Here is the next one I want to build

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Meridian_Mike
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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby 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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"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby 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

Postby 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!
:D
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby 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

Postby 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
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby 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
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby 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,

Steve
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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:12 pm

Thanks Steve... It was fun and educational!

:D
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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!

:D
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby 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

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:08 pm

glennbad wrote:Wow, that's a beauty Mike!


Thanks Glenn!
It was fun!
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Re: Here is the next one I want to build

Postby Byrd » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:30 pm

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