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The journey so far... Picture heavy

senseicharles Feb 8, 2015

  1. senseicharles

    senseicharles JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Greetings my Bali brothers and sisters.

    Several years ago I began a return journey into the Bali world that started off fairly simple but has become much more complicated and expensive. I would not change anything about it thus far for many reasons including meeting so many great people in the community from users to makers, learning about their skills and appreciation, the vast expanded understanding and respect that I have developed in myself for all of it and of course the great collection of knives I have today.

    When I started in the martial arts back in the 80s I had knives like this
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    One of my instructors gave me one exactly like this and it was stolen a few years ago. It took some time but I found a seller with this one and very glad I was able to replace the one stolen from me.
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    And so I joined forums, met people, and started collecting
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    Then I started modifying
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    And then I decided to try my hand at designing a Bali and outsourcing the work with the help of Matt Cook, Dave Santiago and WyldStyl3.
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    And now on to the most ambitious step so far, making Balisong. Workbench, CNC and Grinder. With these and all of the other misc. tools like buffers, machine vice, squares, parallels, clamps, and so much more, so far I'm into it for 8K
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    The most challenging thing I can see coming now is putting that CNC to work. I have started learning the basics on it and I'm already a little intimidated :unintroduced::bwah:

    I want to thank each of you and the JerzeeDevil for a very rewarding journey so far.

    More soon...
     
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  2. THEONEANDONLY

    THEONEANDONLY Drunk on the Blood of Saints JDBA Official Member

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    My only question is...

    Do you have a list?

    That bali looks awesome.
     
  3. hannam72

    hannam72 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Nice! That bali you made is sick, and I love your kimura mod. Looking forward to seeing more:thumbsup:
     
  4. Bali-man

    Bali-man JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I love the back story:thumbsup:
     
  5. senseicharles

    senseicharles JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Not just yet but it's coming my friend :jdwink2:
     
  6. senseicharles

    senseicharles JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    You deserve some credit to :manganr: Your influence is there in those pictures and you need to come check out the workshop (armory):jdwink2: we have work to do! :bwah:
     
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  7. Stranger

    Stranger JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    This looks fun:devilcorn:

    Nice looking work!:thumbsup:
     
  8. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    This thread doesn't suck. :thumbsup:
     
  9. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    This is great!
     
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  10. MostHaggard

    MostHaggard JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Great story and beautiful pictures! Your AB mod is one of my favorite's I've seen and that bali you designed is a beauty. Can't wait for a list! :devilcorn:
     
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  11. J Ray

    J Ray Formerly Morpho JDBA Official Member

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    I agree, awesome AB mod and bali design :thumbsup:
     
  12. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    Not as funny as "this thread sucks" but I agree with the sentiment.

    ***Great thread my friend:thumbsup:
     
  13. wcjohn

    wcjohn Sum Quod Sum JDBA Official Member

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    Lookin' good man! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Skipit

    Skipit JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Question: Will these be coming in different colors or no? Either way it looks awesome, I can already feel my bank account getting lighter.
     
  15. senseicharles

    senseicharles JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Anodizing as well as other options are being planned.
     
  16. VANELLI

    VANELLI JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Ya, if you think "metal" is a different color, then yes.

    Sorry, just kiddin.
    I'm happy and impressed to see someone making the dive and sharing his journey. Good luck.
    PS. if you made that last bali, it's awesome.


    EDit: Nice design!
     
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  17. Skipit

    Skipit JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Awesome, so now I have on my 'To Buy' list these balis here, an Alpha Beast, and a Specter whenever it is released (Hopefully I can snag one in the 10 or so minutes they're gonna be up for sale before being gone), so what is that? Like $1200+ USD? Time to sell the car and ride the bus.
     
  18. Bali-man

    Bali-man JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    That we do my good friend:thumbsup:
     
  19. nostimos

    nostimos JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Who's dick should I suck to get one of those Jody Samson signed wood boxes?!?! :ropeman::jdwink2::bwah:

    I managed to scroll down a bit too. . .
    I'm impressed with the mods, and congratulate you on becoming a full blown maker.
    That's some pretty high tech equipment you got in the shop there.
    Can't wait to see more pics of the precision balis you'll be creating.
    I'm sure all us Devils and the entire Bali market welcomes you. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Dead-On

    Dead-On Grateful Member JDBA Official Member

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    No list for you... You're on the 12 step program. I'm his sponsor so you can put me on the list in his place. :madaddy:
     

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