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Enthusiastic new student

J. Neilson Sep 6, 2009

  1. J. Neilson

    J. Neilson Caught in the Mosh Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I started working with a new student a couple of months ago. He (Jeremiah) is very enthusiastic. He wanted a grinder but, couldn't find a used one right off the bat (money was too tight for a new grinder) so he's started building his own...

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    So far, we've gone through all the basics of simple full-tang blades from forge to finish. Here is are the first two he's handled, both from lawn mower blades. The first one that's completed has a handle of Curly Maple with brass bolts and the second one (which we'll be finishing on Wednesday) has a handle of Thuya Burl with brass bolts. Both have a shallow convex grind and rough flats with a satin finish.. This week I told him to bring all his dull knives from home so we can do some serious sharpening practice.

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  2. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem child prodigy

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    Nice knives! very ghetto grinder. haha
     
  3. moon

    moon knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Great to see you are passing it along J.
     
  4. jawilliams0425

    jawilliams0425 knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Lucky man there. Learning from one of the best.
     
  5. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade LUC4 JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    He is living my dream.
    Very cool of you J.
    Have you taught him the ways of the flying saucer yet?:devil1:
     
  6. dfarmerknives

    dfarmerknives Tattoo Man says Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    ghetto hell, that is a damn fine piece started...


    Livin my dream, too. He is doin some fine work with one of the best makers!
     
  7. J. Neilson

    J. Neilson Caught in the Mosh Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    No saucer yet, he's got to get some more skills under his belt yet. :cheesydevil:
     
  8. J. Neilson

    J. Neilson Caught in the Mosh Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Here's Jerry's finsihed grinder, he's got the motor at home but, he brought it along to show me and ask a few "tracking" questions...

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    ...his finished knives, sorry for the lousy shop picture...

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    ...here is the proud new knifemaker, now onto the next project...

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  9. Stabber

    Stabber Stabber's Steel Connection Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Very cool J!![​IMG]
     
  10. SugarSkull

    SugarSkull Ring Of Bone

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    Best to you both in your endeavors as Teacher and Student.
     
  11. jawilliams0425

    jawilliams0425 knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Look great and the grinder looks real good.
     

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