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Vaughn McMillan
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More Round than Flat, but not Lathe Work
Aug 12th, 2009 at 4:32am
 
Last year for their Christmas presents, I told my sister's three boys (all in their 20s) to each pick a knife blank from TexasKnife.com (within reason, no $150 Damascus blades allowed), and I'd put handles on them. Well, it only took me half a year, but I got them done recently.

Here are the three blanks I started out with. One had the bolster already attached, but the other two I had to attach and shape the steel bolster as well as the wood grips...

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The oldest nephew chose the smallest of the knives. A little 7 1/2" bullnose skinner that ended up with desert ironwood scales...

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Middle son picked the big guy, a 9 3/4" drop point that now has black & white ebony scales...

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And the youngest one chose the guthook model, about 8 1/4" long with carob scales...

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All three boys are avid hunters and shooters, so I expect these knives to actually be used. I finished them with a few coats of BLO and 3-wheel buffing. They can renew the BLO pretty easily if needed in the future.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.  Wink
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Re: More Round than Flat, but not Lathe Work
Reply #1 - Aug 12th, 2009 at 7:55am
 
Those are some great pieces.  These boys are very fortunate to have you as an uncle.  You did them proud.   
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Reply #2 - Aug 12th, 2009 at 1:32pm
 
Gorgeous knives...Super Job!!! smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #3 - Aug 12th, 2009 at 5:37pm
 
Very nice work, indeed.  Those knives are sharp!

Since you've completed them all, can you send me that backdrop?  I'll be glad to take it off your hands.

AngryBack guys, I asked first. Angry
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Reply #4 - Aug 12th, 2009 at 5:42pm
 
Hi Uncle Vaughn Smiley, my birthday is in June but I'm sure you won't forget.

Leo, you are the kindest man in this forum.  You are always going out of your way to offer storage and wood glut solutions for people...what a guy!
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Reply #5 - Aug 12th, 2009 at 8:34pm
 
It's not easy Brendan.  But I still try.
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Reply #6 - Aug 13th, 2009 at 2:35am
 
Thanks for the kind words, guys. Leo, the burl backdrop is a piece I got from Chris Wright (Spinner) quite a while back. As much as I appreciate and admire your willingness to take it off my hands, I think Chris wanted it to stay in Caleefornia.  Grin  I'd hate to go against his wishes, ya know.
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Reply #7 - Aug 13th, 2009 at 10:15am
 
Vaughn, these are beautiful, you did an excellent job and your craftsmanship it outstanding. If you keep this up, your freezer is going to be filled this hunting season. I bet these three young men will be showing these beauties off for a long time to come. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #8 - Aug 13th, 2009 at 5:16pm
 
No problem Vaughn, I totally understand.

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Reply #9 - Aug 13th, 2009 at 6:10pm
 
Poor Leo...tell ya what, seeing as these guys are being so horrible to you - I have loads of Cherry, Laurel, Sycamore, Ash and Dunno Wood here so you can come and take it all, you deserve it.
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Reply #10 - Aug 13th, 2009 at 7:38pm
 
Brendan McAreavy wrote on Aug 13th, 2009 at 6:10pm:
Poor Leo...tell ya what, seeing as these guys are being so horrible to you - I have loads of Cherry, Laurel, Sycamore, Ash and Dunno Wood here so you can come and take it all, you deserve it.

WooHoo!!! Road trip to Ireland!!!  Wait, you can't get there by truck.
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Reply #11 - Aug 13th, 2009 at 8:10pm
 
OH NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!  I totally forgot about that bit bang head
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Reply #12 - Aug 13th, 2009 at 11:19pm
 
Yeah, Right!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Cool Cool

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Reply #13 - Aug 14th, 2009 at 4:53pm
 
Leo Frilot wrote on Aug 13th, 2009 at 7:38pm:
WooHoo!!! Road trip to Ireland!!!  Wait, you can't get there by truck.


You mean to tell me you live in Louisiana and you don't have a boat?  Roll Eyes Just get yourself a U-Haul trailer, put some pontoons on it, hitch it to the jonboat, and fire up the ol' Evinrude. Easy as pie.  Grin

And from what I've read, that Irish Dunnowood is spectacular. Well worth the trip. Plus, I think they have beer over there, too. If not beer, I'm sure there's some good whiskey around.
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