2018 Customs and WIP stuff

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Fri May 04, 2018 4:34 pm

Yah, no shot of removing handle
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Bensbites » Wed May 09, 2018 6:58 am

Stunning Tim.

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Mon May 21, 2018 2:08 pm

250mm prep monster...this is a blade i will be passing around in the pass around forum.....It is a "no frills/bang for your buck" prep knife I made and designed mostly around the work JSGillis did for me. Last year or the year before or something like that he was instrumental in doing lots of testing at work, we had a lot of emails and back and forth and such. I have not heard from him in awhile. Hey JS, if you come across this I am passing around your blade but i wont sell it to anyone :)
This is the 15n20 steel heat treated by JT that i posted about in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5571

It is a convex grind in .090 thick steel with a full distal taper. One kind member here lent me their masamoto KS a couple years ago...I only measured that one knife but I can say my dimensions are a hair bit thinner all the way around. It also has a good deal more flat spot and more back belly.
Part of what JS wanted in this knife was something that was thin and a pure joy to use for prepping large amounts of produce in the mornings before the kitchen got too crazy. As a result its a large laser but with particular attention paid to the convex. I am hoping its a marked improvement from your typical food release issues you find in other laser type knives.

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by milkbaby » Tue May 22, 2018 4:22 pm

Nice profile Tim! I'm a big fan of 15N20, a bunch of times almost jumped on one of JT's box of reclaimed 15N20 deals, definitely would be set for a loooong time as far as steel goes.

I vote for the non-forced patina version but that's just my personal taste.

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Ive got one more assassin petty out on pass around but other than that this is the last one ill have for awhile.
Next batch is in AEBL.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:31 am

Image XHP and Redwood

Here is some 8" long aebl lasers. These will be available in Chicago.

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 pm

I feel my bank account drying up....
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:51 pm

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by Jeff B » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:19 pm

Really enjoy seeing your work Tim. I'm sure I will own even more of your work in the future!

Love that San Mai steel!
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:45 pm

thanks Jeff! I call it my "ghost cloud" finish. I need to get more of the stuff from new jersey steel baron. However, I dont believe ill ever attempt another 270mm blade in that thin of stock again :)
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:52 am

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This knife was built for a forum member here :)
Belt finished XHP steel with a Lace figure Redwood burl handle and g10 ferrule. The handle is gently contoured. If anyone wondering on the process for this type of handle here are some details:
Ferrule is fit and handle block is broached and drilled. A little fine tuning of the broach and tang is needed to properly locate the pin hole. The handle is epoxied and left to cure for 24 hours.
The handle is then squared up to the now affixed knife. I pencil is my lines and rough it out with a 60 grit belt. The handle is then finish shaped with 220 grit leather backed sanding block up to about 600 gritand then a soft foam backed sanding block the rest of the way.
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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by AlbuquerqueDan » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:15 pm

timos wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:52 am
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This knife was built for a forum member here :)
Belt finished XHP steel with a Lace figure Redwood burl handle and g10 ferrule. The handle is gently contoured. If anyone wondering on the process for this type of handle here are some details:
Ferrule is fit and handle block is broached and drilled. A little fine tuning of the broach and tang is needed to properly locate the pin hole. The handle is epoxied and left to cure for 24 hours.
The handle is then squared up to the now affixed knife. I pencil is my lines and rough it out with a 60 grit belt. The handle is then finish shaped with 220 grit leather backed sanding block up to about 600 gritand then a soft foam backed sanding block the rest of the way.
Really great stuff, Tim. I can't decide what I like more: the distal taper, or the handle. Both look fantastic.

BTW: my brother still can't stop talking about the knife of yours I gave him. Too thin for me (I'm more of the workhorse type), but if someone's in the market for a laser, look no further than Tim' offerings.

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Re: 2018 Customs and WIP stuff

Post by timos » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:05 am

Thank you for the kind words Dan! Hey, I also make work horses :)
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