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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Did you have to sell off your equipment, or can you start back up if building picks up?
    Everything is gone, with the exception of what is really important.....my license an my reputation.

    Even though I have had three general contractors file bankruptcy on me, in the last two years, I was able to pay off my suppliers, etc., so I was able to close the business without filing bankruptcy myself. If things pick up, I have equipment dealers, and material suppliers that will give me whatever I need, with just a phone call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENESSE View Post
    I gather that all participating knife craftsmen are working off of the same parameters. Once they're all done (say Nov. 15) and we have e.g. 5 finished products what happens next?
    Not really, we are making 5" (+/-) drop point survival knives. If someone wants to add any item to it; I think that will only improve this philanthropic endeavor.
    I had a compass, but without a map, it's just a cool toy to show you where oceans and ice are.

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    I'm Still Going to Be Making 3 Knives .And On the Steel I Say Use What ya Got or Will Get . Most of the Knives I Make Are From Found Steel .Meaning I Found It and Didn't Pay a Dime For It Or It Was Given to Me .Mostly Old Stuff Like Saw Blades and LM blades are What I'm Working With Now a Days .
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    Me too Bro. It's what I use. I use the nickname "dumpster diver" on a knife forum. It's about the only recycling I do. Hahaha
    I had a compass, but without a map, it's just a cool toy to show you where oceans and ice are.

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    Had some time to get started cutting a little steel.

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    I got 3 on the drawing board before I do this one.

    Looking good crash.
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    Yeah - not too sure how far I'll get this weekend. Got one that will be headed to Afghanistan and another I need to finish.
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    Ok Got 2 Done and Working On the 3rd
    The Smaller Knife Is From a Old Wrench I Found at the Fleamarket with the Bush Blade and the Larger One Is a LM blade I sanded it all the Way up to 12000 Grit No Polishing .
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    Here's Were I'm At On the 3rd One Figured I'd Change the Style I Usually Make and Go With Something Different .This On Is From a Lawnmower Blade and Is a Bit On the thick and Heavy Side So Need to Lighten it Up

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    Looking good Skinner.
    I had a compass, but without a map, it's just a cool toy to show you where oceans and ice are.

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    Cool beans. Oh wait - I'm not allowed to say that....

    Cool ocean breeze. I like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Cool beans. Oh wait - I'm not allowed to say that....

    Cool ocean breeze. I like them.
    Huh? Why can't you say cool beans? Have I missed something?

    Nice looking knives everyone!
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    Cool beans is strictly an Indiana saying. It's in the Constitution, Bible and some other really important book that escapes me at the moment. Only Hoosier can say, Cool Beans. Move along. Nothin' else to see.

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    The Smaller Knife Is From a Old Wrench
    I swear I had to read that three times before I realized you didn't get it from an Old Wench. My mind is shot I tell ya.

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    Worked on it while I was waiting for glue to dry (much like waiting for paint to dry).

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    Here's Were I'm At on the 3rd Blade Put the Grind In and Need to Do More Sanding . Still Need to Fighure Out What I'll Be Useing for Handles and Guard and Bolster. Enjoy
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    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 (weather depending) I'll finish grinding and make a finger guard for it.

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    Are ya doin' two of them? (snort, giggle)

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    Nah. Just one for now.
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    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 cut it and put the slot in it with that little homemade cutting wheel gizmo that I made. This has not been buffed yet. The soft wheel that I made for the grinder really does a great job at taking out scratches.

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    Drilled and pinned.

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    I'm using bronze for the guard and brass for the pin. There is a slight color difference, but after it is ground smooth it isn't all that noticeable.

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    Setting it up to heat and solder.

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    My soldering is getting better but still needs a little work.

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    Cleaned up the excess.

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    Next step is to make some Crashcarta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Are ya doin' two of them? (snort, giggle)
    I just saw the double post. I guess I'll leave it so the comments make sense.
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