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10-08-2011, 05:23 PM

I'm Todd, owner and sole employee of Shadetree Custom Composites. I make custom hand made laminates (think micarta) from many different materials; denim, burlap, canvas, fiberglass, carbon etc. . . some even glows in the dark:cool2:

Some of you know me from other forums and I may me a new guy to others.

I've looked around here I sure like what I see. I look forward to spending some time here (and $$- some nice temptation here).

I figured should check in as I am driving Mike Davis to the HHH get together tomorrow and didn't want to wait in the car so I thought it best to register and be a member in good standing before I show.

That, and Delbert told me to come over.:biggrin:


10-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Welcome to the Knut house! There's a lot of sharp cookies here!

sachem allison
10-08-2011, 07:03 PM

Dave Martell
10-08-2011, 10:25 PM
Welcome Todd! :)

Eamon Burke
10-08-2011, 10:40 PM
Welcome! I'd love to see your work! Got any pics?

10-08-2011, 11:11 PM

Delbert Ealy
10-08-2011, 11:22 PM
Good to see you here Todd!
Hope you guys had a good time today, wish I could have been there.

Mike Davis
10-09-2011, 11:28 PM
I am slow at this but Welcome Todd!!!

10-09-2011, 11:42 PM
Welcome!!! Post picks from the get together.

10-10-2011, 06:23 AM
Keepin some pretty rough company there Todd!
Welcome aboard.

I gotta see this burlap laminate, in my mind that would make an awfully cool ferrule. Would it work in that application?

10-10-2011, 04:57 PM
Welcome to KKF!

Salty dog
10-10-2011, 05:04 PM
Nice meeting you Sunday. Cool looking stuff. And thanks for the hunk!

HHH Knives
10-10-2011, 06:40 PM
Todd, Welcome to KKF!!! It was great meeting ya Sunday!

Let me tell ya guys about the burlap stuff!! Its frickin awesome! Some of the coolest stuff I have ever seen.. His materials are very unique and I mean that in a GOOD way! lol We used some of the coffee bag stuff or burlap?? on a knife Sunday Whatever it was, it looked amazing! Thanks Todd for the piece to test out.. Ill post up some photos of it ASAP. :)

10-10-2011, 08:24 PM
It was a cool to meet you and you have some very nice product too.

10-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and kind words.

I'd post a pic of the knives Randy helped me improve but I can't until I upgrade or something. . .

Randy, it was the very rough weave coffee bag (Ethiopian)I used on my Uncles knife. You got a piece of some finer weave (Peru) bag. I look forward to seeing what you make of it.

Wenus, yes, I think it would work well in that application.


10-11-2011, 06:12 PM
dar. . .

I figured how to attach pics, but ran out of time above. . .


Above; Andy Roy of Fiddleback Forge Runt handled with linen like burlap.

Following is my Uncle knife that was damaged in the dishwasher, now with a new coffee bag handle, with help from Randy.

The boner is an old knfe that Randy thinned out and made much more usable. Then Salty sharpened it.:knife:

Del Ealy steel with carbon, silver fiberglass twist handles.



Randy Jr
10-13-2011, 09:14 AM
Hi Todd, your mircarta is sweet i've checked it out everyday since you left!

10-13-2011, 08:42 PM
Hi Todd, your mircarta is sweet i've checked it out everyday since you left!

Cool biz.

Trust me, it looks way better on a knife!

11-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Welcome Todd!