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Offline crashdive123

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What Do You Do If.....
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:38:01 AM »
You find a piece of termite riddled pine with a big knot in tact...



And have a chunk of rusty sawmill blade...



Why, you make a neck knife with a fatwood knot handle of course.












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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 10:41:20 AM »
WOW!
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 11:44:45 AM »

  Looks like a spider in the middle of it's web, beautiful job.
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 11:45:04 AM »
Very nice came out awesome :)

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 11:48:58 AM »
I have been making some little fire kit knives with saw blades do you re heat treat them or run them as is?

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 12:04:27 PM »
Now, THAT is cool! :thumbsup:
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 12:40:01 PM »
Very nice Dave.

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 12:42:32 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous.......... 
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 01:20:43 PM »

Wonderful!

crashdive123, did you need to work the wood differently because it was "a piece of termite riddled pine?"  Can you describe for us beginners how you shaped it?

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2017, 04:41:05 PM »
 :cheers:  Well, that one came out just terrific.
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2017, 06:05:01 PM »
I have been making some little fire kit knives with saw blades do you re heat treat them or run them as is?

I do heat treat the steel.  As is, they are runing mid to low 50's.  Not quite hard enough to hold an edge.

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 06:07:18 PM »

Wonderful!

crashdive123, did you need to work the wood differently because it was "a piece of termite riddled pine?"  Can you describe for us beginners how you shaped it?

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The wood wasn't worked any differently because of the left over termite damage.  All I wanted was the fatwood knot.  I was able to slice it and get two slabs big enough for scales.  In both hand sanding and using the belt grinder I clogged up the sand paper very, very quickly with the resin.

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2017, 06:36:33 PM »

The wood wasn't worked any differently because of the left over termite damage.  All I wanted was the fatwood knot.  I was able to slice it and get two slabs big enough for scales.  In both hand sanding and using the belt grinder I clogged up the sand paper very, very quickly with the resin.

Thanks, crashdive123!  Looks terrific!

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2017, 07:19:10 PM »
Like the others have said that turned out great!  Colors in that wood are outstanding!  You couldn't get that deep and rich looking if you tried!  well done crash
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2017, 11:43:59 AM »
very pretty -- are those palmwood pins?

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 05:49:42 AM »
Another beauty, Crash. Nice work!  :cheers:
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2017, 09:36:08 AM »
Very good, i'm interested how it is to have a nice smelling knife around your neck :-)
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2017, 10:24:38 AM »
very pretty -- are those palmwood pins?

Yeah I like the pins too. Really nicely done!

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 06:37:50 PM »
The pins are 3/16" bamboo skewers.

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2017, 04:50:41 PM »
nice!  thanks.

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2017, 10:46:53 AM »
Very sweet Dave,
I need to get one of your neck knives.
I gifted one of your ironwood handle blades to my hunting friend in Ga. he skinned, & dressed out 7 deer last week with it. with nothing more than a touch up on the steel.
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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2017, 05:52:12 PM »
I have thought about fat wood for scales but, assumed they would be too sappy. How did you finish the wood and was it possible to stabilize the scales?

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Re: What Do You Do If.....
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2017, 06:56:48 PM »
I have thought about fat wood for scales but, assumed they would be too sappy. How did you finish the wood and was it possible to stabilize the scales?
You can't really stabilize the fatwood.  After sanding, I coated them with Minwax Wood Hardener to prevent sticky and stinky.