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Recent grindage....

M.Olexey Dec 1, 2012

  1. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    I may actually start posting finished knives again soon....gotta bunch of stuff prepped for HT this week...

    S35VN Tantos....mostly for a local Law Enforcement team....
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    3V Smatchet...
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    Special Order for a real patient guy...
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    Couple of big flat ground pieces. Been trying to get my flat grinds down where I do not have to hand straighten. These are all on the grinder up through an A30 Trizact...and big at almost 18" oal....no hand flattening required :parker:
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    Thanks for looking! All comments welcome!


    MO
     
  2. Rio

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

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    I'll take that smatchet, awesome stuff.
     
  3. Winter

    Winter Rampaging Sausage Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    The smatchet makes me happy. I love the look of flat ground, and all of those look fucking sweet.
     
  4. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Thanks fellas!

    The flat grinds still take me longer than the hollow but I think I finally have the feel for it now. These giant ass pieces always help me sort out the technique and it turns out that just like hollow grinding...let the belt do the work and establish lines with the lower grit belts....don't gorilla hand it and keep it flat on the flat platen....the grind stays flat...who knew :mo:

    Oh....and those Trizact CF gator skin looking belts are the cats ass for refining the scratch pattern.
     
  5. Meridian Blades

    Meridian Blades Got Wood? Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    MOB.... I dig that one to the right of the ruler.... Nice grinds.
     
  6. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Thanks buddy!
     
  7. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fate is Inexorable JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Thats a beautiful longways scratch pattern on that smatchet. Almost make me not use it. Almost.:manganr:
     
  8. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    I'll have to rough it up a bit!

    Whenever you see that on one of mine....it means I had to do some hand flattening/straightening. this thing was a challenge to grind given my limited flat grinding experience. But....after it...I was able to nail the gind on the two big Bowies so it was a skill builder.

    That piece you were interested in is in this batch headed to heat treat......been moving really slow this year but things are getting back in rhythm now
     
  9. norcal13

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    second from the right in the last pic.

    pm me.... i must have one.
     
  10. ElChingon7

    ElChingon7 Enormous member

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    +1 Yep. That one is awesome. :manganr:
     
  11. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    You made me a knife?!!!? :ropeman: :ross:
     
  12. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Say the word homie!
     
  13. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fate is Inexorable JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Always good to push yourself and experiment.

    Im ready for my chopper whenever its done.:thumbsup:
     
  14. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    On deck now....

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    Music fueling this weekends making....
    [YOUTUBE]f6wPs85jLJI[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE]WaLrt9ixg0s[/YOUTUBE]

    then this came on so I advanced one....I didn't actually listen :grinno:
    [YOUTUBE]yGnm9uwu0gs[/YOUTUBE]

    ....and got this..
    [YOUTUBE]r8jamUa0aaE[/YOUTUBE]

    Then this came on and I felt like making a folder..........
    [YOUTUBE]KscCPlRPISA[/YOUTUBE]


    :bwah: :bwah: :bwah:


    So advanced again and got....
    [YOUTUBE]7tl7yjKX11E[/YOUTUBE]

    Then I went back to making fixed blades.... :ropeman: :devilzeek :bwah: :knifey:
     
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  15. the dude

    the dude this aggression will not stand man

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    nice playlist:cheesydevil:
     
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  16. Shawn Hatcher

    Shawn Hatcher knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Grindmeister!
     
  17. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Grasso....

    Scales!

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    It's etching right now...figure it will be a good testing finish...easy to clean up it survives.

    Stay tuned.

    MO
     
  18. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Had to see how it looked...still all a little oily but...

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    :knifey:
     
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  19. Shawn Hatcher

    Shawn Hatcher knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Very purdy, Martin. Very purdy.:devilzeek
     
  20. Rio

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    :devilzeek:devilzeek:devilzeek:devilzeek:devilzeek:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

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