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what's in the works

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by LeclairKnives, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Really like the figure in the first handle. I know the customer didn't want shiny, but it seems like a real shame not to put a nice polish on a piece of wood like that.
     
  2. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    I agree that nice wood like this would look better polished out. Maybe I'll polish them up to 2500x for pictures then see what the client says, can always go back down to 800x if that's what she prefers..
     
  3. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    All done except for the sheaths.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Wow! Really nice set of knives. I also think it's a shame about not polishing up the handles (those would really pop out) but I guess I can understand the client being concerned about them being slippery to hold under working conditions.
     
  5. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    Thanks I'm super happy with them. just taking a break from sheath making (my least favorite part)
     
  6. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Hey Jason! Are you going to be bringing some of your knives out to the Metal Art Show and Sale at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum this September? Looks like you're producing some stellar pieces!

    Jim T
     
  7. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    Thanks Jim. yes I plan on bringing some stuff out this year, barring another freak forklift accident that is lol
     
  8. metal99

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    Awesome designs and execution man :) well done!
     
  9. LeclairKnives

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    Thanks guys.
     
  10. LeclairKnives

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    Working on 3 more orders, a 8" drop point hunter that will get stabilized maple burl handles [​IMG] next is a 9"cpm154 hunter bevels are roughed in will hand sand to 400 grit before ht[​IMG] Last up is one I've had sitting in the shop ht'd and ready for handles, since last summer when I was injured at work. and had to put it away till my shoulder healed. After putting it down for so long I'd kinda run out of momentum on it so when a client requested a knife with almost the same dimensions I sent her the picture and she said go for it. It is 10" with a 5.5" blade in 440c. it will get either micarta up front and stabilized wood behind or stabilized wood In front with micarta behind. [​IMG]
     
  11. LeclairKnives

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    Had to catch up on the hony do list before continuing on these knives. Client asked me to drop tbe tip more on his hunter, so after taking care of that I rough ground the bevels.[​IMG]
     
  12. LeclairKnives

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    Got the first of the bunch almost done today. A couple firsts for me in this one. First time using a synthetic handle material other than g10 liners. First multi piece handle. I am super proud of the handle of this knife. The stabilized redwod burl meets up with the natural micarta without even a hint of a gap.[​IMG]
    I still have a bit more sanding to do then I will get better pictures.
     
  13. stevebates

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    Looks awesome...Excellent job on the seamless joint!!
     
  14. shadman

    shadman Member

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    looks good-i never even heard of natural micarta-
     
  15. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    As promised here are some better pictures.
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  16. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Really nice job, Jason!

    Jim T
     

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