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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #550 on: December 15, 2018, 08:38:12 AM »
those look awesome mike!  I like the looks of the giraffe bone as well.  Very handsome appeal.  You are really getting your craft down. 
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #551 on: December 15, 2018, 09:32:04 AM »
I liked the one with the colored giraffe-bone handle.....and the sheath with the dyed tooling along the welt! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:    How in the world did you do that without 'coloring outside the lines?' :shrug:

I liked your forge, too......did you take any photos of the build?
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #552 on: December 15, 2018, 04:37:34 PM »
Thank you, guys.

Yep, Stan, I've singed hair a couple times getting too close to it. I've learn to keep my distance.

OE, the color of that giraffe bone is called fossil. Ordered it from Jantz - there are some really interesting colors. I'll try some more of it for sure.

Wolfy, I learned by accident with that punch ... the dye seems to follow the lines in those scallops outward from the center. With the leather still damp from stamping it, I wet a sponge with dye and run it around the edge of the sheath. Then the dye sorta "radiates" to the edge of each tool mark. Finish with a little touching-up using the dye on a small paint brush.

No real forge build pics. I roughly followed the build here starting with the $25 air tank from Tractor Supply   

http://zoellerforge.com/airtank.html

except I used a hinge to reattach the end of the tank. I roll mine outside to use and back inside to store it. I didn't want to have to stack bricks in front of it.

I built the burner based on this video.
https://youtu.be/Miri90Hlzh0

I got the pipe/fittings at a local hardware store. I used 1 1/2" pieces instead of 2" as in the video. Ordered the ceramic blanket and refractory off Ebay. Relatively easy project ... I wish I had done it sooner.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #553 on: December 15, 2018, 06:24:28 PM »
Thanks, Mike.....I guess I kinda' figured that's what happened with the dye migration into the stamping.  I've never tried it, but I think I'll give it a whirl next time I build a sheath......I really like the look! :thumbsup:

Thanks for the forge construction ideas, too.....sure beats the heck out of a coal forge. ;)
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #554 on: December 18, 2018, 04:19:03 AM »
Awesome work.  Cool trick with the dye.

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #555 on: January 22, 2019, 08:43:43 PM »
Last build of 2018...


6-inch blade rasp knife with vintage Westinghouse micarta

First build of 2019


O1 tool steel, 4-inch blade, stabilized black walnut
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #556 on: January 23, 2019, 08:40:13 AM »
I like those.  The second one is interesting.  Blade shape and length look perfect for an all around bushcraft knife.  As usual you "done did" great with them.
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #557 on: January 23, 2019, 05:29:35 PM »
Very nice.  i like that westinghouse micarta color. 
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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #558 on: February 25, 2019, 01:57:01 PM »
Thanks, guys! Yep, I like the way the micarta turned out ... I've got a few more pieces I'm looking forward to using.

Not much knife time (or forum time) lately. I'm working on getting another batch of blades ready for heat treat. I've managed to finish a few projects recently ...

A sheath build for friend's old knife to go with his black powder gear.




Not my knives - they are works of art - but made the sheaths for a friend


Most recent builds... lots of micarta, G10, and kydex




Drilled the scales and inserted this 3/4" pin into the G10. Looks clean.


Thanks for looking.

I've also been cleaning up a WWII Japanese officer's wakizashi. It's in rough condition so I'm not too worried about ruining the value. I need a scabbard if anybody has one lying around.




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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #559 on: February 25, 2019, 04:16:39 PM »
Nice sheaths on the friends knives and that KPD knife is terrific looking with that pin on the scales. 

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Re: Sarge's stuff
« Reply #560 on: February 26, 2019, 12:28:37 PM »
Thanks, Stan. A 3/4" spade bit was the perfect size for those pins.
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