Poor mans Skookum

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  1. Renny

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    I ordered the condor Woodlaw, Kepart and Bushlore blade blanks so i can make the handle fit my hand. Looking at the Woodlaw i found the shape and profile very similar to te Skookum bush tool. My idea is to to copy the handle ergonomics from the skookum. Initalt i had pland to drill the extra holes in to the blade blank to imitate the original look of the skookum but my drillpress was not up for the job so i endet up widening the last hole on the blade blank so i could fit a 7mm cupper tube for a lenyard.
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    Right now the epoxy is curing. I will post my progress up till the finished knife and sheath plus testing. For folks that would like to get in to knifemaking but dont have the right tools or just dont want to comite to making the blade them selvs, these blade blanks make some great starters to wander in to the fun world of knife making. As for the pins i used some old gun cleaning bras rod and for the tube i used a peace of old airconditiner cupper tubing. The handles are scrap wood from a local carpenter
     
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    Awesome. I'm excited to see the end result.
     
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    I am very happy with the Condor Hudson Bay I recently got from Baryonyx with their "select" option for extra grinding. I already modified it too, natch :4:

    The Condors are decent for what they are :dblthumb: I abuse things too much to have anything more spendy, truth be told :(

    I'm looking forward to what you turn out :)
     
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    Squared off the pomel and made a metal pomel from a scrap bit of circular saw blade. Etched a fire on it and epoxied it with two small nailpins on to the grip. Now i will let it cure for a few mor hours befor. I will stard shaping the handle.

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    Awesome project Ranny.
    I wonder though, did you profile the handle belly before gluing it? Doing it afterwards, if you're not careful, may melt the glue from the heat created by belt sander (if you're using one). Just my 0.02. Can't wait to see the completion of this gem ;)
    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Renny, im always impressed with what you do with knives. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    No i did not do it yet. But i will go slow. I will use an anglegrinder wit a sandpaperflaps disc. 60grit to do the basic shape and profile of the handle.
     
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    Awesome. Looking forward to this project. Those blanks are a good value and definitely fun to work on. Good luck! :)
    Thank you brother
     
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    Thank you. I like to customise my tools for looks and practicality. It makes for fun ptojects and pass time on rainy days like today [emoji2]
     
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    Impatiant as i am could not wait for the handle to cure completely. I shaped the handle an i am very happy with how it turned out. I fits my hand prefect.

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    Very nice man.. That came out great.. :dblthumb:
     
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    Hey! That came out sweet! Awesome wood too!
     
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    Great job!
     
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    Finished the handle with some olive oil.
    Tomorrwo i ill start the sheath.

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    First tests feathertstiks. I'm diggen it [emoji2] [emoji2]

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    It’s an RBT- a Renny Bush Tool. You did well!
     
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    just like that?!! you threw a clone together just like that..poof!

    you're amazing.. that is great looking!! very great looking.
     
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    Very cool man, nice work.
     
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    Nice work.
     
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    you have some serious talent. That looks great.
     
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    Very nicely done Sir! I have the same idea in mind. My Skookum is still over 24 months away and I am impatient as well. :)
     
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    I cannot believe how this turned out... Great job buddy !!!!
     
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    Very cool
     
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    gorgeous job! Looks awesome!!!
     
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    The etched fire on the pommel is too cool! How did you do that?
     
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    Very cool!

    I like it. Great work.
     
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    Thanks. It is realy very simple. All you need is a 12 volt car batery charger or just a 12 or 9 volt battery will work to, some concentrated salt water and a old drillbit, and a cut out plastick sicker to mask out tge part of metal you dont want to etch. Check it out on youtube. There some easy tutorials on there.
     
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    very impressive
     
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    As an owner of a SBT I can say it looks like you nailed the handle. Well done!
     
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    Wow, great looking knife. Kudos man, you sure got talent.
     
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    very nice, i like that a lot!
     
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words. Its a realy fun proyect to do and i encourage everybody to try there hands on this.
     
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    Thank you. I am a big guy with big hands so i made my handle a little thicker than the original skookum. I did go slowly and test the fit in my hand wile shaping the handle.
     
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    Sweetness!
     
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    Great job on that Woodlaw! I picked up one of these from Baryonyx (the ONLY way to buy Condors IMO) and it is my favorite Condor knife. The handle is a bit blocky though. I like the Micarta but wish it had a little flare at the front edge on the ends. I guess you could say that Condor's Final Frontier carries on the general blade shape and length with a more ergonomic handle.
     
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    Finaly had some time yestarday yo make a sheath. So far i lovevthe blade. I had to grind thin the handle a little more. And thevsharp side of the pomel was diging in to my hand in the chest lever grip so i rounded it of nice and smooth. No its realy comfortable. I procest a few fire bords and made a bowdrill set and wile doing it i was adjusting the shape of the handle. I will post pictures of the sheath and reshaped handle tomorow.
     
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    Great job, it looks awesome as does the sheath
     
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