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Offline JeffG

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Grandpa's buck
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:41:26 AM »
I made a pair of knives for a friend and his brother. The handles were to include the antlers from the last big deer grandpa shot. He picked out the blades he wanted, and then pretty much gave me free reign to make a couple nice knives. Here is what I showed him yesterday. All I have to do is get the sheaths dyed and finished, and I will deliver them. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155110433@N07/42940963731/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155110433@N07/42940963361/in/dateposted-public/
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Re: Grandpa's buck
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 01:02:05 PM »
Nice! Love the blade profiles.

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Re: Grandpa's buck
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 04:23:47 PM »
Very pretty set.....NICE work, Jeff! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

How did you attach the antler to the tang? :shrug:
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Re: Grandpa's buck
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 05:13:12 PM »
I reckon you could skin a critter with those.  Nice work.
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Re: Grandpa's buck
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 07:09:04 PM »
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How did you attach the antler to the tang?

Nice catch, Wolfy!  The tang was a rectangular shank, like most tangs; waaaay too big for the antler. The first maple block behind the guard is epoxied over the tang, nice and solid.I belt sanded the maple and the tang as one unit to the approx 45 degree angle(flush). I drilled a hole half- way into the maple block just above the tang. I epoxied and threaded a 3 inch stainless sheet metal screw into that hole. After it set,  I drilled the cocobolo for a close fit over the screw, and drilled the antler for a threaded fit to the screw. The leather spacer between the wood and the antler acted as a crush washer to allow correct indexing of the antler. The whole assembly was glued together with epoxy, and sanded and filed to shape. It's a solid assembly.
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