Project Mud V.2

Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Mudman, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. anrkst6973

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    Very very nice Mud. That extra lenght on the kep's....pure genius my man.
     
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    @Mudman i sent you a PM about it :)
     
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    Thank you, but I'll have to credit P.Rollins on the idea. He suggested I should make them with a slightly longer handle. He was right on the money. I'm just here grinding steel like a peasant.
     
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    A little shop time before work today.
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    They are extremely large, I tend to flatten the scales at a later step. This keeps things square, while I work on other parts of the knife.

    The scales will be flattened next step, and the front of the handle beveled. I only have a few hours free before work, so I get whatever I can get done the fastest. But at least two will be done by this weekend.

    I'm looking to have the handles a hair under .70" thick. Where its beefy for a small knife, but won't feel like a broom stick.

    Here, you'll see my scale Mark's that I will flatten them down to prior to shaping.
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    Didn't have a lot of tine today, but got these pretty close to what the actual dimension will be.

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    Next to the rest I haven't worked on yet.
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    More roughing out today. Put on am edge way too early in the process. So if you guys see a post the following day involving a cut, you'll know why.

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    Looking good Mud.
     
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    Had work in the morning, did a little sanding when I got home. Now they are being glued up, and hopefully finished tomorrow.

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    Laying out plans for kydex. 20180819_135901.jpg
     
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    Almost there.
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    Very nice man.
     
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    Those look awesome. Super utilitarian.
     
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    Finished the prototype blades, and off to the post office within 20 minutes. Didn't get to play with them at all, but hopefully the guys getting them will provide input.

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    Very nice package. Knives, kydex, fit and finish.

    Great work.
     
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    Thanks Semo, the kydex really gave me a hard time. I'm not thrilled with them, but they get the job done. I had to remold the kephart sheath about 10 times.
     
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    Gracias
    Thank you sir.
     
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