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ditchman

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    im facinated by this penknife making...usually i deciede to make something and i make it ...then i say to myself...."yup jobs a gooden"....then i look for something different....but this knife making is very different ...as every single one is totally unique..........

    the small one is a No 7...and will be made for the daughter of the PW'er who sent me the antler points.....the one with a tight curve is for the father and the "straighter one will be for another PW'er.......i was rather hesitant in doing the one with a tight curve ...but once i had cleaned and cut it and dissasembled the knives and dry married them together ...i picked up the one with a tight curve and knew straighaway that it would work very well at that angle...very comfortable and safe.........it will polish well as the other ones will and have a finish of antique ivory and all of them will have a thick brass pommel to them............

    i wont post all the "in's and outs of a dogs backside" about them ...only to update with the odd pic now and then as i progress........................

     

    ditch

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    2 minutes ago, billytheghillie said:

    Here me thinking you had 2 woman on the go!

    hah fooled you.......................god there are some perves about..:lol:

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    Nice, very nice. Like 'em all but the curved one is just ....different.  Tricky to make a sheath for but........ different..

     Have you blued that bottom blade or is it just the light angle ?

     

    He's doubting your ability .....   two ??????   PAH!!!!

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    44 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

    Nice, very nice. Like 'em all but the curved one is just ....different.  Tricky to make a sheath for but........ different..

     Have you blued that bottom blade or is it just the light angle ?

     

    He's doubting your ability .....   two ??????   PAH!!!!

    it is the trick of the light............if i blued it ....it would de-temper it to a softer steel...........

    i made some small BA spanners for the sewing machine which i gave to my daughter...................now...i blued them and they look the dogs whatsits..

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    32 minutes ago, hambone said:

     They look good :good:are you going to reattach the locking collar?

    look at the previous opinel threads i have done and you will see how they are finished...............

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    13 minutes ago, ditchman said:

    look at the previous opinel threads i have done and you will see how they are finished...............

    simple yes or no would have done 😂

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    15 minutes ago, hambone said:

    simple yes or no would have done 😂

    alright ...bloody yes.............................have you looked at the other threads ?

    without a locking collar they wouldnt look right and would not be safe to use..............

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    15 minutes ago, ditchman said:

    alright ...bloody yes.............................have you looked at the other threads ?

    without a locking collar they wouldnt look right and would not be safe to use..............

    Hadn't looked at the other threads but I have just seen j dogs post and it looks superb :good: 

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    started work on the bottom of the 3 set out.....got the most difficult bit done first ...nearly a mornings work there...(mind you i have done other things)...tomorrow i will cut the blade slot and drill the rivet hole...and flattern the base so i can cut and measure for the brass pommel.....

    this one as with the others sits very nicely in the hand.........

     

    thats all folks

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    right ...the next thing on the list was 

    1. cutting the blade slot ...(difficult)
    2. routing to depth
    3. flattening off handle
    4. marrying handle to brass stock...(both need to be perfect so you cant see any gaps...last 2 pics)

     

     

    off to do my shopping now.....and what is tuesday night ???

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    Ditchy, I've just picked up on the thread, 

     

    they look awesome mate, great work, I think you should keep one mate,

     

    one of the number 9s lol,

     

    the antler looks very familiar lol

     

    great stuff, they are a brill idea,

     

    great skill mate:thanks:

     

    flynny

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    2 minutes ago, dead eye alan said:

    Amazing work Simon I am in awe of the craftsmanship, more power to your elbow.  

    ^^^^^^^ this. Wow. 

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    well nearly there....have polished the handle up with a compound used for hard plastic...and has come out quite well............you can see all the history of the antler point now....

    pommel finished.....all that remains now is the reprofiling of the blade point and getting all the grind marks out...that steel is good and hard.....

    when i take a pic of the blade...in certain lights it has a natural "bluey" tinge to it..............something i only see on old victorian era steels........

    found out the secret of the opinel knife.........picture #3 of the furrell............i will tell you now...that steel ...i dont know what it is but by christ its tough and hard....

     

    dave its nearly done boy ..:good:

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    Absolutely marvellous Simon:good:

     

    What will you do with all the wooden Opinell handles?

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    1 hour ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

    Absolutely marvellous Simon:good:

     

    What will you do with all the wooden Opinell handles?

    dont know yet.............there's a fair few of them........:lol:

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