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Offline Spyder1958

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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #150 on: March 15, 2018, 02:16:22 PM »
Sarge those are great. Love that last one in figured walnut.
I'm in for one as well, just let me know. I may just pick one up in person while I'm up visiting the family.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #151 on: March 15, 2018, 06:39:56 PM »
Thanks, Spyder. That sounds good and I?ll keep you posted.

Pick up / delivery would be cool! Hope to meet you one of these days.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #152 on: March 15, 2018, 06:54:51 PM »
Thanks guys! I?m trying to make something Horace would give a thumbs up. Haha!

Moe, let me see how long it takes me to get the next 2 or 3 finished then I?ll have a better idea how long it will take to complete the knives I have promised.

Thanks again!

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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #153 on: June 06, 2018, 09:44:48 AM »
I haven?t been onboard here much lately. I?ll check in and read a little but haven?t posted much. Been busy with life the last month or two - I turned 50, my older daughter graduated high school, I went to Washington D.C. with about 1,000 5th graders, 20th Wedding Anniversary....got family vacation in a couple weeks. I know everyone is busy and I?m certainly not whining. It?s been great! In the middle of all that, I moved everything out of my basement/shop to paint walls and the floor. I hauled off several truckloads of clutter and put 18 feet of shelving x 6 feet tall on one wall, ordered 12 more feet for another wall. I have way more storage space and plan to add more workbench space. I?m back up and running and worked some yesterday.


Blanks are heat treated by Paul Bos. First 3 are convexed at at the target weight of 5.5 oz. before I taper the tangs. I?ve gone through a ton of walnut to look for the best scales. So far I have a decent assortment of straight grain and varying degrees of figure. I also sent some to be stabilized; hope to get it back soon.

I hope to have way more regular updates on this progect.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #154 on: June 06, 2018, 11:40:52 AM »
Looks awfully good Sarge!  Glad some time has freed up a little to start back at it. 
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #155 on: June 06, 2018, 02:50:30 PM »
Looking good buddy.
I need to do what you've done to my shop. haul a bunch of stuff off, clean out and make more work area.
But I really need to go fishing :drool:
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #156 on: June 06, 2018, 04:22:42 PM »
Oh, MAN! :doh:    My salivaries are workin' overtime now! :drool:   ANY of that figured walnut would tickle me plumb to death! :banana:
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #157 on: June 06, 2018, 07:03:03 PM »
Sarge I think Horace would want one of these too.  You got it dialed in I think.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #158 on: June 06, 2018, 08:38:13 PM »
I know it was only a paragraph; said like that sounds like you've been gone for a year at least. Well done
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #159 on: June 06, 2018, 08:59:09 PM »
Thanks for the update,  glad you are back at it.
Knives are looking good.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #160 on: June 13, 2018, 08:36:44 PM »
Thanks, as always, guys. I appreciate the feedback. I worked some today and have a couple blades close to ready for scales.


From flat ground blank received back from heat treat on left, to convexed bevels in center, to the convexed blade with tapered tang on the right.


Blade with tapered tang and hollow ground tang to achieved desired weight.

Hand sanded this blade to 400 grit, then used a Scotchbrite belt for a satin finish.

Probably won't get much else done before vacation but I'll post some more pics when I get back.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #161 on: June 13, 2018, 09:37:35 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #162 on: June 13, 2018, 10:36:11 PM »
Oh yeah, baby! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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