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Offline Dano

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My first woodie clone
« on: April 09, 2012, 11:35:52 AM »
As you know, I'm making a career out of this one.  I've got my new grinder figured out as far as operating it goes, but just not as familiar with it yet as I'd like to be.

I had the handle part of this almost shaped when my other grinder pooped out, so today I got the 4" angle grinder out and roughed in the remaining part of the handle and the front end.  Then off to the grinder we went.  I probably should have stopped there, but I wanted to see how the bevels were going to work out with my guide.

As you can see they aren't even, but I hope to be able to even them up with the final after HT.

Specs:

5/32" O-1
9 1/4" OAL
1 5/16" at the widest part of the blade
4 5/8" blade length
4 5/8" handle length
I had to readjust the angle, but I think it was 26 degrees inclusive

I still need to drill the bolt and lanyard holes and then buy the tools to harden it.  I've chosen the sub-par hardening process...so it will match the rest of the knife!! LMAO  It'll probably turn out rough, but I don't care cause it's been a blast.  Just wish my back could hold up longer!

It will have the Ironwood scales I got from PW on it and I'll make a really sub-par sheath.  I'm thinking it may get stainless hardware, but I have to check what I have.

My first solo








So I was having trouble with the pics again, that's why there's another with pics I need to delete.

Thanks for looking!!
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 11:41:41 AM »







 









Forget this, I was having problems with the pics again.............. ....
« Last Edit: April 09, 2012, 11:53:50 AM by Dano »

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 12:13:14 PM »
that looks GREAT Dan!! well done on that!
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 12:20:07 PM »
Looking forward to the progress pics! Are you using pins or loveless bolts? I cant remember if I asked that or not.

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
Thanks guys!!  I've got some brass lanyard tubing, but can't find the stainless  or the aluminum I had...so it may be brass.  I've got Loveless and Corby's both, so I'll just have to see.

Thanks again for the kind words!

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 01:01:44 PM »
You can delete that second thread if you want.  I had forgotten about using the control v instead of paste.   It used to work fine, but not any more unless I do it in a separate thread...

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 02:03:52 PM »
Looking good so far can't wait to see it finshed.
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 02:17:19 PM »
I think it looks great!
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 06:14:38 PM »
Nice work so far...I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the project and the completed knife!

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 06:59:53 PM »
cool man, i really like how you brought the grind all the way down to the guard.

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 07:22:35 PM »
I was real hesitant to open this topic. Just looking at the topics' name, since there are many definitions of "woodie".. But since this is a Blades forum & Altho it is in the Knives & "Tool" discussion, I thought maybe its' a possible trick topic, like some I have seen here... LOL
But, I took a chance & opened the topic with one eye closed.
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Looks like a great project & I know I ill be looking forward to seeing your progress!
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Good luck too! on your first "solo"  run!
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 07:52:19 PM »
cool man, i really like how you brought the grind all the way down to the guard.

Thanks!  I wasn't sure how to blend it together so I left the guard a little big until it's closer to being done.  And I need a LOT more practice, and time with the new grinder!!

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 07:55:32 PM »
I was real hesitant to open this topic. Just looking at the topics' name, since there are many definitions of "woodie".. But since this is a Blades forum & Altho it is in the Knives & "Tool" discussion, I thought maybe its' a possible trick topic, like some I have seen here... LOL
But, I took a chance & opened the topic with one eye closed.
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Looks like a great project & I know I ill be looking forward to seeing your progress!
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Good luck too! on your first "solo"  run!
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Yeah I was kinda hesitant too but figured everybody would know...

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 09:38:11 PM »
Looks sweet, man!  Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2012, 04:58:36 AM »
That is going to be nice when your done Dano. Can't wait to see the handle.
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:05 PM »
Awesome work Dano!  Can't wait to see the end product.  Did you discuss handle plans? 
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 04:53:56 AM »
Awesome work Dano!  Can't wait to see the end product.  Did you discuss handle plans?

Thanks guys!

I got a set of the straight grained Ironwood scales from PW that I planned on using if I don't botch it up too badly the rest of the way.  This is a learner for me so if I trash it, I'm saving the scales!! LOL

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 05:41:56 AM »
Cannot wait to see this one finished, looks great so far!

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012, 07:47:54 AM »
Awesome work Dano!  Can't wait to see the end product.  Did you discuss handle plans?

Thanks guys!

I got a set of the straight grained Ironwood scales from PW that I planned on using if I don't botch it up too badly the rest of the way.  This is a learner for me so if I trash it, I'm saving the scales!! LOL

You know what?  I bet from looking at what you've already done that that knife will be awesome!  Ironwood sounds like a really great choice. 

Waiting to see that bad boy done.  Good luck!
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 01:45:13 AM »
Looking good Dan, ironwood sounds good :)

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2012, 12:15:11 PM »
Ok Dano, time to pop some pain killers and get this one done brother!! :P
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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2012, 02:42:02 PM »
Ok Dano, time to pop some pain killers and get this one done brother!! :P

Tell me about it bro!!!

If things go as planned, I'll be ordering the propane torch from HF by Wednesday, but hopefully tomorrow.  I've read a couple reviews where they said it leaks out of the box, so if anybody hears a loud boom with a fireball and sees a bald guy flying through the air...don't worry, it's just me trying to harden my career project!!  LOL

I never got the firebrick, so I need to grab some blocks too, next time I'm out.

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Re: My first woodie clone
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2012, 01:11:37 PM »
Top job.
Looking forward to seeing the finished knife with scales and sheath. ;)
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