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    Just bumping this up. I will start the auction...

    Just bumping this up. I will start the auction for the one I made a week from today. I'll start a thread in the General Chat section (and provide a link to it in this thread). The other auctions...
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    Rebel you should make one. The knife I got from...

    Rebel you should make one. The knife I got from you at the last Jamboree is one of my prized possessions.
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    Auction time is approaching. I'd like to shoot...

    Auction time is approaching. I'd like to shoot for the auction opening on Monday, November 7th and remain open for seven days. If you are making one for the auction, time to get busy. Post your...
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    The center pin on the knife? It's a homemade...

    The center pin on the knife? It's a homemade mosaic pin - Crashpaw.:1eye:
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    Made some more progress. While the knife was...

    Made some more progress. While the knife was still wrapped in cellophane the sheath was coated with a product called Leather Sheen. It's a acrylic, brush on coating that seals the leather (keeps...
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    CS - I use contact cement.

    CS - I use contact cement.
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    Today's progress. The final piece of leather...

    Today's progress.

    The final piece of leather glued and clamped in place.

    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/KnifeBuildOff12001.jpg

    All of the holes drilled....
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    Yeah - haven't really "learned" how to do it...

    Yeah - haven't really "learned" how to do it other than trial and error. Hopefully this trial will lead to success.
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    I'm using a leather dye made by Fiebing.

    I'm using a leather dye made by Fiebing.
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    I made a little more progress on the sheath. ...

    I made a little more progress on the sheath.

    This will be "inside" the sheath. The snap attaches the retaining strap (no sewing this way).
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    Continuing with the WIP - started working on the...

    Continuing with the WIP - started working on the sheath today. I'm going to experiment with a new type that does not include a welt. The idea is to shave off some leather so that the knife will...
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    My plan (unless there are objections) is to list...

    My plan (unless there are objections) is to list all five (or more) knives at once with updated pictures. The auction will be open for a week and people can bid on whichever knife/knives they want.
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    Figured a good bush knife should have a matching...

    Figured a good bush knife should have a matching firesteel.

    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/KnifeBuildOff9001.jpg
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    The original plan (and I don't think it has...

    The original plan (and I don't think it has changed) is to hold the auction sometime in November.
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    Got the blade etched and the finger guard shaped...

    Got the blade etched and the finger guard shaped the way I want it.

    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/KnifeBuildOff8002.jpg
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    Made some progress. I still need to fine tune...

    Made some progress. I still need to fine tune the finger guard, etch it and make some pants for it.

    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/KnifeBuildOff7001.jpg
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    Cut, epoxied and pinned the Crashcarta today. ...

    Cut, epoxied and pinned the Crashcarta today.

    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii67/crashdive123/Knife%20Making/KnifeBuildOff6001.jpg
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    I'm open for anything. It's all for a good...

    I'm open for anything. It's all for a good cause. My initial thought was (looks like we'll have five knives) was to list the knives with pictures and descriptions - leave the thread open for a week...
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    I don't mind doing it, but would like some input...

    I don't mind doing it, but would like some input from everybody making a knife. List all together? One at a time? Either post or PM me your thoughts on how you would like to see it proceed when...
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    Very cool looking. As far as where to send them...

    Very cool looking. As far as where to send them - you hang onto them for now. Not sure exactly how Winter wants to do the auction when it is time, but after the auction - the funds are sent to me -...
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    I just saw the double post. I guess I'll leave...

    I just saw the double post. I guess I'll leave it so the comments make sense.
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    We just started catching the outer rain bands...

    We just started catching the outer rain bands from what is left of Lee, but I was able to get the finger guard cut, pinned and silver soldered. For the guard I use a cross section of bronze pipe. I...
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    Nah. Just one for now.:innocent:

    Nah. Just one for now.:innocent:
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    The heat treat process is complete. Today...

    The heat treat process is complete. Today (weather depending) I'll finish grinding and make a finger guard for it.
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    The heat treat process is complete. Today...

    The heat treat process is complete. Today (weather depending) I'll finish grinding and make a finger guard for it.
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