Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Rough Cut


For aspiring knife makers out there I thought I would start a knife from the very first and record some tips. I just need to learn how to use my video feature on my Blackberry. This was not supposed to be cut into eight pieces. Hopfully Ill get better as I go.






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Silvia says I am cute, she wouldn't lie, right?




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Monday, August 29, 2011

I disembowled myself and then ran myself over!



I actually didn't do either of those things, but it seems that my readers (all three of them) are sadists and only comment on my posts when I hurt myself. (take a moment to reflect on how wrong you are). Well anyway, I made some really pretty knives.





This knife is made from a farrier rasp and some maple wood that I bought in Oregon.



This Maple cost a hundred dollars! I can't believe Silvia let me buy it but it was really pretty.




These two knives are for Chelsea and Meridith. I promised them some tiny knives a while ago and finally got around to making them. I was going to make a matched set but then I thought they are not identical, why should their knives be? They are cut form the same metal and forged in the same fire but are way different; just like you two. Cool, right? The handles are made of myrtle wood and if you are not familiar with myrtle wood you should do some homework and see why that might be special for you guys. I haven't decided which one should go where. I think that the first twin to comment on this post should be able to pick which one she wants. Ready go!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Pretty

This is the last of my maple burl wood. I am sad.

























Monday, June 13, 2011

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I think these pins turned out nice. The are made from a hollow brass tube with three stainless steel rods inside and held together with JB weld.













Sunday, June 12, 2011

A blast (furnace) from my past

I was just looking through an old CF card and I found some photos that I forgot I even took. Like here is my first attempt at a furnace. Very neat and compact, huh?



See, it even worked pretty good........once.

Yes, I melted a frying pan. Who new it was so easy to accomplish? One would think that pans, by their very nature, would be somewhat resistant to melting.


Dang, I made some ugly knives. I am a little chagrined to remember how proud I was of them. Hopefully I keep progressing and the couple I knives I am working on now (which I think are stunning beuties) will be ugly in my eyes in a few years when I am a superstar in the knife making world..... I'm not sure there are superstars in the knife making world. perhaps I'll be the first.