What did I get myself into.........

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What did I get myself into.........

Postby Saw Filer » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:03 pm

I've been staring at this old hulk for days wondering what I could do with it. I had no nickel to replace the bolsters with, but I found a big fuse at work that had a giant brass washer on it... ::hmm:: ....... ::idea::
I'm not sure exactly what the parent knife is called and I sure don't know what you'd call the end result. It was a lot of work to make if function properly, and I don't think I like working brass or wood, but I learned a lot from this one.
This stuff could get habit forming! :D
Anybody know exactly what it started as? All I know for sure is it was an Imperial. Date???
Thanks for looking, Shannon
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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby big monk » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 pm

I don't know what it"'WUZZZ"" but I'd sure be mighty proud of what it ""IS"" ___that's a beauty,nice job ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby wheelgun44 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:09 pm

AWESOME WORK!! I love seeing your customs!! What's next in line??!!!!

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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby Joe Dirt » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:14 pm

Sweet Job!!! ::tu::

Judging solely from the nail pull, I would say it's a '36 - '52 stamp with the abbreviated "Prov." R.I. stamp. (no U.S.A.)
The blade configuration would make it an engineers knife.

I'm sure Miller Bro` will be along soon to correct me. ::paranoid::

Again, NICE knife! ::nod::

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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby philco » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:36 pm

Shannon,

You have some SERIOUS TALENT. Keep up the great work and keep showing us what you've done.

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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby Saw Filer » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:57 pm

You nailed the stamp Joe. I'll just have to take your word for it on the rest. Glad yall like it.
BTW, the scales are Cherry burl.
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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby Ramrod » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:16 pm

Hey, You forgot a couple pieces!
jk, Great job! ::tu::
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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby Toejammer » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:54 am

Sweet ::tu::
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Postby orvet » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:16 am

Beautiful work! ::tu::
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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby muskrat man » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:15 am

holey moses, thats nice ::mdm:: how did you pinch the bolsters? dang thing looks like it just walked out of GEC. Very swell work you did there ::tu::
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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby biglmbass » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:13 pm

Well done. Love the bolster treatment. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby Saw Filer » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:19 am

Thank you all...I am humbled.
Muskrat man, I don't even know for sure what "pinched" is :oops: I cut the lines in with a handsaw file. The flat spots on the ends are from carefully sticking it to a belt sander. You fellers will have to look over me because I really don't know poop from apple butter when it comes to knives.

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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby muskrat man » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:57 am

the lines are often referred to as "threading" (no idea why) and the dimples at the ends are referred to as "pinched" it looks super ::ds::
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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:03 pm

Slanted, threaded AND pinched bolsters!? Buddy, you know more about knives then you're giving yourself credit for! That is awesome work! What a future you have as a knife mechanic, don't stop. ::tu::

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Re: What did I get myself into.........

Postby TripleF » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:02 am

Absolutely gorgeous!! ::tu::
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