I fixed up a broke 94 OT

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I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:07 pm

I actually got a few minutes away from my "honey-do" project and got a chance to get in my shop yesterday.
I got this Old Timer a few weeks ago that had a broken swenden pin in front and the main blade had jumped off the track. The blades looked nice and full so I bought it. I figured it needed a new set of scales and a good pinning to get her going again.

Just after I got the knife disassembled and cleaned a bit, I decided I wanted to put some deer antler on it for new scales.
Here she is all broken down and cleaned up a bit. I cut 4 pieces of deer antler as flat as I could so I might have a couple of good ones to choose from.
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The lower 2 pieces turned out to be the only ones I could get to fit. I still didn't get as good a fit as I would like but.....Oh well...
Here is a couple of poor pictures of the end result. She walks and talks once again!
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Kinda favors an Uncle Henry now. SO, does that mean it's an Old Henry....

Mike
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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by doglegg » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11 pm

That antler looks really good Mike. A really great job. Thanks for sharing. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::handshake::

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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Jeffinn » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:13 pm

That turned out great! The antler looks really good.
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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:30 pm

Thanks guys....
I am not exactly pleased with the out come. The fit of the scales is much less than I wanted. The antler is straight off an old hunter's rack. I have a lot of practice to do to get better at fitting scales between bolsters.
But the usability is back..... full sharp blades and she snaps open and closed real nicely.

She will tote pretty nice!

:)
"...... 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: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Beavertail » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:03 pm

That is beautiful! ::tu::

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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:07 pm

Looks great, it is always hard to beat stag when rehandling. ::tu::
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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by orvet » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:15 pm

I would say you did very well with the antler you had to work with.
IMHO, the artistry of working with stag is to make the best handle possible from the piece of antler you are using. That takes a lot of practice even just using precut slabs. There is a whole new level of difficulty involved when you are cutting the slabs as well!

I expect you are like I am, my own worst critic, when it comes to looking at a knife I have worked on. I see flaws no one else sees because I know they're there.

The knife looks better than you think it does!
Great job! ::tu::
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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:21 pm

Thanks everyone!

And thanks for the confidence booster Dale!

::tu::
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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: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by orvet » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:27 pm

You earned it Mike. ::tu::
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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Tony_Wood » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Good job Mike.
Working from raw materials is a chore.
Looks good from here.
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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:14 pm

Thanks Tony!

::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: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by cody6268 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:41 pm

That is gorgeous! I've been meaning to have a 34OT (my first; and favorite Schrade) done up in stag.

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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm

cody6268 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:41 pm
I've been meaning to have a 34OT (my first; and favorite Schrade) done up in stag.
My collection started MANY years ago with Old Timers.
I have just about all the Old Timers (made it the USA) so now I am going back and picking up some of my favorites and putting on new bone scales. It's a fun exercise and I am learning a lot with each attempt.

I now have a stack of knives I want to do as projects..... It's hard to figure out which is next.....LOL.
I am thinking next will be a TL-29..... More FUN!!
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"...... 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: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Doc B » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:53 pm

Looks pretty darn good, to me! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
What did you cut the antler with?
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Re: I fixed up a broke 94 OT

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:08 pm

Doc B wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Looks pretty darn good, to me! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
What did you cut the antler with?
I zipped some pieces off with my band saw. It's not all that easy, really, with these ole Mississippi white tail antlers. You have to commit yourself early by loping off a piece and then trying to find a sorta straight surface to put against the fence.
I discovered with this attempt that I need to try to get some longer pieces (if I can) to start with. Time you sand the back side to make it flat, you sometimes end up with a piece you can't use.
I wanted to use the more gnarly pieces this time but it just wasn't in the cards. I ruined the first one in a HURRY.... LOL.
You get a bunch of old antler sets and you think you really have something. Then you start looking at where you can cut to get a slab..... then the fun starts.....LOL.

:lol:
"...... 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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