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Seandavid55 Halloween Buildoff-ish 2020

seandavid55 Oct 8, 2020

  1. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I need to get going on this. So I grabbed a few of these blades in thought of using it for last years build off. Plans changed.

    So this is where I'm at.....

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    If the grim reaper uses one its good enough for Halloween i think. I have a few ideas, nothing drawn up and nothing set in stone. We will see where it goes!
     
  2. cardoso5fr

    cardoso5fr knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Good start ;)
     
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  3. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Initial plan was to straighten that tang out and weld to it for the handle. Decided to leave it as a guard.

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    I did a bit of straightening. Rather odd because of the shape, but it's not bad now.
    I was going to grind this whole blade down and make it nice. After taking a wire wheel to it, I dig the pitted look. Fits it i think.
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    Found this red stag tine in a box. Its going on the butt. Not settled on how the rest of the layout will go.
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  4. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Little bit of progress

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    Was going to trim both blocks and have a little more center section, but it was so damn close that I selfishly halved one and kept the second block.

    Goal is to have it all made up and ready to sculpt when I get back.
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  5. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Got all the spacers glued up yesterday. Had to add some black and red. Was a bit of a shit show stacking so many thin pieces together with epoxy at one time. They like to go wherever they want.

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    Here's where I'm at. Was thinking I should just round the rest of the tang and thread it. Then thread the final brass piece. Glue and tighten that brass down. Then I'll drill, glue and pin the tine on.

    Any thoughts on that?

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  6. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Done for today. Hitting the road tomorrow.

    Decided not to thread the brass. Just used it as a large washer. The nut will be hidden in the antler tine.

    Excited to grind into this thing when I get back.

    I did grind the end of the tine so it sits properly. Its been a long time since I have ground any horn or antler. I forgot about that amazing smell.

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    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
  7. jimmyjo

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    What a beast!! Awesome handle!
     
  8. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Im back in town. Gluing the handle up tomorrow and grinding away to finish up Saturday.

    Thanks for your patience Devils.
     
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  9. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Not to exciting, but she is glued up. Will get on grinding it up tomorrow. My goal is to be done tomorrow. I should have a picture for you tomorrow evening @begreen61

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  10. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    no worries don't hurry I think Jimmyjo needs a little more time

    g
     
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  11. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I lied again. Decided I really need to glue the tine on before continuing to shape the handle. So, did some fitting and glued it up. I'll drill and pin it tomorrow. Then finish shaping.

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    Don't mind that workbench. I'll be building a new one hopefully this winter. Its a disaster.
     
  12. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Made a lot of progress. Shaped and sanded.

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    Then....screwed up. Had it sanded down. Thought all I needed was a bit of buffing wheel action and I'm done. Buffing compound turned the micarta blackish and filled every pore.



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    I hoped it would clean up, and it did to a degree. But not good enough. I started re-sanding but will have to finish it up before I hit the road tomorrow.
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  14. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    FUCKEN AWESOME WORK
     
  15. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Well shit. Sanded this thing over and over and couldn't get the damn buffing compound out. See micarta needs some VERY uniform finishing. Learned a lot, fun as always.

    It did come out pretty sick I think.

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    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    that is SICK!!!!!
     
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    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Thank you. And thanks to everyone who followed along.

    I think next year will be something that could actually be used. I'll throw it in a free drawing to those watching the buildoff. Seems appropriate. Odds would be good haha.
     
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