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  1. TacticallySharp

    G0704 Equipment Project: The Mill

    Setting up my mill. The real work of cleaning and tramming it has yet to begin. Had to move the whole shop around to fit it in... Box one of tooling and accessories. I think I have spent on more them than the mill cost me! LOL
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    Another one...

    "Day After Yesterday Knife" Forged in September, just finished the sheath for it. Forged 5160. Differentially heat treated and etched. G10 scales on handle with brass Corby Bolts. Sheath hand crafted Herman Oak leather.
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    I haven't posted one in awhile...

    "Western Parang Chopper" Made this one awhile back. Just got around to making the sheath. Forged 1084 high carbon knife steel. With hammer texturing and nearly 20" OAL. Black American Walnut handle scales attached with brass Corby Bolts. Sheath hand crafted Herman Oak leather.
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    First Time Chuck Burrows' Style Sheath...

    I finally found the DVD set on Knife Sheath Making. This is my humble first try at making a Mexican Loop Sheath with my twist to it. Forgive my cellphone photo of it on my temporary work table. This as all my firsts is for me.
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    Low Key...

    I've been very low key not showing any work for the past 7 to 8 months. I had a foot injury back in the beginning of October. After all these months off my feet there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. I just completed the first of six weeks of hyperbaric chamber treatments. The...
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    Strength Contest

    The local bar was so sure that its bartender was the strongest man around that they offered a standing $1000 bet. The bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and hand the lemon to a patron. Anyone who could squeeze one more drop of juice out would win the money...
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    My first Friction Folder...

    My first folder, 1095 that was 3/8" thick drawn down to 3/16", I used a 20 line checking file for the blade jimping. The handle is micarta with a micarta spacer and stainless steel pivot and pins. The stop pin is a 1/4" mosaic pin. This was fun to try and I will be making more of these and...
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    My first Friction Folder...

    My first folder, 1095 that was 3/8" thick drawn down to 3/16", I used a 20 line checking file for the blade jimping. The handle is micarta with a micarta spacer and stainless steel pivot and pins. The stop pin is a 1/4" mosaic pin. This was fun to try and I will be making more and experimenting...
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    Dewcarta hidden tang WIP (handle only)...

    While moving into the new shop I found a knife I had started over eight months ago. It is just crying to be finished in a different way. Dewcarta to the rescue!!! Hollowing the area for the tang. (First time I've tried this) Checking the fit. I'm using a dremel tool to carve out the...
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    WIP - PVC Steel Stand...

    I need a rack/stand to keep my bar stock in the new shop I basically use three types of bar stock. 1084, 1075, and 1095. These come to me from Aldo in 4' sections. To build the unit I'm using a 10' piece of 3" PVC cut into 20" lengths. I clamped them together, then glued them. After I...
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    Shop Flying In...

    Well I've been working on the new shop for over a month now. Hope to finish it when I get back from Blade. All knifemaking has been put to the side so I can finish this project. I will post link to video of the journey after I am finished.
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    What video camera should I buy...

    Well I have a lot of knowledge when it comes to still photography but, not much about video. I'm headed to Blade and would like to do some video while I'm there. I would like a camera that is not to large, has a reasonable optical zoom, uses memory cards so I can upload easily, carry various...
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    Fine time to leave Florida...

    I'm in NC for ABS class on Frame Handles. Left 80° weather to find a slightly cooler location in the Smokey Mountains, 20° last night. 24° at 9 am this morning. Hope the class is not cancelled due to the snow storm we are having here!!!
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    Another knife...

    Seems like I'm making a lot of these. They walk out the door as fast as they are finished... #26 of this one. 3.5" blade, 4" handle.
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    Finally getting around to finishing some knives...

    1084 forged with 416 guard & pin, buffalo horn spacer and tiger maple handle. I started the blade nearly a year ago. Made the guard and handle 6 months ago. Finally got around to buffing it out and having it engraved. Photo by cellphone. I will change it later when I download my camera...
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    Looking for advice...

    I'm headed to NC next month to take a class on Frame Handles with Master Smith Steve Dunn. I could use some advice on what tools, materials (other than brass) to take with me, and what would be some things to ask about. I will report back on what it get from the class with a few photos. Thank...
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    ResinWood Neo Tribal Small Utility Knife

    This is my Rustic Utility knife meets ResinWood project. I won this handle material in Tracy's Give Away. I had never used ResinWood before, it works like white oak and has the attitude to be used as a Neo Tribal handle material. It looks natural, and is very nice as a finished product. Kinda...
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    My review/link on Alexa's Virtual Listing site...

    http://www.knives-reviews.eu/knifemaker/44-english/knifemaker/175-george-brackett.html Above is the link to my review/listing site Alexa has offered us. It free and gives another place to get exposure from. I gave her some photos, info about me and what I do and that's the results! Looks...
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    Finished this one for a friend...

    Forged 1084 four inch blade file work on spine. Boss Dog's black micarta sanded to 320 grit G10 liners for the handle with mosaic pins. Herman Oak horizontal sheath dyed USMC. (quick cellphone photo as he received it)
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    Bone Hunter #5...

    For a friend that brought me two tables full of cow bone. He found the bones while horseback riding on a farm. Blade forged 1084 fg, 10" long. Overall lenght 16". Handle femer bone with dyed cocobolo and leather spacers. Sheath made from Herman Oak leather. 6 coats of Aussie to protect the...
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