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Some Knives

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Dave Hodson, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Dave Hodson

    Dave Hodson New Member

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    Recently joined so hopefully I don't break anything trying to figure out how to post photos. This is a hobby for me so I don't build a lot - mostly for friends and family. Generally everything is stock removal 154 CM or ATS-34 heat treated in an Ovenheat oven and plate quenched but lately I'm trying to sort out forging. Handles are Dymondwood although my stock is running out. I haven't found a replacement yet so maybe somebody could help me out.

    I started out trying to post an imagefrom my google photos but for some reason, nothing would post so until I sort that out, I'll try this link to the album.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/aC5fPzUBqxwbRXLC7

    Regards
    Dave
     
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Wow, that's a great looking portfolio of knives Dave! Always nice to see a variety of shapes and sizes. Thanks for sharing. Leatherwork looks delicious too. Looks like you have been putting some mileage on your buffer. ;)

    You probably know that Rutland's plant burnt down in 2014, so people's stashes are getting low. Some makers I have talked with have been going to D.B. Webb https://www.webbwood.com/ for similar laminates.

    Dan
     
  3. Magnus

    Magnus New Member

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    Nice work, Dave. You seem to have a real commitment to quality.
     
  4. Dave Hodson

    Dave Hodson New Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Yes - my stash of handle material is dwindling. I was surprised there hasn't been more offerings for Dymondwood replacements by suppliers but maybe there isn't enough demand for it. I did look at the Webb site but at the time, they didn't offer the colours I was looking for. Haven't checked in a while though. Getting a good stable finish on my handles is my bugaboo so far and still haven't landed on a good process for natural wood. I did set up a vacuum chamber and have stabilized some wood with Cactus Juice with some success but I think I need to learn more. Any help is welcome.

    Regards
    Dave
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Awesome Dave, thank you for sharing those!
     
  6. Wishalot

    Wishalot New Member

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    Great work and photos
     

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