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    Can't wait to see the rhomboid Puukko!
     
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    Thanks man, should be finished by Wednesday.
     
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    Sitting at the doctors office and triying to share a picture from earlier this morning, stupid phone and flikr won't let me copy the whole line of code. Oh well. Got a fair amount done this morning, rhomboid puukko dry fit and parts roughed out to the general size and shape they need to be to make shaping and finishing easier when all together. Flats all cleaned up on everything, started finish grinding the puukko, and the two scouts.
    Hit a delima though, I don't have any copper tubing for the lanyard hole on the scout that is getting black and copper. Hoping to find some while I'm out.
    Only thing left is to finish grind everything and start getting sticky with glue. Shaping tomorrow before work.
     
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    [​IMG]Rhomboid puukko dry fit. by terrance stilwell, on Flickr
    I hope this turns out as good as I think it will.
    Home now, here is the picture I tried to post earlier. Took longer than I had thought at the doctor and then trying to find some copper tubing. I did find some but it will take some work to make usable.

    On a different note, for some reason I woke up around midnight and wasn't able to get back to sleep, and tired as I am, I'm prone to mistakes so work will resume some time early in the morning.
     
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    Made a video testing the striker portion of the striker/scrapers I made a bit ago.
    birds nest was made from locally harvested cedar bark off a downed tree.
     
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    I had the bright idea to give the bolster a hammered texture. It wasn't a very bright idea, it's been giving me fits trying get it soldered on and have a clean joint. I'll be making a new bolster tonight and starting over on that.
     
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    bummer ...
     
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    [​IMG]Rhomboid puukko glued up by terrance stilwell, on Flickr
    Glued up. Had to come home for some dinner after banging my head on soldering the other guard onto the other hidden tang, and flattening the scales for everything else out. Getting some grub and heading back in a bit.
     
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    [​IMG]Untitled by terrance stilwell, on Flickr
    Got to finish these up, not much left except removing the excess material from the profile of the handles and counter sinking the bolt holes. Ran out of steam tonight.
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    Managed to get that guard on, and cleaned up nicely.

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    This one doesn't need much explanation.
     
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    looks to be stunning ...
     
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    Oh man it feels so nice in my hand. Light as a feather, awefully thing though. Gonna have to give it a test run for sure.
     
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    That Puukko looks outstanding!
     
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    Thanks man! I appreciate it a lot.
     
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    She's a beauty....
     
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    Thanks man I appreciate it.
     
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    There is a Woody with some nice blue dyed and stabilized handles, blued flats, and a scout with blued flats, black paper micarta with copper liners bolts and tube. Both are going up for sale when finished.
     
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    Thanks fellas I appreciate it a lot. I've wanted to do one of these for a while.
     
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    So how do you like it? I bet it's light compared to a full tang knife. How long is the blade?
     
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    I like it a fair bit. It's a featherweight for sure. I think the mora #2 might be heavier.
    It's about 4" give or take.
     
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    [​IMG]Untitled by terrance stilwell, on Flickr
    Used my EDC Scandi ground M2 to shave off some of the waste leather from this stacked leather handled knife.

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    Better pictures of these tomorrow, as well as pictures of the rest of them. These two will be up for sale once etched, and final clean up. The woody still has to be final sharpened as well, its a scandi-vex.
    That black and copper is sexy I think.
     
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    Offering this Model 2 for sale at a steep discount. It is one of only to Scandi Ground knives I've ever made. It is by far not perfect, it is however sharp and takes a very sharp edge. I may have made the edge a bit to thin. I am keeping the other one since it's my edc and has been for months now.
    There is a small chip in the edge that showed up when I left it with my Brother for a few weeks to carve with, it is very small and hard to even see very clearly. It doesn't affect the use or sharpness. It's 1/8" O1 tool steel. Birds eye maple. I want $75 plus $10 for shipping in the us. There wont likely be anymore scani's to come out of my shop until I can afford to get the grinder upgrade I'm aiming at, with the pyro glass platen so I know its dead nuts flat, and I can slow the belt speed down some to help keep it from overheating. This one is a solid performer, and is being sold as is with a modified warranty. If you break it, you pay for materials and I'll make you a new one, but it will be scandivex.
    Thanks for looking.
     
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    I'll take it please.

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    Going to have to let my forum subscription laps for a month or two, I will be posting and working still via the Facebook group I started and Instagram. I'll have the forum back in a month or two I hope. The renewal is just coming at a bad time this time. If you need me you can still pm me or email at stilwellknives@gmail.com
     
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    It's been a long time since I have had this forum up and posted in here. I'll get some wip pictures up from recently here soon.
     
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    [​IMG]Untitled by terrance stilwell, on Flickr
    154CM stainless Model 2 for testing. Actually had this one at the TN winter meetup this past weekend.
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    A bunch of blades and handle materials.
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    Minutes before this knife bit into my hand.
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    Hand shaping a woody handle for a custom not to long ago.
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    bunch of handles.
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    The handle of the knife that cut me.
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    Working on making myself a 4lb rounding hammer.
    That's all the good work in progress pictures I have currently, It's been slow since I cut my hand.
     
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    Welcome Back!
     
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    Thanks man, good to be back as a vendor.
     
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    Looks great man! And glad you have your vendor status up and running again!

    How's the hand healing up?
     
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    Thanks brother, it is healing slowly but surely, the outside is just a scar now but the inside is still iffy I think. It fatigues really fast and is prone to aching.
     
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    I hear ya, cut in to the bone on my thumb and took some nerves with it. Whole side of thumb was numb, took over a year to regain feeling and it still aches from time to time like 4-5 yrs later. Scar tissue sucks.

    Hope it feels better soon!
     
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    Bought the little hatchet head there to mod into a carving hatchet.
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    First stage of cutting done here.
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    All finished and handled here, I thinned the bit out significantly and polished it all up. Total cost including the handle was under $20 and about 3 hours of time. This will help me with the Kuksas and spoons I'm working on from the blanks I took home after the TN meetup hosted by the awesome @T. Pollock
    Starting a new job this coming Tuesday at a furniture building shop, which should allow a more normal schedule and shop time.
    I've got a contest planned in the coming week, and more updates coming soon of work going on in the shop. Have a woody, some Model 2s, a Model 5, and a big custom coming up. Also picked up some 1018 round stock to make some squirrel cooker/pot hangers.. someone had one at the meetup and I was inspired, I like the idea of a two piece thing that I can hang a pot over the fire with.

    Hint over the contest, it will require using a Stilwell knife to craft stuffs.
     
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    Starting new job in the morning. Going to try for shop time in the evening after work on Wednesday, since I just got notification of shipment on handle materials! (They should be here when I get home) Still waiting on shipping for the belts thought tru grit doesn't usually send an email for that. Also have a ceramic platen liner coming, dead flat platen should make flat and scandi grinding less nerve wracking and I understand it grinds a little cooler.
     
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    Cant wait to see the action!

    That half hatchet mod looks killer! I need something like that for carving. I bet it'll be a great carver thinned out like that!
     
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    There is so much pretty ash at work that is just asking to be tool handles and I can't use it even the ash that is going in the dumpster... to many people before me took good usable lumber home.
     
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    Any dumpster diving friends? Lol
     
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    None that I know of.. really enjoying the job though. Gonna have to set an alarm for break times so it doesn't slip half past me while engrossed in what I'm doing. Finished a custom sized coffee table this morning and am working on gathering and cutting parts for a bench now. Thinking of bringing my respirator from the shop though.. so much dust.
     
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    Looks like I was either wrong about the delivery date for my belts and handle materials or it got changed, looks like they won't be here until tomorrow. Kinda bummed and kinda glad, I'm beat and it's cold, but I still want to go, but need to eat and go to bed early lol.
     
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    Congrats, not any easy thing to do-finding something you truely enjoy while working for someone else. Glad you found it though.
    I wish there was a place here that did custom stuff, trying to find somewhere to build me a shave horse. Seems like log furniture or nothing at local places though.
     
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    Got everything but the belts yesterday. Planning to stop by the shop tonight and get the ceramic platen liner put on and epoxied down so it will be ready tomorrow.
     
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    Getting frustrated, ordered belts last Sunday and they still haven't shipped, need those belts to get things moving along.
     
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    Found out what happened with my belt order, apparently some of the belts and handle materials were on back order, the handle materials have come in but the belts are being substituted for a different brand. The guy at tru grit said it was going out this evening. Will be glad to get those belts in the shop, gonna clean out all of the old belts I've been saving to try and squeeze a touch of life from.
     
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    Thought I'd share a little of what I am doing at the new job.. Hopefully it's not something that will get me into trouble. The pieces go through two more shops one where the screws and trim nails used and finally to the shop where all of the finishes are applied.. they do some interesting stuff with different textures.
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    And a gratuitous knife picture along with a kuksa I'm working on carving.
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    enjoyed your update, terry. good to see ...
     
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    Thanks man. By the way, that "coffee" table with the Xs is 70"long by 45" wide, by 19" tall. What a pain that one was, those Xs have to line up and I kept getting either warped or twisted pieces...
     
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    This weekend didn't go at all as planned. Wife was sickly on Saturday until late in the evening so no shop time yesterday, then get to the shop today start working on flattening the platen to attach the ceramic liner and that takes way longer than I imagined it would.
    here is why
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    I didn't realize it had gotten that bad. I did get it flat and the shelf cut, holes drilled and tapped installed the shelf for the platen to rest on as a back up to the adhesive, took the cap off of the locktite heat resistant spray adhesive I had planned on using only to see that the sprayer was gone, figured it was a sign I should go with something a bit more substantial and cracked open some devcon 2 ton epoxy I had in the shop and used that.
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    I've got some clean up to do with it tomorrow evening before I can put it back on the grinder and get to grinding.

    Before leaving the shop I went through and cleaned up a lot of the older belts I had been scraping use out of for handles and such.. filled up my big trash can.
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    Once I finish the M5 and M2 that I need to get shipped out, I'll profile and drill a few more to heat treat, then spend the heat treat time cleaning up the shop next weekend hopefully. I've let it get super messy and disorganized making it difficult to get anything done really.
     
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