trout, and a 5 1/2 or 6” drop point. I have 6 ruffed out and sitting n the coals in my fire pit annealing to drill the holes and initial bevel before hardening. Picked up some more cherry grilling planks for handle scales, some brass pin material and brass tube. Will post pictures as they progress. And I ordered a 10oz double shoulder for the sheaths. I have about $60 in materials. Thinking somewhere around$30 for the smaller ones going up to $60 for the largest. I will be looking for price recommendations once I post the completed pictures. I have until Saturday the 25th to complete.
     
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    That sounds like fun. Take pics please. Good luck on the sales!

    My Mom and Dad went to craft fairs (dad sold stained glass) and Mom told me they would RAISE prices if things weren’t selling. Usually worked she said.
     
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    Well here are the first six that I started on yesterday. Annealed pin holes drilled and initial grind on the edge, all ready to heat treat and temper. The one from a farriers rasp is mine that I heat treated and tempered. It is soaking in vinegar as we speak.
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    Well, I didn’t like the leather sheath that I originally made for my little bird and trout knife. So I whip one up with some left over coyote brown kydex that I had left over. 48E0856A-6E65-49E7-BF6B-FAA9E4612324.jpeg ECF9C38C-9A8D-4332-8CED-F565D5C97B36.jpeg
    It is now lashed to my shoulder strap on my Orvis Safe Passage mini sling pack.
     
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    I also worked on a few of my knives for the up coming craft fair. The same 7 as above. But heat treated, tempered.
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    I also put the cherry scales on my 4” from the farriers rasp. Copper pins and lanyard tube, on cherry scales.
     
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    Cleaned up, and vinegar bath for 4 hours. Washed and oiled, will start working on the handles after dinner.
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    While I was waiting for them to finish soaking. I whipped up a simple Taco sheath for my rasp knife. It is nothing special, and I’m not even sure I like it. Need to figure out how I’m going to do a belt loop or clip for it, and the fero rod is just ranger bands for now, and lanyards for both.
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    The first six are done, minus clean up and a couple more coats of BLO for the handles. All of which will take place after I make the leather sheaths and wet form them to the individual knives. I have decided to add the rasp knife above to the selection as well as making a hidden tang 3-4” from the left over piece with a whitetail antler that I just found going threw my scrap boxes n a attempt to sort of clean up my little shed.
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    Turned out real nice!
     
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    Thanks! Hope they all go away on the 25th. One or two at a time is still fun, it stopped being fun after #3. To much like work! Kicking myself in the butt for agreeing to do the craft fair.
     
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    Well let’s see most of my time has been spent finishing these 7 knives and sheaths for a craft fair that my wife voluntold and purchased the first able for. I finished them up for the most part. Still need to clean up and sharpen them but short of that they are done. 66F8613D-C290-40BA-A566-433E3AFF9B1F.jpeg
    Sort of forgot about this post , so created another one for my tool tote. Loaded be fore I put the BLO on, drying right now. Still working on it, but I need to pick up some more poplar to make the dividers that I want to add.
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    After messing with all those knives I decided that my next go around will be done on bevel gig instead of struggling with the belt sander and trying to get it right. So here it is, I still need to clean it up and attach the guide rod to the file. I made it out of oak instead of the plywood. It was $9 for the oak board vs. $23 for a good piece of 3/4” cabinet grade plywood to avoid all the voids that come in the cheaper stuff.
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    Looking at the knives, lol my leather work needs a lot of improvement.
     
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    Stock format.
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    Stripped, file to the spine to make It throw sparks.
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    Clean up, vinegar bath, leather backer for the sheath. And some exotic wood shales for it and a Ferro Rod once I find what I want.
     
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    Handled my Mora 120 last night. Used it sitting her watching Mountain Men and cut out 4 drawstring pouches. Only two are complete, because I need some more cord locks. The one on the right has 200 .22lr n it with room for at least 200 if not 300 more. The one on the left has a handful of ball bearings for sling shot ammo. Of course I don’t have a slingshot.
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    Working on a few more weather permitting. Annealed, shaped and bevel are at about 80% right now. Then I’ll heat treat and temper them. Handles will probably be Hickory scales for the top one and whitetail antler for the lower one.
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    Ok, well with the rain today from Florence stayed inside yet again today so no progress n either of the knives above. However I did make a backer for scout carry of my Esee 3HM. And a blade guard for my custom handled Mora 120.
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    Waiting on the dye to dry on the backer then I’ll punch holes in it to attach leather to Kydex and burnish the edges. The Mora is being wet formedand I will burnish the edges once it dries.
     
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