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mhenry

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I just rejoined as a Hobbyist Crafstman for another year, so I thought I would start a new thread for 2013


Starting with Magnus's 150mm Shig petty.

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And one of Josh's converted Forgecrafts with a beautiful Stefan Keller handle. The one roughed out next to it is going on another one of his Forge's it's Hackberry, Ivory, and Bog Oak.

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That fordgecraft gets me going, lol... Really though, nice work. maybe it will be the inspiration I need to knock the scales off my fordgecraft and start my restoration. I'm going western though.

Love the pin on the Shig too!
 

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Woo hoo! Looks awesome Mike! Thanks! I can't wait to see your finished handle, I like the direction you went in. I picked Stefan's to go on the forge cuz I felt it had a touch of 50's Art Deco to it. Yours reminds of 60's modern type stuff. Really dig it:doublethumbsup:
 

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i haf to get me one of those Forgecrafts, thay look so cool. :)
 

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This is my first time to use Bog Oak and it picked up the Ivory in it's grain. It will not come out I have used high pressure air, the buffer, I tried flushing it out, it aint comming out. Josh I need to know if you want to use it as, or do you want to $hit-can this one and try something different.

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Just sent you a text Mike, but I'll repeat my sentiment here in case you're away from the phone... I say roll with it Mike. I think it'll make a nice transition between the blade and the ivory. But it is your design overall. If you're not happy with it, do what ya gotta do bro.
 

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I like the effect. It helps to emphasize the grain.
 

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If it is before finishing, I sometimes had luck with a toothbrush and some acetone. But oak is a more porous wood and it is more likely to happen there than with other woods. Personally, I wouldn't mind.

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I'm good if you're good. Thanks



Just sent you a text Mike, but I'll repeat my sentiment here in case you're away from the phone... I say roll with it Mike. I think it'll make a nice transition between the blade and the ivory. But it is your design overall. If you're not happy with it, do what ya gotta do bro.
 

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Can't wait to see this puppy slapped on the other Forge, I have a feeling it's going to look pretty frickin awesome!
 

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Mike, beautiful work my friend!! I love the hack berry handle. perfect combination of materials and a very cool look overall!
 

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Thanks Stefan, I tried with denatured alchahol no luck



If it is before finishing, I sometimes had luck with a toothbrush and some acetone. But oak is a more porous wood and it is more likely to happen there than with other woods. Personally, I wouldn't mind.

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This handle was for Dave's Shig. It really turned out nice one of the few handles that I was really happy with, the symmetry, taper, finish, was all spot on. I tried for about two hours this morn. to get it on the knife. I could not get it to go, something was in the way. I finally decided that I had done something wrong and it was never going to work So I cut it apart to see what was wrong, there was a damn dowell at the bottom. I must have drilled the block put the dowell in there to make sure it would fit and forgot to take it out. Stupid, stupid stupid... Dave I will get to Texas Knife this weekend and start over ASAP. Do you want to do a triple MOP spacer? I probably shouldn't publish these kind of dumb mistakes? :O

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Mike, I was hoping to see it on the bricks soon but... Looks great but... Pls do the same thing only different.

Somewhere, Cutty is smiling.
 

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I would probably use the tip, glue it to another handle piece, sand it all together and when it comes out smaller I'd call it a yanagi handle... And you have some nice black spacer pieces there.

Stefan
 

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Pretty much. I have had this block a long time, finally got around to useing it. There is just a few spots of red left. I will take some daylight photos in the morn

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Was this piece all sapwood?
 
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