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Old 04-14-2017, 02:47 PM
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They call that an integral, and the price just doubled

I have done one with integral bolsters and it was a major pain. A milling machine would have been a big help to square the shoulders. I'm getting the itch to try it again and thinking it would be really cool if I could put a 1/2 or 3/4 inch radius in instead of a square shoulder, and then match the wood to the curve.

I have never tried the johnsons floor wax but I have heard of folks using it. I'm sure it would be fine, and is probably more or less the same stuff as the birchwood casey stock wax in a different container.
Thanks.. $$$$$ Just kidding.. I thought you could see the other little thing in the second picture but after viewing it on the computer it's nearly impossible..

The scales are curved on the tang of the knife.. Or I should say the tang of the knife is curved on each side leading from bolster to loop..

behind the bolster it's 0.152, middle have handle it's 0.104 then it fattens back out to the hole at 0.164.. I just thought it was kind of neat.. Was a major pain to fit.. Just a little gap on the corner of one side..

I did the last little bit of clean up and waxed it.. Question now is where do I stash it so no one cuts a finger off.. I doubt it will ever sell as the set with holder will be in the 400.00 range.. I'll more than likely give it away at some point..

Thanks again for the help..
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:36 PM
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Beautiful stuff, Jennifer.
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Jen, Very,very nice. I especially like the way you blended the grain of the wood together, and that blade shape is right for the period. Tom
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Thanks.. $$$$$ Just kidding.. I thought you could see the other little thing in the second picture but after viewing it on the computer it's nearly impossible..

The scales are curved on the tang of the knife.. Or I should say the tang of the knife is curved on each side leading from bolster to loop..

behind the bolster it's 0.152, middle have handle it's 0.104 then it fattens back out to the hole at 0.164.. I just thought it was kind of neat.. Was a major pain to fit.. Just a little gap on the corner of one side..

I did the last little bit of clean up and waxed it.. Question now is where do I stash it so no one cuts a finger off.. I doubt it will ever sell as the set with holder will be in the 400.00 range.. I'll more than likely give it away at some point..

Thanks again for the help..
I noticed the taper but thought it might be an illusion or something with the angle of the pic. Lots of folks taper the tang to improve balance, but I've never seen it done so it's thick at both ends. That would have been a headache to fit scales to but it has a pretty neat effect
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:14 AM
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Jen, Very,very nice. I especially like the way you blended the grain of the wood together, and that blade shape is right for the period. Tom
Thanks Tom. I tried to get it just right since i upscaled it slightly.. It's one of my favorite colonial patterns but you don't see it often.. I had seen a really nice set of dinnerware with a matching set of this pattern in this style knife.. But they were 3/4 the size..

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I noticed the taper but thought it might be an illusion or something with the angle of the pic. Lots of folks taper the tang to improve balance, but I've never seen it done so it's thick at both ends. That would have been a headache to fit scales to but it has a pretty neat effect
I figured.. Pictures can be so tough.. The one thing I really liked about the wood was with the draw knife it would only take little shavings off, so I could just rock it back and forth and it would take of 0.0005 at a time.. made it a little easier..

While overall I'm pretty happy with the results it made me realize why I'm not a bladesmith.. I love the forging and heat treating but the finish work just about kills me..

On a side note it is definitely air hardening spring steel.. I did a full test on the steel and it hardened consistently even held in warm air.. also did a snap test to see grain growth and it was very amazing to see how consistent the grain grow was even with higher temps.
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The video is finished.. If one of you Kindly gentlemen in charge of such things would move this link to the first page it would be mightily appreciated..

And yes, I do know there is a spelling error.. in the first or second title..

https://youtu.be/TZU_Sl8oTew
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Hombres trabajando.
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Thats cute.. Thanks you much..
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Beautiful and outstanding work Jen!!!!!
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