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« on: February 10, 2008, 03:01:23 AM »

Thought this might be fun. Here's a pic of some of the stuff i'm working on. Some of it's almost done ! If you guys have anything in the works, post some pics. I love seeing other peoples shops too. You know, how the other half lives. I may even post a pic of my little disaster / corner of heaven.    



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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 03:39:06 AM »

The nice thing about having a number of projects underway is that when you walk into the shop it's whatever suits your mood that day.

Your current projects are interesting. I'm curious what the story is on them. "Why you or a client chose the designs" and "for what purpose" are two questions that come to mind. Or, are some just for experimenting? In any case, it looks like you are having fun.

My doings is the stuff for students of Freud. Deep problems I suspect.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 03:17:21 PM »

Nice bunch of knives, I like the hide scraper, now you and Emma need a good fresh hide to work on. It looks like you figured out how to drop a tang to the center of the blade on that far right knife. I don't know if the English have figured it out yet.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 09:30:32 PM »

Thanks guys, the "hide scraper" is sort of a one piece combination tool that I was experimenting with. Hatchet,skinner,climbing hook, etc. the big one on the right is a camp knife in the "Tim Lively" style. I'm going to leave it hammer finished. I hit it with some sand paper so you could see the center rib, it tapers from the center out. I've still got some fine hammer work to do to clean it up but its almost there. I also took a better pic of the one on the left. Its kind of "sculpted" by way of chisels and dremel. Not high performance but kind of fun. I'm going to do some kind of carved handle, maybe a tiki head or something. The two center left are in Eds style obviously, they are the most recent. I just forged them in the last month or so. The stag handled one is a blade a friend of mine made and I handled. And the others are from a year or two ago, experiments and projects that are still waiting. About "design", I tried that "the customer is always right crap a few times and it didn't work for me. If someone wants something specific I generally ask what thier thought are, what they want it for and then call them when MY version of thier idea is finished. If they like it they have a new knife and if not I have a knife that I like and believe in. And hopefully, eventually some one else will too.


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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 09:31:30 PM »

The big one.


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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 09:39:15 PM »

Here's the small one in Eds style. I just finished the 36 grit grind. Its about a 3 incher.


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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 10:53:41 PM »

When you read about the Bowie in Wellman's work, Jim carved a wood knife, the maker modified it. Jim liked the makers version better than his own. This is but one  reason I would like to know the folks who advised Wellman when he wrote it. Some knife maker had been there , done that.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 04:35:46 PM »

heres "Jolene" intrigal 1095/A203DE, 280 layer ladder pattern dagger think im going to put a ivory handle on her,I havent done any thing with it since late november....


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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2008, 07:47:40 PM »

That dagger is a beauty! Can't wait to see it when its done. Here's the little knife again, just finished the 60 and 120. Got a REAL torch today so I'm going to try for the first hardening this weekend. Wish me luck!


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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 02:31:59 AM »

I recently made an addition to my site:
http://www.andersenforge.com/introduction.html
Scroll down to the "Knives in Progress" page and give 'er a click!
Just a little more to keep updated, but what the heck?!??
Some of those have been completed and are on the other pages, and new ones will be added in the coming week.
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008, 01:10:45 AM »

Hi Karl,
Nice addition to the site. Only problem....looking for more. Grin

Take care,   Craig
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008, 12:33:58 AM »

ok here is the progress so far on "jolene"


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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008, 12:42:57 AM »

Jolene -- I always hoped to meet her, she is beautiful, but I got to ask what is she?
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2008, 01:26:38 AM »

280 layer 1095/A203DE ladder pattern dagger...im going to drill and tap the back of the bolster i have more than half the bar left so im going to use the rest for a hilt and pommal....Im grinding again!
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2008, 07:07:37 AM »

Here's what's on my bench, I am experimenting with this damascus billet I found on e-bay.  It's 1095/1050 and 3/16" thick.  I think I can still get 10 more knives out of it too.  From left to right:  Spieden Island drop point, Ursavus, Coyote, Experiment A, Liebenhamer chef's knife, Spieden Island drop point.  I started grinding into this stuff today and though the pattern changed a little from the regular bird's-eye it still looks great.  I can't wait to get these finished!

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