New Year Resolutions

Justin Presson

Well-Known Member
#1
What are your knifemaking or collecting New Year Resolutions?

Here are a few of mine.

I want to make a really nice hidden tang knife. I have only made one and it was just ok I want to make one that would be to the fit and finish John Doyle would put out.

I want to make a short sword or wakizashi style knife. Something 2 handed to lop off zombie heads and such..lol

Lastly, more folders. I have a framelock flipper I need to finish and I want to make several slip joints.

Ok there are mine...next
JP
 
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opaul

Well-Known Member
#3
Get my oven up and ready to heat treat the AEB-L sitting in my shop.
Forge a hidden tang blade from the Damascus bar I have sitting in my shop.
Go out today and get some 1095 stock, grind a blade this weekend and heat treat to create a hamon pattern. Ferric chloride arrived yesterday.
Continue to refine my leather work skills.
Improve on each blade I make.
Send some of the nice unstablized wood I have to K&G to get stabilized.
Continue to be an active forum member.
 
#4
1) Make better sheaths.
2) sell some knives
3) makes some stainless blades
4)keep my shop cleaner
5) stop looking for wood online till i use half of what I already have.
 

BrandantR

Well-Known Member
#6
1) I've always wanted to try making an auto folder. I finally bit the bullet and got a mill at the end of 2017 and I think this new year is the time to give the auto a try.
2) I also want to learn to do an inner frame inlay with a really nice, tight fit. I've seen a few Facebook posts by Rick Genovese and how he does it and I'm itching to give it a go.
3) I think I'd also like to give a framelock flipper a try too.
4) Be more involved on KD. I don't have a lot to offer, but I can certainly give more back to the community that got me to where I'm at.
5) Buy more wood and handle stuff from online! It makes me happy:) and I'm not going to stop. . . !
 

Erin Burke

Well-Known Member
#9
Ted, you look her straight in the eye and reminder her about the closet filled to overflowing with her shoe collection. It works every time. LOL.
Not every time...
... I have almost as many shoes as my wife. A person needs hiking boots, winter boots, work boots, shoes for trail running, shoes for pavement running, shoes for treadmill running, wrestling shoes, fancy office shoes, and B&W Chuck Taylors... just for starters.
Plus, my wife can always remind me of my firearms. There's no winning... so I buy the Koa and hope that my boyish good looks and charm will keep me out of the dog house. :D
 

BrandantR

Well-Known Member
#10
Not every time...
... I have almost as many shoes as my wife. A person needs hiking boots, winter boots, work boots, shoes for trail running, shoes for pavement running, shoes for treadmill running, wrestling shoes, fancy office shoes, and B&W Chuck Taylors... just for starters.
Plus, my wife can always remind me of my firearms. There's no winning... so I buy the Koa and hope that my boyish good looks and charm will keep me out of the dog house. :D
Man, Erin. I don't know what to tell you. I hope your looks and charm are enough ;).

Sorry, Justin. Didn't mean to get this thread off the rails. I hope you'll forgive us.

I did think of one more resolution though. 6) Keep my shop floor clean! I loose more small parts to the broom and dustpan than any man should ever have to deal with.
 
#11
1- Continue to improve the quality of my knives.
2- Finish all the knives I have started before starting any new ones.
3- Make this hobby more of a part time job. Work on finishing 2 or more knives a month.
4- Try new styles even if they aren't something I want to make. Like tactical knives, it's not something that I'm interested in. I do get asked if I'll ever make some.
5- Buy more wood
6- Buy more wood
 
#12
Not every time...
... I have almost as many shoes as my wife. A person needs hiking boots, winter boots, work boots, shoes for trail running, shoes for pavement running, shoes for treadmill running, wrestling shoes, fancy office shoes, and B&W Chuck Taylors... just for starters.
Plus, my wife can always remind me of my firearms. There's no winning... so I buy the Koa and hope that my boyish good looks and charm will keep me out of the dog house. :D
Get your wife into shooting. Mine spends more money on guns and ammo than I Do! :)
 
#13
My goals for this year are to begin heat treating my blades, (My HT oven arrives Tuesday:)), make more hidden tang knives, successfully make some San Mai and learn to create hamon. Pretty ambitious but hey gotta set high goals right?
Oh and quitting buying wood is easy.....I've done it a hundred times :D
 

GeneK

KNIFE MAKER
#14
1) Make more hidden tang knives and make my own guards.
2) Do more forging and less stock removal.
3) Try new damascus patterns.
4) Keep the shop organized better. ( This will be the hardest one.)
5) Do more detailed handle work with liners, bolsters and mixes of woods on hidden and full tang knives..
 
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