Eamon Burke knives.
I don't know if there is anything I can do to help here. But I have to try as it has been a weight on my mind and I would love to see the blades I made for Eamon get finished. A friend just Pm'd me with the idea to ask for volunteers to help Eamon and get these done. Many of you have done handling projects and some others may help.
In truth I have been quite angry with Eamon, as such have not been able to post much about this for fear of making a bad situation worse. Regardless of whats happened and what is owed, he is in trouble, likely he has been in more trouble than I could know.
So this is what I would propose to get some positive result from this.
We make a list of who is owed a Utility knife from Eamon, as I do not have one. Please add if you have any hobby for handling and finishing knives, and if you would be willing to help in someway to get them finished. If there are other hobby or full time makers who might be willing to play a small part in getting them finished please step forward.
Im not exactly sure where we are going with this yet but as the list unfolds im sure we can work it out. I would suggest we do this by breaking it down into a number of small stages to be done by someone with a certain tool or skill set, and posting the knives on for the next stage.
So for now let me know who you who are owed Knives from Eamon, or if you can help in the finishing of these knives. My idea is that it can all be instructed from this thread and documented as we go.
First step for me, I will send a copy of this to Eamon, via e-mail, facebook etc and see if he will accept our help in this way, if we have some willing Stateside helpers. I'm sure some problems will arise, we can work it out as we go.
Please keep this to the utility knives only, I know there is a whole list of other stuff and possessions, but this would be a jump in the right direction.:)
I'm down to help out in any way I can.
I spoke to the same person as you Will, and I have committed for a few sayas. This will have to be stretched over time, as I have plenty of my own obligations, but I am willing to help to clear this burden. If I can swing some handles in, I will too, but as I said, it will depend on a time frame.
I am owed one. Thanks for getting this started, Will.
If my shop situation untangles through some miracle I would be happy to help.
I can't offer any skills, but can someone remind me what state the blades are in? Have they been ground, HT'd, finished etc? I ordered one blade and sent him a block of wood for the handle. If the blade is finished, I could just have mine sent to Dave (w/wood) and use a coupon from him to finish the handle. I'd even send money for the postage if necessary.
With that said, I think this is a great idea to lessen any burden that he may have, but also to unlock the steel that so needs so badly to be cutting things.
Please remind me what type of handles these get, and if there is a pic of the blades that would be great.
I can help you with the labor on those sayas.
Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan