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Ulu Skinner

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by John Noon, Sep 18, 2016.

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  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    You know what happens when someone does something as a joke and it kind of blows up into multiple projects. Well a guy named Doug makes a Bowie the size of a lighter and calls it the mouse slayer, before he knew it lots of suggestions on getting it completed.

    I was thinking that is a neat idea and before I knew it I had a UlU in progress. We will call it the mouse skinner :)
    Blade is 15N20
    Bolster 1 penny cut in half
    Handle Karelian Birch burl that has been stabilized

    Figured might as well try my hand at engraving on something I could afford to loose or mess up on.
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    A word of caution during the whole process fingers are really close to the belt so not something to play with when tired
     
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    That's looks really cool! I can't imagine getting that much detail on something so small.
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I think I have a problem, supposed to be a fun little project but I could not help myself. Back into the shop and cleaned up the rough edge on the bolster and sanded to 400 grit instead of 240 and buffed it all again. Was just planning on drilling out handle so it could go on a necklace or bracelet.

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  4. PeterP

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    That is so cool! I like it!
    if you plan on turning it into bling, make sure its not sharp...lol just saying.
    and if I made just had a pointer on the engraving....create your design with a sharpie and just scratch the surface with the diamond bit.
    just go over it multiple times to get the depth that you are looking for. That way you wont get that jittery line look with different depth.
    my two cents from my trial and error. ;)
     
  5. John Noon

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    Not sharp, better double check that.

    Thanks for the pointers I did try and follow the sharpie all in on go.
     
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  6. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Pretty interesting. Here are a few miniature pictures the a fellow in Edmonton made.
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  7. PeterP

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    What diamond tips do you have?
    I both a kit at Canadian tire for around 30 bucks, different shape and size.
    I personally think they lose their cutting edge fast, but then again they might all be like that.
     
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  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    That is the set I picked up from CT

    Those are awesome miniatures, always amazed me the little replicas people make
     

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