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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:57 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:There you go, there is nothin' like making the whole knife yourself. I just finished my first one recently, although it is a lot of work!!
I agree!
::tu::
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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Doc B » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:40 pm

I hadn't forgotten about this...and I think it's one of the neatest knives I've seen someone design and make. Glad to see it back on the bench! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Meridian_Mike » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:28 am

It was sitting on my bench all this time. I didn't want to mess it up (too bad)...... so I had to wait until I had the right solution for the spring. Yep, it is back and I hope to get a LOT done this weekend. I have some other things to do Saturday but I should have Sunday afternoon in my shop!

Onward!
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They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by carrmillus » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:40 pm

..mike, that's amazing!!...I wish I had your talent!!!, I could make drawings for it, but that's about it!!!..... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..................

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:59 am

Well, as the curtain goes down on this build I have to say.... I learned a LOT and once the frustration with the spring situation was soothed, the build became fun again.

The more I worked out the final shape for the handle, the less I liked it. It just looked.... to phallic to me. SO.... I made a slight adjustment to the handle at the butt area.

This was after I did a lot of filing and sanding.
The basic final shape...
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I pinned the 2 halves together temporarily and worked out the shape from there.

And so.... here she is...
(Please pardon my poor photographic skills...)
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This joker is heavy in your pocket... SO, I will build a sheath for it at a later date.
Thanks for watching this build everyone!

Mike
:D
They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:05 pm

I forgot to show the real size of this knife.... It is just about 9" long when its open.
One more pic for the road......
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Yes, it's big and it's heavy.... Just way I like it!

Mike
They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:22 pm

BRAVO!! ::ds:: That looks SWEET!!
No doubt a great sense of satisfaction for you. Well done, Sir!!
Take care and God bless,

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:12 pm

Thanks Steve... It was fun and educational!

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They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by doglegg » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:30 pm

Mike, thank you. Such an enjoyable experience to watch from start to finish. A very hefty knife. I look forward to seeing the pouch. The brass pins add to it I believe. Congrats on a great job. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Doc B » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:22 pm

She was a long road, coming...but that is SUPER COOL!!! Outstanding job!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks y'all...

And sorry it took so long to complete. It maybe took 4 or 5 work days to do it. I'll try to be a little more diligent from now on!

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They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by glennbad » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:04 pm

Wow, that's a beauty Mike!

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:08 pm

glennbad wrote:Wow, that's a beauty Mike!
Thanks Glenn!
It was fun!
They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Post by Byrd » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:30 pm

Man! That's quite and undertaking and well done at that!
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