Right, hard wood like this deserves a good polish job.That's a gorgeous piece of (quite hard, I imagine) wood!
That's a purdy forging!
That’s what I saw you making at the end of your last video that looked so familiar. Looks like you’re taking good care of it.Ok we can do more videos
Yes I love this stuff too. Indeed a nice way to finish like you linked also with stain. If one wants to do this on a already finished handle though, be sure to sand past any previous oil finish. Spirit based stain might be a good route to make sure in case the wood have been oil treated before (like my handles) and then to keep in mind is that some stains can tend to leak if not sealed in with a laquer-like finish.OMG curly maple
I used to work with curly maple a lot when I was into woodworking. FYI for those lucky enough to get one of those handles, there's ways to really make the curl pop via using aniline dyes. Personally I just used a single color, but there's also a 2-tone process you can do as well.
VIDEO: Joshua Farnsworth shows how to use aniline dyes to bring out the wood figure in figured maple, like curly maple or tiger maple, and make it pop!woodandshop.com
FYI, the pattern in the grain is formed by the weight of the tree compressing the fibers of the trunk, causing them to bend in and out instead of being straight. That change in direction is what causes the fibers to absorb dye more heavily in the "stripes", which is what you take advantage of with aniline dyes. Happens in about 5-10% of maple trees, I believe. That bit of nerdy information adds to my deep appreciation of curly maple. I used to pay around 4-5x extra for curly vs regular maple lumber, I think, so it's true added value to the knife.
Ask me after I figure out the f0cking quagmire that is US customs and import duty/tax on 10k worth of knives.May I ask you what has been your experience with this massdrop. has it changed from your daily work (aside from how much can be). Did you enjoy it, would you do it again?
You heard me, all these questions.
Kudos to @nakiriknaifuwaifu @RockyBasel and @lemeneid ,for putting this together!
Do agree not over 'till everyone has their knife (you know, the one with the third handle starting bottom left (lol)) in their hands.Jokes aside, things are progressing as planned, just takes a lot of legwork to build the logistics up from scratch. It isn't over everyone has a knife in their hands. If all goes well, then sure - you may see another massdrop
It's actually really heavy alot of the time working many knives like this. But for me it is effective overall. I lost more than a week to sick kid and stuff but I think on schedule still. When shipped out I will be happy, and take a week or two off (but will be some home-reno and such) Hope everyone will be happy with what they get also, I try to not rush and keep level.Do agree not over 'till everyone has their knife (you know, the one with the third handle starting bottom left (lol)) in their hands.
Just wanted to have robin point of view
So it depends on how good gifts folks send youAsk me after I figure out the f0cking quagmire that is US customs and import duty/tax on 10k worth of knives.
Jokes aside, things are progressing as planned, just takes a lot of legwork to build the logistics up from scratch. It isn't over everyone has a knife in their hands. If all goes well, then sure - you may see another massdrop