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Title: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: Red on June 14, 2015, 10:28:05 PM
Apologies for my absence, things have been a little... hectic for me lately.  About 2 years ago, my mother in law was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. She had been responding well to the treatments up until about March. I will spare you all the details, but basically, my wife and I have just finished moving her into our house, by ourselves. Meanwhile, my wife just graduated pharmacy college right in the middle of all this. It basically boiled down to me having 2 weekends to pack and move my MIL, due to all the recent graduation events in my family, among still working full time etc...

Anyway, enough whining. Seems to be calming down a little now, I actually got some shop time in this weekend. I had Dimec make me some Ctek a few months ago, decided I would make a folder out of it. Came out so nice, I had Dimec make me MORE Ctek so I can do a full size knife in it as well :)

Here are some pics:
 I got a woodie and a bushtool ground and heat treated this weekend, and this is what a folder blade looks like about half way through being made. Got the folder blade heat treated today, but I still have to finish grinding the bevel, and obviously, make it fit in the folder.

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u95/redneckknivesusa/WP_20150614_11_57_17_Pro_zps41fipc0k.jpg)
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u95/redneckknivesusa/WP_20150607_19_31_50_Pro_zpsatjd0lto.jpg)
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u95/redneckknivesusa/WP_20150611_001_zpss1m069zm.jpg)
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: greyhound352 on June 15, 2015, 04:13:24 AM
I hope everything inproves for the mother-in-law.

Glad to see you turning out some blades. That folder is bad a$$!
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: Sarge on June 15, 2015, 06:13:04 AM
Dang, Red. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL. Hope things improve.

Glad you were able to get some shop time. Folder looks awesome! Nice work.


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Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 15, 2015, 08:09:38 AM
Great looking knife!

I hope your MIL has the best possible outcome.
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: Wilderbeast on June 15, 2015, 08:16:00 AM
Sending positive thoughts for your MIL. 

That folder is off the chart  :drool:  I may need to trade you out on the next one.

Glad to see you back in the game.
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on June 15, 2015, 08:36:02 AM
Prayers for your MIL and family. 

That is a wicked folder Red!  Darn fine work.
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: wsdstan on June 15, 2015, 02:02:24 PM
You're a good man Red.

Nice knife.  Like the design and the handle material.
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: Yellowyak on June 15, 2015, 03:54:48 PM
Sorry to hear about your MIL. Please give her our best. Congratulations to your wife on her graduation, a great accomplishment.

Beautiful folder, hope to see it at our next outing.
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: crashdive123 on June 15, 2015, 04:46:21 PM
Sorry to hear about your MIL.  Prayers sent for her and your whole family.
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: Dano on June 15, 2015, 04:52:12 PM
You have really had a lot happening in life for sure, but glad you have her moved in and close now.  I'm sure it's an adjustment but will probably be easier for all of you.  Glad you got some time back to yourself again, and that folder is BEYOND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hang in there, you know we're here for you!!!
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: pete28 on June 15, 2015, 06:49:52 PM
Hope your MIL improves and best wishes. Good to see ya back and love that folder!
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: Red on June 18, 2015, 09:50:00 PM
Thanks for all the well wishes guys :) I appreciate it! Looks like things might calm down a little, at least for now.

I will try to get back in the shop and make some more knives asap!
Title: Re: Apologies for my absence..
Post by: crashdive123 on June 19, 2015, 04:17:41 AM
Glad to hear things are calming down.  If you need anything, let us know.