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  1. Johan Nel

    Prayers for my wife as she battles cancer

    Praying for you and your wife!
  2. Johan Nel

    Vanax

    Great looking knife, well done.
  3. Johan Nel

    Prayers for my wife as she battles cancer

    Cliff, Thinking of you and your wife. Tell her to hang in there.
  4. Johan Nel

    Black Bog Oak

    https://www.woodmagazine.com/materials-guide/finishes/filling-grain-for-perfect-finishing This might give a better idea of what I'm trying to convey:)
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    Black Bog Oak

    In furniture making of old, using oak wood, which has this open grain; often the piece would be brushed with a steel brush to additionally remove some of the wood into the open pores. This creates a relief on the wood. The piece would then be painted with something like chalk paint or a wax with...
  6. Johan Nel

    new project

    Yeah, that looks good, well done! It looks like you nailed it. Are you going to put a false edge on the harpoon point?
  7. Johan Nel

    Kimmi's Cutlery Photos

    Great work all round, Gene. I like it all!
  8. Johan Nel

    Scagel Inspired Sub-hilt Fighter

    Beautiful knife!
  9. Johan Nel

    Frame handle knife

    Here is a WIP from Brad Lily: http://knifedogs.com/showthread.php?26874 Go and browse under the tutorial link as well. It is a veritable treasure trove: https://knifedogs.com/threads/wip-and-tutorial-master-list.27026/
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    Yeah, it's finished!

    Would you mind showing us your setup?
  11. Johan Nel

    Fifth overall

    Thanks for the advice on the photographing C Craft. I will keep that in mind when next I take photos.
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    new project

    Yep, filing hardened steel is not for the faint hearted. I trust that you will persevere and end up with a great knife. I like the profile of the knife.
  13. Johan Nel

    Fifth overall

    Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate it. I like the Hessian or burlap as well, Doug. The material that I used in this build was bought from a local knife maker that specializes in folders. I want to try my hand at making some myself. We are just limited in the choice of resins or epoxy here...
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    Fifth overall

    Thanks Sean! I seem to lose some detail when resizing the photos in order to upload them. They seem more grainy. Here is one more to give some detail on the liners.
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    new project

    The plungeless grinds I have done so far was by hand using files and a jig. I had drawn the lines on the blade beforehand up to where I wanted to bring the filing or plunge. My grinds runs very similar to where yours seems to be with the exception that it is a flat grind, the line is straight...
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    Fifth overall

    This is my fifth knife that I have finished to date and one of my own design, although it will hardly be unique in shape. I will be making more of them, with some tweaks. I like the design. I seem to be extremely slow in the process of making knives, it took me six months from start to finish...
  17. Johan Nel

    Two Plunge-less knives

    Love it!
  18. Johan Nel

    1075 and Impala Horn (jigged buffalo)

    Opaul, how did you get the Impala horn flat?
  19. Johan Nel

    What's going on in your shop?

    The top blade is reaching out to me...
  20. Johan Nel

    Starting An Elk Antler and Sanbar Stag Antler Knife

    Great WIP! Thanks for sharing.
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