2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

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2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:09 am

2018 ended with a bit of unexpected surgery for the wife and some other unforeseen complications so I did have to back burner knife making for a bit. I am getting back in the swing now though :)

Here is a 250mm almost finished. Handle length still needs to be adjusted and details need to be added.
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Adding in some tapers to make sure the pinch grip is comfortable/ no sharp corners. Using mike Sakmar Mokume here.
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Here is a hitachi blue#2 mono steel knife. The profile is a result of the customers sketch, big belly, some good heft, large flat....It getting dressed up in in titanium, curly ipe and corby bolts, using the same kind of titanium used in tanks to defend armor piercing rounds...this thing will be an absolute beast but with a insane distal taper.
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Post by Bensbites » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:57 pm

Dude, so sorry to hear about the medical stuff. I wish your family a speedy recovery from surgery and whatever other complications arose.

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Post by milkbaby » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:51 pm

Noiiiice! I totally dig that 250.

Hope your wife is doing a lot better! Healing vibes to her!

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Post by mauichef » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:18 am

Please forward our best wishes to your wife Tim.
Also loving that 250...the handle is boss!

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Eversor13 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:48 pm

Looking great TIm, I look forward to it!

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Jeff B » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:49 pm

This going to be a fun one, glad you're back to work again Tim. Hope the wife is doing well!
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Jeff B » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:48 pm

Tim we miss you! :D

Hope all is well on the homefront and hope to see you soon!
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by smcmaui » Fri May 03, 2019 11:27 pm

Very nice handles Tim!

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Wed May 15, 2019 10:13 am

Thanks Guys, Its been a very difficult start of the year ! I thank everyone so much for their patience as I get life back together. Shop is re built better than ever. Ive got about 3-4 hours a week of dedicated shop time so progress is slow but Im picking up speed. Ill begin posting pictures of progress this weekend, and sharing full details of some truly exciting projects. Also for my re handle customers as I do have a few on the bench, Ive got to make some more time but am working on it!
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Thu May 30, 2019 7:12 am

a couple new things to show...now that I have things back in control....im going all out!
Remaking a couple pieces I had nearly finished, cutting blocks and rough fitting rehandles , and setting up some new equipment.
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Post by Bensbites » Thu May 30, 2019 7:47 am

Forge time???

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Thu May 30, 2019 9:54 am

yep :) working my way through the last bit of orders I have and then its on to a new chapter for me. sole authorship stuff, traditional methods, 26c3 mono steel for you carbon steel junkies and vtoku 2 core ss clad for san mai.
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Robstreperous » Thu May 30, 2019 1:05 pm

timos wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:54 am
vtoku 2 core ss clad for san mai.
Yay! [Rob claps hands and smiles]

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Thu May 30, 2019 10:34 pm

hehe, yes these will be the "ghost cloud" finish blades....oh yeah :) might even be able to sneak a lightning strike into them clouds , you know, cuz a moon is just a little bit vanilla at this point :)
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Jeff B » Thu May 30, 2019 10:50 pm

Glad to see things back on track for you Tim! Looking forward to some of that "sole authorship stuff".
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Bensbites » Fri May 31, 2019 4:38 am

timos wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:34 pm
hehe, yes these will be the "ghost cloud" finish blades....oh yeah :) might even be able to sneak a lightning strike into them clouds , you know, cuz a moon is just a little bit vanilla at this point :)
Wow!

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Fri May 31, 2019 9:42 am

I just might have the courage to cut into that bar of mike norris ladder pattern over xhp core this weekend!
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Ut_ron » Fri May 31, 2019 3:50 pm

timos wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:42 am
I just might have the courage to cut into that bar of mike norris ladder pattern over xhp core this weekend!
Would be awesome to see.
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by slobound » Fri May 31, 2019 4:11 pm

Awesome Tim!
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:59 am

collab with j rider started
26cs mono steel workhorse
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Ive also got all my rehandles ready to be rough fit :)
Cleared out an area of my woods for the outdoor forging space
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