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Here is my first knife made from a file

SPLITSHOT May 24, 2009

  1. SPLITSHOT

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    Well I have the bug real bad. I made my first knife from a old file and put a micarta handle on it. I only have a 4" x36" sander and a 1" x 30" belt sander . I have been looking at the kmg or making one of tracy's ginders... I have been working on another one here is a picture of it no handle on it yet.and here is a small damascus blade i put a handle on.I have a long ways to go but you have to start some where. i will post more pictures as i finish some more. i am waiting on some handle meterial right. now. i will also post some pic's of my shop...i will be asking alot of questions if that is ok...thank's jeff
     
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    Here is some pictures of the new shop , I still have alot of work to do to get it workable....
     
  3. knife_junky

    knife_junky Better than gold or platinum

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    Thats a great shop with lots of potential... Me jealous!!
     
  4. Norcalflat

    Norcalflat War Dance

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    Looks like your off to a good start, and that shop, well, lets just say I am jealous too! Soooo much room for machines, tools, and other cool shit. Congrats, lots of fum to be had in there!
     
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    Thank's guy's, the shop is 40' x 50" it has a 12'x 14' office with a full storage loft above and also a 12' x 50' attic for storage. I am setiing the office up for my knife lanyards and bow slings .It should be nice when i get done..
     
  6. General Specific

    General Specific Huge member

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    When you get done, eh? I have to echo - I'm jealous. I'm working out of a 12' x 12' and sharing with my buddy who's making fishing lures. COOL SETUP
    ! What kind of Kryptonite do you need to keep the woman from stuffing that area with holiday crap? Have fun. That's an awesome setup!

    Regards,

    Dave
     
  7. ragingwolf66

    ragingwolf66 Down For Life

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    Now thats awesome. Great looking shop too!!!
     
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    Great area to work in congrats. 3 suggestions if they arent factored in already= 1- two level(shelf under for storage) tables around two/three walls for mounting grindres buffers etc and settin up seperate work stations for each step in making . 2= SERIOUS air filtration/exhuast setup (you can build 90% of it yourself with mounted tubing on the wall over the tables, same as installing pvc air piping for compressor.
    and 3= a freezer strip doorway (long plastic clear strips like at the grocery walk in freezer)or something to seperate the office ,so the dust doesnt get everywhere.
    Folks who have installed one or all of these in new shops always rave about how much better it is for them now.

    Enjoy, thats a great size room for startin out a shop.
     
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    hello I will install a dust collection system and i have more benches being made with have storage underneath. thanks:ssmile::ssmile:
     
  10. M.Olexey

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    Damn. I have serious shop space envy going on now.

    Your off to a great start brother. Keep the pics coming.




    mo
     
  11. tmik

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    nice shop. It's like a virgin just sitting there...waiting, asking for it.
     
  12. Bill Coye

    Bill Coye The Devil made me do it Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Nice!

    Looking good! very nice knife.

    Shop envy for sure.....
     
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    Thank's Mo , I will be picking your brain when i run into problems ......
     
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    yes tracy , it needs some of your store items in it. and maybe one of your grinders..some handle material, blade steel, pin stock. etc. ,etc. :devil1:
     
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    4mac you gave me the push i needed to get started. My friend.. it's all your fualt......:ssmile:
     
  16. Kinnear Knife

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    Wow!

    I really like your little damascus. As for the shop.... I didn't see any pictutre of a shop. I saw a couple of pictures of a palace! That's just fantastic...
    I imagine you're going to go a long way. The green beast of envy is rising.

    Have a good one!
     
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    Thank's, I get 90% of the shop the wife get the other 10%.and she gets the attic to store the holiday junk...I also have a 12' x 24' shed that i keep all my lawn equipment in and all the other stuff that my wife likes to keep. That way i can keep the shop for work and not clutter it up. I bought some new shelves today now to put them together. I am going the buy a band saw tommorow .I am still trying to put a list of equipment together that i need .have a good one....:devil1:
     
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    :cheesydevil:
     
  19. archer-ca

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    Serious Envy here. I live in a condo...nuff said:mabuse:

    Norman
     
  20. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman Brigade Member

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    cool shop bro:ssmile:
     

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