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    I wanted to try something a little different for a handle. This one uses brass and antler. The antler was from a smaller piece, but had quite a bit of a marrow cavity. A multi step process for making them usable was a new one for me. First they were stabilized. That process fills the pores in the material and hardens it, but it does not fill cavities that are much larger than a pore. The next step is to place the material in a vacuum chamber with colored epoxy and draw the epoxy into the cavities in the material. The trick is to move the material before it sets up, but not to let it start foaming.

    This isn't done yet, but I am pretty pleased with the results so far.

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    Outstanding. I've been meaning to build a bell jar. High quality stabilization, resin impregnation and degassing would probably be the most handy uses.
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    I'll post some pictures of the setup I use.
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    That is a beauty. I really like that.

    Canid - If you get that set up let me know. I could use the degassing.

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    Amazing!! looks great.
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    I think that is my favorite knife you have made yet! Truly beautiful!
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    That is one I could live with for a long time Crash.
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    That is freaking gorgeous. Your best knife to date, IMO, and no offense meant. It's all quite subjective.
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    Great looking work as usual. The antler and the work you did on it makes for a very interesting and very sound handle.

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    Man, these just keep getting better and better.....NICE
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    Love the New Knife ,And As you Go thre the Pics It Looks Like your Looking At More then 1 Knife .Looks Superb. And that's The Marrow Side Of the Antler .
    I Wonder What Bone Would Look Like Useing That Process. I Have a Old Sun Dryed Shin Cow Bone If you Ever Wanted to Tackle the Idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush Monkey View Post
    Great looking work as usual. The antler and the work you did on it makes for a very interesting and very sound handle.

    Jeff

    ps I will get a USMC cup out to you ASAP - lol
    I've got a USMC flask I'll put in the next picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinner View Post
    Love the New Knife ,And As you Go thre the Pics It Looks Like your Looking At More then 1 Knife .Looks Superb. And that's The Marrow Side Of the Antler .
    I Wonder What Bone Would Look Like Useing That Process. I Have a Old Sun Dryed Shin Cow Bone If you Ever Wanted to Tackle the Idea.
    With bone - leaving it whole (round) just stabilize. If slicing and you need to fill the marrow cavity - stabilize then fill.
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    I really like the handle look, Crash. Also gotta like the butt bolster or bolster butt cap..... or whatever you call it.

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    I jut noticed; the pommel kinda makes it look like a fish in the 4th picture.
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    That is just beautiful! Very well done Crash.


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