New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:38 am

Randy I think they are looking awesome. Totally appropriate for such an awesome thread.
Looking for clean EOs from very good to excellent to minty to new.

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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:54 am

Thanks QS! Will, those are the very same. I did not think about it at the time but they are shinny because they were wet! I gave them a coat of potassium permanganate to darken the edges. I am trying to make them look like the stag covers on the Shapleigh jack at the beginning of the post. When shaping and sanding stag it can take on a bright white appearance. Which is very cool, but in this case we are trying to copy the look of aged stag. Here is a pic after I gave them a rub down.
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There are a couple of places that need smoothing a bit. After that it time to drill some holes for handle pins and the rocker pin. After the handle pins are in its time to inlay the shield. I'll be back with more pics on Monday!
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby stagman » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:59 am

Thanks Randy...you are really gonna get the look you want looking at the
last pic of em...really enjoyed this post, and to watch someone share
their wonderfull talents with the rest of us Joe Lunchbuckets
I guess I never in all my days realized by sanding down them stag
slabs, you could get to the stag bark area you like the best...and the
color you are gonna get out of the smooth area...gorgeous !!!
I got a pair of slabs and when I figure out what to put em on,
I am gonna get on your waiting list bud....

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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:22 pm

Thanks Will! Any time your ready buddy! Well its going to be another scorcher here today! Going to pin the covers on today and inlay the shield! Tomorrow is going to be a non work day. I have been nursing a bad tooth for a couple of days and have an appointment to get that sucker yanked out tomorrow. With any luck Wednesday is supposed to be cooler and I will done with the broken tooth! :shock: So my plan is to reassemble the knife then and start on the final finish! Most of my work is done by hand so maybe I'll be done on Friday. We will see! Stay tuned ::tu::
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:04 pm

Alrighty, covers are pinned on and the next step is to inlay the shield. Final finish and buff after that. Then its time to assemble! Here is a pic of where I am at this morning. I placed the shield where it is going to be so that you could get a look at it.
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and the picture of the knife that we are trying to replicate.
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby glennbad » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:34 pm

Coming along nicely, Randy!

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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:11 pm

Thanks Glenn! You know I was looking those stag covers and the lines on the cap end remind me of flames.
fire stag.jpg
:D Fire Stag!
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Calm down Randy. You're not working on a '57 Chevy.
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:32 am

I'll try Greg ::groove:: But dang, there aint nuthin like a 57 Chevy Belair with tail fins, Cragers with baby moons. Fat tires in the back with raised white letters. Oh my.... there I go again... Oh jack up the back end .... and of course.... Flames! ::super_happy::
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:36 am

#goldpan wrote:I'll try Greg ::groove:: But dang, there aint nuthin like a 57 Chevy Belair with tail fins, Cragers with baby moons. Fat tires in the back with raised white letters. Oh my.... there I go again... Oh jack up the back end .... and of course.... Flames! ::super_happy::

You go buddy! Flames on that thing will look great! :D
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:13 pm

Alrighty, I went to dentist and had to get a tooth pulled. Its all done but the infection and swelling are slowing me down today. Rob I should be finished by the weekend. I hate to be idle but I need to let the feeling in my face pass before I do more work on your knife. I plan on finishing over the weekend.
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I just need to age that diamond shield a little to get the over all look that we are looking for. Then I can pin it in place and start putting the knife back together. How do like it so far Rob? I hope to be able to mail it out you next week!
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby robbobus » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:45 pm

It's looking fantastic, loving watching it come together. As you know, I intend to give it to a colleague but I'm not so sure anymore. :D
Heal up well from your dental visit.

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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:33 pm

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Okay! I am close to putting it all back together. The nickel silver pin stock for this one will be here tomorrow according to the tracking info. Once it gets here I start re-assembling her. I think we done good trying to get old time Shapleigh look. ::nod:: Over the weekend I'll pin her together and do the finishing touches. After that we will be ready to ship her home! Rob if the color is good were done, except for putting her back together. If you want the color lighter or darker let me know. I prefer to get that done before it goes back together.
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby robbobus » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:54 am

I think its looking great.
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Re: New WIP Rehandle GEC 77

Postby #goldpan » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:25 pm

while waiting for the pin stock to be delivered today I thought I would do a mock up. Pinned it up with some tooth picks. Looks good! Can't wait to finish!
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