Trap1

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    Liked MikeB’s post in the thread My latest Lanny.
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    Here are some additional photos of John's Lanny, what a fantastic knife, fit and finish is amazing, walk and talk loud as it should, and the pocket pouch is such an excellent surprise.
    Although there were some unexpected delays along the way, it was…
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    I guess I'm getting boring making these knives, but I love them! They are ugly, simple, but maybe the most comfortable knife I've ever touched.





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    Replied to the thread First attempt at hamons.
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    I like everything about that!
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    First one finished up, on to the yanagiba today :)






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    Replied to the thread Etching stencils..
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    I've been trying to get line work done in acad ( jpeg exp) into this software (also tried via photoshop) & dont get the right results ie sharp edges. I've had a play with the Brother software & it's ok for text but beyond that ? I need…
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    Replied to the thread Etching stencils..
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    It looks quite a large stencil and also a deep etch, what size is it Ben? From the slight angle of the pic the etch edges look fine to me.

    By chance I printed off a few prototype stencils today & they look sharp enough, I'll try them later when the…
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    Liked Pezza’s post in the thread Snowed 'in'.
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    quite pleased my workmate was down the workshop today doing some forging, so it was nice and toasty while I was doing some handle shaping and hand sanding.
    Was Baltic in there Friday, had to waste gas and light the force while I was grinding lol.
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    Liked MrGrumpy’s post in the thread Snowed 'in'.
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    (Quote from Chui)

    You see you made a fatal and common mistake
    You have a woman in your life . I gave up on them years ago complicated creatures i have no time for although i did nearly marry one once
    Also being an architect means you have all the hassle…
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    Liked MrGrumpy’s post in the thread Snowed 'in'.
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    Iv been in the workshop all day :)
    Brackets made for led light bar and light bar fitted to truck
    300W amplifier and new speakers fitted

    steering wheel of and new indicator cluster fitted :)
    Just got too fit the wiring loom for the LEDs and im done
    I love…
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    You've had some really good feedback and it seems to be focused on the same thing. Which means you've got a lot right. Well done, the only thing that jumped out at me was the sharpening choil, I'd like to see it further back so there's not a section of…
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    Current line up after yet another cull


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    (Quote from Kernelpanic)

    I come from Sheffield and was there today to visit my parents, I could set up in their garage and make proper Sheffield made knives.
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    Liked hellize’s post in the thread damascus skinner.
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    12 February 1911
    The crowns of trees slowly started to merge together. The shrubs and bushes were transformed into fantastic formations and otherworldly shapes as the equatorial night suddenly engulfed the land.
    Fine quartz debris covered the scorched…
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    Replied to the thread Etching stencils..
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    My Grandson, 2+a wee bit, recognised the etched pig Ben.. no problem, so that's good enough for me! :-)

    Looking good!
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    Liked Pezza’s post in the thread Etching stencils..
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    Quick pic of a logo I've etched onto a pair of cleavers I made for a chap who has just opened his second restaurant :)

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    Liked Juttle’s post in the thread 13" Swing....
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    That’s proper engineering, precision pieces sliding or being driven by other precision pieces. Bugger all this CNC stuff!
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    What you see here is my Harrison 13" swing lathe, truly a thing on unmitigated beauty...




    I am having a proper sort out and restructure in the 'shop, part of that will consist of a little maintenance work to the above, it is in need of a new clutch...…
  • Currently being funded on Kickstarter. It's neat but not sure why something you can already buy, other than a built in battery, is being backed ?

    youtube.com/watch?v=zd7CpmKbAY…O4aiUYr45_x7MD7cI5UFXGxxF
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    Replied to the thread A lesson in leather.
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    (Quote from CragMasterCraig)

    I think that's a great start!

    Yin o the maist satisfying things associated to knife making is making sheaths o which there are as many styles as there are knives & leather is easier to work than metal. There are many…